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Recon Vest
NX cost

30 Days - 4,900 NX

90 Days - 8,900 NX

Supply Cases

Ghost Hi-Sec Case




All-purpose Protection: Armor -10%

Speed +15%

Lightweight, bullet resistant and compact in design, the Recon Vest offers soldiers superior speed, while maintaining protection on par with the Light Vest.
  — The Arsenal 

The Recon Vest is an NX Vest that was added in the 12-23-09 Patch


The Recon Vest is similar to the Light Vest. Originally, it can only be purchased in the Black Market. It can be only obtained via Ghost Hi-Sec Case.

The Recon Vest increases speed by 15%, while decreasing armor by 10% (the same as the Light Vest).

It can be obtained through a Black or Grey HiSec Case.


  • The Recon Vest was available for permanent duration during the following events:
  • A five-day duration Recon Vest was given to players who logged in during the 5th Anniversary Hot Shot Event on July 11th, 2013 at 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Pacific (7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Sydney, July 12th).



NX Standard Recon Vest
Brazilian Recon Vest
Festive Anzac Vest
Independence Day Vest
Canada Day Vest
German Recon Vest


  • It is currently the single fastest equippable item in the game.
  • The Recon Vest is a Light Vest with a jacket over it, just as the Tanker Vest is a Heavy Vest with a jacket over it, and the Combat Vest is the default vest with a jacket over it.
  • The Recon Vest has the same armor penalty as Wraith, Raven, and the Light Vest, but has a speed increase greater than all of them.
  • The Recon Vest has been permanently been removed from shop in Combat Arms Reboot Update.
  • The Recon Vest is the item grade "Gold" meaning it is now classed as a rare item. It now has the "Gold" text colour.
  • The Recon Vest was not available for direct purchase after the Combat Arms Reboot update.[1]



  1. Forum post in Combat Arms North America

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