Gear

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Gear slots in the inventory. Left to right: Helmet, Body Shield, Knockdown Shield, and Backpack

Gear are items which can be equipped by a player to grant them abilities and passive bonuses such as shields and increased inventory space. Legendary gear grant the player additional bonuses (compared to their non-legendary counterparts).

Body Shield[edit | edit source]

An Epic Body Shield

Body Shield.svg Body Shield
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Absorbs 50 damage.

  • Find and wear one as soon as possible, you can always find a body shield of better rarity afterwards.
  • On intense firefights, it may be faster to just switch to a lower or same level of body shield you can find instead of using Shield Cell.svg Shield Cells or Shield Battery.svg Shield Batteries.

Body Shield.svg Body Shield
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Absorbs 75 damage.

  • Find and wear one as soon as possible, you can always find a body shield of better rarity afterwards.
  • On intense firefights, it may be faster to just switch to a lower or same level of body shield you can find instead of using Shield Cell.svg Shield Cells or Shield Battery.svg Shield Batteries.

Body Shield.svg Body Shield
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Absorbs 100 damage.

  • Find and wear one as soon as possible, you can always find a body shield of better rarity afterwards.
  • On intense firefights, it may be faster to just switch to a lower or same level of body shield you can find instead of using Shield Cell.svg Shield Cells or Shield Battery.svg Shield Batteries.

Body Shield.svg Body Shield
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Absorbs 100 damage. [FAST HEAL]: Healing items take half as long to use.

  • On intense firefights, it may be faster to just switch to a lower or same level of body shield you can find instead of using Shield Cell.svg Shield Cells or Shield Battery.svg Shield Batteries.
  • Pick this up as soon as you find one as the faster healing can make or break a game.

Helmet[edit | edit source]

A common helmet.

The Helmet is gear that decreases the amount of damage a player receives from a headshot; the rarer the helmet, the greater the damage reduction. Unlike shields, helmets never break and never have to be restored with consumables.

Helmet.svg Helmet
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Reduce headshot damage received by 10%.

Helmet.svg Helmet
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Reduce headshot damage received by 20%.

Helmet.svg Helmet
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Reduce headshot damage received by 25%.

Helmet.svg Helmet
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Reduce headshot damage received by 25%. [FAST CHARGE]: Reduces Tactical & Ultimate recharge time.

Knockdown Shield[edit | edit source]

A common Knockdown Shield

The Knockdown Shield is gear that grants a player the ability to shield themselves when downed. Once downed, the player can hold the fire button to activate a shield which absorbs damage until depleted; the shield will not protect against melee attacks. The shield covers a large area in front of the player's reticle, and its color matches the color of its rarity (e.g., a Rare shield will glow blue).

Knockdown shields are replenished when the downed player is revived.

Knockdown Shield.svg Knockdown Shield
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Knockdown Shield has 100 health.

Knockdown Shield.svg Knockdown Shield
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Knockdown Shield has 250 health.

Knockdown Shield.svg Knockdown Shield
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Knockdown Shield has 750 health.

Knockdown Shield.svg Knockdown Shield
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Knockdown Shield has 750 health. [RESURRECTION]: Can self-resurrect once. Ability consumed upon use.

  • The perk of this knockdown shield is currently the only way for a player to revive without the assistance of a squad member.
  • If a member of a squad has the ability to self-revive, that squad may stay active in the match until the player is killed (even if all squad members are downed).
  • The shield reverts to an Epic Knockdown shield when [RESURRECTION] is consumed.

  • Stay in cover and have your back against a wall while self-reviving since the hitbox moves behind the player slightly.

Backpack[edit | edit source]

The backpack is an item that expands the amount of other items you can carry and comes in four rarities.

Backpack lvl1.svg Backpack
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Adds 2 slots to your inventory, for a total of 10 slots.

  • Make it a priority to acquire a backpack during the first round to give you additional room to carry more ammunition, consumables or rare weapon attachments as without a backpack, a player only has eight slots for picking up items which would fill up pretty quickly.

Backpack lvl2.svg Backpack
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Adds 4 slots to your inventory, for a total of 12 slots.

  • Make it a priority to acquire a backpack during the first round to give you additional room to carry more ammunition, consumables or rare weapon attachments as without a backpack, a player only has eight slots for picking up items which would fill up pretty quickly.

Backpack lvl3.svg Backpack
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Adds 6 slots to your inventory, for a total of 14 slots.

  • Make it a priority to acquire a backpack during the first round to give you additional room to carry more ammunition, consumables or rare weapon attachments as without a backpack, a player only has eight slots for picking up items which would fill up pretty quickly.

Backpack lvl3.svg Backpack
Type Gear
Time to use -
Description Adds 6 slots to your inventory, for a total of 14 slots. [GUARDIAN ANGEL]: Provides Health and Shields after a revive.

  • Restores 50 shields and 75 health.

  • Using this with a Lifeline will result in faster revive times, a shield cover and replenished health and shields.
  • If you have the Knockdown Shield and manage to successfully self-resurrect yourself while having this backpack, you'll trigger Guardian Angel's healing effect on yourself, giving you 50 shields and 75 health.

See also[edit | edit source]