Hey Everyone,

This patch adds new recipes to the stew system. Now the combination of items added to the stews has a greater effect on the bonuses they give, for example, meat cooked with herbs but without water will give more fullness, whereas mushrooms with herbs cooked in water will give a health and energy boost but only a small amount of fullness.

We added a new animation for swimming into and out of caves. We’re hoping this fixes all issues of the game still thinking you are in a cave when exiting a swim entrance at the wrong angle which was causing lighting and tree issues as a result.

Gamepad controls have been drastically improved. We added rumble to a bunch of the weapons (make sure xinput is on in the controller options and game is restarted to use this feature) Additionally aiming with weapons on controller has been improved, there is now more precise aiming on bows when aiming slowly compared to when aiming fast. We also re-worked the book to work better on a controller, making the selection easier and clearer and with new icons. For inventory we switched selection to left stick by default, added a new selection cursor and removed the old snap option that made selecting some items difficult.

Some of the frustrating aspects of hard survival mode such as fullness yields and meat decay duration were set back to normal values. In this mode we reduced the amount of birds and turtles significantly to match the lower spawn rate of other animals and added a new thirst penalty to eating dried meat.

We focused a lot on LODS, and performance this patch, moving the calculations of where trees and items are to it’s own thread which should help on CPU limited systems. We’re hoping these changes give a performance boost for most players when in the overworld. For caves we made some major improvements to how lights and props are rendered and this should provide a substantial framerate increase for most systems when inside caves.

There are now less throwable rocks spawned in the world, and to fix an issue with players accidently picking them up when they don't want to, small rocks now take half a second to take.

You can now fill waterskin with water from pots! We’ve also tried to make dying of thirst less annoying, with changes to both damage amounts and timing of when you take damage.

We added new animations to the flashlight. Previously when finding a story item in a cave it would sometimes be too dark to see what it was, now the player will aim the torch at held story items. There’s also a new animation to make clearer when the torch is out of battery instead of it just returning to your inventory.

For enemies we've tweaked their A.I. so that when the player is already surrounded by a group of enemies, other enemies that enter the area will tend to keep their distance or run away, helping to prevent cases of players being swarmed by too many cannibals especially in late game.

The thin mushroom stump in the world can now be destroyed. Poison chunks will now be visible when applied to a melee weapons. There is some new dialogue for the end game cutscene, and we made a bunch of fixes to traps. Along with this we fixed a ton of long standing bugs in both single and multiplayer, for the full list visit: http://survivetheforest.com and https://www.facebook.com/SKSgames/posts/1914776378536463

If you are running a dedicated server, you will need to restart your server with the latest version to be compatible with this patch release.

As always, please continue to post your bug reports and feedback in the Discussions area of the Community Hub