For the Call of Duty: Black Ops (Nintendo DS) perk, see Body Armor (perk).

Body Armor is a feature in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's Survival Mode.


Body Armor provides the player with 250 extra health points. The current health of the body armor is visible at the bottom of the player's screen with a gold shield indicator. When damage is taken, the current health of the body armor is displayed. Players are equipped with body armor at the beginning of every survival match save for the Tier 4 maps (Lockdown, Arkaden, Downturn and Bakaara), which give no armor from the beginning, while the DLC Tier 6 map Off Shore gives 750 armor to begin with. Health lost from the body armor is not regenerated, unlike standard health. Players can replenish their armor if damaged or purchase another set of armor if completely used up from the Equipment Armory for $2000.


  • The icon used for Body Armor in the Survival Mode trailer is different than the icon used in the final game.
  • The amount of life the Body Armor has is different in the Survival Mode trailer than in the final game.
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