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Early Access is now released, so here’s everything you need to know about Sons of the Forest dedicated servers.
Sons of the Forest is an open world survival game, and is the second installment in ‘The Forest’ game series. The original was a fan-favorite, and the sequel looks to pick up the same pace. Releasing nearly nine years on, a lot has changed with the game, and the 8 player cooperative mode is one of the most exciting features.
However, you might be wondering what the deal is with Sons of the Forest dedicated servers, and if they exist – how to set them up. We’re going to be going over all of the basic details here, though it’s important to reiterate that we won’t know until the game is properly launched.
Does Sons of the Forest have dedicated servers?
Now that the game’s early access is launched, we’ve been able to discover that Sons of the Forest doesn’t have dedicated servers – yet.
Usually, on Steam, you can see the tools available for a specific game by hitting the drop-down list at the top of your library.
From here, you can select TOOLS and see what games have dedicated servers available. However, the Sons of the Forest doesn’t have a dedicated server tool. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not coming at some point, though we can’t say for certain when. If it does come, it will be after the official launch, surely.
We’ve also recently been able to get onto the game and have a look for ourselves, and it’s possible to set up servers on the fly. However, these servers self-destruct shortly after you’re finished playing on them, so they’re not quite dedicated servers.
A Reddit thread centered around Sons of the Forest dedicated servers seems to suggest that users are as stumped as we are, with some championing their existence, and others claiming the game won’t have them.
It’s also highly possible that seeing as the game is only releasing into early access, dedicated servers won’t be implemented until the game’s full launch.
Sons of the Forest dedicated server set up
There’s going to be a few different options with the Sons of the Forest dedicated server set-up, so we’re going to go over the two main potential options. The first, and definitely the most difficult, is setting up your own. This will be quite a technical procedure, and anyone familiar with Minecraft servers knows how finicky this can be. However, as the game hasn’t quite released yet, we don’t know if you’ll even be able to do this.
The other option is paying for a Sons of the Forest dedicated server service, however we haven’t personally tried this out so we don’t know the reliability of these options. It’s also possible that these companies are uploading placeholder pages for Sons of the Forest in anticipation of dedicated servers, though they might end up not even existing.
After having a look, these are currently the options for setting up a Sons of the Forest dedicated server:
- Sons of the Forest – survivalservers.com
- Sons of the Forest – gtxgaming.co.uk
- Sons of the Forest – gamingdeluxe.co.uk
However, as a strong disclaimer, we would suggest that you avoid paying any money until the game is finally released and we know the state of Sons of the Forest dedicated servers fully.
We’re going to be keeping an eye out for the latest updates on Sons of the Forest, including if you can play it on Mac and Steam Deck, so make sure to check back in with us periodically for the latest updates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are dedicated servers worth it for games like Sons of the Forest?
A dedicated server is a very practical and secure way to enjoy the game with your friends, so yes, it is worth it.
Are dedicated servers expensive for games like Sons of the Forest?
A dedicated server might be serviced through a subscription charge, though they can also be set up for free from your own PC.