How to duplicate logs in Sons of the Forest


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In Sons of the Forest, the trees are tall, the wildlife is wild, and the logs are more than lumber. Logs are the bread and butter of your base-building efforts in this survival game, and mastering their use is essential to your success. Sons of the Forest explorers have discovered log-related bugs while navigating the vast map. A particular bug might be helpful if you have trouble gathering enough materials to build your base. This guide will walk you through duplicating logs in Sons of the Forest.

Related: Sons of the Forest building guide

How to dupe logs in Sons of the Forest — infinite log duplication glitch

Screenshot by Gamepur
Screenshot by Gamepur

If you’re looking to expand your log storage capabilities in your game, there’s a nifty trick you can try. The original method was patched out, but a new one was discovered if you follow these simple steps:

  1. Locate the ScrewStructureInstancesSaveData.json file in your game’s save folder.
  2. Open the file and search for {“Id”:37. Once you’ve found it, look for {“ItemId”:78 – the next value you see should be “TotalCount”:.
  3. Change the value of “TotalCount” to 500.
  4. Save the changes to the file and make sure to close it.
  5. With the game closed, restart your system.
  6. When you load up your game, you’ll notice that your log holder now has a capacity of 500 logs!

But remember, you need to have at least one log in one of your log holders beforehand for this to work. Once you’ve made the edit, that log holder will be filled with the number of logs you’ve set.

This will trigger a serendipitous glitch, allowing you to multiply their wood supply magically. Savvy players have already used this trick to build sprawling bases with minimal resource gathering. Who knows what other glitches the game holds in store?

Related: The best place to build a base in Sons of the Forest

This Sons of the Forest log duplication glitch is a double-edged sword. While it can be pretty advantageous, the capricious physics engine may lead to hazardous situations, with loose logs rolling and causing harm to both you and your companions.

The fate of the log duplication bug is as uncertain as the weather in a tropical rainforest. Developer Endnight Games could let it linger, but that’s about as reliable as a coin flip. Unfortunately, as of now, there’s yet to be an official communication on the matter, so players are left in the dark about its ultimate fate. But until the powers that be decide, why not take advantage of this glitch and use it to push your gameplay to new heights.