Sons of the Forest, a horror game, features an extensive crafting process similar to its predecessor, The Forest. Players scavenge for resources and use them to obtain items and upgrade weapons, emphasizing survival despite the game’s genre.
The crafting system includes activities like hunting animals, building bases, gardening, and crafting tools.
The inventory system is a significant improvement, allowing players to store more items and try out a wider range of crafting recipes.
Crafting includes creating almost everything except ammo, collectibles, and essential items, encompassing utility items and DIY weapons. This guide offers a comprehensive breakdown of all the things and guns that can be crafted in Sons of the Forest.
Players engage in crafting activities within the game’s inventory, which can be opened by pressing the “I” key. Surprisingly, the inventory can store a vast quantity of items and materials arranged around the crafting square in the center.
Players in a game can acquire new items and learn new crafting recipes as they progress. When a new recipe is acquired, a notification will appear on the left side of the screen.
To start the crafting process, players need to select an item or ingredient and then left-click it. This will add it to the central crafting area and light up the gear icon in the corner. By hovering over the gear icon, players can view a list of possible ingredient combinations that can be used to create an item with the selected ingredient.
Once the necessary components are added, players can click on the gear icon to begin crafting, which the player character will then perform. After crafting, players can equip, consume or store the item for later use.
In the game, gathering crafting ingredients is an essential aspect of gameplay and requires players to explore the forest to collect materials quickly. Several recipes require the same ingredients, including sticks, rope, rocks of varying sizes, and tape.
Therefore, it is advisable to collect as many items as possible to ensure an adequate supply of crafting materials. Certain ingredients, such as the utility knife, flashlight, chainsaw, and can opener, are crucial items that can only be found once but can be used multiple times throughout the game.
Sons of the Forest offers players two primary methods to construct structures, with the first method being based on stacking or connecting various materials such as sticks, logs, and skulls. This method allows players to exercise their creativity and freedom, as no recipe is necessary to construct multiple structures.
For instance, players can create a small fence by placing sticks on the ground or build a ramp using logs of different sizes. Players can consult their book by holding it in their right hand during gameplay to get ideas on what structures to build.
The first step in utilizing the stacking or connecting construction method in Sons of the Forest involves positioning a single stick or log in the desired location.
Next, while holding another item, players can interact with the first to check if a white arrow or dashed line appears, indicating the direction in which the second item can be placed relative to the first one. Once the correct placement is determined, players can use their creativity to construct various structures by stacking or connecting items differently.
The second approach for constructing in Sons of the Forest involves using the instructions provided in the player’s book, which can be accessed by holding it in the left hand. The book includes numerous recipes for various structures that could be advantageous. If players want to build any of these structures, they need to select the recipe and pick the location where they want to make it. It will generate a transparent version of the structure that serves as a blueprint, indicating the materials required to complete the construction.
This method is less flexible and requires players to follow established steps to complete the project. When playing alone, players can enlist the assistance of Kevin, an AI companion who will gather the necessary materials and transport them to the correct location.