Glider

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Glider
GliderFarket.png
Glider
Description
Also known as
Para-glider
Added in
v1.10
Item type
Unique
Obtained through
Building
Equipable
Yes
Upgradable
No
Throwable
No
Consumable
No
Storage
None
Statistics
N/A
Other Effects
Allows the player to glide
Max. Stack
0


The glider is a craftable item that allows the player to fly short to moderate distances, it was added in update v1.10 to The Forest.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The glider functions similar to tennis balls in that, when picked up, it occupies your right hand. You can hold out a lighter or other left-handed item while using the glider. If none is held, you will appear to hold the glider with both hands. You cannot wield weapons or open your inventory while gliding.

The glider's primary function kicks in when you fall a short distance in midair. Its wings will catch the wind, allowing you to move very quickly through the air at a greatly reduced falling speed. By default, you descend slowly, at about a quarter of normal falling speed, and move about three times as fast as a full sprint. While gliding, movement will instead steer the glider. Turning downwards will cause you to fall faster but move faster, and turning upwards will do the opposite. The glider is very difficult to maneuver once in midair; turning has very little effect, so make sure you're pointing in the direction you want to travel before you jump.

While gliding, you don't take any damage from falling. This allows you to safely fall tremendous distances, such as entering the Sinkhole or from the top of a tower. However, the glider can't be carried up climbing ropes or ziplines, so if it falls into a deep pit from which you cannot ascend using a simple ramp, it will be stuck there. Additionally, like the log sled, falling into water while holding the glider will cause the glider to become permanently irretrievable, as it can't be equipped while swimming. Take great care not to fall into lakes, rivers, or other bodies of water while gliding, as its prohibitive resource cost makes replacing it expensive.

Constructing a tower is recommended for continued gliding, as its colossal height allows you to reach nearly any point of the map if you place your glider at the top, and its staircase allows you to repeat this. If you aren't willing to put in the staggering amount of work required to build it, however, there are many natural cliffs and high points that the glider excels in. Additionally, due to the gentle downward slope of the peninsula, starting your glide from a small drop in the northernmost regions will generally allow you to traverse the entire map.

Location[edit | edit source]

The glider schematic can be found in the Kanji Cave, which is just south of the central islands on the far west side of the map. Because the entrance is underwater, you will need a rebreather to access it. The entrance is marked by a log floating near the surface, tethered to the cave's entrance a decent distance below it with two yellow ropes.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

1
GliderFarket.png
=
6
IconBone.png
+
8
IconRabbitFur.png
+
8
IconRope.png
+
2
IconArm.png
+
1
IconHead.png
+
32
IconStick.png
Glider Bone Rabbit
Fur
Rope Arm Head Stick

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update History[edit | edit source]

Version Changes
v1.10 Glider added to the game