Lovely timing on this :)
Within Update 4.1.0 we will be altering the way IBA Armor functions, we feel this is a necessary change to react to certain aspects of feedback that we're seeing from our players.
Going forward, IBA Armor Plating will only provide protection to the torso area of the enemy (the chest and upper arm region). This means that any hits to that area will deduct from the 'health' of the armor and once that is depleted will take away from the health of the Specialist.
This functions the same way as it does today, however those benefits are now specifically limited to the torso.
It's worth noting that explosive damage will still function the same way as it does today, and will continue to affect armor.
This functions the same way as it does today, however, those benefits are now specifically limited to the torso. And also encourage more accuracy when it comes to your engagements on the field. Aim for the extremities for quicker takedowns ;)
Have a read: https://go.ea.com/BFUpdate-4-1