The Forest Wiki

Grass covers most of the ground in The Forest. There are numerous types of grasses that can be found, and unlike other small plants they cannot be interacted with. Grass can protrude through buildings and floors which can be quite frustrating. Using console commands, you can cut grass though it may grow through again when saving and reloading. It is possible to clear grass using rock paths or basic fires, though be careful not have these protrude through your floors as well. As of update v0.11, the grass density can be adjusted using a slider in the options menu (Grass density can not be adjusted on PS4)


Update history[]

Version Changes
v0.72 Lowered amount of green grass in snow areas

(Multiplayer) Fixed bushes and grass not bending for client players

v0.68 Fixed some wrong regular grass cliff caps in snow area

Fixed grass displacement object becoming visible after destroying sled with the hole cutter

v0.46 Improved/changed ugly plant like grass type with a more natural grass
v0.38 New building: Rock Path ! Place and extend it like custom walls, conforms with terrain when placed, cuts grass when built
v0.33 (Performance) Lowered grass displacement CPU cost during stutter/spike frames

Added grass displacement to suitcases & food cart

Improved sled grass displacement settings

v0.32 Fixed Grass/Shadows/Low memory settings not saved/restored properly
v0.31 Fixed grass rendering incorrectly on latest AMD crimson drivers
v0.30 New snowy grass textures added for snow area
v0.29 Fixed some structures not cutting grass when placed

New art added: Far back snow terrain cliff type now has partial grass variation

v0.27 (Art) Added new grass types and visual improvements to foliage

(Art) Snow covered areas have new grass type and new grass placement

(Art) North and south of the big lake, terrain polish and added grass

(Audio) Mixing on: small bird on hand, distant surf, leaves falling, leaf rustles, laptop dragging, hammering, footstep rock, footstep grass, footstep mud, footstep jump

v0.26 (performance) Optimized grass displacement system to use terrain height instead of a raycast to find terrain height
v0.23 Better matched cliff grass to terrain grass using planar mapping
v0.22 New cliff shader! Adds grass/moss based on slope. Used on big cliffs and big rock chunks, fallen logs, etc everything.

Replaced ugly grass terrain texture and fixed issue where starfish were still spawning on top of it

world – improved cliff areas and grass placement and thinned out some excess rocks on some cliffs

v0.18 New dynamic wind system. Wind intensity will change sound and leaf/grass tree rustling. (currently only on 1 tree type)
v0.16b Increased grass draw distance at highest settings
v0.16 Touch bending grass added! enemies, rabbits, animals and player will now slightly rustle the grass as they move through it (this is a first pass at this, next version will include better bending)
v0.11 Added grass density slider to options menu – newer graphics cards can turn this up for better looking grass.
v0.08b Improved collision on gazebo and added in grass cutting to prefab
v0.08 New animal added: Deer! Deer will turn towards approaching player, eat grass, run away from player and more
v0.06 Fixed (Unity fix) issue where grass would cause slight framerate hicks
v0.04b Fixed grass distance not changing correctly for different quality levels
v0.03 Removed grass cutting from opening inventory (was causing crashes on some pc’s)
v0.02 Improved balance on some grass textures (less bright)
v0.01 Grass added to the game