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How to lock doors in Sons of the Forest

You need to lock doors since this is not the safest neighborhood.

Sons of the Forest is a spine-chilling survival game that keeps you on the edge of your seat as you navigate a dangerous wilderness, face terrifying creatures, and solve unexpected challenges at every turn. From the moment you step into this ominous world, you must rely on your instincts and resourcefulness to survive. But beware, for the dangers that lurk in this forest are not to be underestimated. Every step you take is scary, from deadly traps to cannibalistic foes. At times, players want to relax in the privacy of their base. Still, the danger of a meat-chowing cannibal creeping up on you as you sleep still lurks right outside. Thankfully, we can show exactly how to lock your doors in Sons of the Forest.

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As mentioned, you can lock doors in Sons of the Forest, and it’s fairly easy. No player-made workaround is necessary, as it’s a fully implemented feature. Follow the steps below to keep those cannibals and mutants at bay.

The first step is to grab seven logs and stack them all together on top of each other. Then, cut a hole in the middle to leave a door-sized hole. The last thing you should do is approach the hole with a plank to build a door.

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Next, you’ll need to look for a nearby regular stick. Or, if you’re feeling lazy, you can ask Virginia to bring it to you. She loves offering you rocks and sticks.

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With the stick in your hand, walk towards the door until a white arrow pointing to the right appears.

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Now that you’ve got your lock up and running, you can activate and deactivate it if you hold E.

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Though Cande started her journey in the video game industry as a localization specialist six years ago, she soon realized that her true calling was to annoy NPCS, smash virtual pottery, and complete every side quest available in RPGs. Throwing that useless degree out of the window, she has been writing professionally for the past three years ever since. Her passion for games dates to 2006, when she mounted a Chocobo for the first time. Under Nintendo and Square Enix's chokehold, she will willingly pour hours upon hours into reaching 100% completion in the longest roleplaying games ever made. But hey, who needs fresh air and sunlight when you can just live in Ivalice?