Backpacks are used by Survivors in The Last of Us to carry their equipment. It is also used in Factions MP by any character the player controls. The player can have Joel and Ellie collect and carry a variety of things throughout the game such as:
The player also has Joel carry whatever they craft such as:
- Health Kits
- Nail Bombs
- Molotov Cocktails
- Smoke Bombs
- Melee Weapons
- Weapons (guns and melee weapons are carried on the side)
- Bricks and Bottles.
- There are moments in the game when Joel and Ellie won't have their backpacks available and must make do without their inventory. For example when Joel and Ellie are yanked out of their truck by Hunters Joel must first kill both of them before retrieving their backpacks.
- When accessing his backpack Joel will sometimes tell Ellie to cover him as he is vulnerable while doing this. Also Ellie will sometimes urge him to hurry up.