Connection between zombie virus and radiation in U3 lore

I’ve always wondered why this foreign spies bunker and Silo 22 itself both got infected? Is it due to the direct spread of the zombie virus or due to Silo 22 leak? We have no clear information about this part of lore.

Because the missile failed in silo 22 and spread radiation everywhere, forced an evacuation, got sick, went back and died of radiation and sickness

This is not an explanation cause in such cases the evacuation needs to be quick, and there is no point to come back.

They go to military base
Military base gets overran by zombies
They go back to silo 22 expecting it to not be too terrible, which explains why there’s filters and gasmasks there
People are infected by virus

This is just theorising. And why Coalition bunker (or foreign spies bunker as MoltenMontro confirmed) got infected too?

because rads fucking suck

He’s asking why they were infected, though.

Possibly a group of them went out to get supplies and got infected, then came back to the bunker and unknowingly infected everyone.

Theres a note in Silo 22 explaining how a Russian general was told to fucking nuke moscow cause of the zombies and he told the government “lmao no” and when the government sent people to Silo 22 to do it anyway the general sabotaged the missiles and the fallout spread and created the deadzone. Zombies may have migrated there after idk about that part.

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the thing is that there is no clear info about the fact that the “coalition” bunker got infected.

The uncertainty of how exactly the virus spreads or why it can magically appear in previously isolated collectives of people is a recurring theme among official maps and not only. The truth is, I imagine to Nelson the gameplay came first: there had to be zombies in the Deadzone, and the mandatory yet unsatisfying explanation of how things came to be had to come later: it just happened idk -which is perfectly reasonable, as Unturned is more game than story. Though it is one of the many reasons I can’t find as much enjoyment or resolution in analyzing the lore today.


Maybe the reason why the general denied his orders was because he was suffering from early effects of the virus, thus making rash decisions and spreading it to the rest of the base.

I like to think the virus is similar to the walking dead though, where anybody who dies reanimates, explaining why zombies and deadzones are linked.

But sadly for you it’s not true and not a canon. Zombies are living beings, because soul crystal counts them as a souls, so it means that it defines them as creatures with a soul, not a dead bodies.


who’s to say that they can’t have souls? they may keep them

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Only spirit zombies are undead grave risers. There is no evidence of other zombies that also got up from cemeteries.


Yeah zombies definitely aren’t undead like TWD. They’re just infected like L4D

My theory/take (Please consume salt and take this post not as serious)

Honestly i believe it would propperbly be caused by them going out for food… they might have had low supplies and needed something to eat…
If we take it post nuke of 22 then one of the party members out to retrieve food might have been infected and in classic zombie movie fashion not told anyone out of fear of being killed…

If we take it before 22 nukes itself it might have been caused from civilians/spies evacuating Moscow after gathering the intel that silo 22 was gonna launch soon™ at Moscow which would also (semi) explain why the main loading hatch is open so they can get containers down there before they close shop


Military dudes get infected before launch disaster, radiation kills them off

Virus gets around to foreign spy bunker

Wasn’t there that plane that crashed right above silo 22 (which you have that quest which you have to obtain the things that fell out of it)?
Maybe that was why? They were near that/exposed to that and thats why? Just a theory

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The general denied his orders because he was a patriot. The note says something like “I promised to protect this country, not to destroy it, so I will not send the missile” - this sounds pretty sane.


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