How to Get Water – Sons of the Forest

“You are Thirsty”. If you’re here, it’s probably because you’re seeing this message. Fear not and thirst no more! In this guide, we’ll explain exactly how you can quench your gullet in Sons of the Forest.

Water is actually quite plentiful on Sons of the Forest’s not-so-little island — you just need to know where (and how) to look. First things first, open your GPS tracker: computer key m t on KB+M; on controller pressbutton xbox dpad rightto cycle between the GPS and the Walkie Talkie. Look for the light blue lines on the GPS screen — these indicate rivers. With any luck, you’ll be very near one already! Note that you cannot drink from the ocean, so make sure you’re heading towards a river inland body of water.

If you don’t immediately see water, press middle mouse button or playstation options button/button xbox menuto cycle between the various zoom options. Also note the minimap in the bottom right of your screen; it can also help you locate nearby sources of water!

gps and minimap how to get water sons of the forest guide
As of time of writing, drinking water with soggy corpses in it doesn’t make you sick — but it probably doesn’t taste too good

Once you find water, walk up to it and you should see a water drop icon plus a button prompt appear on your screen. When it appears, simply hold computer key e t/playstation x button/button xbox a v2to drink.

drinking from river how to get water sons of the forest guide
No Iodine required

If you find that you’re unable to drink, try putting down anything you’re carrying, or put away any weapon or tool you have equipped. To do so, press computer key g t/playstation circle button/button xbox b v2. Then, approach the water and you should get a prompt to drink.

We hope this guide was helpful! If you’ve found other sources of water, please let us know in the comments below.

Share this article:

Unabashed FromSoftware fanboy still learning to take his time with games (and everything else, really). The time he doesn't spend on games is spent on music, books, or occasionally going outside.

Articles: 1588
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments