The Radiation Zone is probably one of the most difficult missions you can try to complete in Call of Duty: Warzone 2 DMZ. The entire area is inaccessible because of radiation and tough AQ Soldiers. You need to find the right equipment and weapons or else take damage over time from the radiation while trying to fight off challenging bots.
The DMZ Radiation Zone is also where you can unlock the M13B assault rifle by defeating the Chemist, a boss of sorts that takes more than a headshot to die.
The following guide will tell you everything you need to know about the Radiation Zones in Warzone 2 DMZ, including how to find and enter them and kill the Chemist boss.
How to find Radiation Zones
The Radiation Zone can be determined by the presence of gray smog particles enveloping the area and is also indicated on the map by a yellow circle with a nuclear symbol in the middle.
The location of the Radiation Zone in DMZ is entirely random and changes every game.
How to enter Radiation Zones
Radiation Zones can only be entered using a Gas Mask or a Radiation Blocker. Without this protective equipment, you will not survive in the radiation zone.
Radiation Blockers can be looted from Medical Centers in Al Mazrah and Medical Tents in Taraq Village and Rohan Oil. They are also found in the medicine cabinets inside the washrooms of every building in the game.
Gas Masks can be found in containers all over Al Mazrah. You can also defeat enemies for drops or purchase them at Buy Station.
Opening your backpack and equipping a Gas Mask can offer 90 seconds of resistance while equipping the Radiation Blocker will give you 120 seconds of resistance in the radiation zone.
When you enter the Radiation Zone, you can also loot Gas Masks and Radiation Blockers from enemies.
Remember to fully plate up and have additional armor plates in your inventory. It is best to enter the area on an armored vehicle. Some good options are LTV, Cargo Truck, and Armored Truck.
How to unlock M13B in Warzone 2
Once you enter the Radiation Zone, you’ll be notified that The Chemist has appeared and is close by. The Chemist can be seen anywhere in the zone wearing a yellow hazmat suit, and you must kill him to acquire the M13B Rifle.
The chemist can only be located by roaming the whole zone, as he does not have a specific spawn point. One option is to use a UAV and try to find him with your squad.
The Chemist does not spawn in the zone he once defeated, and he isn’t guaranteed to spawn inside every Radiation Zone.
The Chemist has similar mechanics to enemies fought when completing an HVT Contract. Once killed, it can be looted to obtain the M13B.
The best way to defeat Chemist is to run over him with an armored vehicle. Have your squad use C4s for maximum damage, as he is heavily armored and can’t be defeated in a solo fight.
Once you have successfully exfiltrated with the M13B after defeating the Chemist, you can level up and use the assault rifle in both the DMZ and Battle Royale modes.