Peter Loew was a car mechanic working in his father's shop somewhere in the south parts of Russia. When the outbreak hit, Peter and his father moved to a bunker. Shortly after, his dad died in the bunker due to his old age. The bunker was starting to run low on food and other supplies and Peter knew that his memories would hold him back. So, Peter gathered enough supplies for 1 week of travel. He remembered that his brother lived nearby Chernarus, so he decided to go there. However, he lost communication with him shortly after the outbreak, for all he knew his brother could have been dead. After reaching Chernarus he wasn't able to find his brother. After giving up on the search, he decided to stay in Chernarus for the time being, he ran out of most of his supplies. He hoped to find a community of survivors to be a part of.