Warzone 2 backpack - How it works in battle royale and DMZ

Warzone 2 player carrying backpack
Credit: Activision
January 3, 2023: As Season Two moves into view, make sure you're familiar with the backpack system. Find all you need to know in this guide.

The Warzone 2 backpack is one of several new innovations coming to Call of Duty's latest battle royale offering. The addition of a backpack adds a further layer of depth to looting during a match, giving players a choice of which items they want to keep.

With limited slots available, prioritising certain items over others can make all the difference when it comes to the final battles. They'll act as another form of storage alongside a loadout which contains your weapon of choice and any equipment.

In addition to the backpack, the game contains plenty of other features worth mastering including the best Warzone 2 guns and the best Warzone 2 landing spots to visit at the start of a match. Without further ado, here's all the intel on the new Warzone 2 backpack system.

How does the Warzone 2 backpack work?

The arrival of backpacks in Warzone 2 introduces new looting menus during matches. Although the system looks complicated, the menus are very straightforward. When looting another backpack or a medical case, a menu will appear allowing you to select which items you want to store in the backpack.

It's worth noting that a backpack is separate from a loadout, but you can switch items between the two if you want to adjust your loadout midway through a match.

You can store a wealth of items in a Warzone 2 backpack including extra grenades, equipment, and additional armour plates that come in handy once your satchel has emptied. Every player has the option to search through the backpack of a dead player rather than their entire inventory spilling across the ground. Just like the previous iteration of Warzone, the primary weapon will it the floor but the rest of the loot will stay inside the backpack.

Warzone 2 players looking at map from plane
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How to get backpack in Warzone 2

At the start of a match, players begin with a small backpack capable of storing a few items to use during a Warzone 2 match and in DMZ. During a battle royale game, there are medium and large backpacks to obtain through looting.

With more space to store items, it's a great way of stowing away armour plates so you always have some extra protection to use.

DMZ backpack explained

The same backpack system in Warzone 2 features in DMZ, Call of Duty's brand-new extraction mode. It works a little differently from the battle royale.

In DMZ, the backpack holds everything ranging from weapons, equipment, cash, and other valuables you may find during a match. If you fail to extract in time or an opponent kills you, all of the non-permanent items will disappear from the backpack so be sure to pick the right time to exfil in order to keep hold of the gear.

That's all there is to know about the Warzone 2 backpack system. For more, take a look at our guides highlighting the best Warzone 2 AR and all the latest intel on Warzone 2 double XP events.

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