Chainsaw

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Chainsaw
ChainsawFarket.png
The Chainsaw
Description
Added in
v0.60
Item type
Tool
Melee Weapon
Location(s)
Cave 3
The Forest Map
IconTheForestMap.png
Obtained through
Collecting
Equipable
Yes
Upgradable
No
Throwable
No
Storage
Wall Weapon Rack
Ground Weapon Holder
Weapon Rack
Statistics
Speed 
10
Damage 
2
Block 
n/a
Range
Medium
Max. Stack
1
Ammunition
Uses
Fuel Can
Max. Capacity
1 Fuel Can (given in percentage)


The chainsaw is a unique tool, weapon and item that was added in update v0.60 of The Forest.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The chainsaw is a unique tool and weapon in that it does not require stamina to use and only requires holding down the attack button to operate. It is powered by Fuel, which can be found in various locations around the peninsula. In single player, Fuel does not respawn once collected. The chainsaw is currently the best tool for cutting down trees and removing Tree Stumps. Cutting down trees with the chainsaw will cause the tree count to rise. Though it isn't as effective as axes as swinging axe does raise the tree count.

The chainsaw can be used as a weapon though it's best suited for tree cutting. During combat, it will stun cannibals very frequently though it doesn't have high damage. On normal mode, it seems to be much more effective than the harder modes in the game. When attacking, it will slow the player's move speed to about half the speed of walking. This can make it difficult to chase cannibals or 'keep the pressure' on. Its range is quite good though it has almost no area of effect (AoE) damage. Probably the biggest issue for the chainsaw during combat is that if you get hit, it stops the chainsaw's attack, so the player has to reset the attack quickly.

In update v0.71, the chainsaw, flintlock pistol, crafted bow and modern bow were made able to attached flashlight upgrade. This can help using all these weapons at night or in caves.

Location[edit | edit source]

The Chainsaw can be found in cave 3 on a table surrounded by dismembered corpses, fuel for it can also be found nearby. The cave has multiple different entrances to access it and is very close to the climbing axe. It is recommended that the both are obtained in the same journey, however you will need an explosive to break through a cave wall to get both. Alternatively, you can use the mutant babies to clear the wall by standing in front of the wall, and dodging their attacks, causing them to smash the wall for you. If you are on the chainsaw side of the cave.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

1
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=
1
IconTorch.png
+
1
IconElectricalTape.png
+
IconDownArrow.png
Flashlight
Upgrade
Flashlight Electrical
Tape
One of these
weapons
1
IconChainsaw.png
1
IconModernBow.png
1
IconCraftedBow.png
1
IconFlintlockPistol.png
Chainsaw Modern
Bow
Crafted
Bow
Flintlock
Pistol

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The chainsaw was originally in Cave 9, though was moved to Cave 3 in update v0.68, which was released on the 6th of October 2017. There was no reason provided for the move by the developers.

Known Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Sometimes the chainsaw does not "apply" to a tree, therefore not causing any damage.
  • It can be difficult to cut trees on elevated surfaces. Jumping up and down while cutting can overcome this issue.
  • When placed on a weapon rack the chainsaw will emit smoke. (Best visible with torch)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update History[edit | edit source]

Version Changes
v1.0 Improved placement of weapons on racks and holders!

Fixed chainsaw still animating when out of fuel

v0.72 Fixed chainsaw pickup showing wrong UI element
v0.71 It is now possible to tape plastic torches onto the bows, the flintlock and the chainsaw
v0.70 Using the chainsaw with a gamepad now has a vibration effect ! (requires the XInput option to be on for most gamepads)

(Performance) Fixed chainsaw smoke drift causing significant allocations

v0.68b Fixed chainsaw not working after loading a save if it was equipped while saving
v0.68 Chainsaw has been moved to cave 3

(Audio) Changed use fuel sfx to twinkle instead of whoosh when refueling the chainsaw

v0.66 Lowered overall movement speed while attacking with chainsaw

Reduced chainsaw damage against creepy mutants and end game boss

v0.65 (Audio) Tuned volume levels of chainsaw (Volume lowered dramatically)
v0.63 Fixed issue where stumps to trees would be instantly cut if using a chainsaw in single player games
v0.62 Fixed chainsaw missing icon in the weapon rack UI widget

Fixed loading a save with chainsaw fuel fully depleted not updating the fuel UI properly

v0.61 Chainsaw fuel pickups no longer respawn (we actually missed one inside a tent that does respawn, the rest should not however)

Increased chainsaw damage against enemies

(Multiplayer) Fixed chainsaw engine SFX playing on remote players when out of fuel

v0.60 Chainsaw added to the game.

This patch we’ve added a major new weapon/tool! You’ll find it hidden in one of the caves.




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