The Ice Metal Chest Plate is a promotional Metal Chest Plate skin (but individually spawnable via F1 console) made available to players through the purchase of the Ice King Pack on the general item store. This item became available during the Season’s Beatings! 2022 event and can be purchased for $ 6.99 USD. The ice metal chest plate comes bundled with the Ice Metal Facemask and the Ice Throne.
The metal chest plate is an over-garment torso covering with its current design iteration dating back to July 2015. It is the premier ‘kit’ torso covering, with the Jacket being the exception for players operating mostly within the arctic biome.
The ice metal chest plate operates the same way that Hide Poncho, Wood Chestplate, or Road Sign Jacket does. While defensively more stacked than the jacket in this slot, when the sun goes down in the snow, that defensiveness turns to weakness. While lacking in cold and radiation protection, the metal chest plate is unmatched (excluding the heavy metal set due to speed reduction) in projectile defense.
They are found in high-tier loot crates and drops from heavy oil rig scientists. It can be researched at a research table or through significant scrap investment at a Tier 3 Work Bench.
The metal chest plate may be recycled for a marginal amount of leather, high-quality metal, and several sewing kits and is a popular item for skins.