Is Sons of the Forest multiplayer? How to play with friends

sons of the forest AI Kelvin

Sons of the Forest is definitely an experience you do not want to experience alone, so how can you play with friends, and is there even multiplayer? Luckily we have the answers.

Sons of the Forest is the highly anticipated sequel to Endnight Game’s 2014 release The Forest, which became an extremely popular survival horror game.

Sons of the Forest looks to continue this popularity, with yet another horrifying experience that requires players to not only uncover its mysterious story but also survive on a remote island by crafting and fending off cannibals.

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The Forest allowed players to experience the journey with friends through multiplayer, so this has those wondering if Sons of the Forest will do the same.

Here’s everything you need to know about multiplayer in Sons of the Forest.

Does Sons of the Forest have multiplayer?

Sons of the Forest does officially have multiplayer, as players can team up with up to 8 friends in order to survive, build, and explore the remote island. Players can also injure and kill one another, so make sure you keep your co-op partners on your side.

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As well as this, although it’s technically not multiplayer, Sons of the Forest has AI companions that can help you out on your journey, to make the solo experience less lonely. If you’d prefer to not have an AI companion to make the playthrough harder, you can simply kill them to cut ties.

Sons of the Forest also offers AI companions, here’s Kelvin.

How to play with friends in Sons of the Forest

Similarly to the game’s predecessor, players can play with their friends in Sons of the Forest by choosing Multiplayer at the main menu.

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Choose Multiplayer at the main menu of the game and select “Peer to Peer,” which allows you to play with up to 8 friends. You can host or join a game. If you wish to play with more players, you can run a dedicated server through Steam.

Sons of the Forest will launch exclusively on PC, so you’ll also need to meet the recommended or minimum requirements to play with friends.

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