Freestanding Zipline

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Freestanding Zipline
FreestandingZiplineFarket.png
Freestanding Zipline
Description
Added in
v0.63
Building Type
Utility
Upgradable
No
Custom
Yes
Variations
Tree Zipline
Attachments
None
Uses
Transportation of players & Logs
Restrictions
Zipline path can be blocked
Stackable
No
Buildable on
Most surfaces
Durability
Moderate


The Freestanding Zipline is a utility structure building that was added in update v0.63 to The Forest.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Logs can be sent down the zipline, additionally corpses and torso’s can be "carried" while using the zipline. It has 2 gates, place either one high up and the other below and at distance, it will create a procedural rope in between that players can travel down. A player holding logs can press C to send one at a time down the zipline, but sending logs too quickly will cause them to drop to the floor.

  • Ziplines are the fastest way to travel in the game.
  • Pressing E or Space will let go of the zipline.
  • Letting go of the zipline and falling into water is safe, falling onto land is not so safe.
  • Regardless of which was placed first, the gate at the highest altitude will be the start of the zipline. You cannot ride it backwards.
  • Cannibals and Mutants will attack zip lines if the player is close enough to them.
  • Ziplines have a max length of 15 ropes. Mods can make the ziplines an unlimited length.
  • Can be used to get to the bottom of the sinkhole by running it directly across the middle of it. Let go after approximately 6 seconds to land in the water at the center of the sinkhole.
  • Carried items such as held live rabbits and animal heads will drop if you use the Zipline

Building[edit | edit source]

1
IconFreestandingZipline.png
=
10
IconLog.png
+
IconRope.png
Free-
standing
Zipline
Log Rope

The player can also build a tree zipline if they have trees available:

1
IconTreeZipline.png
=
4
IconStick.png
+
IconRope.png
Tree
Zipline
Stick Rope

Rope amount is dependent on its length with a max of 15 rope. This can be increased by using mods such as the Ultimate Cheat Menu.

Known Bugs[edit | edit source]

  • Freestanding Zipline blueprints can disappear and drop materials when rejoining servers. Best to complete them before hand.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update History[edit | edit source]

Version Changes
v1.0 Fixed procedural wall & derived structures showing place icon while not possible to place due for example to having a tree in the way

Improved zipline environment detection to prevent placing the rope through things as much as possible

Removed building proximity check on structures where it didn't make sense, such as bridges, ziplines, leaf pile traps, sap collectors etc

v0.70 Zipline rope now renders as far as its wooden gates
v0.67 It is now possible to add logs to damaged ziplines

Fixed log on zipline offsetting from the zipline rope if placed while standing too close from the zipline and within collision range of player (Multiplayer) Improved log on zipline movement smoothing

v0.67 Logs traveling on zipline are now visible from further away

Fixed an error when zipline is destroyed while riding it leaving player in a broken and infinite zipline riding state

Destroy supporting structure under either side of a zipline now destroys the zipline (not retroactive)

v0.66 It is now possible to add logs to ziplines to let it transport them across to the other end!
v0.65 (Multiplayer) Now syncing Zipline and Crane sfx
v0.64 Fixed zipline ghost rope not fully covering entire length of the structure
v0.63 Freestanding Zipline added to the game
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