Welcome Ready or Not Fans! As you all know, armor and headwear are major components of the game, so getting to understand exactly how they work is key for optimal play. In this post, we’re diving deep into the world of armor and headwear in Ready or Not so that you can get better acquainted with not only the types available but also their functions.
Whether you are new to the game or already have some experience with it, this guide will provide helpful information on utilizing armor and headwear for maximum protection when playing!
Importance of Armor and Headwear in Ready or Not
Undeniably, Ready or Not is one of the finest tactical shooters in recent memory. It has intricate CQC mechanics and an array of weapons, armor pieces, and helmets to choose from. To ensure success each time you enter a match – make sure you understand how best to put together your gear beforehand!
Ready or Not offers a variety of tools you can grab before starting a match, such as weapons, tactical equipment, grenades, armor, and headwear. Armor and headwear play a massive role in your matches, and knowing what piece of gear to take before every game decides if you survive and succeed.
Why Armor is Necessary in Ready or Not
By donning armor, you can protect your torso while simultaneously receiving unique benefits depending on the type of armor chosen (more on those benefits later). This is not all, though; certain versions of armor will additionally grant you extra capacity to take more equipment with you for an upcoming raid!
By selecting the ideal armor for each distinct situation in a fast-paced game like this, you’ll be able to fight past scenarios with your enemies shooting at you from all angles. You will have the advantage of being prepared to enable yourself to survive any kind of gunfire.
Headwear Provides Either Protection or Utility
In Ready or Not, there are no specific helmets you can equip to get more protection. Yet, headwear allows you to select four pieces of equipment to wear on your helmet.
One piece of headwear that you can wear for protection is a Ballistic Facemask. However, it only protects you from small caliber rounds. It does not allow you to carry other essential equipment, such as night vision goggles. Read on further down the page to learn more about headgear in Ready or Not.
How Armor Plates in Ready or Not Work
Ready or Not has three types of armor plating material, each offering specific benefits and disadvantages.
Kevlar Armor Material
Kevlar is the weakest of the three types of armor plating material available in Ready or Not. It only offers soft protection against small-caliber weapons. This material also breaks quickly after a few hits. The only advantage to wearing Kevlar armor is increased mobility.
This material is a good choice if you are playing on a small map where you want fast movement and some form of protection against more disorganized enemies.
Characteristics of Kevlar Armor in the Ready or Not Game
- Light and weak protection
- Soft protection from small calibers
- Quickly brakes after a few shots taken
- Allows for some improved mobility compared to more sturdy types of armor in Ready or Not
Steel Plate Armor Material in Ready or Not
This kind of armor material in Ready or Not is, hands-down, the best in the game for protection. Steel plates offer complete protection from small and larger calibers, such as assault rifle ammunition. This durable armor material also won’t break. However, it will slow the player down because it is heavier than the other armor plates on this list.
Steel will also have heavier suppression effects, making it more difficult for you to aim under fire.
This armor plate is excellent for larger maps where you know enemies will carry heavier calibers and need protection that will last for some time. Due to the significant suppression effect of this armor, we recommend having teammates who can draw some of the heat from you.
Characteristics of Steel-Type Armor
- Heavy protection
- Never breakes
- Shallow movement
- Higher suppression effect on the user
Ceramic Armor Material in Ready or Not
Ceramic armor offers an effective level of protection that falls somewhere between Kevlar and steel. It can thwart bullets from handguns as well as some types of heavier assault rifle calibers.
This material will offer excellent protection and more movement than steel, but it will break after some hits, leaving the SWAT officer vulnerable.
When you require reliable protection and good maneuverability for small to medium-sized maps, ceramic armor in Ready or Not is an excellent choice. It offers decent robustness so that you can withstand a few attacks from your opponents.
Characteristics of Ceramic Armor
- Protects the user from a variety of calibers
- It can break after a few hits
- Medium movement speed
How Body Armor Vests Work
Your body armor vest will dictate how much protection you get, as it determines where and how many panels of armor plating you can use. Furthermore, the number of slots for your gear and magazines available on your primary or secondary weapons depends heavily on this piece of equipment.
The Different Types of Body Armor Vests in Ready or Not
Just like there are different types of armor plates in Ready or Not, there are also different types of armor vests. In the following few sections, we will cover what makes each unique. Further, we will provide some guidance to help you pick the right choice for each mission.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for protective gear or other tactical equipment in Ready or Not.
The Anti-Stab Vest offers a lightweight solution without any armor plates, allowing users to move quickly while providing some limited protection against knives or other close-range weapons.
If you are looking for a vest that prioritizes movement over defense, this piece is perfect. It’s the ideal choice for smaller maps and scenarios with lower hazards and complexities.
- Offers 15 Slots
- High mobility for the player who chooses to wear it
- Can’t carry any armor plates
- Minimal protection against melee attacks
Light Armor grants you the freedom to move swiftly even when carrying up two protective plates, either placed in front or covering both your front and back. Bear in mind that your movement speed will be contingent on how many armor plates are being held.
Overall, the Light Armor Vest in Ready or Not provides decent protection to the front and back while maintaining a good movement speed. It is recommended for almost every scenario where considerable combat is expected.
