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Enshrouded - How To Increase Backpack Size And Inventory Slots

Make sure you have enough inventory space to carry around lots of stuff in Enshrouded.

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Your adventures in Enshrouded will take you to dangerous places, often in search of loot. The only problem is that you can't really carry a lot of stuff with you. However, there's a particular upgrade that you might need. Here's our guide on how to increase backpack inventory slots in Enshrouded.

How to increase backpack inventory slots in Enshrouded

You can increase backpack inventory slots by acquiring Backpack Extensions. This particular upgrade can only be crafted via the Hunter, an NPC that can be rescued during the sandbox campaign. You can refer to our Hunter location guide if you need help with this objective.

Assuming you've already saved the Hunter, you can place her inside an enclosed building at your base. This serves as her shelter, and it also unlocks a side quest. The goal now is to find Salt for her wares.

The map shows the location of the Egerton Salt Mines.
The map shows the location of the Egerton Salt Mines.

Where to get Salt

The Hunter's side quest, Salt Mine Location, can be completed by heading to the Egerton Salt Mines (shown on the map image above). It's due west of the Springlands Ancient Spire fast travel point, and slightly northeast of where you can find the Alchemist NPC. The entire area is blanketed by a deadly fog, so make sure you're well-prepared by having a means of surviving longer in the Shroud.

If you're already in the Egerton Salt Mines complex, look for tunnels that lead deeper into caverns. You should fine square or cube-like protrusions on the walls. These are Salt deposits that you can mine. Go ahead and use the Pickaxe to collect a lot of these resources.

Salt deposits/nodes look like rocks with cube-lilke protrusions.
Salt deposits/nodes look like rocks with cube-lilke protrusions.

How to make Dried Fur

After your short trek, return to the Hunter to make a Drying Rack. It requires 10x Wood Logs and 6x String. Place this structure anywhere in your base and interact with it. Here's what you need to do next if you want to increase backpack inventory slots in Enshrouded:

  • Click on the Browse Recipes button and select Dried Fur.
  • Place the Salt that you've just collected, as well as Animal Fur. Note that Animal Fur drops from beasts that you've slain, such as wolves and sheep.
  • The Drying Rack will automatically produce one Dried Fur every minute, as long as you have the requisite materials.
Use the Drying Rack to make Dried Fur.
Use the Drying Rack to make Dried Fur.

How to craft Backpack Extensions

Speak with the Hunter once more and select the Craft option. You'll notice that a Small Backpack can be crafted. It requires 3x Torn Cloth, 5x String, and 4x Dried Fur.

Once you've created this particular item, open your character menu and equip it. You should see that an additional eight slots have been added to your backpack.

Craft the Small Backpack and equip it.
Craft the Small Backpack and equip it.

This is how you increase backpack inventory slots in Enshrouded. Take note that the Small Backpack is just one particular upgrade. As you progress further and do other Hunter side quests, you'll gain access to additional blueprints. These include the Medium Backpack, which grants +16 slots.

Enshrouded is an open-world survival game where you explore cursed lands that are covered in deadly mists. For more tips, you can check out our guides hub.

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