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Eptesicus fuscus
Also known as
Big Brown Bat
Added in
In and around the caves
Can be killed but drop nothing.

Bats are passive animals that appear in the cave system of The Forest.


They cannot really be interacted with and serve only for immersion purposes. It is possible to kill bats by hitting them with a weapon of choice, but they do not drop anything.

Bats are used often to "spook" players by appearing suddenly and squeaking as they fly past. They flee from certain cave entrances upon approach, but they also fly by in certain designated spots inside the caves, as well as roosting in clusters on the ceiling. Because of their fleeing from cave entrances, they are a very useful indicator when searching for new caves. Their sound can be confused with that of a distant Virginia or other cannibals. When they are attached to the cave ceilings they can be lit on fire with the hairspray and serve as a temporary light source


Update History[]

Version Changes
v1.0 Fixed bats fly out of cave position being wrong

Removed annoying loud bat screech from title scene

v0.71 (Multiplayer) Fixed bats not being affected by explosions for clients
v0.38 Audio – Bats exiting caves will now play multiple squeals and squeaks

Audio – Increased Bats flying out of caves sound

v0.33 Fixed cave 1 bats exiting cave at wrong position
v0.32 Fixed bats moving backwards very quickly after being triggered
v0.29 More bats added to caves
v0.28 Cave Bats added inside caves
v0.25 (audio) Fixed inaudible drop sound on pre-placed dead mutant bodies. Fixed bat exit cave sound inaudible.
v0.22 (audio) Bat Scare created
v0.04 Distorted mutants more aggressive and deadly in combat and have expanded actions
v0.03 Now correctly fly out of cave entrances.

Single bat prefab added to parts of caves

v0.01 Bats added to the game

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