How to Make Your "Team Fortress 2" Backpack Private

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After you've stored your "Team Fortress 2" items into your backpack, it becomes visible for anyone to see -- which means you're subject to solicitors incessantly rummaging through your bags in hopes you're willing to make a trade for them. Although there isn't a way to hide the backpack specifically, you can make your Steam profile private to conceal your items.

  • Navigate to the Steam Community website and log in to your account (see Resources). If prompted, you'll need to get a code sent to your email address to verify the Web browser.

  • Hover over your username in the top menu bar, next to "Community" and "About." In the drop-down menu that appears, select "Profile." You'll be taken to your own profile page.

  • Click "Edit Profile" to access its configuration settings, changing to the "My Privacy Settings" tab on the next screen.

  • Change "Profile Status" to either "Private" or "Friends Only," depending on how private you want your backpack to be.

  • Click "Save Changes" when you're done modifying the settings.

Tips & Warnings

  • To further cement your privacy, you can change "Inventory" to "Private" or "Friends Only." This affects your entire Steam inventory and may affect whether someone can send you a trade offer for items outside of "Team Fortress 2."
  • Though they won't be able to see your entire inventory, users may be able to see the most recent item you received on third-party websites.
  • If you change your settings to "Friends Only," be sure not to accept random friend requests.

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