You will constantly face radiation hazards when eating radioactive foods or simply from being in radioactive areas. Avoid spending time eating radioactive foods and sleeping in radioactive areas if you could easily reach a safe area nearby.
Geiger counters are not needed anymore in order to detect radiation.
The radiation scale has been changed. At 100 radiation points, you will get mild radiation sickness, at 200 you will get radiation sickness, and at 300 you will get severe radiation poisoning.
Protection[edit | edit source]
There are a few different ways the player may protect themselves from radiation. Armor, gas masks and the medicine Chlorcystamine all serve to reduce the amount of radiation the protagonist can receive. This amount is a direct reduction. For example, the protagonist is in a city with 13 rads. They have chemical suit on, which takes away 5. He suffers a total of the 8 remaining rads/hour.
Hint[edit | edit source]
Radiation used to go away its own, now you must make the protagonist 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 protagonist'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 100 | 200 | 300. (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.
Increase[edit | edit source]
- Being in most cities, except in early game.
- Being in a radioactive wasteland, radioactive forest, or radioactive swamp.
- Eating certain mushrooms or certain foods, especially the ones with the radiation symbol.
- Drinking toxic lamp (+100).
- Some weathers will be radioactive or add radiation to different terrains
Decrease[edit | edit source]
- Drinking alcohol (vodka, red wine, diluted spirits etc)
- Using certain drugs (IR-190, Chlorcystamine)
- Drinking clean water (-3 radiation)
- Drinking tea (-50 radiation)
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
Before v671, sickness thresholds were 30/50/75 in normal difficulty, and the radiation reduction used a percentage instead of points