Could you Survive the METRO REDUX Wasteland?

Could you Survive the METRO REDUX Wasteland?

by James Walton

The Metro series begins amid the Great War of 2013, also known as Armageddon, In the game, this nuclear war between nations brings modern civilization to an end as it plunges humanity into utter collapse.

In the wake ofr the widespread fire damage that scorches the globe following the all-out nuclear exchange of WWIII, the Great War comes to be known as the Conflagration. Much of humanity dies in the blasts, fire, and subsequent radiation, and those who remain are unprepared to deal with the irradiated dustbowl once known as Earth.

Because the air above ground is no longer breathable in the Metro series, many people seek refuge below ground in the subway. Meanwhile, on the surface, some areas are so lethal–even twenty years on–that exposure results in death after only a few moments.

What’s more, organisms begin to change–mutate–in the harsh radiated landscape. That is why, when you don your facemask and travel topside, you go armed to the teeth. In addition to brushes with a host of mutated surface-dwelling monsters, you might even encounter a Dark One, or the mutant descendants of humans.

Whilst playing the game, you may well wonder: Could I survive such a calamity? To have a fighting chance, you would certainly need CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear) protection. Here, MIRA Safety can be of service.

Table of Contents

  • 01

    Metro Redux Equipment for Surviving a Nuclear Wasteland

  • 02

    Building a MIRA Safety Nuclear Wasteland Survival Kit

  • 03

    The One and Only Gas Mask Filter for Surviving in Post WWIII Russia

  • 04

    The Complete Mutant Battling Hazmat

  • 05

    What Else Can MIRA Bring to Survival in the Metro Redux Nuked Landscape?

  • 06


  • 07

    Frequently Asked Questions

Metro Redux Equipment for Surviving a Nuclear Wasteland

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In the Metro series of video games, a specialized set of equipment is required in order to survive the harsh nuclear wasteland of the surface. It’s not just about powerful firearms to blast mutants–though there is no shortage of that kind of firepower.

Gas Mask & Filter

One of the standout features of Metro’s game mechanics is that you need filters in addition to a gas mask above ground. With time, these filters can become inoperable, at which point you either change them or you die. This adds a layer of realism to the game as you weave through the mutant hordes of Russia’s wastelands and beyond..

Of course, gas masks and filters are not your only concern in the Metroverse. There are numerous types of CBRN equipment needed to keep you protected from radiation levels.

Geiger Counter

The Geiger counter is a key aspect of the user interface, helping players understand the level of radiological threat. Just like a Geiger counter in real life, this instrument makes noise to signal higher levels of radiation to the player.

To enter areas with very high radiation, you may need to change filters or put on a suit with additional protection.


In dark areas of the Metroverse above or below ground, your flashlight is your best source of light. The trouble is, the power drains each time you use it. To keep it powered up, you can use a universal charger or pop in new batteries.


The night vision goggles are also a great piece of equipment for exploring dark areas in Metro Redux. Like your trusty flashlight, they require power and will run out.

To power them up, you have the same options: replacing the batteries, and using the universal charger.


The lighter in Metro is another potential light source, albeit a crappy one compared to the flashlight. With that said, it does have one distinct advantage: it seemingly never runs out of lighter fluid, and therefore does not need to be recharged. This makes it an essential tool for reading your objectives; plus, it can burn cobwebs.


Taking the form of a package of syringes, this medkit will heal your character up to 100% health.

Metro Made Watch

This piece of equipment is an invention of the game, and therefore not something you can purchase in real life. Put simply, it is a watch that keeps track of the lifespan of your gas mask filters. It also gives you information about how visible you are to adversaries.

Universal Charger

Built using a dynamo, the universal charger is operated by hand crank. It produces electricity that is then used by the player to recharge batteries and equipment.

Building a MIRA Safety Nuclear Wasteland Survival Kit

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As the main character, Artyom, you are outfitted with gear that protects you from mutants, humans, and radiation. In a post-apocalyptic world, this equipment represents the very best that the underground survival community can do.

Thankfully, present-day society does not face the same challenges as that of the Metroverse, so we have more options available. Let’s review the gear that would be needed to survive a post-nuclear scenario.

Could you survive the Metro Redux nuclear wasteland with MIRA Safety gear?

Choosing the Best MIRA Safety Gas Mask for a Nuclear Wasteland

When playing Metro Redux, players are likely to be struck by the pragmatic realities of traversing a nuclear wasteland whilst wearing a gas mask. As you hurtle over fallen chunks of concrete, landing in puddles and scattering larger mutated spiders, liquid splashes up onto your gas mask. For Xbox players, this requires that you hold down the RB button in order to wipe your mask.

