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How To Hotbar Or Quickslot Weapons & Items In Sons Of The Forest

It’s difficult to swap to weapons when you’re being chased but in this guide on How To Hotbar Or Quickslot Weapons & Items In Sons Of The Forest we explain how you can easily and quickly switch between different weapons and items in your backpack without having to open your full inventory.

It’s worth noting that this method is still not lightning fast. There is not hot bar or quick item slots, such as putting weapons on keys 1 through 5. However, there is a method that is much faster than opening your inventory. First, you need to prepare your bag.

How To Hotbar Or Quickslot Weapons & Items In Sons Of The Forest

Press I to open your inventory. Your character will kneel down and open your back. Once it’s open look at the top of the screen and you will see your backpack in full. Select the backpack so it’s placed on the crafting area in front of you. You will now see several items on your backpack. Take off the items you don’t want to be easily accessible and then select items from the unfolded backpack to add to your actual backpack. You can only place certain items and a single weapon.

Once you have placed the items close your inventory. The next time you want to swap items instead of pressing I, you hold it. This brings up your backpack much quicker. Then, all you need to do is quickly select the item you want to use and you’re good to go.

Learning to pick up and cook meat is vital if you want to survive on the island. In this guide on How To Pick Up And Cook Meat In Sons Of The Forest we'll explain the process of finding, preparing, and eating food so you can focus on building your base and surviving the threats of the island.
A headshot with an arrow is enough to take down the basic enemies in a single shot. In this guide on How To Make Arrows In Sons Of The Forest we'll explain how you can unlock the arrow recipe so that you can begin crafting your own arrows to use as ammo with a bow.
Managing your thirst levels is key to survival on the island. In this guide on How To Drink Water In Sons Of The Forest we tell you two basic techniques of keeping your thirst meter full, drinking water and then also a special plant that provides a good water boost and food too.
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.

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