Channeling the gift of Prometheus, players can find out how to make a fire in Sons of the Forest as an essential piece of survival and crafting.
Sons of the Forest heavily emphasizes the “survival” portion of survival horror, as players need to craft tools from scratch and make one of mankind’s most significant achievements, a fire. Essential to cooking food, fires give players a much better opportunity to overcome hunger, perhaps the most consistent obstacle in the game. Thankfully, the tools needed to build a fire for a campsite or just in the wilderness during the exploration can be found fairly quickly as long as players have space in their inventory.
The only two items players need to make a fire are 2 Sticks and a Lighter, the latter of which may be found simply by gathering tools from around the helicopter crash site. Players can get a Lighter almost immediately after they get used to the basic controls within Sons of the Forest. Sticks, on the other hand, are found everywhere in the forested areas of the island players find themselves trapped on. While these bare twigs and branches are also used to build structures and other helpful items, players can always set a couple aside to make their fire.
How To Start a Fire in Sons of the Forest
Equipping a Stick gives players two new prompts when looking at the ground, either indicated by two small white lines or a circular mark on the surface below. Picking the first of these options breaks the stick into pieces; a step players need to select to make a fire. Players will need to break multiple sticks in the same spot to have a longer-lasting longer and, therefore, should consider sticks an essential item to get in Sons of the Forest for this task. Although a fire can be started using one stick, it won’t be around long enough to cook food or illuminate a busy night.
Players can break two sticks for a decent lasting fire
Once players have broken at least two sticks for a fire, another prompt appears through their interaction button (defaulted as “E” on PC). This option automatically lights the sticks on fire using a leaf, beginning a simple flame for players to use. The amount of sticks used in this process determines how long the fire lasts, as players cannot add more broken sticks to the fire after it has already started. Incredible for lighting up areas and cooking multiple pieces of food to eat in Sons of the Forest, a fire must be a top priority for players when starting their journey in this game.
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Sons of the Forest
- Endnight Games
- Survival Horror
- Online Co-Op
- A sequel to 2018’s The Forest, Sons of the Forest is a survival horror game that puts players in control of a character sent to find a missing billionaire lost on a remote island. What starts as a search and rescue quickly devolve into a fight for survival, as the protagonist quickly learns that the island isn’t deserted – and its inhabitants only crave one thing.
- The Forest
- Single-Player, Multiplayer