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Sons of the Forest console commands and cheats list

Turn the island into whatever you want it to be.

Update: When Sons of the Forest first launched, you were not able to access console commands. A few updates later, however, and you can! We've updated this page with how to use console commands, as well as some useful ones to try out in-game.

Sons of the Forest launched into Steam’s Early Access, boasting over two million sales in just 24 hours. It’s got a long way to go before it lives up to just how great The Forest is, but nevertheless, it’s good, cannibal-infused fun (as horrendous as that sounds).

In The Forest, with the use of console commands, you can turn the island into whatever you want it to be. Run at super speeds, spawn in useful items, or even have the trees you've spent so long cutting down regrow. However, here’s the situation with console commands in Sons of the Forest.


How to use console commands in Sons of the Forest

To play Sons of the Forest using console commands and cheats, you'll want to enter a game, type in 'cheatstick' from where you stand, then open the debug menu using 'F1' while in-game.

The debug console in Sons of the Forest, alongside a lengthy list of console commands, is shown
Here's the debug menu that should appear when pressing 'F1' in Sons of the Forest. | Image credit: VG247/Newnight

This opens up the debug console, where you can then type in any console command you wish. To close the debug menu, simply press 'F1' again. Voila! Using console commands is as simple as that, but navigating the list of console commands and finding which ones are useful to you can be quite the task.

With that in mind, here's a list of some of the most useful console commands to use in Sons of the Forest.


Sons of the Forest console commands and cheats list

Here is a list of some of the most useful console commands and cheats to use in Sons of the Forest.

Console Command Use
addallitems Will add all known items to the player inventory.
additem [item id] Will add a specific item to the player inventory. For example, 'additem keycardvip' will give you a VIP Keycard.
addcharacter [character id] Will add another character to the game. For example, 'addcharacter robby' will give you another Kelvin to roam around with.
settimeofday Will change the time of day. For example, 'settimeofday 2' will change the time to 2am while 'settimeofday 14' will change the time to 2pm.
godmode on/off Enables God mode.
aigodmode on/off Enables God mode for AI companions.
loghack Will give you infinite logs to work with.
gotocoords [X, Y, Z] Will spawn you at specific, chosen coordinates. Replace [X, Y, Z] with the coords of where you want to go.
treescutall on/off Will cut down all of the trees surrounding the player.
showhud on/off Toggles the HUD.
showui on/off Toggles UI.
buffstats Will buff your stats by refilling your hunger, thirst, and stamina, so you won't starve to death.
superjump on/off Will allow you to do some incredible jumps.
speedyrun on/off Will allow you to go super fast. Just be careful to not die in the process.
cavelight on/off Will illuminate caves when turned on.
season [season] Will change the season you're playing in. For example, 'season summer' will change the season to summer.
aighostplayer on/off Toggles player invisibility, meaning enemies won't be alerted to you when toggled on.
killradius [number] Will kill everything within a set radius. For example, 'killradius 10' will kill everything within 10 meters.

Not every console command available in the game is listed here, so do let us know if you find any interesting ones that are worth adding to this list.


For more on Sons of the Forest, take a look at how to get yourself some guns, as well as our ending explainer if you’re almost done with the island.

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