Balance IL 86
General Characteristics
In-game code



Assault rifle

Feeding and cartridge

5 kg (empty)

Shadow of Chernobyl
  • Accuracy: 75
  • Handling: 65
  • Damage: 45
  • Rate of Fire: 650 RPM
With a few modifications the effect of the throwing up of the barrel was diminished.
- In-game description

The Balance IL 86 is a unique variant of the IL 86 assault rifle featured only in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.


The Balance IL 86 has slightly lower recoil than a standard IL 86 as well as higher reliability. Other than that, it performs no better than a stock model and doesn't weigh any less. This is more or less for people who like the IL 86 as their main weapon. The Balance IL 86 can serve as a makeshift marksman weapon for the early parts of the game, but the Vintar BC performs better than it.


Shadow of ChernobylEdit

This weapon is carried by a stalker named Scarecrow who usually can be found in the Wild Territory by the crash site, or on rare occasions, at the Loners camp in the Army Warehouses. In order to retrieve the weapon, Scarecrow must be killed. If one isn't keen on killing someone without reason, Lukash gives a job that requires his assassination "for mother Earth".

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