Sons of the Forest Speedrun [Under 10 Minutes]

Survival of the fastest!

Speedrunning has always remained an important part of gaming, especially in survival games where players challenge each other to survive misfortune and predicaments as quickly as possible. Despite the fact that Sons Of The Forest is less than a month old, players have already found workarounds and glitches in the game that allow them to skip all the exploration and speedrun through the end of the game in less than 10 minutes.

Important: The game is still in early access mode, so all the bugs and glitches that are used to complete this speedrun may be fixed/ patched with future updates.

Key Takeaways

  • Start a new game until spawning in the correct mountain location.
  • Move up the mountain, then left, and climb the peak in front.
  • Jump off to respawn at the enemy camp near the last bunker.
  • Free yourself from the camp and head toward the last bunker, needing at least four sticks.
  • Perform the door skip glitch at the bunker entrance using sticks, entering without a key card.
  • Enter the left room and glitch out of the playable map to reach the “backrooms.”
  • Locate the luxurious room and use the glitch to reenter the map.
  • Head to the bathroom, enter the cave and find a mysterious door.
  • Use the door skip glitch to pass through the door.
  • Traverse the cave until reaching a single lava stream.
  • Follow the stream until finding an opening to the left.
  • Continue along the path to trigger the final cutscene.

Correct Spawn Point

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The Starting Point [Image Taken by eXputer]
In the survival game speedrun, the crucial first step is selecting the right starting point. The optimal strat for this speedrun is the snowy area (mountains). After the initial crash cutscene, wake up in the mountains, verifying the location with a small flowing river at your back or in front, depending on your facing direction.

If speed isn’t your priority, other starting points are viable, and you can skip this guide until the “Back From The Dead” section. 

Once you have gained control of your character, start running uphill at the location shown in the image below.

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Where to go first? [Image Credit: eXputer]
Continuously sprint upward until you reach the mountain’s peak, even navigating through steep areas by sprinting at a specific angle. Most players achieve this on the first try, but some may need practice for a successful speed run.

  • Pro tip: Keep sprinting until your stamina is almost depleted. Instead of waiting for it to replenish, open your inventory and unzip your emergency kit for a time-saving stamina recovery.

Upon reaching the top, move to the left side of the mountain. Another trick is to open your crafting journal while moving downhill to maintain increased speed, effectively avoiding environmental or fall damage.

Once you have reached the specific peak of the mountain shown in the image below, simply jump off to your death, unironically.

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The correct place to jump to your death [Image Captured by eXputer]

Back From The Dead

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Back from the dead [Image Taken by Us]
When you wake up, you will find yourself tied up in a cannibal base. Free yourself first and start collecting all the sticks you can find. They are paramount for executing the glitches that are required to finish this speedrun without any of the extra keycards that are required. Once you have obtained at least four sticks, simply start running toward the location of the Final Bunker, which is also shown in the image below.

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Location of the final bunker [Image Captured by Us]
I will recommend using the Crafting Journal glitch to get there as soon as possible because it greatly increases your running speed and negates all fall damage. You can use it to gain a bunch of momentum and simply jump off the hill you are currently on to reach your location.

The Final Bunker And The Door Glitch

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The Mysterious Door in the Final Bunker [Image Taken by eXputer]
Upon reaching the final bunker, acquiring a keycard is the typical route, but for the speedrun, a glitch will be employed. Equip the sticks collected earlier for this glitch.

  1. Stand in front of the locked door, equip the sticks, and use the mouse button to place them on the ground.
  2. The animation will glitch through the locked gate.
  3. It might be challenging initially, but with persistence, success is achievable.
  4. Inside, move through the left door, face the edge of the room next to the door (avoid going down the stairs), and use the door glitch technique to exit the game map and enter the “backrooms.”
  5. Exercise caution to avoid falling into the abyss while navigating the linear path.

Just keep following the linear path, and when you reach a crossroad, move to the left and reach the location shown in the image below.

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Where to go while outside the playable region [Image Captured by eXputer]
Once there, use the same door glitch to reenter the map of Sons Of Forest. Once inside, enter the broken bathroom. There, you will spot an entrance to a cave. Enter it, and you will see a mysterious locked door. Use the same door glitch to pass through the door.

The Final Cave

You have finally reached the end game; now, the only thing left to do is to sprint in the right direction. Now, simply use the crafting journal glitch to traverse the cave as quickly as possible. Keep following along the path. A word of advice, though: this cave is infested with pretty tough mobs, so avoid them whenever you can. And under no circumstances should you try to fight them. This is a speedrun, and you do not have the necessary armor or the weapons to take them on.

Keep moving ahead until you reach this specific location shown in the image below.

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Underground cave in the final bunker [Image Taken by Us]
From here, keep moving ahead; don’t stop for anything. You never know when a mob is trailing you.

  1. Use the journal technique whenever you can in order to gain extra speed.
  2. Avoid the lava as well because you don’t wish to risk dying after coming this far.
  3. I will recommend first playing in easy mode, properly exploring the cave, and memorizing the optimal route before you try to pull off a speed run.
  4. Nonetheless, keep following the path until you reach another narrow pathway, and use the journal glitch again to gain extra speed.
  5. Soon, you will reach a lava stream.
  6. Start following the stream, as it will lead you to the right path.

Once you have reached the end of the lava stream, as shown in the image below.

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The end of the lava stream [Image Credit: Us]
Look left, and you will spot an opening. See the path through its end, and with that, the final cutscene will trigger. Congratulations, your speed run has been completed.

Wrap Up

That neatly wraps up my definitive guide on how to speedrun Sons of the Forest. Here, I have listed all the items, glitches, and workarounds required to achieve this speedrun. As I stated below, the game is still in early access, so these glitches and workarounds may cease to exist with future updates or in the final product.

In any case, I hope my guide helped you out. Since you’ve already taken the dare of speedrunning Sons Of The Forest, why not achieve the next best thing as well, which is unlocking every achievement? Consider reading our guide on how to unlock all achievements in Sons Of the Forest if you are interested.

Credit goes to the user Alex HA for coming up with this speedrun. Once again, I hope my guide helped you out. Sons Of The Forest is available now on PC through Steam. Do let me know what you think about the game in the comment sections below.


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Hammad Ijaz is a Guides Writer on eXputer who is into various gaming genres. He has this pure passion for enjoying games and then reflecting that passion back into his writing. Along with a gaming experience of 10+ years, he also has many years of writing experience. Hammad further solidifies his status as a true gamer by showcasing hundreds of hours of game time on Warframe, Witcher 3, and Elden Ring. Feel free to explore his extensive gaming library on Steam.

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