Mods are a form of user-generated content that can be added to The Forest. Being third-party, mods have no affiliation with Endnight Games and thus are not officially supported or endorsed by the developers.
Where to Obtain Mods?[edit | edit source]
Mods can be found on and downloaded from the ModAPI Hub. Similar to Nexus or Steam Workshop, the Hub is a collection of various mods developed by players. As of September of 2019, the Hub is the primary source for all mods for The Forest. The game does not have Workshop support or its own Nexus page.
A launcher for ModAPI hub is available for download from the website to automatically install, manage, and remove mods.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Mods may change, improve, or alter the game in a multitude of forms. Some mods may be as simple as spawning additional enemies, implementing a cheat menu, or reducing resource requirements for buildings. Other mods are more advanced, such as adding several RPG mechanics to the game like classes and spells.
Currently, ModAPI is most likely the only way to add mods to The Forest. It allows for easy installation and removal. If there are any issues installing mods or removing them, you can verify the games cache to fix the game.
Are Mods Safe to Use?[edit | edit source]
Mods are to be used at the user's discretion. They are not officially supported by Endnight Games. Updates to the game are likely to cause errors or conflicts with mods. Users are encouraged to back up their saves before installing mods to their game in case a mod corrupts previous save files.
Otherwise mods are generally safe to use. Before downloading mods, the user should read a mod's installation instructions on their respective ModAPI page and check to see if a mod requires other mods to be installed before using.
If the user encounters issues with mods or with the game after uninstalling mods, they should update their game cache in their Steam Library or reinstall the game.
Griefers[edit | edit source]
As of September 2019, there is no system in place preventing users with mods from joining public games. VAC enabled servers do not keep a modded player from joining. This means, for example, a user with the Ultimate Cheat Menu mod may join your game if you leave your lobby public.
To avoid griefers joining your game set your lobby to private or invite only.
Mods that Add Content to the Game?[edit | edit source]
ModAPI only provides basic content importing such as pictures. As such, extensive content mods require a higher degree of effort on the part of the creator and are more difficult to develop and integrate into the game. Thus they are not very common. ModAPI community has expanded on the topic of content by creating mods that serve as libraries for simplifying the process of importing content. As of now, only one mod uses them to add custom items and weaponry.
Popular Mods[edit | edit source]
This is a list of mods found on the ModAPI website as of the 20th of July 2018.
This list is non-exhaustive and more mods are available from the website that are unlisted here. Note that some mods listed here may be out of date, discontinued, or have been removed.
|Ultimate Cheatmenu||474,335||Cheat menu with many functions|
|Map||355,072||Forest & Cave map. Filter markers. Displays position of all players and enemies|
|Infinite Zipline||247,441||No length restriction for the zipline|
|Better Blueprints||106,083||Quickinteract / Reverse rotate / Build everywhere / Custom blueprint color / No anchorpoint limit / Infinite zipline|
|Player Upgrade Points||56,171||Turns The Forest into a RPG game. Level up. Upgrade your character to your playstyle|
|Zipline Log Storage||38,545||places logs from ziplines automatically into log holders|
|Full Inventory||78,605||Fill all items or get one or many items.|
|SkipPlaneCrash||204,929||Tired of pressing SPACE bar when joining a new game or hosting your own? This mod does that automatically for you.|
|InventoryMod 2||66,127||Add items to your inventory, original Inventory Mod created by JeffWienen, alphabetical sorting and categories added by Hermano|
|Flintlock Machinegun||59,487||Reduces flintlock reload delay to 0.1 seconds. Does not make it fire automatically. Still requires ammo.|
|Tree Respawn||58,951||Respawn trees whenever you want.|
|Easy Building||58,391||Reduces the required resources of every building by half Works on every version above 0.49 (Please dont sue me if im wrong) Patch Notes: Fixed Color Reduced Sarcasm by 10% Increased Pay wage by 14%|
|Repair Tool||57,145||Automatically repairs buildings|
|Long Climbing Rope||54,451||climbing rope reaches to the ground|
|Blueprints||52,898||This is a mod for the game The Forest. ModAPI is needed to use this mod. You can lookup for recipes and create blueprints to combine your items several times if you have the resources. The latest Release can be found here github.com/john-dederer/|
|GriefClientPro||52,787||Your griefing tool of choice. Features everything that every griefer ever wanted. Join in invisible, be unkick/unbannable, destroy all trees and buildings with single key presses, kill all survivors from everywhere, teleport everywhere, be god.|
|ServerMod||52,172||Some tools for admins|
|Jumper||51,778||Jump to the location you are looking at|
|Longer Days and Nights||51,610||This mod will double the length of both the days and nights in the game.|
|Achievement Manager||49,255||Unlock or reset achievements|
|SleepTimer||48,587||You can sleep anywhere in the world without building structures.|
|Day22SpawnChange||48,439||It lets you set the spawn rates for the different types of enemies on the surface.|
|Tides||48,214||Adds realistic tides|
|No Password Servers||48,112||Removes password protected servers from the dedicated server query.|
|M4A1 Weapon Mod [Outdated]||47,329||Get a M4A1 in your game now!|
|FarLOD||47,191||Displays more details in mid to long range distances.|
|NoAutoAggression||46,962||Faction system for the different types of enemies.|
|MP Cap Remover||46,873||Host games with up to 32 players.|
|Dev Picker||46,174||Tool for developers|
|Memory Viewer||46,113||Shows memory and fps allocated in game.|
|InventoryMod (Old)||45,895||Fill in the items you need for your inventory.|
|BlockFocusAttack||45,865||Blocks attacking when the game is out of focus and you focus it again with a left click. This is only useful when you have two monitors and play the game on windowed mode.|
|TranslationLabelFix||44,807||It makes the white labels transparent, not brilliant but at least you can see the text behind it.|
|More Enemies Mod Plus Deluxe Ultra||30,827||Adds double the enemies to your world for a much greater challenge!|
|No Sleep Cooldown||27,387||Never wait until you sleep again! (Its just sleeping pills what could go wrong)|
|Custom Enemy Stats||26,330||Adjust every statistic from enemies and make them fit your desire! Save your changes to up to three different slots and load them at any time.|
|Better Mutants||24,767||Pre-configured version of the enemy stat changer mod|
|Flare Machinegun||24,609||Reduces Flaregun reload delay to 0.5 seconds. Does not make it fire automatically. Still requires ammo.|
|Difficult Scaling||22,552||Tired of enemies being garbage all the time? Looking for a late-game challenge? With this mod enemy stats will increase every day.|
|Bigger Backpack||20,511||change item amount|
|Quick Zoom||19,912||Lets you zoom in with a hotkey!|
|Destroyer Of Worlds||18,230||Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. Remove any object from the game.|
|Damage Numbers||5,888||Adds healthbars and names to enemies|
|Harder More Enemies||1,466||"More enemies plus deluxe extra super ultra despacito squared but harder" has more enemies and thus is harder than "More Enemies Mod Plus Deluxe Ultra" by Moritz|