Controls

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The controls section of the option menu allows you to change button bindings, set up gamepads/controllers, and other control parts of the game.

PC[edit | edit source]

Input
Input refers to the options that can affect controls within the game:

  • Crouch Mode - Options are Hold & Toggle. Hold means the player has to hold down the button to crouch. Toggle means the player can press it, and they will crouch until they toggle is off.
  • Sprint Mode - Options are Hold & Toggle. Hold means the player has to hold down the button to sprint. Toggle means the player can press it, and they will sprint until they stop or running out of stamina.
  • Gamepad Cursor Mode - Options are Free and Snap
  • Invert Mouse - Inverts the mouse movement. For example, left will go right and up with go down.
  • Mouse X Sensitivity - Sensitivity of the mouse when moving up & down. It is changed in a percentage format.
  • Mouse Y Sensitivity - Sensitivity of the mouse when moving left & right. It is changed in a percentage format.
  • Mouse Smoothing - Controls the smoothing of the mouse. It adds somewhat of an 'input lag' to make the game feel more smooth when looking around. A more natural feel. It is changed in a percentage format.
  • Advanced Controller Support (XINPUT) - Used for using controllers, possibly require for most gamepads such as Steam Controllers, Xbox Controllers, and PS4 DualShock controllers

Button Bindings
Here's a list of all currently known keybindings for The Forest. They are listed as per the games menu. Some key bindings are not listed and are actually hidden from the player. They are listed in the category 'unlisted'.

Most keybinding, mouse and gamepad controls can be changed. If your mouse has extra buttons, they can be assigned to most functions like the lighter, inventory, survival guide etc. The blank sections in the table indicate that they are not are 'NOT SET', as in they do not have a binding

