Bio reactor

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Bio Reactor
Empty (left) and full (right) bio reactors
Empty (left) and full (right) bio reactors
Internal name



Yuri's Faction Logo.png Yuri


Power supply



Tech level


Hit points


Armour type




Build time


Produced by

Yuri construction yard

Sight range



+100 (per unit garrisoned), up to 500


Construction yard:
Yuri barracks
Slave miner

The bio reactor is Yuri's power supplying structure during in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge.

Game building[edit | edit source]

While it does produce the same amount of power as a Soviet Tesla reactor by conventional means, its most notable function is that it can use up to 5 infantry units as an additional power source. The infantryman is subdued with tranquilizers while attached to the machine. This is a reversible function, as the infantrymen held within a bio reactor can be ordered to exit it unharmed just as if they had been in a standard garrisonable structure.

Thus, if one of Yuri's psychic units controls an enemy infantry unit, it can be sent to the reactor for processing. This frees the psychics' minds, as they no longer need to maintain control of the infantry unit. If the reactor is destroyed or is ordered to "empty" itself, the units are released, but those which were previously mind-controlled will be returned to their original owners.

It is slightly less durable than a Tesla reactor and occupies the same (smaller) footprint as an Allied power plant.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The idea of a biological reactor may be based on power plants from the Matrix series.
  • If mind-controlled infantry from a defeated enemy emerge from a bio reactor, the infantry will be neutral-coloured (white) and attack any nearby units, regardless of allegiance.
  • Strangely, if any infantry units mind-controlled by the psychic dominator emerge from a bio reactor, the infantry will no longer have the purple 'aura' above their head. This is likely an engine bug.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Cameos[edit | edit source]

In order: English, French, German, Korean, Chinese.

YR Bio Reactor Icons.png CNCRA2YR Bio Reactor French Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Bio Reactor German Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Bio Reactor Korean Cameo.png CNCRA2YR Bio Reactor Chinese Cameo.png

See also[edit | edit source]

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