New backpack is not a cosmetic item
Last week PUBG Corporation showed the design of a new backpack in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Users assumed that the screenshot showed only a new backpack skin, but today the developers have confirmed that it is "something more interesting".
I'm 80% sure it's 80% done pic.twitter.com/MnKuSkIYYR— ALEX the PUBG DEV (@PUBG_Devs) July 13, 2020
Datamainer PlayerIGN suggested that this backpack would somehow influence the mechanics of the lap. As early as last year, he found an object called "Bluzone Uplink" in the game files, the activation of which leads to the current location of the owner of the object will be guaranteed to be inside the circle at the next contraction. PlayerIGN believes that the new backpack may be a redesigned version of this item.