Anyone who has played games with multiple items and weapons you can equip has probably learned to press the number keys (or the d-pad, or the top face button) when they want to switch weapons — and now that hotkeys have been added to Sons of the Forest, the backpack won’t be as important as it was before. That doesn’t mean it’s useless, however! In this guide, we’ll show you how to use the game’s backpack to quickly select weapons, tools, and items.
Using the Backpack
Pulling out the backpack is surprisingly easy, given how difficult it can be to figure out how the heck to actually do it. All you have to do is hold the Inventory button ( /) — doing so will allow you to inspect your backpack. You can then use your cursor to highlight the weapon or item you want to equip, then press / . That’s all there is to it!
Adding and Removing Items
As you collect your initial tools and resources, they’ll automatically be placed on the backpack for ease-of-access. However, you’ll probably want to swap out what’s on there at some point, especially once you start finding better food sources than twinberries.
To modify the backpack’s inventory, open your Inventory screen with /and then put your cursor on the backpack and press / . This should move the backpack to the center of your crafting mat. You can then press / on any item on the backpack to remove it, and press / on an item in your inventory to place it on your backpack.
We hope this guide on using the backpack in Sons of the Forest was helpful! Please leave any questions or suggestions you might have in the comments below.
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