Body Armor guide in Resident Evil 4 Remake (RE4 Remake). See how to get Tactical Vest, how to equip Bulletproof Vest, how to unlock and repair protective armor, & is it worth it?
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Body Armor Effects
It Protects You From Bullets And Explosions
If you have Body Armor, a vest-shaped gauge will appear in the bottom right corner of the game screen. It has the effect of taking over a certain amount of damage from gunfire, ammo, and rocket blasts from enemies.
▲When you get shot by an enemy, you don't take damage, but you can see the Armor gauge decreasing.
Reduces Damage From Melee Attacks
Body armor reduces damage from close-range weapons like axes and sickles, but it doesn't completely protect against attacks like gunfire. Still, it can help minimize the damage you receive.
It Will Break When It Runs Out Of Durability
When the endurance reaches 0, a horizontal line appears in the lower right gauge icon and it becomes unusable. You need to repair it to be able to use it again.
How To Get Body Armor?
Available For Purchase In Chapter 8
Body Armor can be bought from Merchant after entering Chapter 8. The price is 18000.
Should I Buy Body Armor?
Buying It Would Be A Good Idea If You're Worried About Getting Hit
Since having body armor effectively increases your maximum HP players who tend to get hit a lot should consider purchasing it as a must have item
It stays useful until it breaks, making it great for intense combat situations!
How To Repair Body Armor?
You Can Repair It In The Merchant
If your body armor is broken, have the Merchant fix it. The cost to repair a completely destroyed body armor is 9500 pesetas. the cost of repair is a bit steep for how often it needs fixing, it's still a worthwhile expense.
Use Charms To Reduce Repair Cost
|Ada Wong||30% off body armor repairs|
Useful In Play Runs
If you plan to use Body Armor, having this equipped is recommended since it lessens the fee used for body armor. This is unless you are doing a no damage challange.
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