How to find & use an R4D detector in DMZ

How to find & use an R4D detector in DMZ
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Tarun Sayal


31st May 2023 16:09

If you're looking for a way to find the R4D Detector in DMZ mode, then your search ends here. The R4D Detector is a handy tool that can help you uncover the secrets of the Koschei Complex, as its camera can see things that are typically invisible to you.

As a result, it can be used for various purposes, such as completing missions, reading hidden messages, and more. With that said, here’s all you need to know about finding an R4D Detector in DMZ, along with instructions to use it.

Where can you find the R4D Detector?

The R4D Detector is not a common item that you can find anywhere in DMZ. It's only available inside the Koschei Complex, a secret underground map that can only be accessed via Al Mazrah’s bunker system. 

R4D detector in DMZ
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You can enter the facility in four different ways, but approaching via the Oasis entrance is the best option. If you choose another way, you will have to use a car battery and jumper leads to unlock the doors.

Once you are in the bunker, head to the Chemical Plant. It is worth noting that it’s a very dark area, so you need night vision goggles to see. You can either obtain them from the ground or buy them from various vendors. Finally, look for the R4D Detector on tables or in rooms in the middle of the plant.

How to use R4D Detector

To use the R4D Detector in DMZ, you need to hold down your Tactical hotkey - L1 or LB on consoles or the button you have assigned for tactical grenades and equipment on PC. 

How to use R4D detector
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Your character will then use the device’s camera to analyze the surroundings. The camera works like a thermal scope, highlighting enemies and other heat sources nearby. The gadget will also tag items that you spot through its lens.

One of the main reasons to use the R4D Detector is to unlock a free weapon blueprint called the Heated Madness. This blueprint is for the Kastov 762 assault rifle and has a unique design and attachment. It can also be used to reveal hidden messages and clues on notes and boards.

While you're here, check out where to find the Waterways Dead Drop in MW2 DMZ, the best MW2 DMZ Barter Recipes, and how to complete Intel Exchange in MW2 DMZ to get more XP and an exclusive sticker.

Tarun Sayal
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Tarun Sayal
Tarun is an experienced freelance gaming writer with over five years of experience covering a wide range of video games. With a passion for the gaming industry, he specialises in writing features, guides, and news for popular live service games such as Fortnite, Warzone, VALORANT, Genshin Impact, and more. Over the years, he has honed his skills in writing comprehensive guides, insightful features, and breaking news stories that keep gamers informed and entertained.
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