This article has been verified for the current version (1.0) of the game.
You’re going to find many bits and pieces during your time in Chicago. Whether it's from a building you ransack, or the pockets of someone you’ve just killed, there’s more to be found than just money and guns. You can find all sorts of strange and wonderful items as you progress, and all of them are useful. They could help restore health, protect you, bring you good fortune or may just be a damn useful piece of equipment. Here are some of the items floating around the streets of Chicago.
Weapons and items can be viewed and equipped from the inventory tab of the character sheet. Mousing over (or highlighting on the controller) the inventory slots will show you the equipped items stats.
Clicking into the item will show you a list of items you have obtained that can be equipped in that slot. To equip the weapon, click it and select ‘Take from Storage’. If a weapon is already in use by another gangster in your crew, their face will appear beside it, like Gibby’s handsome mug in the picture below.
Thick enough layers of cotton padding can stop a wide variety of pistol caliber bullets, which gives gangsters an inexpensive, effective way to protect themselves during a shootout with law enforcement.
Silk Padded Vest
The bullet-stopping power of silk was originally utilized by European nobility in the 19th century. Now it's being used by Chicago gangsters as a lighter bulletproof vest that doesn't impair mobility or sacrifice effectiveness.
Metal Lined Waistcoat
This waistcoat has had metal plates sewn into the lining to cater to the gangster who needs to look good at the bar and make a quick stop at the races on their way home.
Metal Lined Jacket
The Metal Plated Jacket follows the same logic as the lined waistcoat, but steps up the protection. It looks good and it can take a harder punch.
Police Issue Body Armor
A suit of police issue body armor is able to stop most of the light and medium powered attacks encountered on the street. It's not made of the same stuff that government agents and soldiers might get, but it'll serve well.
Government Issue Body Armor
As criminals ratcheted up their firepower, law enforcement had to find a way to protect themselves. Now, elite government units have body armor that's strong enough to keep them fighting organized crime.
Military Issue Armor
Every large power in the Great War, and even some of the smaller ones, experimented with some kind of body armor. When the war ended, some of those suits made their way to the stateside black market.