All Sons of the Forest cheats and console commands

Sons of the Forest cheats and console commands
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The Sons of the Forest cheats and console commands allow players to mod the game, becomes immortal, spawn items and more besides (though spawning items will require various Sons of the Forest item IDs, laid out at the attached guides). However, while the current ability to cheat isn't especially extensive without outside help, we can still cover everything you need to know about cheats and console commands in Sons of the Forest, including what they do and how you can set them up.

Sons of the Forest cheats

Sons of the Forest screenshot

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At the time of writing there are no Sons of the Forest cheats officially available, so if you want to change things in single player mode then you'll need to download a cheats mod, which we'll explain below. This may change in the future as the game is still in early access, however there are a couple of cheat-like options you can set in the Gameplay menu right now.

The first option is to turn off Structure Damage, which means you can shut yourself away from the cannibals and they won't be able to get to you. This can be useful if you're not enjoying the combat, or don't feel appropriately equipped to fight back just yet. The second option in the Gameplay menu is more of a fun cheat, as you can turn on Sons of the Forest big head mode. This will give everyone big heads, including Kelvin, Virginia, and of course the cannibals – as well as looking amusing, it will also help you to spot them from a distance.

Console commands

Sons of the Forest screenshot

(Image credit: Endnight Games)

While there may be no official cheats, there are a set of Sons of the Forest console commands that can be entered while on multiplayer servers. Hit Enter to bring up the chat window, then type in the commands below – though you'll need to have admin rights to the server for them to work:

  • allowCheats [on/off] – Lets you use console commands and cheats.
  • /help – Display a list of console commands.
  • /allowbuildingdestruction – Lets you to destroy structures.
  • resetHolesMode [on/off] – Remove all holes in structures when enabled.
  • /treeregrowmode – 10% of cut-down trees regrow when players sleep.
  • /allowenemiescreative – Lets enemies spawn in creative mode.
  • veganMode [on/off] – Remove all enemies when enabled.
  • difficulty [Peaceful/Normal/Hard/HardSurvival] – Set the difficulty level.
  • realisticPlayerDamage [on/off] – Players will take more damage when enabled, particularly in PvP.
  • /save [1/2/3/4/5] – Save the game in the designated slot.
  • saveFolderPath – Select the path for server saves.
  • /restart – Restart the server, deleting all saves and user information.
  • /shutdown – Shut down the server.
  • /kick [Steam ID] – Kick specified user from the server.
  • /ban [Steam ID] – Ban specified user from the server.
  • configfilepath – Select the path for server information to be saved.
  • /openlogs – Show the server logs.
  • /closelogs – Close the server logs.
  • targetFpsActive [FPS] – Set a specific FPS limit for the server.
  • targetFpsIdle [FPS] – Set a specific FPS limit for idle players.

Sons of the Forest cheats mod

Sons of the Forest cheats mod page from WeMod

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Although they aren't officially built into the game, it is possible to use a Sons of the Forest cheats mod to add this functionality. This is already available from WeMod as a free download, and while they also offer Pro subscriptions to unlock additional functionality, you don't need to pay anything to access the complete set of cheats listed below. Note that because the game is in early access and this mod has been developed externally, you may encounter crashes or unexpected consequences from using these Sons of the Forest cheats, and you should avoid using them in multiplayer as you risk being banned from the servers if detected.

  • Player:
    • Infinite Health
    • Infinite Stamina
    • Infinite Hydration
    • Infinite Fullness
    • Infinite Temperature
    • Infinite Strength
    • Infinite Lung Capacity
    • Fully Rested
    • No Fall Damage
    • Invisibility
    • Unbreakable Armor
    • Immune to Fire
    • Set Damage Multiplier
  • Physics:
    • Infinite Jumps
    • Set Walking Speed Multiplier
    • Set Running Speed Multiplier
    • Set Swimming Speed Multiplier
    • Set Jump Height Multiplier
  • Inventory:
    • No Item Limit
    • Set Last Hovered Item Amount
    • Weapons
    • Unlimited Ammo
  • Game:
    • Enable Debug Console
    • Infinite Fuel
    • Infinite Flashlight Battery
    • Infinite Printer Resin
    • No Building Requirements
    • Build Anywhere
    • One Hit Cut Trees
    • Stop Time
    • Fast 3D Printers
    • Set Time Speed Multiplier
    • Game Speed

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