Endnight Games has already pushed out a small Hotfix for the incredibly popular Sons of the Forest.

Sons of the Forest Hotfix 1 is Small but Fixes Two Key Issues

Endnight Games has already pushed out a small Hotfix for the incredibly popular Sons of the Forest.

Sons of the Forest Hotfix 1 is already out, and it fixes two issues bugging players of the survival horror sim at launch. It’s not uncommon for any game these days to have fixes pushed out just before or at release, and Endnight Games’ latest is no exception. Anyone logging in to play on Steam through Early Access with be met with small, 28.1MB patch before getting back into the woods. 

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The small patch notes detail the fixes to the game’s input mapping and a bug that caused the game to freeze for players. 

  • Fix for removing book from backpack locking up the game.
  • Fixed an issue with input mapping.

According to one Steam user, it appears the inputting mapping error happened when they tried to skip a cutscene, then, “the time went negative and ‘looped'”, locking up the game. It’s unclear how many others players were affected, but now it seems to be a thing of the past with Hotfix 1. 

It’s good to see Endnight Games squashing bugs quickly for Sons of the Forest, especially considering the game has gotten off to an incredible start, with its player count reaching 400,000+ players the afternoon of launch, a number that far surpasses any achieved by the game’s predecessor, The Forest. Currently, there are 32 pages of bug reports in the official Steam forum dedicated to tracking errors. 

Endnight Games asks anyone experiencing what appears to bugs or errors to post on this Steam forum. The team asks that anyone submitting reports related to performance include their system information, and if players can reproduce the bug, that gives them even more information. Save-specific issues should be sent to the official support email listed at the top of the thread. Though there may be other fixes in the interim, such as Hotfix 2, the next scheduled Sons of the Forest update is on March 9, 2023. 

Featured image via Endnight Games.


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