Do backpacks despawn in LEGO Fortnite?

Do backpacks despawn in LEGO Fortnite?
Images via Epic Games

Written by 

Jack Roberts


22nd May 2024 17:14


  • Backpacks do not despawn in LEGO Fortnite and will stay in the same spot where you died
  • To keep track of where the backpack is, you can check the marker that is made on the map

If you’ve been doing some exploring in LEGO Fortnite and found yourself in a sticky situation, you may be wondering if your backpack will despawn if you die. 

If you kick the bucket in the game while you’re in survival mode, you’ll likely lose all your gathered gear, including your rare pickaxes and valuable resources like Copper Bars - but your backpack is your last chance to get it back.

Do backpacks despawn?

The short answer is no, backpacks won’t despawn in LEGO Fortnite. This means you don’t need to worry so much if you die, as long as you can make it back to the spot where you did.

Fortunately, LEGO Fortnite isn’t a Soulslike game, so if you die again before collecting it, your backpack still won’t despawn. You’ll just have to go back and grab another one if you should die collecting your first.

How to set your backpack in LEGO Fortnite
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Additionally, you should make sure that you set your inventory drop settings, like in the image above when you start a fresh world seed.

How to find your backpack in LEGO Fortnite

To locate your backpack, all you need to do is check your map for the marker you left behind. As you travel through the various biomes, you’ll be filling out the map with the terrain you’ve explored.

A backpack map marker in LEGO Fortnite
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Once you’ve checked the marker on the map as above, all you’ll need to do is retrace your steps. If you set a spawn point by sleeping in the game, you’ll return there when you die. While it can’t always be helped, try and take that final hit somewhere relatively accessible. It’ll save you a long trek back.

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Jack Roberts
About the author
Jack Roberts
Jack is a Guides Writer at GGRecon. With a BA (Hons) & MA in English and Creative Writing, he was also the Gaming Editor for The Indiependent. When not pondering which game has the best cup of coffee (and drinking far too much of it himself), he can often be found playing Dead by Daylight, Street Fighter or making yet another build in Bloodborne.
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