In Quake 2, Body Armor is the strongest armor available. It absorbs 80% damage and gives you 100 armor points, with a maximum of 200. It also provides a hefty 60% absorb rate against energy weapons like BFG10k, Hyperblaster and Blaster. It is Quake 2's equivalent of Red Armor, right down it's appearance.
If you grab any other type of armor while you have Body Armor, it will not replace it.
In single player, the Body Armor starts to appear in the Reactor hub. After that, it can be found out in the open or in secrets, though it is pretty uncommon. You'll need it against the tougher enemies, such as Tanks and Tank Commanders.
In multiplayer, areas that have Body Armor are frequently fought over. Try to gain control of the area that has it to deny it to others and to give you a frequent armor supply. If the area is already controlled when you get to it, you can either try and take control of it yourself, or just ignore it. If you do try to take on the controller, remember that he probably has around 200 armor points, so you'll have to be pretty careful. It's a good idea to grab any type of armor and/or a Megahealth to even the odds before you go in.
|Quake||Green Armor · Yellow Armor · Red Armor|
|Quake II||Jacket Armor · Combat Armor · Body Armor · Armor Shard|
|Quake III||Light Armor · Heavy Armor · Armor Shard|
|Quake IV||Small Armor · Large Armor · Light Armor · Heavy Armor · Armor Shard|
|Characters||Bitterman · Viper · Willits|
|Expansions||The Reckoning · Ground Zero|
|Enemies||Light Guard · Machine Gun Guard · Shotgun Guard · Barracuda Shark · Enforcer · Berserker · Gunner · Flyer · Parasite · Mutant · Brains · Medic · Icarus · Technician · Gladiator · Iron Maiden · Arachnid · Tank · Tank Commander|
|Bosses||Super Tank · Hornet · Guardian · Jorg · Makron|
|Weapons||Blaster · Shotgun · Super Shotgun · Machine Gun · Chain Gun · Grenade · Grenade Launcher · Rocket Launcher · Railgun · Hyperblaster · BFG10k|
|Powerups||Adrenaline · Armor Shard · Jacket Armor · Combat Armor · Body Armor · Ammo Pack · Bandolier · Enviro-Suit · Invulnerability · Key · Megahealth · Quad Damage · Rebreather · Silencer · Stimpack|