If you’re playing multiplayer, you’ll want to trade and give items to your friends. In this guide on How To Give Items To Friends In Sons Of The Forest we explain the mechanics behind trading as it’s quite unique and appears as though the developers didn’t want you trading or dropping certain items to other players.
This method only works with certain items. You are unable to give your friends many different items such as most types of foods, weapons, and other heavy duty items. We’re not sure why this is. There may be a feature you unlock later that allows you to store and swap items that way, but so far we only have a single way of giving items to other players in your game.
How To Give Items To Friends In Sons Of The Forest
Both you and the person you want to trade with need to be directly next to each other. Make sure you are just standing around, nobody is in their inventory. You will see a button prompt on-screen to give items to the player. It’s E. Hold the button and it opens a small version of your backpack.
The items here are the only items you are able to trade, at least that’s what we’ve discovered so far. This includes processed foods and some medical supplies, but not much else yet.