Old Pot

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Old Pot
PotFarket.png
Old Pot
Description
Also known as
Pot
Added in
v0.14
Item Type
 ?
Location(s)
[1] Beach
[2] Camp
[3] Camp
[4] Camp
[5] Village
Obtained through
Collecting
Equipable
Yes
Upgradable
No
Throwable
No
Consumable
No
Spoils
No
Storage
None
Statistics
Other Effects
Collects water
Max. Stack
1
Crafting
Used to make
Sap Collector


Old Pots have multiple purposes and are one of the most sought after items in The Forest.


Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Old Pots can be used to collect, carry and clear drink water and be used for Sap Collectors. It works in a very similar way to the water skin but also allows you to collect rain water and boil polluted water.

Usage[edit | edit source]

The old pot is a complicated item, it has many uses:

Collecting Clean Water[edit | edit source]

The player must have built a water collector first and it must have some water already collected from rain. The player then 'C' key to fill the old pot from the water collector. This functions exactly the same way as Waterskins do.

Collecting Polluted Water[edit | edit source]

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Red spots on the [6] map indicate all the areas where water can be collected from

Approach an appropriate water source with the old pot equipped, move around until you see an 'E', hold down the 'E' key and the player will perform an animation where they collect the water.

Boiling Dirty Water[edit | edit source]

The player must use either a Basic Fire or a Fire Pit to be able to boil the water. Once the player has one of these fires and has lit it, the player must equip the pot and press 'C' on the fire. It will place the pot on the fire and boil. It takes about 30 seconds for the water to convert to clean water. It has a one time use and it will replenish all thirst.

The boiled water cannot be stored and carried. Though it can be transferred to the Waterskin.

Collecting Rain Water Trick[edit | edit source]

Collecting rain water is currently bugged and does not work properly though there is a way to use the rain to convert polluted water into clean water.

  1. The player must have collected polluted water in the old pot
  2. When it is raining, equip the old pot
  3. Keep the old pot out for 28 consecutive seconds
  4. The polluted water will now be converted into clean water, that can be drunk straight from the inventory as if it was collected from a Water Collector

Storing the Old Pot Trick[edit | edit source]

This method is unusual, though its the only way to store old pots

  1. Create a Fire Pit, make sure it has not been used at all
  2. Have any type of water in the old pot
  3. Light the unused Fire Pit and place the old pot on the fire.
  4. The pot will remain there indefinitely. When you save and exit, it will still be there.
  • Use a Fire Pit, not a Basic Fire. Basic Fires are know before being destroyed easily. If it is destroyed and the pot falls off, you could lose the pot if you save and exit.
  • You can build Fire Pits on boats, meaning you can move the old pots around with you.
  • You can only fit one old pot per fire.
  • If you drink from it, you will need to complete the process again.

Building[edit | edit source]

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SapCollectorFarket.png
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1
IconStick.png
+
1
IconRope.png
+
1
IconOldPot.png
Sap
Collector
Stick Rope Old
Pot

The old pot can be used to create a Sap Collector, this is currently the best way to obtain Sap in the game.

  • If you place an old pot inside a Sap Collector blue print, and cancel it. You will LOSE your old pot
  • If the tree that the Sap Collector is attached to is cut down, you cannot recover the old pot, be careful of Armsys

Locations[edit | edit source]

All the old pots in the game are found above land, there are none in caves. There are some pots in caves though they are not collectable ones, just props.

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Each blue flag indicates all the locations of the old pots. They are all found in the bottom left hand side of the map in the game.

There are 5 locations:

Location Description Image
[7] Beach Found next to the blue tent on the beach next to the anchor in the water. Big tree can be seen from here. PotBeachCamp.png
[8] Village In the lakeside cannibal village, right in the center in the campfire. PotCannibalCamp.png
[9] Camp Campsite near Geese Lake PotCamp1.png
[10] Camp Campsite near lake side cannibal village PotCamp2.png
[11] Camp Campsite near waterfall, deep in the forest

Update History[edit | edit source]

Version Changes
v0.14 Pot added to the game.
v0.15 Hint about Pots being found at camp sites added to dying screen.

Holding the pot while it rains fills it with water.

v0.16 You can only drink from the pot when the water is clean.
v0.17 Fixed water not showing up in pot until inventory has been opened once
v0.18 When pot is filled with clean water, it can be drunk from within the inventory (like the waterskin)
v0.25 Improved look of dirty pot water and improved look of steam particle when boiled

Fixed issue causing water pot to have a wrong texture when boiling dirty water on fire Food cooking on a fire gets destroyed when the fire does, except water pot which you can pick up empty afterwards

v0.38 Fixed equipping pot in inventory
v0.39 You can drink dirty water from the pot again.
v0.41 Tooltip now shows current water fill percentage.
v0.46 Tweaked inventory management to allow items that are both equipment and edible (such a pot filled with water) to be used with the combine button, thus leaving open the option to equip the item even when currently edible
v0.50 Added a slight thirst threshold before it is possible to drink from waterskin or pot in inventory to prevent spamming the polluted water damage
v0.50c Fixed old pot and water skins not being able to hold water
v0.53 Fixed some items not retaining their last active bonus & content amount after saving and loading (such as pot not saving current water)
v0.64 Fixed small campsite with some purple pots
v0.66 Improved held pot pose and added gather water animation when using pot at lakes and ponds
v0.67 New held pot model and textures
v0.69 Cooking pot on fire is now slightly bigger

It is now possible cook various stews with the pot

It is now possible to add pot without water on the fire, it will be possible to pick it back up after 40s if nothing is added to it



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