Old Pot

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Old Pot
Old Pot
Also known as
Added in
Item Type
The Forest Map
IconTheForestMap.png Beach Camp
IconTheForestMap.png Film crew camp
IconTheForestMap.png Camping Site
IconTheForestMap.png Camp
IconTheForestMap.png Lakeside Village
Obtained through
Other Effects
Collects water
Boils water
Makes stews
Collects rainwater
Max. Stack
Used to make
Sap Collector

Old Pots have multiple purposes and are one of the most sought after tool 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]

Red spots on the [1] 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

Stews[edit | edit source]

The pot is required to create stews, more information can be found on the stew page.

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]

Stick Rope Old

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.

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
IconTheForestMap.png Beach Camp 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
IconTheForestMap.png Film crew camp Campsite near Geese Lake PotCamp1.png
IconTheForestMap.png Camping Site Campsite near lake side cannibal village PotCamp2.png
IconTheForestMap.png Pond Camp Campsite near waterfall, deep in the forest PotCamp3.jpg
IconTheForestMap.png Lakeside Village In the lakeside cannibal village, right in the center in the campfire. PotCannibalCamp.png

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update History[edit | edit source]

Version Changes
v0.73 Fixed pot and other items from appearing in hand if picked up while eating meat
v0.72 Fixed water pot no longer showing the drinking icon when containing only water

Fixed scale of dropped pot on fire

Fixed water appearing in pot before it was submerged in a water source

v0.70 It is now possible to gather boiled water from pot using a waterskin or even another pot

Fixed adding empty pot on fire in SP having water

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

v0.67 New held pot model and textures
v0.66 Improved held pot pose and added gather water animation when using pot at lakes and ponds
v0.64 Fixed small campsite with some purple pots
v0.53 Fixed some items not retaining their last active bonus & content amount after saving and loading (such as pot not saving current water)
v0.50c Fixed old pot and water skins not being able to hold water
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
v0.46 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
v0.41 Tooltip now shows current water fill percentage.
v0.39 You can drink dirty water from the pot again.
v0.38 Fixed equipping pot in inventory
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

v0.18 When pot is filled with clean water, it can be drunk from within the inventory (like the waterskin)
v0.17 Fixed water not showing up in pot until inventory has been opened once
v0.16 You can only drink from the pot when the water is clean.
v0.15 Hint about Pots being found at camp sites added to dying screen.

Holding the pot while it rains fills it with water.

v0.14 Old Pot added to the game

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