As soon as you use MELD to manipulate a soldier genetically, he gets new armor. All of the new armor-decos are sleeveless. How does it look when I equip a genetically manipulated soldier with carpace armor? Will it also become sleeveless or does it more look like the normal one?

  • On a side note, there's a mod to "correct" that and allow you to visually identify armor types easily: revenge of the sleeves.
    – Anto
    Aug 18, 2016 at 21:37

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The Carapace Armour will become sleeveless on genetically manipulated units.

sleeveless carapace

  • Hey, thank you for the answer and also for the effort of taking a screenshot!!! :-)
    – Toby
    Nov 22, 2013 at 10:04
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    When customised you get a choice of different shoulder and elbow protection. As shown on my heavy & sniper on the left, steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=196761582
    – Neon1024
    Nov 22, 2013 at 11:12
  • More generally, all the armors have the sleeveless look on genetically modified soldiers.
    – Kexlox
    Nov 22, 2013 at 16:11
  • I actually find it quite hard the tell the armours apart on the battlefield when they're restyled for gene-modded soldiers. Except arcangel.
    – Flyto
    Nov 27, 2013 at 10:06

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