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Is There Sons Of The Forest Controller Support?

Jacob Woodward

There’s no mistaking the hype around Sons Of The Forest, the sequel to one of the most loved intense survival games. However, with no word of it releasing on console, many are wondering whether they’ll be able to plug in a controller into their PC to try and emulate the feel.

This guide will reveal all on this so you can be aware as to if you can get on the sticks, or whether you’ll have to get that mouse aim on lock.

Can You Play Sons Of The Forest With Controller?

For those of you who still like to opt to play PC games with a controller, rather than the more traditional mouse and keyboard inputs, you’re probably going to want to play Sons Of The Forest with a pad.

Holosprings pamphlet in Sons Of The Forest

Thankfully, Sons Of The Forest does in fact have full controller support, allowing you to map the various actions to a set of buttons and sticks.

Even though it is a survival PC game akin to the likes of Rust, for example, making it a little tricky to get all of the required controls mapped, it is possible, and something the original - The Forest had also.

Moreover, Minecraft, another prolific PC survival game, albeit not with the same intense gory vibes, was able to successfully implement the ability to play with controller on both PC and console, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise Sons Of The Forest has also.

While all of the above is true, the more important question is if using a controller with Sons Of The Forest is the optimal input device.

As previously stated, there are a bunch of different actions you’ll need to map, in conjunction with precisely aiming with bows, and more rugged weapons, so will you have the same effectiveness? That’s all up in the air, and we probably recommend trying both in-game to feel it out for yourself.


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