There’s a vast wilderness that you have to explore in Sons of the Forest. Not only will you need to worry about bloodthirsty cannibals hunting in packs, but Mother Nature herself is also out to get you. From the freezing cold to a lack of food, you’ll need to do everything you can to stay alive. Here’s our Sons of the Forest guides and features hub to help you with various survival mechanics such as crafting, building, and combat.
Note: We’ll add more articles to our Sons of the Forest guides hub soon, so stay tuned. Likewise, please be reminded that several mechanics and tips are based on the game’s early access stage.
Sons of the Forest guides and features hub
Features and FAQs
- Early Access impressions – Is it worth it? – Sons of the Forest has amassed a lot of players, and there are many intriguing concepts for you to try out. Still, is it worth your while?
- Will the game be on GeForce Now?
- Is cross-play enabled?
- Is there character creation?
- How many players can join co-op?
- How to enable Big Head Mode
- How to prevent motion sickness
- Is there Creative Mode?
- Can you build a boat?
- GPS navigation and map icon meanings – Find out more about the map icons so you can navigate the island.
- How to swap items quickly – Inspecting your inventory can be a bit clunky, but there’s a method that makes it slightly more manageable.
- How to trade items – Can you hand over your stuff in Sons of the Forest?
- Crafting and item combination basics – Learn about the basic mechanics when it comes to combining various materials.
- Guide Book building modes – Learn about the basics when it comes to building structures and decorations.
- Basic Fires – You’re going to need a light source and something to keep you warm in Sons of the Forest.
- Standing Fires and Skull Lamps – How ’bout something that’s a little more thematic?
- Cooking and eating food – You’re not you when you’re hungry.
- Animal Traps – You don’t want to be chasing rabbits all day long.
- How to make planks – Planks might be made of wood, but they’re the building blocks of many structures.
- How to kill sharks – These predators will instantly kill you in Sons of the Forest. You rarely encounter them, and you can avoid them, too.
- What are turtle shells used for? – Those poor Leonardos and Michaelangelos!
- How to do the item dupe glitch – You might want some extra stuff in Sons of the Forest.
- What does the Strength icon refer to? – Time to be very stronk!
Weapons, armors/outfits, and craftable stuff
- Torch – The trusty ol’ torch is necessary if you want to roam around at night.
- Crafted Spear – You start out with an axe and a dagger, so why not get a weapon that’s suitable for thrusting and stabbing?
- Crafted Bow – This will likely be your first ranged weapon in Sons of the Forest.
- Molotov Cocktail – Don’t let all that alcohol go to waste. Turn them into flammable projectiles that can incinerate your foes.
- Slingshot – Why not pelt small critters and birds with pebbles?
- Leaf Jacket – Hey, you don’t wanna let those leaves go to waste.
- Track Suit – Go to the gym.
- Winter Jacket – Stay warm even during snowstorms.
- Stun Baton – Incapacitate foes that get too close for comfort.
- Stun Gun – Incapacitate hostiles from a short distance.
- Aloe Vera – This plant with medicinal properties can be hard to find.
- Printer Resin – Find some resin so you can craft stuff using the 3D Printer.
- Red Mask – Planning to trick some baddies?
- Water Flask – Collect water so you no longer end up thirsty.
- Sled – Happily go downhill or downriver.
- Pistol – Pew-pew with parabellum.
- Shotgun – Go bang bang with the boomstick.
- Pistol and Shotgun attachments – These mods can be used on both the Pistol and Shotgun:
- Revolver – Feelin’ lucky, punk?
- Compound Bow – Pierce the hearts of your opponents.
- Guitar – Choke on that, Slappy!
- Chainsaw – Rev it up and chop your foes into mincemeat.
- Katana/Gold Mask/Golden Armor – This facility in the opposite side of the island has several cool rewards, including a powerful blade.
- Best weapons – Take a look at some ideal picks when it comes to weapons.
Progression: Important tools and items
- Flashlight – It lets you see better in the dark compared to the UV Lighter.
- Rope Gun/Ziplines – Cross gaps to reach new areas.
- Cross – It might not seem much early on, but this item will become integral later in Sons of the Forest.
- Rebreather – Dive and breath underwater, while also seeing your surroundings.
- Shovel – Unearth something mysterious on this island.
- Keycards – These are required to access certain facilities:
- Are there multiple endings? – What can you expect when you conclude the campaign in Sons of the Forest?
- How to control Kelvin – Jot down those instructions.
- What happens if you kill Virginia the Mutant Girl? – Well, no, don’t do that.
- Where to get Virginia the Mutant Girl’s Dress – Your companion can change her outfit.
Sons of the Forest is available via Steam.