N/A, refurbished after the Seven Hour War
Unknown, definitively during The Uprising
Russell's Lab is a City 17 location seen in Half-Life: Alyx. It is a small laboratory hidden in an apartment that serves as a Resistance HQ and is maintained and mainly inhabited by Russell who used the laboratory to create the Gravity Gloves.
The main entrance to the lab is hidden behind a false wall which is opened from the outside by a hidden red button, similar to the vending machine entrance at Kleiner's Lab. The lab is stocked with a wide range of electrical equipment, including many computers and monitors. One of these monitors displays a cluttered desktop filled with the code files for the Gravity Gloves, showing some of the amount of work Russell put into creating them. A refrigerator inside the lab can be opened to reveal (among other things) a plastic-wrapped Headcrab carcass, with the words “DO NOT EAT” written in red marker on the wrapping. Alyx Vance acquires the Gravity Gloves from the lab before continuing into City 17. A whiteboard with the abbreviation “R.U.S.S.E.L.L.S” (Russell’s alternate name for the Gravity Gloves) can be found with the meaning of the abbreviation still a work in progress. A mannequin with its hands missing and the stumps badly burned can be found next to the two repurposed microwaves that store the Gravity Gloves, indicating a failed test of a previous version of the gloves. The lab contains an advanced holographic map display which Russell uses to help explain his plan to free Eli Vance from the Combine.
|Represent yourself with a specific prop on Russell's map.|
|Eye of the Geiger|
|Measure Russell with the Geiger counter.|
Russell's lab is available as a SteamVR Home environment. The ability to host Half-Life: Alyx promotional environments was originally limited to the Valve Index virtual reality headset owners, with other users only being able to connect to existing sessions, but later was opened to everyone.
Russell learns about the fate of his drone.
Dr. Breen featured on the cover of Tech Impact magazine.
The password "lazl0" written on a post-it note.
List of appearances
|Half-Life: Alyx story arc journey||Succeeded by|
Quarantine Zone entrance