Small details like the need to wipe the mask visor really elevate the gaming experience, giving the player a taste of the practicalities of nuclear survival gear.

Another dose of pragmatism can be found in the equipment’s design, which can look retro due to the limited supplies of the Metroverse. The gas mask that you don in the game, for example, looks like something from the Wehrmacht in WWII. So, it is safe to say that any modern gas mask is going to be an improvement on its in-game counterpart.

This is especially true of MIRA Safety Gas Masks, which have been designed in cooperation with the CZECH Military, making it a cut above any competing brands on the market.

CM-6M Tactical Gas Mask

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One of the best gas masks for post-apocalyptic survival–whether seeking out Dark Ones, battling mutants, and keeping your lungs and face safe from a variety of CBRN threats–is the CM-6M Tactical Gas Mask. This mask features a full-face visor, lending wearers the largest field of view possible.

Combining premium features with superior mil-spec construction, MIRA Safety’s CM-6M CBRN Tactical Gas Mask protects your face, internal organs, and respiratory system against a full spectrum of toxic industrial chemicals (TIC) and chemical warfare agents (CWA). This includes chemical, biological, and nuclear threats such as radioactive dust, noxious gas, vaporized pollutants and more.

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The CM-6M is a reusable full-face respirator/gas mask, originally designed for professional use in industry and agriculture; police and rescue squads; and civil defense settings. Marked with a “CE” symbol, it is manufactured in accordance with the EN 136:1998 standard, class III and EN 148-1.

Because the CM-6M features a twenty-year shelf life, you can rest assured that this mask will be there when you need it most.

CM-7M Military Gas Mask

MIRA Safety offers other options for navigating a post-nuclear world, too, such as the CM-7M military gas mask. This product is the ultimate chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defense system when used in conjunction with suitable filters or a breathing apparatus.

The military-grade technology used for this full-face respirator provides comprehensive protection against the full spectrum of CBRN agents and toxic industrial chemicals in the form of gasses, vapors, and aerosols.

The CM-7M is ideal for use with night vision optics and red dot sights due to its recessed binocular visor design. It is also designed with a low profile cut for adding a ballistic helmet.

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, you’ll need to be able to defend yourself. The tapered design of the mask is perfect for pressing rifles to your mask when taking aim.

All of these features are going to drastically increase your odds of surviving the mutant beasts and deadly conditions of the Metro Redux world.

The One and Only Gas Mask Filter for Surviving in Post WWIII Russia

If you woke up tomorrow in the frightening Russian landscape of Metro Redux, life would be radically different for you. Rather than working eight hours a day in an office, you might be lifting weights and spending time at the shooting range.

There, you would practice with your makeshift SMG that is prone to overheating, garnering itself the in-game moniker, “bastard.” Or maybe you would get behind the game’s most formidable weapon, the Abzats, which is a buckshot firing machine gun.

Unfortunately, all the firepower in Metro Redux is not going to protect you from the microscopic threat of irradiated dusty fallout, which has enveloped the world post-Armageddon.

When it comes to surviving Metro Redux, there is only one MIRA Safety filter that comes to mind, and that is the NBC-77 SOF. No doubt Artyom, the game’s protagonist, would have loved to get his hands on these high-quality filters.

CBRN Gas Mask Filter NBC-77 SOF 40mm Thread - 20 Year Shelf Life

In the wake of a post nuclear WWIII, there would perhaps be no better piece of equipment to have on hand than a powerful CBRN gas mask filter like the NBC-77 SOF. With its twenty-year shelf life, it would be the perfect filter to take topside in Metro Redux.

The NBC-77 SOF 40mm gas mask filter canister, in combination with a full-face mask, mouthpiece assembly, or PAPR, reliably protects air passages against a wide range of harmful and highly toxic substances, including all known CBRN agents.

The filters are produced with standard round threads according to STANAG 4155 (EN 148- 1)- Rd 40x1/7". With filter components made of hard plastic, this product is extremely durable against shock and impact damage in operational use.

The Complete Mutant Battling Hazmat

You can’t just throw on any old HAZMAT suit and set out into the nuclear wasteland to battle mutants. The energy you expend up there is going to exhaust you and overheat you. In fact, the standard HAZMAT is likely to give you a heatstroke if you find yourself having to fight off a pack of mutant Watchers (the large, postnuclear descendants of dogs or rats).

