The backpacks will be added to the game as a method of increasing carry weight but they can be customized for suitability and good looks too. Increased carry capacity, armor plating for added damage resistance and a refrigeration unit for food are all among mods which could be tailored based on player preferences. However, some of them could take up space and reduce the extra storage.
They will also be visible unless you're wearing Power Armor but, even then, the weight carry bonus will remain.
"Backpacks are new functional items being introduced with Ever Upwards that you can equip to increase your carry weight, so that you have room for more supplies when you head into the great outdoors," Bethesda notes. "They are also customizable and can be modded to fit your fashion sense and personal tastes.
"Your backpack will remain visible over your outfits and armor, and while you won’t be able to see it while wearing Power Armor, you will still benefit from its carry weight bonus and the current utility mod you’ve applied. Additionally, whenever you learn a new backpack mod it will apply to all types of backpacks you can craft, so you won’t need to re-learn mods every time you try out a different pack."
The update will also come with a new faction called Pioneer Scouts. Players will be required to complete various activities to display core values such as kindness, helpfulness, bravery, and growth.
"The intrepid Pioneer Scouts have a long history of inspiring the children of Appalachia to strive “ever upwards” on missions of self-improvement and the betterment of their communities," the description reads.
"However, a lack of interested children in the wake of the Great War has caused active scout numbers to dwindle. So, the Pioneer Scouts are taking their philosophy of inclusivity to a whole new level by accepting recruits of all ages."
Players will be rewarded with promotion, as well as badges that could be exchanged for loot, if they successfully complete tasks. Registration, so to speak, could be had through checking the posters at Train Stations around Appalachia or by unlocking one for your C.A.M.P. free of charge via the Atomic Shop through June 9.