Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Edit
|Tier 2 Perk|
|Pro unlocked at||
Survive 20 enemy explosions.
Blast Shield increases explosive resistance to the player by reducing all explosive damage to the player by 45%. Blast Shield Pro is unlocked after the player survives 20 enemy explosions. The Pro version grants the player a 50% resistance to both flashbangs and stun grenades, effectively halving the duration of special grenades. The perk and its Pro version are similar to Flak Jacket and Tactical Mask Pro from Call of Duty: Black Ops, respectively.
Blast Shield can be found useful in close-quarters maps, such as Dome or Hardhat where there are lots of explosives in use. Also, in Drop Zone it can help the player capture the drop zone significantly as it is usually a target for enemy explosives.
The Blast Shield, originally, didn't use a different multiplier for Hardcore game types unlike its Call of Duty: Black Ops predecessor, rendering its primary effect virtually useless in those modes. However, after a patch, Blast Shield is more useful to players so, whether it be equipment or launchers, they will be able to survive the explosion.
- At Call of Duty XP, to indicate someone using Blast Shield, the hitmarker icon was reused from MW2.