The Forest Patch .04

The Forest Patch .04

Today, Endnight Games released a new patch for their Survival Horror game The Forest, currently available on Steam in Early Access. Take a look at them below, and rejoice in your new found ability to pause the game, and the new “procedural breasts size system”….

PATCH 0.04

Features and changes:

-New A.I. behaviour, mutants will sometimes go home to sleep during day along with other new routines

-Distorted mutants can now be killed with regular weapons

-Distorted mutants more aggressive and deadly in combat and have expanded actions

-Better ambient lighting. Trees and large objects diffusely occlude skylight (experimental)

-Pause menu now actually pauses game

-Enemies use rocks more often to jump attack at player

-New female enemy type added.

-Better distribution of enemies throughout the world.

-Constructed bench now works and players can sit to regain energy or watch sunset

-Increased axe damage against enemies

-More variation to female cannibal models, added procedural breasts size system

-Improved Rabbit/Lizard distribution and optimized CPU usage.

-Improved sky and sun look

-Improved dead cave lighting and cave 2 lighting

-Better cave textures and rock look

-Dead cave prop fixes, fixed some incorrect rock placements

-Improved load times and added loading percentage amount

-Re-balanced hunger drain

-Better cave ground with flowing water and more detailed textures

-Enemies will now push small items out of the way instead of getting stuck on them

-Dead sharks now ragdoll


-Fixed rain sound never going away even after rain stops

-Fixed bug where some partially built structures couldn’t be completed after loading a saved game

-Fixed animals sometimes disappearing in regular and vegan mode

-Fixed issue where you could still shoot flare gun or use other weapons when pause menu was open

-Yacht random position won’t change now or get lost when saved game is loaded

-Fixed all effigies turning into arm effigy on load

-Fixed E to add icon showing up if holding a rock or stick even if items not needed in building

-Fixed cave drips continuing to play even when not in cave

-Fixed fish swimming outside of pond near cliff section

-Fixed fullness always starting at half when loading a saved game

-Fixed moonlight sometimes missing completely

-Fixed stick marker vanishing on loading saved game

-Fixed missing collision roof of cabin

-Fixed player flying in air after chopping dead bodies

-Rain effigy effect should now work and will wear off after time

-Cannibals spawning in villages no longer ‘pop’ when waking up

-Fixed creepy female model attacks sometimes not hitting player

-Fixed bug where bird landing on hand would sometimes stop axe from working

-Fixed enemy head and leg pickups sometimes appearing as arm pickups

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