In this video, BillyEatWorld gives you some tips on getting and using the best armor in Battlefield™ V: Firestorm.
Armor is a new way to extend your health that’s only available in Firestorm. While armor is pretty standard for battle royale games in general, this is the first time the mechanic has appeared in the Battlefield series.
When you drop into Firestorm your soldier is equipped with an Armor Vest that you’ll need to fill with Armor Plates.
Similar to other types of loot, Armor Vests come in three tiers:
Light (Common) - Green
Medium (Rare) - Blue
Heavy (Epic) - Purple
A Light Vest will only carry a single Armor Plate, whereas a Heavy Vest can carry up to three. Each Armor Plate adds an additional 50 health, with a maximum of 150 for a fully equipped Heavy Armor Vest. Note: when you spawn into the game your Armor Vest won’t contain any Armor Plates, so finding and equipping them should be a top priority. When you find a new Armor Vest, however, it will already have Plates so all you’ll need to do is pick it up and instead of going into your inventory it will equip itself.
You’ll find both Armor Vests and Plates in standard loot locations, including Objectives, scattered near fallen enemies, and in random locations throughout the map. To learn more about the loot and inventory system in Firestorm just click here. It’s important to remember that while you may not always be able to equip all of the Armor Plates you find, you can store up to three extra plates in your inventory. When your currently equipped Plates break, you can then easily switch them out for new ones.
Note: even with a Heavy Vest, you’ll only be protected from some weapon and explosive damage, it won’t keep you from being injured by environmental damage. For example, being hit by a vehicle or getting trapped in the ring of fire will cause you to lose health, whether you’re armored or not.
Have some more questions? Find your answers on our Battlefield V Firestorm Boot Camp page.
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