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The Forest gets a co-op multiplayer update because the cannibals were getting hungry

The Forest

The Forest is simply horrible. I’m forever grateful that it came out before I started Playing With Myself (it’s the joke that keeps on giving), or I would have felt obligated to record what can only be described as some of my lowest moments. Standing in a cave, shouting at a zippo lighter, wishing I was playing a game where the chances of getting attacked by cannibals and then dragged into their underground lair to await dinnertime were very low, it was a bad time. But I did have, I’ll admit, a very good time having this bad time. 

If you are a fellow Stockholm Syndrome sufferer, then you might be pleased to know you can now recruit friends to join you on this nightmarish island, as The Forest now supports co-op multiplayer. 

Today’s update to the Early Access survival game is developer Endnight Games’ “first pass” at co-op multiplayer, so bugs are to be expected. And be warned: saving in your co-op game will overwrite your single-player save, though a fix is in the works. 

Here’s everything the update adds and changes:

  • Slowed down tennis ball throw massively so players can play catch together on beach 
  • (multiplayer)Server configuration screen - This will automatically tell you your public ip address - This is temp, server browser or better Steam integration coming soon! 
  • (multiplayer)Chat box - Press enter to type messages to each other - This is temp and may be buggy!! Voice chat is coming soon! (we’re modeling walkie-talkies) 
  • (multiplayer)Player texture variation, run around with your survivalist buddy! 
  • (multiplayer)First pass at player respawn system, on dead try and find way back to body to collect your belongings 
  • Fixed bug where building a bench could cause save games to break 
  • Fixed female skin being too dark 
  • Rest of skinny animation variations added 

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3 Years ago

I assume the 80% of the game is already done if they are already including the MP content.

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nu1mlock(4 hours played)
3 Years ago

I very much doubt that. The community has been asking for multiplayer for the longest time, which is probably why they've implemented it before completing the rest of the game.


And I'm glad they did. I played Minecraft with friends long before it was even considered complete. Heck, you couldn't even take damage back then. But it was crazy fun with friends. I'd guess the same goes for this.