Duke, Damir and Alyosha are key characters in Metro Exodus. What happens to them during your playthrough will determine which ending you’ll get. If you manage to save and keep all three in your crew until the end, you’ll unlock the Full Strength achievement and get the best ending. There are specific things you’ll have to do if you want to get there, though. This guide will show you how to save Duke, Damir & Alyosha in Metro Exodus.
How to save Duke?
In order to have Duke survive (and unlock the Duke trophy), you’ll have to maintain a good relationship with the locals. Morale has to be either neutral or positive. This means you can’t kill any cultists. It’s OK to knock them out, but killing them will lower the morale, which means Duke might die. We don’t know how many you’re allowed to kill before you tip the scales, so just avoid killing them altogether. Bandits, on the other hand, are fair game, so don’t hold back there.
How to keep Damir in the crew?
In order to keep Damir in the crew, you’ll have to kill only raiders, and avoid hurting the tribal people and slaves. You should save them whenever you get the chance. Also, look out for the woman being beaten on the rig. It seems like you need to save her too.
How to stop Alyosha from getting wounded?
This part is also further down the line. Alyosha only gets wounded if you attack the Children of the Forest. In order to save him, and have him stay on your crew, you’ll need to avoid killing any Children of The Forest.
Thanks to James and Mack for the additional info regarding the win conditions.