What to Bring to an Airsoft War

Here’s a short and simple list of what you’ll need to pack for an Airsoft battle. Everyone has their preferred play style, so your list may evolve as you adjust and improve.

Keep a written list that you update as you unpack. This way, you can have a reliable reference to remember everything when packing for future occasions.

Weapons and ammo

  • CO2 cartridges
  •  Gas or propane (for gas-fired guns)
  •  Extra loaded magazines
  •  Scope
  •  Long-range (at least 350 fps) and short-range (no more than 350fps) gun 
  •  Handgun holster
  •  Grenades 
  •  Mines 


  • Footwear that is good for outdoors and covers your ankles. It’s essential to have a comfortable and sturdy pair of boots or sneakers for an airsoft war. You’ll be on your feet for long periods, so having footwear that provides good support and traction is essential.
  •  Extra socks for all-day battles
  •  The outer layer of camo
  •  Tactical vest
  •  Gloves
  •  Neck coverage, like a lightweight scarf
  •  Tactical belt


When it comes to safety, it’s important to find what works best for you. It’s recommended to wear sealed goggles that provide full eye coverage. Additionally, here are some others to consider:

  • Full hard face mask
  •  Helmet or heavy hat
  •  Extra tactical goggles or ballistic sunglasses
  •  Basic first aid kit

Containers for BBs

When preparing for an airsoft war, it’s crucial to have efficient and speedy loading capabilities. To achieve this, consider the type of container you’ll use for your ammunition. Experiment with different options until you find the perfect volume and loading capacity balance. Here are some container ideas to consider for your guns:

  • Tic-Tac boxes
  •  Soda bottles
  •  Speedloader
  •  Funnel


A multitool can be handy, but you must also check your gear for any specific tools you may need for quick repairs on the battlefield. Here are some things to consider when selecting tools:

  • Hex key set and screwdriver set that covers all your gear
  •  Duct tape
  •  Paper towels
  •  Electrical tape
  •  Silicone oil
  •  Zip ties
  •  Knife 

Miscellaneous must-haves

When it comes to Airsoft battles, being fully prepared is vital to success. While the list of essentials provided is a great starting point, there are a few additional items that could come in handy. 

One thing to consider is a portable charger for your electronic devices and a backup power bank. This will ensure that you can always communicate with your team and have access to maps and other important information. 

  • Charger and extra charged batteries
  •  Flashlight and extra batteries for night battles
  •  Rail-mounted flashlight for your primary weapon
  •  Duffel bag or backpack for your gear
  •  Small binoculars or scope
  •  Water bottle and a holster or hydration bladder

Finally, consider bringing a few snacks and drinks to keep your energy levels up throughout the day. A small bag of trail mix, protein bars, and a refillable water bottle are good options. 

Remember, the key to success in Airsoft is preparation and flexibility. By packing the right gear and being open to adjusting your strategy as needed, you’ll be well on your way to victory.

If you have other things on your must-have airsoft gear list for what to bring to an airsoft war, please share in the comments! 

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Logan Scott

I love the outdoors, hunting and spending my time exploring the pacific north west.

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