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Metro Exodus: How to Use Your Backpack

How to craft items and upgrade weapons

by Kyle Hanson


One of the Metro Exodus’ new additions to the franchise is the backpack. This mobile workbench may not let you do anything you want, but it can help modify your weapons and craft essential items you need to survive. But to do these things, you need to understand how it all works. Here’s how to use your backpack in Metro Exodus.

The first thing you need to know is how to take out your backpack just to access it. The inventory system in Metro Exodus is a bit wonky, requiring multiple buttons for certain actions. This includes taking out your backpack, which you receive after the opening moments of the campaign. Once you have it, all you need to do to use it is hold LB and press A on Xbox One, hold L1 and press X on PS4, or hold I on PC.

Once you do this you’ll take out your backpack and access it and all its features. Once inside you can craft medkits, gasmask filters, and ball bearings along with some other ammo later on. You can also modify your weapons, adding or removing attachments as you see fit. To do this just switch to the weapon section by pressing either of the shoulder buttons or clicking on the respective sections on PC.

You can also make changes to your basic kit, such as your body armor. Hit the right shoulder button or click on the icon up at the top to do so. That’s all there is to know about how to use your backpack in Metro Exodus.

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