Sons of the Forest Patch 1: Binoculars, Hang Gliders, Balancing Changes, and Much More

The release date for Sons of the Forest has been delayed once again, this time releasing on PC via Steam on February 23, 2023.
The release date for Sons of the Forest has been delayed once again, this time releasing on PC via Steam on February 23, 2023. Endnight Games

Sons of the Forest is the latest indie game to become a surprise hit. The title has been really good for its developer, both financially and critically. However, it is important to note that the game is in early access, so it requires constant attention.

The developer released the first patch for the game, and it comes with a ton of cool new stuff. Binoculars and Hang Glider have been added along with a Defensive Wall gate. Players can now reset settings in the options menu and have the choice to hide certain elements, such as player name tags, projectile reticle, and trajectory. You can read the highlights of the update below.

  • Added mid game boss fight into food bunker
  • Added missing Virginia leather suit pickup to world
  • You can now lock doors with a stick placed on the interior of the door
  • Built small structures (furniture) can now be grabbed, while grabbed it can either be placed again somewhere or thrown to collapse it and get back its resources
  • Some additional story elements added
  • New headshot death animation variations added for cannibals
  • Angry regular cannibals can attack now by jumping out of trees
  • Small birds will now land and eat/gain fullness
  • Fish trap should now work and catch fish (every 5-10 minutes) as long as it's placed in water and the current season is not winter
  • Added lookout towers to some cannibal villages
  • Story Paper pickups will now show UI to "Zoom" in
  • Added new structure type: One Sided Apex. Fills the space between a leaning beam and its supporting beam. Aligns automatically based on the leaning beam orientation. Fits quarter log variations to the right length automatically.
  • Added sleep cooldown
  • Set rest drain from hunger and dehydration to 0
  • Muddy Cannibals will now get less angry (from player proximity and in late game)
  • Added possibility of Player Sleep Interruption events from nearby enemies that can reach player
  • Tweaked fire drain rate to make using firewood more important
  • Tweaked berries to give slightly more fullness
  • Tweaked energy drink to give half as much hydration and less energy buff
  • Tweaked amount of fullness and hydration all herbs and mushrooms give
  • Hard enemy health setting reduced to 1.25x health
  • Increased cannibal armor health by 1.5x on hard

You can read more about Sons of the Forest Patch 1 on Steam.

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