Action Category Button
Assignment
Description
Options Menu ESC Opens game options
Inventory Menu I Opens the inventory
Survival Book Menu B Opens the Survival Guide
Previous Chapter Menu Previous Chapter in the Survival Guide
Next Chapter Menu Next Chapter in the Survival Guide
Previous Page Menu Previous Page in the Survival Guide
Next Page Menu Next Page in the Survival Guide
Horizontal Movement
Right Movement D Strafe Right
Left Movement A Strafe Left
Vertical Movement
Up Movement W Move Forward
Down Movement S Move Backwards
Jump Movement Space Jump
Mouse X Movement Mouse Horizontal Moves view left & right with mouse
Look Right Movement Can be set with a key, could be used for recording footage
Look Left Movement Can be set with a key, could be used for recording footage
Mouse Y Movement Mouse Vertical Moves view up & down with mouse
Look Up Movement Can be set with a key, could be used for recording footage
Look Down Movement Can be set with a key, could be used for recording footage
Run Movement L Shift Run/Sprint/Swim Fast, has a toggle option
Crouch Movement L CTRL Crouch, has a toggle option
Fire1 World LMB Attack
Alt Fire World RMB Special Attack/Block/Zoom
Take World E Take item/Interact
Drop World C Store item
Rest Key World Z Sleep
Save Key World C Saves game when used on relevant buildings/objects
Lighter/Torch World L Equip lighter or torch, whatever is equip
Light Object World HoldL Lights the object, weapon, arrow, fire etc.
Craft World C Switches between custom & auto mode with custom buildings
Utility World P Selects last left handed item
Map World M Equips Map if obtained
Item Slot 1 World 1 Equips quick slot item 1
Item Slot 2 World 2 Equips quick slot item 2
Item Slot 3 World 3 Equips quick slot item 3
Item Slot 4 World 4 Equips quick slot item 4
Walky Talky World Q Equips Walky Talky
Pick Up Rabbit Rabbits E To pick a rabbit up from a trap
Drop Rabbit Rabbits G Drops the rabbit, sets it free
Place Rabbit in Cage Rabbits C Places the rabbit in a Rabbit Cage when aimed at
Kill Rabbit Rabbits LMB Kills the rabbit in the players hand
Check Arm World \ Checks arm for cold/blood/mud
Drop/Stow Held Item World G Drops or stores held right hand item
Rotate Build R Rotates building around if relevant
Change Type Build R Changes certain building types, like small and large stick holders
Build Build E Places blueprint/places materials
Cancel Blueprint Build C Cancels the blueprint
Place Multiple Buildings Build HoldL CTRL Allows you to place multiple blueprints of the same building repeatedly.
Auto/Custom Mode Build C Switches between custom & auto mode with custom buildings
Place Custom Point Build LMB Places a custom point of a custom building blueprint, such as a custom wall or stick fence.
Remove Custom Point Build RMB Removes last custom point of a custom building blueprint.
Join Custom Point Build R Completes the custom blueprint after the 3rd point or above. (Complicated to explain)
Batch Inventory L CTRL Super fast placement of items
Equip Inventory LMB Equips item from inventory
Combine Inventory RMB Combines item on crafting mat
Clear Crafting Mat Inventory G Clears crafting mat in inventory
Remove item from crafting mat Inventory RMB Click on the item itself
Slow Batch Inventory HoldRMB Batch items for faster crafting in inventory
Place Upgrades Inventory LMB Places each permanent upgrade on the select part of the weapon
Remove Upgrades Inventory C Place cursor over upgrade weapon first. Will remove all permanent upgrades.
Player List Multiplayer TAB Checks player list in multiplayer, with options
Message Players Multiplayer ENTER Allows messages to be sent to other players
Cycle Selection Unlisted R Cycles through items on storage or fires
Skip Plane Crash Unlisted SPACE Skip opening plane crash
Open Console Unlisted ~ Opens console if enabled
Use Boat Boats E Allows control of the boat
Paddle Forward Boats LMB Paddles the boat forward
Paddle Backwards Boats RMB Paddles the boat backwards
Turn Left Boats A Turns the raft to the left
Turn Right Boats D Turns the raft to the right
Grab/Release Climbing Rope Climbing Ropes E Grabs the climbing rope, press E again to let go. You might fall and die.
Climb Up Rope Climbing Ropes W Moves the player up the climbing rope.
Climb Up Rope Fast Climbing Ropes Hold Shift + W Moves the player up the climbing rope fast, it requires stamina.
Climb Down Rope Climbing Ropes S Moves the player down the climbing rope.
Slide Down Fast on Rope Climbing Ropes Hold Shift + S Moves the player down the climbing rope fast, it uses stamina though doesn't require it.


Playstation 4[edit | edit source]

Action Category Button
Assignment
Description
Options Menu PS4 Options.png Opens game options
Inventory Menu PS4 Touch Pad.png Opens the inventory
Survival Guide Menu PS4 Up.png Opens the Survival Guide
Previous Page Menu PS4 L1.png Previous Page in the Survival Guide
Next Page Menu PS4 R1.png Next Page in the Survival Guide
Walk World PS4 Left Stick.png To walk around. Walks the player forwards, backwards, strafe left and right.
Run World Hold PS4 Left Stick.png To run around. Run forwards, backwards, strafe left and right.

When pressed down you will sprint. Can be switched from Toggle or Hold under Gameplay options

Camera World PS4 Right Stick.png To look around.
Crouch World Hold PS4 Right Stick.png When pressed down you will Crouch and enter Stealth. Can be set to Toggle or Hold under Gameplay settings.
Action World PS4 R2.png Swings the equipped weapon

Press and hold to ready weapons like the Crafted Bow and Slingshot. When released you’ll fire the weapon

Alt Fire World PS4 L2.png Block/Zoom

If pressed when using Spears you’ll ready the Spear. Pressing R2 will throw the spear

Take World PS4 Cross.png Take item/Interact
Drop World PS4 Circle.png Drops Items that are being carried Ie Logs, Bodies, Animal Heads, etc

