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Combat armor (Van Buren)

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For an overview of combat armor variants throughout the Fallout series, see combat armor.
Gametitle-VB.pngThe following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Combat armor was a piece of armor that was to appear in the cancelled game Van Buren.


Main article: Combat armor

Modelled after the human silhouette and designed to provide balanced protection that does not limit mobility on the battlefield, combat armors are a diverse family of personal body armor of varying degrees of sophistication, from the earliest iterations of the armor developed by the United States Army[1] to the cutting-edge riot gears that came into use prior to the Great War.[2]


Combat armor is among the best forms of protection in the post-War Wasteland. Although extremely expensive, the protection value of this armor is surpassed only by the few incarnations of power armor.


  • Combat armor would be classified in the advanced armors category and would be possible to batch by the Prisoner.
  • The Enclave background character Arcade Gannon, as well as the lost Enclave patrol leader encountered in the Utah area, would be equipped with Enclave-branded (though likely identical in game terms) combat armor.
  • General Coleridge's renegade NCR soldiers as well as NCR soldiers present in Hoover Dam would be equipped with combat armor from Fort Leavenworth.


The presence of combat armor from Fort Leavenworth was integral to the final act of Van Buren. However, when Fort Leavenworth was re-written into Tibbets Prison, the source of the combat armor was never changed and was therefore never explained.


  1. The Army helmet is presented in the game as an older type of helmet, issued to uniformed troops who do not use the standard set of combat armor: Clearly visible in the tutorial segment and later on countless dead bodies throughout the Commonwealth.
  2. Riot gear variants available in Lonesome Road.