You need a suit that can breathe–something that can be put through more than one decontamination and use. That is where the MOPP-1 CBRN Protective Suit comes into play. In Metro Redux, you can wear the same suit over and over with no consequences, but, of course, that does not apply to the real world

For any hope of surviving a true nuclear wasteland, you would need a set of high quality CBRN Suits.

MOPP-1 CBRN Protective Suit

Whereas most traditional hazmat suits are engineered to be impermeable, the MIRA Safety MOPP-1 CBRN Protective Suit has the same advanced semipermeable construction as the suits used by the US Military.

Thanks to its special construction that includes an integrated layer of embedded carbon spheres, this suit effectively “breathes” while providing total body protection to the user. As a result, it can be worn for much longer periods in hazardous environments because the risk of exhaustion or dehydration is reduced.

It’s also engineered to be far more durable than the average hazmat suit. With its semi-permeable construction, the MOPP Suit is designed to be worn during active duty use and for long periods in response to elevated threat levels. Most hazmat suits are intended for a single use, but the MIRA Safety MOPP-1 CBRN Protective Suit will last a minimum of 30 days under average use conditions, and up to ten decontamination washes.

NC-11 Protective CBRN Gloves

To survive the Metroverse, you’ll need to be as insulated as possible from potential threats. To that end, we’ve recommended acquiring a gas mask to protect your face and lungs, and a HAZMAT suit for your body.

But what about your hands? For comprehensive protection from postnuclear hazards, the NC-11s make for an essential component of any wasteland survival kit.

Our Protective CBRN Gloves provide up to 24 hours of protection against nuclear, biological, and chemical threats. They’ve been proven through extensive testing to perform in even the most extreme conditions. Featuring durable butyl rubber construction and an ambidextrous design, these hazmat gloves are a practical choice–as well as an outstanding value that doesn’t compromise on protection.

Combat CBRN Overboots

Just like your hands, your feet are going to need radiation protection. After all, you do not get to stomp around in puddles of radioactive water without consequences. Enter MIRA’s combat CBRN boots, which will protect you from the radiation above.

Fitting over your existing combat boots, our Combat CBRN Overboots add a layer of practical protection from CBRN threats—without sacrificing the flexibility or mobility that matters most.

Our Combat CBRN Overboots feature a unique vinyl plastisol construction. The material has a dense chemical structure that boosts resistance to chemical warfare threats while remaining impermeable to nuclear and biological threats. It’s a tough but flexible material that’s perfect for this kind of application.

These overboots are designed to be easily donned or removed even when you’re wearing thick hazmat gloves. To ensure a comfortable fit, the single strap closure is attached to the boot.

Kappler ChemTape Chemical Resistant Tape

Above ground, you will face a variety of aggressive foes. For instance, the long sickle shaped claws of a mutant known as the Reaper might get too close and cut through your HAZMAT suit. Should you realize that your gloves or suit has been compromised, your best bet will be to get back home for decontamination.

Of course, the life-or-death stakes of the Metro Redux may preclude this possibility. That’s why it would be wise to keep some Kappler ChemTape. That way, you could quickly repair damaged safety gear while you are above ground.

To be sure, Kappler’s patented, chemical-resistant ChemTape® is a PPE (personal protective equipment) necessity. It provides critical reinforcement by sealing the gaps, referred to as “interfaces,” where your hazmat suit meets your gloves, boots, and the edge of your respirator or gas mask facepiece. It helps to maintain a near airtight environment inside your suit while allowing you to stay mobile.

All in all, ChemTape® is easy to use, highly effective, and has a practically unlimited shelf life when stored in proper conditions. Take that, Reapers!

What Else Can MIRA Bring to Survival in the Metro Redux Nuked Landscape?

So far, your PPE kit is looking pretty good. But we have to consider all that MIRA Safety has to offer if we are to answer the question: Could you survive the Metro Redux wasteland with MIRA Safety gear?

With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the top products you could add to your loadout to increase your chance of survival.

MIRA Tactical Level 4 Body Armor Plate

Battling mutants, Dark Ones, and humans with bad intentions is always going to require an added layer of protection. You may not know it, but MIRA sells a level IV plate that is designed to stand up to incredible firepower–and maybe even the hack and slash of a Nosalis (a common mutant enemy in the Metro series).

