Are you one of the two million people who bought Sons Of The Forest within 24 hours of its release? If so, you're likely aware of the game's stunning graphics and its intense survival gameplay. However, you may have also noticed that there were some areas where the game could have been improved, such as the lack of a hotkey system for weapons. Well, the developers have heard you and just released a hotfix that adds this much-requested feature.
Hotkeys for Inventory ItemsIn the latest 320MB update for Sons Of The Forest, players can now add hotkeys to their inventory items. This new feature is available for keyboard/mouse and allows you to assign hotkeys by pressing numerical keys 0 through 9 on the hovered items in inventory. This addition is a significant quality-of-life improvement that will make the game even more enjoyable to play.
Other ChangesThe hotkey system isn't the only addition to Sons Of The Forest in this latest update. Here are some of the other changes:
- Improved cutscene skip prompt: If you're someone who likes to skip cutscenes, you'll appreciate this update. The new prompt is more user-friendly and makes it easier to skip through cutscenes quickly.
- Heavy attack tutorial: If you've been struggling with combat, the game now includes a tutorial that will teach you how to use heavy attacks. This tutorial will make fighting the game's cannibals a little easier.
- Menu improvements: Pressing 'Back' (Esc) will now close various menus, making it easier to navigate the game's interface.
Game PopularityAt the time of writing, Sons Of The Forest is the fourth most played game on Steam and peaked at 411k concurrent players over the weekend. Its popularity was so high during its first hour of launch that it may have been responsible for some Steam downtime.
ConclusionOverall, the hotkey system addition to Sons Of The Forest is a much-welcomed improvement that will make the game even more enjoyable to play. The other changes in the latest update are also welcome, making the game easier to navigate and play. If you haven't played Sons Of The Forest yet, it's definitely worth checking out, especially with all of these improvements.