Sons of the Forest debug commands: How to use cheats

Sons of the Forest debug commands: How to use cheats
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Written by 

Kiera Mills

Published 

7th Mar 2023 17:24

While the aim of Sons of the Forest is to survive the harsh conditions of a cannibalistic inhabited island, sometimes the fun of a game can be how to break it. With Sons of the Forest mods, it is now possible to enter God mode, have permanently full stat bars and even create multiple Kelvins to help you out around your base.

Read on as we tell you how to use debug commands and install the mod. As always use mods at your own discretion as they are not supported by the game developers and may cause game issues.

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Sons of the Forest debug command cheat: How to install

Sons of the Forest debug command cheat
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The mod in question is called DebugConsole and allows you to enter the debug command menu. You can access the mod here via the Thunderstore. The menu then allows you to input commands with various effects, including spawning extra Kelvins.

To use the mod, you must download the Thunderstore Mod Manager here and the companion mod, BepInEx pack for IL2CPP Unity games.

Sons of the Forest all debug command cheats

Sons of the Forest spawn enemies command cheat
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Now you have the mod installed, to access the command menu press F1 in-game. This will bring up a list of all the available commands. The following is a list of the most popular commands and their effects:

General Commands

  • godmode on – This command turns on God mode.
  • godmode off - This command turns off God mode.
  • buffstats - Refills survival meters
  • regenhealth - Refills health
  • addallitems - adds all items to your inventory.
  • removeallitems - Removes all items from inventory.
  • additem [item name] - Adds an item (whichever item you add in the brackets)
  • spawnworldobject x – Spawns an item to you.
  • instantbookbuild on - Builds anything selected from the book.
  • instantbookbuild off - Turns off instant build cheat.
  • showhud off - Turns HUD off
  • showhud on - Turns HUD on
  • superjump on - Lets you super jump.
  • superjump off - Turns off the super jump.
  • speedyrun on – enables a faster run speed.
  • speedyrun off - Turns off fast run speed.
  • cavelight on - Illuminates the area around you.
  • cavelight off - Turns off illumination command.
  • createlight - Adds a light source to the world.
  • settimeofday [1-24] - Changes the time of day.
  • forcerain heavy – Changes the weather to rainy.
  • forcerain sunny - Changes the weather to sunny.
  • season summer - Changes the season to summer.
  • season autumn - Changes the season to autumn.
  • season winter - Changes the season to winter.
  • season spring - Changes the season to spring.
  • save - Saves your game.

NPC and enemy commands

  • addcharacter robby 1 - Spawns an extra Kelvin to your game.
  • addvirginia - Spawn an extra Virginia to your game.
  • aigodmode on - Turns on God mode for companions.
  • aigodmode off - Turns off God mode for companions.
  • aighostplayer on – stops enemies targeting you.
  • aighostplayer off - Enemies revert back to normal.
  • aishowthoughts on - Display AI paths/thoughts
  • killradius [number] - Kills everything within the chosen numerical range.
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Kiera is a Guide Writer for GGRecon, with a BA (Hons) in Journalism. When she’s not busy covering either the spookiest or cosiest of games, she can be found toiling hours away into her favourite RPGs like Mass Effect, The Witcher and Baldur’s Gate 3. If DnD is your jam, she also moonlights as a Wildfire Druid.

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