You will constantly face radiation hazards when eating certain foods or simply from being in radioactive areas. Avoid spending time eating and sleeping in radioactive areas if you could easily reach a safe area nearby.
In recent game versions, Geiger counters are not needed anymore In order to detect radiation.
When your radiation level reaches 10, the radiation level counter turns yellow as a warning sign. At 20, it turns red.
Radiation used to go away its own, but since v.638, the player must consume anti-radiation products in order to decrease his radiation level. In order to quickly access the help menu on radiation, just press on the radiation counter. Among other helpful details, you will see an image of the player’s arm looking infected. Here are the menu’s contents:
|Why is radiation dangerous?||RADIATION SICKNESS occurs when you have been exposed to too much radiation.
If radiation continues to increase, the sickness will enter a more serious stage.
There are three stages, and the last one can kill you within 24 hours.
Don't let radiation get higher than 50 | 75 | 100. (changes depending on difficulty)
Otherwise, your radiation sickness will progress to the next stage.
Try to spend as little time as possible in radioactive areas.
|How can I reduce radiation?||
|How can I protect myself from radiation?||Gas masks and armor enhance resistance to radiation.
50% resistance means you are exposed to half as much radiation.
Chlorcystamine increases your resistance to 95%, but it only lasts a day.
- Being in most cities, except in early game.
- Being in a radioactive wasteland, Radioactive Forest or Radioactive Swamp.
- Eating certain mushrooms or certain foods.
- Drinking Toxic lamp (100 pts).