Equipment is vital in surviv.io. Currently, there are two types of armor in the game: vests and helmets (with three different levels each). There are also backpacks (which have three different levels, similar to vests and helmets) and scopes, which have five different levels (1x (default), 2x, 4x, 8x,15x).
Backpacks increase the capacity of Ammo, Consumables, Frag and Smoke Grenades you can carry. The type of backpack an opponent has can be determined by its size. Backpacks are only dropped upon death, and cannot be dropped manually. Backpacks don't give you more guns slots.
|Ammo Carrying Capacity|
|Type||Item||Pouch||Small Pack||Regular Pack||Military Pack|
Helmets reduce headshot damage by their stated damage reduction value. They also reduce body shot damage, but with only 30% of their usual effectiveness. They appear as a smaller colored circle on top of the player. The helmet designs are similar to the ones in PUBG (Player Unknown Battle Grounds)
|Image||Name||Color||Headshot Damage Reduction (Main)||Body Damage Reduction (30%)|
|Lvl 1 - Motorcycle Helmet||Blue||25%||7.5%|
|Lvl 2 - Military Helmet||Gray||40%||12%|
|Lvl 3 - Spetsnaz Helmet||Black||55%||16.5%|
Vests reduce the amount of body shot damage dealt to a person. They do not affect headshot damage. They appear as a colored outline around the player.
|Image||Name||Color||Body Damage Reduction (Main)||Headshot Damage Reduction (0%)|
|Lvl 1 - Basic Vest||Gray||25%||0%|
|Lvl 2 - Police Vest||Dark Gray||38%||0%|
|Lvl 3 - Kevlar Vest||Black||45%||0%|
Scopes increase the amount of map the player can view. Scopes stack, meaning you can have every type at once without a backpack. You can also toggle scopes in a close range situation where you would want a 4x scope instead of an 8x one, which makes it makes it easier to target enemies. A 15x scope is the rarest scope in the game, however obtaining the scope will be extremely advantageous in overpowering and overseeing your opponents.
|Image||Name||Zoom Radius (Online)||Zoom Radius (Mobile)|