If you have a weapon equipped pressing <Circle> will unequip it

Rest Key World PS4 Square.png Sleep
Save Key World PS4 Cross.png Saves game when used on relevant buildings/objects
Lighter/Torch World PS4 Right.png Equip lighter or torch, whatever is equip
Light Object World HoldPS4 Right.png Lights the object, weapon, arrow, fire etc.
Craft World PS4 Square.png Switches between custom & auto mode with custom buildings
Map World PS4 L1.png Equips Map if obtained
Item Slot 1 World PS4 Left.png Equips quick slot item 1
Item Slot 2 World PS4 Down.png Equips quick slot item 2
Lighter World PS4 Right.png Equips the lighter
Pick Up Rabbit Rabbits PS4 Cross.png Tap to pick a rabbit up from a trap. If you see a prompt that says Hold then move till it says Tap. Holding the button will reset the trap releasing the rabbit.
Drop Rabbit Rabbits PS4 Circle.png Drops the rabbit, sets it free
Place Rabbit in Cage Rabbits PS4 Square.png Places the rabbit in a Rabbit Cage when aimed at
Kill Rabbit Rabbits Hold PS4 R2.png Kills the rabbit in the players hand
Check Arm World PS4 Right Stick.png Look down to check arm for cold/blood/mud/red paint
Drop/Stow Held Item World PS4 Square.png Drops or stores held right hand item
Rotate Build PS4 R2.png Rotates building around if relevant
Change Type Build PS4 R1.png Changes some blueprints Ie adding windows to custom walls or a gate on a defensive wall

To make a big item holder you must first place the small blueprint down then hit R1 on the unfinished blueprint to make it a large version of itself

Build Build PS4 Cross.png Places blueprint/places materials
Cancel Blueprint Build PS4 Square.png Cancels the blueprint
Auto/Custom Mode Build PS4 Square.png Switches between custom & auto mode with custom buildings
Place Custom Point Build PS4 R2.png Places a custom point of a custom building blueprint, such as a custom wall or stick fence.
Remove Custom Point Build PS4 L2.png Removes last custom point of a custom building blueprint.
Join Custom Point Build PS4 R1.png Completes the custom blueprint after the 3rd point or above. (Complicated to explain)
Equip Inventory PS4 L2.png Equips item from inventory
Combine Inventory PS4 R2.png Combines item on crafting mat
Batch Inventory Hold PS4 R2.png Will put a lot of a single item onto the crafting mat
Clear Crafting Mat Inventory PS4 Circle.png Clears crafting mat in inventory
Remove Item Inventory PS4 R2.png Highlight then press to remove a specific item from the crafting mat
Place Upgrades Inventory PS4 R2.png Places each permanent upgrade on the select part of the weapon
Remove Upgrades Inventory PS4 Circle.png Place cursor over upgrade weapon first then hit R2 to “Combine”. When on the crafting mat Press <Circle> Will remove all permanent upgrades.
Cycle Selection Unlisted PS4 R1.png Cycles through items on storage or fires
Skip Plane Crash Unlisted PS4 Triangle.png Skip opening plane crash
Use Boat Boats hold PS4 Cross.png Allows control of the boat
Move Boat World PS4 Cross.png If your not in control of the boat Press X to move the boat back a small bit.
Paddle Forward Boats PS4 R2.png Paddles the boat forward

Use L3 to steer the direction of the Boat

Paddle Backwards Boats PS4 L2.png Paddles the boat backwards

Use L3 to steer the direction of the Boat

Turn Left Boats Turn left PS4 Left Stick.png Turns the raft to the left
Turn Right Boats Turn Right PS4 Left Stick.png Turns the raft to the right
Open Console NOT AVAILABLE N/A Only available on PC
Check Arm World NOT AVAILABLE Only available on PC. Checks arm for cold/blood/mud
Walky Talky World NOT AVAILABLE Only available on PC. PS4 uses a different voice chat system.
Utility World NOT AVAILABLE Only on PC, Selects the last left handed item
Previous Chapter Menu NOT AVAILABLE Only available on PC. Previous Chapter in the Survival Guide
Next Chapter Menu NOT AVAILABLE Only available on PC. Next Chapter in the Survival Guide
Player List Multiplayer NEEDS TO BE FOUND Checks player list in multiplayer, with options
Place Multiple Buildings Build NEEDS TO BE FOUND Allows you to place multiple blueprints of the same building repeatedly.
Message Players Multiplayer MOST LIKELY ISNT IN GAME Allows messages to be sent to other players