Tested to NIJ standards at a US laboratory, MIRA Tactical's Level IV Armor includes single curve, shooter’s cut 10” x 12” ESAPI armor plates and side plates available in 6” x 6” and 6” x 8” sizes (depending on your armor carrier/cummerbund). Our hybrid armor offers an enhanced range of motion and protects the wearer from all types of small arms up to and including armor-piercing high-powered rifle rounds in 5.56, 7.62, .308, and .30-06 calibers.

Unlike typical ceramic plates, which can splinter and crack and only protect against single-shot threats, MIRA Tactical’s Level IV plates combine the benefits of both ceramic and polyethylene. They are lightweight ballistic plates that are easy to deploy, and they provide outstanding life-saving protection, making a great addition to one’s survival kit.

MIRA Safety Gas Mask Microphone (CM-6M, CM-7M, CM-8M, & TAPR)

When you first set off to visit the Lost Catacombs, you find yourself under the watchful scope of Anna Sviatoslavovna Mel'nikova. An expert sniper, she covers you and communicates with you every step of the way.

Though the game never mentions comms upgrades to the basic gas masks, a quality gas mask microphone would doubtlessly come in handy in such a situation.

As such, allow us to recommend the MIRA Safety Gas Mask Microphone, which offers crystal clear communication in any environment. It’s engineered to replace the existing exhalation valve cover of your MIRA Safety gas mask, an upgrade that can be installed in seconds without tools. This microphone offers integrated noise-canceling functionality with no additional power needed.

MIRA Safety Gas Mask Replacement Parts Kit

In the workbench and craft-heavy world of Metro Redux, where gear can be repaired and weapons crafted from items found in the course of your journeys above, it would only make sense to stockpile MIRA Safety’s gas mask replacement parts kits.

The gas mask is the most essential piece of equipment in Metro, as you are required to wear it every time you surface. Accordingly, it is imperative to keep your gas mask in tip-top shape if you hope to survive this nightmare landscape for any duration.

Each gas mask replacement kit contains parts that are compatible with the CM-6M (all variants), CM-7M, CM-8M, and the TAPR. This includes:

(4) Inner Mask Valves – MIRA Safety gas masks come with an oro-nasal cup (also called an inner mask) to prevent fogging and help redirect the flow of CO2. These inner valves are meant to be installed on the oro-nasal cup itself, along with the inhalation ports to prevent the backflow of filtered air back through the filter.

(1) Exhalation Valve – This is one of the most critical components for ensuring your mask seals properly and performs reliably. The exhalation valve expands as you breathe out, then immediately snaps shut to protect you from dangerous environments. Note that your mask MUST have a functioning exhalation valve to work properly.

(1) Exhalation Valve Cover – This cover protects the exhalation valve. While it sits snugly over the exhalation port and is made of robust materials, it should be replaced if you see any signs of damage or if it is misplaced.

(1) 40 mm Plug – Most MIRA Safety gas masks have two ports for gas mask filters. By plugging one port, you can use a single filter for a lighter setup that’s easier to wear while shouldering a rifle or moving around.

MIRA Safety DS-1 Portable Decontamination Showe

While the game emphasizes the use of gas masks and protective gear, there is really no talk of decontamination when you return from the nuclear wasteland above. If this were the real world, such negligience would result in you killing everyone in the corridors below, as you would deliver life-threatening irradiated particles that everyone would go on to inhale.

Portable and easy to set up anywhere, the MIRA Safety DS-1 Portable Decontamination Shower is an industrial-grade solution for rapid on-site decontamination of persons wearing protective suits or for direct decontamination and cleansing of the body. This portable facility weighs less than 200 lbs. in total and can be deployed for high-volume use in less than an hour. Once up and running, the system provides comprehensive on-site decontamination around the clock.

In the subterranean world of the Metro, the DS-1 could be set up in any convenient location, so intrepid travelers returning from the surface could wash off upon arrival.


So, what do you think? Could you survive the Metro Redux nuclear wasteland with MIRA Safety Gear?

If the challenges of the game are any indicator, then there can be no question that MIRA Safety gear would enhance your chances of surviving a nuclear wasteland like that of the Metroverse.

For the entire Metro dwelling community, the decontamination alone would make a massive difference in one’s survivability.

Anyone who’s into post-apocalyptic gaming with nuclear ravaged settings will surely find a lot of enjoyment in playing the Metro tetralogy. Though the game’s combat may be its biggest selling point, the challenges of surviving the Metroverse’s CBRN hazards make for an unforgettable adventure too.

Frequently Asked Questions

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