OverviewEditsurvivor's number of inventory slots. Survivors with backpack can equip themselves with more weapons/consumables, greatly improving chances of surviving; in addition, they can carry more loot before having to deposit at a Supply Locker. A survivor without a backpack has 4 inventory slots; having a Small Backpack adds 4 slots (to 8) and Large Backpack adds 6 (to 10).
Backpacks are often found in campsites, cabins and houses, and many survivors spawn with one.
Types of backpacksEdit
Description: Traveling light is good but having what you need is better
Weight: 1.6 lbs
This type of backpack is much more common than Large Backpacks. Due to its small size, it is not suitable for the purpose of scavenging. However, 8 inventory slots are more than enough for a firearm, a melee weapon, ammunition, painkillers, snacks and other consumables. For this reason as well as its lighter weight, small backpacks are handy for non-Powerhouse characters when scavenging is not a priority.
Large BackpackEditDescription: More carrying capacity, but it's bulky.
Weight: 3.3 lbs
The Large Backpack has 2 more slots, but is 1.7 lbs heavier. Naturally, this backpack is great for the Powerhouse characters, who has +15 lbs encumbrance limit. This backpack is ideal for scavenging, as long as the player keeps a watchful eye on the survivor's carrying weight and avoid unnecessary fights.
The following item lists contain both types of backpack
Note: S = State of Decay Storyline; B= Breakdown; L= Lifeline
- (S,B) Junk
- (S,B) Backpack.Guaranteed
- (S,B) Backpack
- (S,B) Bag.Tanner
The following item lists contain large backpacks only
- (L) Backpack.Large
- There are 6 variants of Large Backpack and 20 variants of Small Backpack in the game. A few new variants are added in Lifeline. The difference is purely aesthetic.
- The Large Backpack is modeled after an Eberlestock G4 Operator Pack (a scout/sniper pack) with rifle scabbard stowed. The in-game model is scaled down to roughly 50% size of the real backpack.