Update History[edit | edit source]

Version Changes
v1.06 Fixed mouse losing focus on some multi-monitor setups
v1.0 Renamed up and down in key binding to forward and backward

In game pause menu now uses action icons instead of hand icon

New black backing stripe added to pause menu

Fixed backing on loading screen being grey instead of black

Added new space, l and r icons for keyboard interaction

v0.68 Added new control option “Sprint Mode” allowing to choose between hold (legacy & default) and toggle, which leaves player running as long as he has stamina, the run button isn’t pressed again, or movement stops
v0.67 Fixed bug where controls for client could break after some animations towards end game were triggered.
v0.62 (UI) Updated control remapping screen to new design, also fixes some issues introduced last patch
v0.56 Assigning quick select is now done with the “AltFire” button (right click with K/M) when hovering the little cogs to make it consistent with pressing on the large cog
v0.48 (Building) Added new way to interact with fires: it is now possible to cook meat without holding it, when prompted press the “Rotate” button to select which meat you wish to cook, you may also choose to fuel the fire this way. Holding the meat item you wish to cook still works, it will lock the targeted meat type to whatever meat is currently held

(Building) Added new way to interact with drying rack: it is now possible to store meat without holding it, when prompted press the “Rotate” button to select which meat you wish to add for drying. Holding the meat item you wish to add still works, and will lock the targeted meat type to whatever meat is currently held

v0.46b Added option to use legacy controller system to game options menu (free move cursor)

Fixed some items being impossible to select in inventory with new snap controller system in old saves

v0.46 Fixed crouch toggle not working correctly on controllers
v0.45 Viewing passenger manifest can now be cancelled by pressing attack

Grabbing sled is now hold “Take” action instead of simple press Dried meat on rack can now be collected with a simple press of the “Take” action (instead of holding it for 0.5s which will still eat it)

v0.44 It is now possible to remove fixed upgrades from weapons (tooth/feather/glass): Place an upgraded weapon alone on the crafting mat and press the “Craft” button. Upgrades will visibly fall off the weapon and about 40% of the tooth/feather/booze will be returned to the inventory if there is room for it
v0.43c Toggling between autofill and manual placement for walls, floors and roofs is now done with a simple press of the “Craft” button (instead of hold), fixes issues with other trigger breaking the toggling such as drink trigger when building over a lake
v0.40 (Multiplayer) Fixed raft paddle getting stuck if player leaves the trigger right after engaging control of it
v0.38 Added a restore defaults button in main scene’s control settings panel

Fixed icons not refreshing when pressing escape while in control settings panel after changing an input mapping without saving A simple press on the “Lighter” button now stashes it when holding a lightable item (holding the button still lights the item) Fixed pressing escape while having the input mapping conflict resolution popup, it now has same effect as pressing the cancel button

v0.37 Added a fail safe when starting game with a Steam Controller active but the “Advanced Controller Support (XInput)” option not selected

Added a device management tab to control settings in title screen, allowing either all devices as input (legacy) or to cherry pick which should be used (allows to disable input sources conflicting with the game, and thus no longer require to be unplugged to play the game) Fixed having a movement key pressed bringing mouse back to center of screen while in menu

v0.31 Added support for PS4 DualShock controller
v0.30 Fixed an issue when having both a XInput gamepad and a Steam Controller connected
v0.25 New gameplay option: “Advanced controller support (XInput)” (required to use the game with a Steam Controller, it is off by default so check out options if you need it)
v0.21 Fixed player feet sliding when walking slowly with Xbox controller
v0.18 Re-work of all icons – will now display key set in custom key mappings, will switch automatically to Xbox controls when using controller.
v0.16 In game controls remapping, both in Title & Main scene options
v0.04B Press space to skip plane crash. 'C' can be used to remove placed blueprints.
v0.01b Fixed issue where camera would spin during plane crash if a controller was plugged in