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The subject of this article appears in the Metro 2033 video game.

I went up again, to the gloomy charm of post apocolyptic Moscow. I was warned in Hole Station about a new squad of Nazi rangers on the surface.

— Level description

Outpost is the only level where human enemies exist on the surface. Artyom has to fight his way through a pack of Nazi soldiers who have created an outpost on the surface.


Outpost starts just outside Hole Station's entrance. It becomes quite apparent that the Nazis are active in the area as almost immediately, a patrol arrives with intent to take Hole Station "quietly." After dealing with or ignoring the patrol (the latter of which is not likely to be pleasant for the refugees of Hole Station), Artyom must journey through the Nazi-occupied building while dodging attacks from the Demons present in the area. If Artyom previously accepted Maxim Komarov's mission in Defense, he must venture to the roof of the building to play the message to Polis for a positive moral point. After moving through the titular Outpost, Artyom will arrive at the remains of a broken street. A large patrol will be preoccupied with Demons, and must be evaded or fought on the way to the subway tunnel leading into Black Station.

Some of the open areas, particularly the area where the last patrol is encountered and the roof of the Outpost, have strong winds that will greatly impact Artyom's aim, although enemies appear unaffected by it. There are short pauses between wind gusts when accurate shots can be made.

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Metro 2033[]

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On the level "Outpost" reach the radio tower and broadcast the commander's message.

Metro 2033 Redux[]

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On the level OUTPOST reach the radio tower and broadcast the commander's message


  • According to Dmytro Zenin, this level was originally intended to be set at sunset. But because he couldn't get a "balanced picture" in every direction, he opted instead for a dull day atmosphere.
  • If a stealth approach is taken, when you get to the bottom floor of the outpost, the player can find a Reich officer sleeping on a couch. This is odd considering gas masks can only filter the toxic air of the surface for a limited time, and even if this were not a factor, the implied temperatures of the nuclear-winter-affected surface would induce hypothermia sooner rather than later.
  • In Metro 2033 Redux, this level looks significantly different— it's still set during the day, but with a thick layer of clouds caused by the nuclear winter obscuring the sun, making it as dark as night. The night vision goggles and night vision scope are consequently much more useful.
  • The first section at the beginning of the level is also shown in the pre-alpha version of the game, with "Defense" being the first playable area.
  • If the player accepts Komarov's mission, an extra line of dialogue is heard at the beginning of the level which is not in the loading screen's text, but still can be heard. It goes like this: "But, I meant to fulfill the last wish of the dead commander, and send his message to Polis."
  • The original Metro 2033's version of this level has a unique gameplay mechanic for taking down human enemies that is not featured on any other level of that game, nor is it present in the Redux version. The gas masks of the Nazi Rangers in this level are all breakable - if Artyom lands a shot to an enemy's face that does not kill that enemy NPC outright, that shot has a good chance of breaking off the enemy's gas mask, which will force him to put on his spare one. If Artyom then destroys the spare gas mask after an enemy NPC puts it on, the enemy in question will shortly thereafter die from breathing in the toxic, unfiltered air of the surface.


  • Somewhat rarely, the Demons that inhabit the area around the tape player on the Outpost's roof will attack the player as they are putting the tape in - despite being under a wooden roof. On harder difficulties this can be a serious problem, as the demons can kill Artyom in only a few quick hits.
  • There is sometimes a Nazi floating high above the ground whose animations are glitched. Shooting him will cause him to move into different poses, but there are no animations between each pose.