The Research Lab is now one of the prominent war zones in the gameplay of Hero's Duty, and the resting place of the Medal of Heroes- the commemoration given to those who successfully clear all 99 floors of the tower. At the end of gameplay, the tower emits a giant beacon of green-blue light that attracts the remaining Cy-Bugs until the next quarter drop.
"The Research Lab is a perfect breeding ground for these data-hungry critters. The towering building has 99 floors of corridors, computers, and conveniently-placed exploding barrels. There's lots of nice dark corners and complex digital hives in which Cy-bugs can breed, and plenty of virtual weaponry for them to incorporate into their programming."
"Everyone entering the facility has the same goal- to de-bug every floor and make it all the way to 99, where the coveted Medal of Heroes awaits. Just because the objective is simple doesn't mean it's easy- the higher you go, and the closer to the medal you get, the harder your mission becomes."
- When designing the 99-story tower, artists envisioned the Manhattan skyline on its side for scale and sharpness.
- Sergeant Calhoun's first fiancé, Dr. Brad Scott, worked as a scientist within the research facility.