Managing thirst and hunger is just as crucial in Sons Of The Forest as it was in the Forest. Ignoring these basic needs will mean that your survival will be very short. Today we will show you how to make a Water Collector in Sons Of The Forest. It is among the very best ways to quench your thirst.
- Water Collector is the best source of water a player can have at their base.
- The Water Collector is made using the 3D printer and requires 100 Resin to form.
- Getting a Water Collector and Collecting Berries are the best way to quench your thirst.
- To gain access to the 3D Printer, players will need to explore a cave. Thankfully, it is one of the easiest ones in the game, and other than Resin, you don’t need to collect anything beforehand.
- The player can make a Water Collector super early on in the game. That is because it is located inside one of the most accessible caves in the Forest.
- Just like everything else, Co-Op mode makes the process go by faster and makes exploring caves easier.
How To Make Water Collector In Sons Of The Forest
Making a Water Collector was super easy in the first game. We are glad to report that it is now even easier. The only part that has gotten harder is the process of getting the required materials. We will list the best possible ways to collect water in the game alongside showing you exactly how you can make a Water Collector.
3D Printer Water Collector
The only real way to make a Water Collector is by using a 3D Printer. The worst thing about it is that before you can access it, you will need to progress a bit. There are plenty of things you will need beforehand to be able to reach the area. We also recommend that you get all keycards in Sons of the Forest before you come here.
Moreover, most caves in the game are dangerous and can result in a very brutal death if you aren’t too careful. This one is the complete opposite for the most part. Make sure you have some Printer Resin on you before you do any of this. Without it, you can’t make anything with the 3D printer.
Make your way to the exact same spot we are at in the screenshot above. Once here, all you need to do is to find and approach the cave. Finding caves in the Forest was hard due to the poor map. Now you have a GPS that pinpoints the exact location of nearby caves.
In addition, you should have no trouble finding the cave once you are in the area. Start by approaching the cave and then enter it by pressing “E.” Pull out your light source by pressing “L” and then start going forward. Soon you will enter a room. It is here that you will come across the 3D Printer.
The Water Collector in Sons Of The Forest requires 100 Resin to be crafted from the 3D Printer. If you have the required amount, just go on with the process, and you will have the Water Flask in your hands in a matter of seconds.
You will need to fill it up regularly. In the original game filling your water bottle with clean water was the best option, but now every water source provides clean water. So, you can’t go wrong. Just equip it and approach any waterbody, then hold “E” to fill it up with Water.
Turtle Shell Water Collector
Moreover, getting the turtle shell was far simpler in the original, as you would randomly run into turtles anywhere. They were present on beaches in excess quantity, but finding them elsewhere was also very frequent. Sons Of The Forest goes for a more realistic approach as their turtles can only be found on beaches.
Take a look at the screenshot we have provided above. This spot is one of the best ones to find turtles. Now, you don’t have to come here to get a turtle shell. You can go to any beach on the entire map, and you will run into them.
Fans will be disappointed to learn that, as of now, you can’t create a turtle shell water collector in Sons Of The Forest. The developers have an update planned very soon, and we hope to see these return in them. It seems very weird to fans that this wasn’t included, as it was, by far, the best way to get water in the original.
Though, we can somewhat understand its exclusion. Now there are so many sources to drink water from. Even the potentially dangerous ones from the original are now totally fine to drink from in the sequel. So, the reason to have a Water Collector rain catcher for “clean” water seems useless.
Other Ways To Get Water In Sons Of The Forest
Water is absolutely essential for survival in the game, just like in real life. If, for some reason, you can’t seem to get yourself a Water Collector, there are other excellent ways to obtain water. Sons Of The Forest has made it significantly easier. Now you don’t even get damaged from drinking salty or dirty water.
Moreover, the game is in early access. That means that it is highly unlikely that plenty of bugs will occur in a playthrough. Also, Resin is hard to come by, and the 3D Printer is also far away for some specific spawn points, mainly the snowy mountain one.
That obviously means you won’t be able to craft a Water Collector in Sons Of The Forest. Thankfully, the game has many other substitutes that you can use. The following ways are excellent and go hand in hand with the Water Collector for extinguishing your thirst.
An excellent way to instantly get back your stamina and get abolish your thirst alongside it. The best thing about Energy Drinks is that you can obtain them from the very start of the game. You can get them once you gain control of your character after the crash.
In addition, instead of rushing away from the crash site. Stop there and collect everything near it. You can open up all of the boxes lying here, and most of them contain Energy Drinks. You can also obtain a Tarp, which can be used to craft a temporary camp. For more on crafting, check out our Sons Of The Forest Crafting guide.
Also, akin to the original game, they are present here in excess quantity. If you are the kind of player who loves exploring caves regularly. You will never run out of Energy Drinks.
These are extra good since they also fill up the stamina so you can delay your sleep even further. Nobody needs a Water Collector in Sons Of The Forest if you can drink so many of these instead.
Water From Lakes
Drinking any waterbody in the game is safe. In the original game, the best kind of water was the one you obtained from the turtle shell rain catchers. Now, in the sequel, you can just drink from literally anywhere, and it will serve as an excellent method to quench your thirst.
We aren’t really happy about this change. It removes a lot of realism and takes away from the survival aspect of the game. Players really felt a great sense of accomplishment when you finally built some rain catches back in the original. The game rewarded you for your hard work excellently.
Thankfully, the game is in early access. So, there is a very high likelihood that the developers might bring the old methods back over time if the fans demand them more. For now, make sure you keep your Water Collector in Sons Of The Forest full by regularly filling it up from any waterbody you come across.
Lastly, another excellent way to take care of the thirst meter is by eating berries. Blueberries are the best, and they have been since the original game. The best part about eating these is that you kill two birds with one stone. Eating berries fills up your stomach and also takes care of your thirst.
Unlike the original, you don’t need a special bag to collect them. Now you can just press “E” instead of holding it, and you will collect the berries instead of eating them. This change may upset a lot of hardcore players, but we think it is a nice quality-of-life change.
Though, it is important to keep in mind that these berries fill up very little of your meters. So while they are good, they are not the best way to get your energy back. If you have them in excess quantity, then they are just as good as any other method.
This Subreddit post proves that fans are not happy with the exclusion of the original Water Collecting Rain Catchers. Maybe, with fan demand, the developers will add it in to serve as a water storage tool. There isn’t much need for it since you can now get clean water from everywhere.
The game has had a massive launch. Most fans are very pleased to play it and are super excited to see what comes next. The game already has a lot of quality content, and the developers are now more motivated than ever to deliver even more.
We have had a blast with the game so far, but we want to hear your thoughts. What did you think about Calvin? Was he helpful? Have you recruited Virginia yet? Who is your favorite companion? Did you start building your base early on? Let us know all about it in the comments section below.
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