Sons of the Forest sells 2M copies in a day

Sons of the Forest sells 2M copies in a day

Sons of the Forest has gone from beating Starfield out of the most wishlisted game on Steam to selling over 2 million copies in just 24 hours, Endnight Games shared on their Twitter feed.

"Thanks to those who have joined us in our Early Access journey into Sons of the Forest. We have sold over 2 million copies in the first 24 hours, and are very excited for what we have in store for players in the coming weeks."

Moreover, the survival horror sequel to the 2018 hit The Forest scored 350,000 concurrent users at once. For comparison, its predecessor did only about 76,000 at best. Check out the Sons of the Forest multiplayer trailer now:



This likely has to do with the added multiplayer functionality in Sons of the Forest. This time around, it's more comparable with Don’t Starve Together as you play with friends and try to survive the daily trials of finding enough food as well as staving off attacks by cannibals, mutants, and mutant cannibals. 

Fear the Forest

The original game is an exercise in increasing paranoia. The Forest begins peacefully enough—after crashlanding on a remote island, you chop down trees, gather food, and build a tiny base in the woods. Everything seems fine up until the cannibals come sniffing around your house. After the first lethal encounter, you start to build protective walls and simple traps to keep them away. Then you wake in the middle of the night to find bloated, many-limbed mutants and their bouncing progeny scratching away at your walls. Before long, you decide it’s time to build a new base elsewhere.

Sons of the Forest ratchets up the tension to genuinely hair-raising proportions, even as it makes the forest and its inhabitants more believable and immersive. You are sent onto the island as a rescuer, but quickly find yourself and your crew as the victims. A search through the woods after your helicopter crashes leads you to discover your teammates murdered in horrible ways. Strange guttural noises among the trees indicate you are being stalked. Every day, a many-limbed woman appears in the distance, running away when you approach. Then the cannibals and mutants come in hordes and it’s a fight to keep your base. The enemy AI is smarter than the original’s, surrounding you when they attack. However, they also crawl away and beg for their lives when mortally wounded. It's also possible to scare them away by holding up the severed heads of their comrades.

Sons of the Forest is both a compelling and memorable experience, and it’s out now in Early Access. Get a Sons of the Forest steam key from our comparator today. 


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