Although Sons of the Forest is still in the Early Access, it has an ending to give the players the satisfaction of completing the game. The ending has left more questions than answers for the players of Sons of The Forest that needs to be explained as they are confused about what actually happened in the game. Who were the different characters we got to see in the game? And if the game is in any way connected to the first game, ‘The Forest.’
- There are a total of three different endings In Sons of the Forest.
- Two are considered Good or Bad on their outcome, whereas the third is called the Secret ending.
- In the Good ending, the player decides to leave with the Helicopter.
- Whereas in the Bad ending, the player stays on the Island by choosing the Back Pack.
- If you manage to keep Virginia alive, you unlock the Secret Ending that allows you to leave with her.
- The Ending leaves players with different questions about the Golden Cube and other different parts.
- The Golden Cube possibly acts as a shield from the anomaly that turns humans into Mutants.
- Eight Cycles might actually mean ‘Eight Months.’
The Good & Bad Ending In Sons Of The Forest?
In Sons of the Forest, there are two main endings. One of those is considered the good ending, and the other bad. Now you will get to experience both endings as you make progress through the game. To get to both endings, you will have to make progress as you would normally in the game. As you exit from the Golden Cube, you will get a cut scene with a helicopter landing down.
There, you will have two options. You can either join Tim and Eric LeBlanc on the Helicopter or stay on the Island when you choose the Backpack. Both of these are the endings of the game. As usual, these endings are divided by the fans as Good or Bad endings. There is no important aspect that shows that one ending is bad whereas the other is good.
The ending where you leave on the Helicopter is considered as good because in that you won’t have to face the Mutants or the Cannibals. But, if you go and pick up the back and stay on the island, it is considered a Bad ending. That is because the Helicopter leaves you, and you will have to fight the Mutants and live off on the island. The Protagonist won’t get to go back and live his life as it was before the game.
The first ending is considered Good because then the Protagonist won’t have to go on and fight with Mutants and Cannibals for an indefinite time. Whereas in the second ending, the Protagonist will have to live off the Island without any of his friends. And then live there while dealing with the enemies.
The Secret Ending
Unknown to most people, there is a third ending to the game. As it is not well known, it is considered the secret ending of the game. Although nothing significant happens in the ending, it is an ending still, and one minor thing changes. You get to leave the island with Virginia.
To get the secret ending, you will have to first obviously get Virginia as a companion in the game. Once you have done so, you will have to keep her safe and alive. The best way is to give her weapons so that she can kill anyone who is trying to attack her. Then, you will have to progress through the game as usual.
You will have to get to the Golden Cube like you would normally. Then, when the Golden Cube is about to close, you will see that Virginia will run inside the Cube with Kelvin. Now the cutscenes will remain the same, with one of the soldiers multiplying into four and a futuristic city. But now Virginia will freak out and will fall unconscious into your arms. Then, the screen will turn black as before.
Here, again, you will be given two choices. You can either go with Virginia and others on the Helicopter or go and take the Bag. To get the secret ending, you will have to go with the crew. That will have Kelvin and Virginia both (If they are alive) jumping on the Helicopter with you. Then, Virginia will put her head on your shoulder while you escape the island with her.
Sons Of The Forest Ending Explained
Now the question arises of what the ending truly means. Yes, the ending seems incomplete with a lot of gaps in the story. But fans on Reddit were quick to make their own theories on the endings. We’ve scoured through tons of them to come up with a cumulative theory that satisfies all of the gaps that are left by the story.
Okay, so as you go on the Island to find the Puffton family, you find that they went missing almost 31 weeks ago. Then you go on and find a girl with a special mutation on her. She has one extra leg and arm. If you noticed the pictures of the Puffton family members, you’d know that she actually is Virginia Puffton. You’ll have to keep her safe for the third ending that you’ll get.
Now as you make progress in the game, you will find a book written by one ‘Tim LeBlanc.’ It shows that the first game, The Forest, and this one are connected. And later on, you get to meet with Eric LeBlanc, although shortly. They both know something weird is going on with the Island and have come to explore it.
The Golden Cube
One thing which we aren’t completely sure about is what the Golden Cube actually is. Is it a portal to another dimension? Or is it a sort of shield? We’ll get to that in a while. Okay, so when you enter the Cube, you get transferred to a different dimension. That might be a different reality or Parallel universe. That we get to learn from Tim LeBlanc’s book ‘Parallel Universes and Travel Between Them’. We get to see a futuristic city that gives a sort of Cyberpunk 2077 vibes.
Now we’ve mentioned that the Golden Cube acts as a shield of sorts. That is because when you enter it, an NPC (most probably Tim LeBlanc) holds a laptop with a timer running on it. That is because that is the timer when a certain anomaly happens on the Island. That anomaly converts humans into mutants. We find that out from the fact that the Silver jacket guy tries to get into the Golden Cube, but is left out. When the doors open, he is converted into a mutant.
There seems to be a range on until what distance the Mutation or Anomaly wave happens. Because earlier in the game, we come across Eric LeBlanc inside a bunker. Then later on, even though he doesn’t enter the Golden Cube with us, we still see that he is alright even after the Anomaly happens. He comes on the Helicopter.
What Is 8 Cycles?
That all at least confirms one thing. That the Cube teleports temporarily into a different dimension while the island gets hit by the anomaly. Now comes the ‘8 Cycles’. We learn from different notes left on the island that anomaly happens after 8 Cycles. Although there is no such mention of what exactly these Cycles are, there are some theories about it too.
One theory is that the Cycles basically are months. Why? Well, as the game starts, we come to learn that the Pufftons went missing 31 weeks ago. And let’s assume that game’s story occurs within a span of a week, which leaves us to 32 weeks. 32 weeks is eight months, hence 8 Cycles.
When the Anomaly happens, the Pufftons go missing as they got converted into Mutants. That is the only possible explanation as to why they suddenly disappeared. Not only that, you find each of their Keycards on your search for the truth. Virginia was either already mutated but was away from the Anomaly’s range or she resisted its full effect. We’re not entirely sure what happened to her.
One thing that we can confirm is that the story isn’t finalized. There might be some changes to it as the developers make further progress in the game. Remember, it is still in Early Access, and chances are that the developers add more content that will completely change the story of the game. So we would suggest that although these theories are quite interesting, it is better that you don’t stick to them for now.
If you still haven’t reached to the ending but checked it all out due to curiosity, why don’t you check out our other Sons of the Forest guides? For example, Quick Select can help you equip items quickly. Make sure to stay hydrated with the Water Collector. The Shovel helps you find out underground bunkers easily. And if you run hungry, you can check out Fishing Traps too. That and much more can be found in our Crafting Guide.
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