Sons of the Forest Ultimate FAQ

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Sons of the Forest is finally launched, and with that, many people have tried their hands in surviving the island inhabited by mutant cannibals. This game is currently in Early Access and there are a bunch of questions that people are asking on the Internet about the game. So, we’ve compiled it into a FAQ article for your convenience. If you’re looking for an answer to a specific question, leave it in the comments below.

Are Sons of the Forest and the Forest Related?

Yes, Sons of the Forest is the sequel to the 2018 game, The Forest. The game takes place on the same island, but with improved gameplay and intense action.

Sons of the Forest: Can I Run It?

To run Sons of the Forest on PC, you’ll need to meet the requirements below:

Sons Of The Forest minimum system requirements

  • Operating system: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core I5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB
  • RAM: 12GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20GB, preferably on an SSD

Sons Of The Forest recommended system requirements 

  • Operating system: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce 1080Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
  • RAM: 16GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 20GB, preferably on an SSD

Can Sons of the Forest be played on Mac?

Unfortunately, there is no official release for mac. However, you may use workarounds like using Boosteroid Cloud Gaming, CrossOver, or Parallels.

Is Sons of the Forest Available on Console?

Sons of the Forest is not available for consoles as of now.

Will the Game Be Available on Console?

Sons of the Forest PS4, PS5 or Xbox release could happen “in the future” Sons of the Forest is not currently available on PS5, PS4 or Xbox as of now.

How Much is it on Steam?

The game will set you back $29.99. Go to the game’s official Steam game page to find out the current price and purchase the game.

Can Sons of the Forest be Beaten?

Yes, there is an underlying main story that you can follow in order to defeat the final boss. Discover secret locations and collect the special items needed to access them.

Sons of the Forest Character Customization

There is no character customization option available as of now. You’ll be randomly given a character avatar.

How to Save?

In order to save your progress in the game, you must have access to a shelter. The easiest way to save your game is to build a makeshift shelter. All you need is a tarp and a stick. The tarp will be available to you at the crash site. Hold “E” to save your game progress.

Can the Cannibals Swim?

The cannibals are unable to swim. They would however sometimes end up in the water but will not die. At most, the cannibals will thread water till it reaches to its waist.

How to Cook Meat?

You’ll need two things to start cooking meat. Build a fire. You’ll need sticks and leaves to do this. Once you have your fire, select your preferred meat in your inventory, and get close to the fire until the trigger to press a button comes up. Keep an eye on the meat in the fire, it will burn if it’s left in there for too long.

Who is Virginia?

Virginia is a non-playable character in the game. Together with Kelvin, she is one of two known player companions. You have the opportunity to befriend and turn her into an ally.

Who is Kelvin?

Kelvin is another non-playable character in the game. He is an AI companion that is introduced during the prologue of the game. Kelvin is deaf since the crash and is able to help you out with menial tasks such as collecting resources. He is unable to participate in combat.

Can Kelvin and Virginia die?

Yes, they both can permanently die and will not respawn again in your game. If they’re downed from an enemy attack, the next attack will kill them. Revive them before they receive the killing blow.

Sons of the Forest for Beginners

If you’re a complete beginner, this game might be difficult to master. For more beginner tips, check out these articles:

How Does the Multiplayer Works?

Multiplayer in this game can be done easily. Once the game is running, select the Multiplayer option to start a new game. Select Host to start a new server. If you’re joining a server, do the same but select Join. Use the filter function to find your friend’s server with ease.

How to Heal Sons of the Forest?

Healing can be done in three ways. The easiest way is to go to sleep. Sleeping in your shelter will heal you quickly. However, if you’re in combat, the best option is to find a safe spot and take your meds. Your health will regenerate with time. And finally, eating will slowly regenerate your health. Eat cooked food to get more health generation as compared to raw food.



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