Sons of The Forest (The Forest 2) has been released and brings a completely new building system to the game that is very different from The Forest. So, how does building work and what tricks should you know?
What’s it about? Sons of The Forest radically changes the building system from its predecessor. Instead of transparent blueprints, you have to set everything up yourself, adjust connectors to the correct length, and apply cover. We will tell you exactly how this works and how you can build your first base!
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Building in Sons of The Forest – Tools & Building Materials Explained
All building materials in the game: In Sons of The Forest, you build your base, traps and furniture from the raw materials provided by the forest. In the following list we will limit ourselves to the building materials, crafting materials will be left out:
- Tree trunks
You can also expand your basic base. Among other things, you can provide a power supply and operate it with solar panels. Among other things, you can use the electricity to charge your chainsaw, which is powered by batteries in an environmentally friendly way. Solar panels also supply electricity:
- Other electricity-based weapons
What tools are there? Similar to the first The Forest, you have access to a large arsenal of weapons and tools. Tools are often great for self-defence against the different types of enemies in Sons of The Forest. So you can grow stones, tree trunks, branches and so on with the following tools:
- Improvised axe
- Fire axe
- Tactical axe
- Chainsaw (battery-powered)
- Field Knife
- Combat Knife
Find & Mine all Raw Materials in Sons of The Forest
Finding the basic raw materials like tree trunks or branches is easy: Go into the forest, hit the tree with an axe until it falls down. When the tree is cut down, it will already drop some branches. You can also find branches on the forest floor or get them by breaking bushes.
You can find stones on the beach, among other places, where you can easily pick them up. A distinction is made between large and small stones. Ropes can often be found in camps, caves or sometimes by chance where former campers have camped.
How to Build Your First Base in Sons of The Forest
Build a Base
To build your own base, you will need wood. It is best to have Kelvin collect tree trunks for you so that you have enough. To mark out your house, first, build the foundation. To do this, lay four tree trunks together on the ground to form a square. Repeat this until you have reached the desired size of the house. Now, you can place a floor by aiming a tree trunk at the foundation beams and pressing the left mouse button.
Once you have done this, you can place more logs on the edge at the corners to create a frame for the walls. You can now place logs horizontally between the posts to set the walls. Use your axe to make cut-outs in the finished walls to create windows or doors. Finally, place the roof in the same way as you did the floor.
You can build a door by aiming 2 tree trunks at the door and attaching them as a door.
Walls and Fences
You must build fences and walls to make your base in Sons of the Forest safe. Walls are, of course, the better choice. To build a wall, take a tree trunk and aim it at the ground. This way, you can ram the trunk into the ground. Then you can work the top with your axe to create a pointed Wall.
Similar to a wall, you build a fence. Take a stick in your hand and point it at the ground – you may have to change the mode with a right click so that you see a small circle on the ground. Now you ram the stick into the ground with a left click, and from there, you can build a fence with 3 more sticks.
If you want to make furniture such as beds or chairs, select them from your notepad by pressing B and place them via the appropriate blueprint. Then you have to gather the necessary resources, often sticks or tree trunks, and attach them to the piece of furniture with the E key until it is finished.
How to generate your own electricity with solar panels will be covered in this guide.
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