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Armor is a new type of collectible equipment, designed by Endako fashion experts[1], first featured in Going Commando. Upon progressing through the story and discovering Megacorp armor vendors, Ratchet can purchase armor sets by spending bolts. Each vendor is respectively found on planets Dobbo, Boldan, Snivelak, and Grelbin. In challenge mode, one is placed on Oozla to avoid limiting the player to any armor until reaching Dobbo. Each armor has its own distinct color style, and each superior version will add more armor panels, culminating in the Carbonox armor, which even fully covers Ratchet's head, ears, and tail.

Ratchet starts off with the free Commando-Matic body armor[2], also called the Commando suit, as it is standard issue for all Megacorp commandos. Each armor contains a built-in O2 Mask, and they also absorb nanomites dropped by defeated enemies and use them to upgrade Ratchet's maximum nanotech and his weapons.[2]

Trophy: Yay Carbon
Purchase the carbonox armor. Bronze

Purchasing the final piece of armor, the carbonox armor, in the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita releases of Going Commando unlocks the bronze trophy Yay Carbon.

Carbonox armor also was available as a pre-order bonus for Rift Apart in a graphically remastered version for both Ratchet and Rivet.[3]

Armor

Armor DR Price Available Inventory description Icon
Commando suit 0% Initially Megacorp's standard issue commando armor provides only marginal protection against weaponry. Icon from Going Commando
Tetrafiber armor 33% 25,000 Dobbo With its patented titanium technology, this armor is guaranteed to block 33 percent of all killing damage or your money back! Icon from Going Commando
Duraplate armor 50% 100,000 Boldan Megacorp's new duraplate armor uses double-thick plating to provide up to 50 percent protection. Icon from Going Commando
Electrosteel armor 66% 250,000 Snivelak The electrosteel armor uses an invisible electromagnetic pulse to deflect and absorb up to 66 percent of all damage. Icon from Going Commando
Carbonox armor 90% 1,000,000 Grelbin Using a combination of new metal alloys and nano-technology, this armor can repulse up to 90 percent of all damage done to it! Icon from Going Commando

References

  1. Going Commando, game manual (NTSC-U/C), p. 20
  2. 2.0 2.1 Going Commando script § "Excitement"
  3. Marcus Smith (February 11, 2021). Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart arrives on PS5 June 11. PlayStation Blog. Archived from the original on June 11, 2021.
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