Finding great The Forest mods can be a bit difficult since these games modding hasn’t been around for as long as those of other titles. The open-world survival game officially launched a little over a year ago so people have yet to come up with a ton of modifications for it just yet. Despite its relatively young age, however, there are already a handful of mods out there that are definitely worth picking up if you want to spice up your game a little bit.
With that in mind, we rounded up some of the top Forest mods you can grab right now and place them all into a neat little list for you to enjoy. We also added download links for each of them to make things even easier for you. If you’ve never played the game before it’s probably a good idea to try out the vanilla version first before installing any mods. But if you’re already a seasoned veteran, the mods below will give you something new to look forward to the next time you boot up the game.
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We’re kicking off this list of The Forest mods with a pretty self-explanatory one. The mod does exactly what you would expect and adds a comprehensive map of the game world. The vanilla version doesn’t feature a map and that makes it very easy to feel lost and disoriented. Although that tends to make The Forest more suspenseful and challenging, which is what you want from a survival game, it also has the potential to become very annoying after a while. Grab this mod if you want to avoid that.
#8. Infinite Zipline
Ziplines are not only a very convenient and efficient way of traversing the environment but they are also extremely fun to use just for kicks. In the vanilla game, you are fairly limited in regards to how much you can travel via zipline. Which makes sense. However, if you’re more interested in fun and convenience than things that make sense we highly recommend this mod. Infinite Zipline does just what it says and allows you to travel as far as you want using ziplines. Well, as far as the map will allow you in any case.
#7. Better Blueprints
The aim of this mod is to enhance all the blueprints present in the game by allowing players to do more with them. Some of the main features you can expect here include quick interaction, blueprint customization, the ability to build structures anywhere, and more. Using this mod you can build bigger and better structures pretty much anywhere in the world. If you’re a builder, make sure to grab this one asap.
#6. Player Upgrade Points
This is one of the most well-known mods out there and with good reason. This highly ambitious mod essentially overhauls the game’s progression system and lets you play it like an RPG. The mod introduces a new system that allows players to gain experience and level up their characters. Upon leveling up, you can spend points on a variety of skills in order to enhance them. The mod also adds dozens of special upgrades that can be unlocked after reaching level 10 along with five different upgrade trees.
#5. Full Inventory
This mod works really well alongside some of the other ones on this list, particularly Better Blueprints. Although Better Blueprints allows you to build anything anywhere, you’ll still need to gather the necessary resources. Or do you? Well, with Full Inventory you can skip the boring part and instantly acquire everything you need to start building. With a simple press of a button, this mod instantly fills your inventory with a bunch of useful items and resources.
#4. Easy Building
If you feel like the previous mod makes things too easy, you might enjoy this one instead. Easy Building also makes things simpler but doesn’t take all the fun out of going out and gathering resources yourself. However, it does make it so that every building only costs half the regular amount of resources to build. Still a pretty big advantage but one that you’ll be happy to have if you want to build a new home base without having to grind for resources. Again.
#3. Tree Respawn
Trees already respawn by themselves in the vanilla game but only by 10% each night. That’s not exactly a lot. And since lumber is one of the resources you’ll find yourself using most often, chances are you’ll run out of trees in your immediate vicinity sooner than you may like. The good news is that you can avoid that with this simple mod. Tree Respawn maintains the original 10% respawn rate but allows you to activate it whenever you want. No need to wait until night time anymore because you can now respawn tress instantly with a simple button combination.
#2. Bigger Backpack
Bigger Backpack is a very simple mod that can make life a whole lot easier for you. Just as its name suggests, the mod allows you to carry more items by increasing the size of your backpack. The best part is that you can make it pretty much as big as you want. If you don’t want to bother with specific values, just make it infinite and don’t worry about running out of space ever again.
#1. Longer Days and Nights
Days and nights seem to go by faster than one might expect in The Forest, which tends to break the game’s otherwise fantastic sense of immersion at times. Obviously, you wouldn’t want things to move in real-time but having a more realistic day-night cycle would be nice. As it happens, this mod introduces just that by making both days and nights last twice as long as normal.
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And there you have it. These are some of the best mods you can download right now if you’re looking for a bit of a different experience while playing The Forest. The game hasn’t received any new updates in a while so installing some of the mods on this list is a great way to keep things fresh and interesting even without any new content.