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How to hotkey items & weapons in Sons of the Forest

If you’re wondering how you can hotkey your items and weapons in Sons of the Forest then we’ve got the answer right here.



Checking inventory in Sons of the Forest

Sons of the Forest features different items to use, and if you’re wondering how to hotkey them then we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to hotkey items and weapons in Sons of the Forest.

Sons of the Forest throws you onto a remote island filled with dangerous enemies, and you’ll need to make sure that you’ve collected useful items that will help you survive the wilderness, such as water.

You’ll be able to gather useful items and weapons as you explore the world of the game, but will you be able to hotkey them for easy access? We’ll go over everything that you need to know.

Can you hotkey weapons and items in Sons of the Forest?

Sons of the Forest does not feature a traditional hotkey for weapons and items so you can’t assign each tool to a specific key. This may come as a disappointment to players that were hoping for a quick select menu of some kind on their screen like in Fortnite.

However, there is still a way for you to make your weapons and items more easily accessible but it’s different from the traditional system. It involves using the backpack that your character has in the game.

How to hotkey items and weapons in Sons of the Forest

Sons of the Forest backpack.
The backpack carries your weapons and items in Sons of the Forest.

You can hotkey weapons and items in Endnight’s Sons of the Forest by pressing I to open the backpack and then using quick slots to select the weapon or item that you need.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Press I to open your inventory in Sons of the Forest.
  2. Highlight and select the backpack.
  3. Choose the Add Items prompt.
  4. Select the weapons and items you want to add to your backpack.

You can hold the I key to bring your backpack up and select any item or weapon during your gameplay. These serve as quick slots that you can use to easily access whatever you need.

hunting a turtle in sons of the forest
Sons of the Forest has a detailed open world.

However, your character will need to sit down as they open the inventory, leaving them vulnerable to enemy attacks. So, we advise using caution when looking through your backpack.

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