The Forest game screenshot of savages attacking the player

[Update]: Sons of the Forest, sequel to the The Forest, will be launching on May 20, 2022 for PC.

After spending around four years in Early Access, the survival-focused horror game The Forest officially released back in April alongside some generally positive reviews. While there were still some issues that needed to be ironed out, by all accounts The Forest was a satisfying and fully finished game.

However, it would appear that the developers themselves disagree with that notion as they have just recently unleashed a massive new update. Besides a bunch of bug fixes and visual improvements, this update has also added a new alternate ending, new buildables to mess around with, a bunch of new loot-filled caves to explore, as well as two new late-game creatures to tackle.

For those of you that mostly play in public servers, you might also be glad to hear that this update has brought in some much-needed changes to help prevent griefing and cheating in multiplayer. You can find all of the details, as well as the full list of patch notes, by heading over to the official website.

As a final note, it's also worth mentioning that The Forest is currently on a 33% discount on Steam. So if you're in a bit of a survival-horror mood, or if you're just curious about what the new ending is all about, you might want to give The Forest a try.

Have fun, and here's a brief trailer showing off some of the new features that arrived as a part of the December update: