Best The Forest Mods You Can’t Play Without

The Forest is a popular survival game that’s been in Early Access for years now and finally got it’s full release earlier this year. It’s a first-person survival game in the vein of Rust or DayZ, where players must survive after waking from a crashed plane in an ominous and mysterious forest. The game features an extensive multiplayer mode, where you can survive with others, or choose to hunt down others if you so wish.

The Forest mods can be a bit difficult since these games modding hasn’t been around for as long as those of other titles. The open-world survival game officially launched a little over a year ago so people have yet to come up with a ton of modifications for it just yet. Despite its relatively young age, however, there are already a handful of mods out there that are definitely worth picking up if you want to spice up your game a little bit.

With that in mind, we rounded up some of The Forest Mods from BOC you can grab right now and place them all into a neat little list for you to enjoy. We also added download links for each of them to make things even easier for you. If you’ve never played the game before it’s probably a good idea to try out the vanilla version first before installing any mods. But if you’re already a seasoned veteran, the mods below will give you something new to look forward to the next time you boot up the game.

Best The Forest Mods

Like my grandfather used to always say, there’s nothing worse than getting lost in the deep dark woods, especially when it’s teeming with cannibals. Arming yourself with this handy dandy map will have all of those suckers marked right there, so you’ll never be caught flatfooted again.

You will also be able to see the location of all players on your server. You can hover over their icon to view their name, should you be so inclined.

It’s important to know the identity of your allies in the quest for survival, even if it’s something as unfortunate as FartsOfFury.

If you’re noticing some visual inconsistencies here, please note that the included picture isn’t from the mod, but rather from the interactive map painstakingly created by a community member.

This is also very helpful, but not mod-related, so we shan’t extrapolate further. Let’s just tip our hats to the cartographers who make our lives easier.

In-Game Crosshairs

Like me, you may have a little trouble with aiming your gun or bow. I always rely on crosshairs for shooting quickly so this Mod is fantastic for anyone who needs a little help when aiming!

As the name suggests, this Mod enables crosshairs, so you have a better aim when you need to take down Mutants or cannibals. We all know cannibals and Mutants hate fire, so this will help when you next need to get your first throw correct!


There aren’t a lot of mods that affect the server in The Forest and Mods for Sims 3. However, this one does. ServerMod adds a few new settings, such as regrowing 2-5% of trees every night. Post in chat when a player is dying, as well as posting when a player connects and disconnects. These are more just quality of life changes.


By default, around 10% of trees regrow every night in The Forest. Sometimes, this might not be enough, depending on how many you’re cutting down each night. When you install the Tree Re-spawn mod, you can instantly re-spawn 10% of all missing trees by holding SHIFT & pressing R.


The Easy Building mod for The Forest is a balancing mod. It aims to reduce the building cost of every structure and building in the game by half. This is definitely a welcomed mod if you’re struggling to build a base with defenses.