Characteristics of Light Armor in Ready or Not Game
- Medium movement
- Offers 13 Slots
- Areas of Protection
- Front only
- Front and Back
If you want to feel indestructible in Ready or Not, the Heavy Armor Vest is your go-to. This vest can absorb heavy fire from any angle thanks to its capacity of four armor plates – providing unparalleled protection that leaves you feeling like an impenetrable tank! Plates can be placed in the front, back, and to your sides.
This vest will make you extremely slow, especially if you mix it with steel armor plates. We highly recommend using this armor with steel plates if playing with a coordinated team that can help you while taking heavy fire from enemies.
The Heavy Armor Vest is a good option for large maps where heavy combat is expected from high-powered weapons at multiple angles.
This is also a great choice if you intend to run with a ballistic shield loadout in Ready or Not, as it will ensure you are properly protected from additional angles while tanking the brunt of the enemy onslaught from your front.
Characteristics of Heavy Armor
- Slow movement
- 11 Slots
- It provides the most protection
- Areas of Protection
- Front only
- Front and Back
- Front, Back, and Sides
What is Headwear in Ready or Not
Headwear, as the name suggests, are items you wear on your helmet that will give a particular advantage depending on your pick.
Some of the equipment on this list can be very situational. It is up to you and your teammates to coordinate and wear the right ones for the expected scenario.
The Different Types of Headwear in Ready or Not
Ready or Not has a wide selection of headwear for you to choose from – each with its own distinct purpose. In the upcoming segments, we’ll take an in-depth look at all that is offered and when it should be utilized. From night vision goggles to a ballistic facemask, whatever your playstyle may be, they can give you the upper hand in battle!
No Faceware is a straight NO. There is no scenario in Ready or Not where a piece of headwear won’t be helpful. It is always good to have something to have an advantage.
Night Vision Goggles (NVGS)
Night-vision goggles allow you to see in dark environments or rooms with low lighting, giving you a significant advantage against enemies in these places. It is essential to learn when and when not to equip them, as they will severely limit your vision in areas with good lighting or on day maps.
Night-vision goggles work great with IR laser attachments, allowing one to pick targets quickly.
Quick Tip: In the graphic option settings of the game, you can change the NVG Display from Green Phosphor to White Phosphor. We recommend you check out both and pick your favorite.
CBRN Riot Gasmask
With the CBRN Riot Gas Mask, you can safely clear rooms and detain suspects in hazardous environments where CS Gas Grenades are employed without fear of being affected. This is an ideal option if your duties include carrying such grenades – ensuring maximum security and protection for yourself at all times.
While this piece of Ready or Not headgear is very situational, it can be very beneficial if used correctly.
Anti-Flash Goggles are what you want to carry when playing with friends who have butter fingers and will land flashbang grenades on your face.
Joking aside, these goggles can allow you to throw flash grenades into rooms and quickly breach them without being affected by the grenade’s effect. This piece of equipment is useful for quick breaches and experienced players.
The Ballistic Facemask is the only headgear piece that offers protection to the head. This facemask protects from small arms projectiles, such as pistols and submachine gun calibers.
The Ballistic Facemask works great with players wearing heavy armor, who are likely to be at the front of the team taking heavy fire.
Final Thoughts in Our Ready or Not Armor and Headwear Guide
Hopefully, this guide will help you to understand how armor and headgear work, and what to use depending on the mission you are playing. While no gear is better than the other, all of them are useful.
In Ready or Not, you must grab the necessary items to equip yourself for success. Selecting your gear carefully is crucial, as wearing unsuitable equipment can put you at a major disadvantage.
We hope this guide clarifies some information about the stats on armor and headwear, which the game does not necessarily directly teach you. Feel free to check our other guides for Ready or Not to learn other aspects of the game.
Good Luck, and Stay Frosty!
Additional Frequently Asked Questions
In Ready or Not, armor will protect you from enemy rounds. This is a game that is very realistic. Even one hit can take your character out if it’s in the right spot and you do not have the proper armor equipped.
Yet, armor does have some downsides, which we will outline below. It’s not always the best idea to stack as much armor in Ready or Not as possible.
Moving from no armor to four steel plates will certainly boost protection. That being said, this increased protectiveness comes with a cost: decreased mobility. Being in an exposed or out-of-position area is more hazardous than not having enough armor plates–so bear that in mind before taking the plunge!
Also, some types of armor (i.e. ceramic and kevlar) will break when hit a few times. This could leave you with decreased mobility and low protection if they’ve already broken.
There are a lot of factors that should influence your decision on which armor to take in Ready or Not. That being said, in general, you can think of scaling up your amount of armor plates and types of plates with the size of the map and the threat factor of your chosen mission type. If you have a large number of enemies to go after, having only a single armor that can quickly break won’t be enough and will just leave you slow for little protection.
Additionally, consider your position during a room breach in Ready or Not. If you are at the front or may be scouting alone, consider that you will want sufficient protection.
Having armor equipped can affect your gameplay in Ready or Not. Having armor on will slow you down, so if you are a lone wolf scout in a mission, consider that having lots of heavy armor plates may be unnecessary and a hindrance.
On the other hand, armor helps protect from enemy fire while allowing smaller caliber weapons to barely cause any damage. Don’t go unprotected but don’t be unnecessarily encumbered.
Unfortunately, there is no strong armor for headshot protection in Ready or Not. The best you can do is equip the ballistic facemask to mitigate some small-arms fire.
Ready or Not is still in beta and under heavy development. We hope that the developers add more types of armor and protective headgear soon, such as different base helmet types. That would really increase the types of protection in the game.