The Forest: how to make arrows - recipe and materials

Early on in The Forest getting to grips with hunting is vital. You'll need to make a bow and with that, you'll want some arrows. There's a variety of arrow types, each with their own damage bonuses. You can make these alternative arrows by adding more items to the recipe.

We'll take you step by step through the initial process of making arrows as well as altering them.

While you are here, head over to our other The Forest guides to improve your gameplay, such as the rebreather location and how to make a rope.

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How to make arrows

Creating arrows will set you back 1 Stick and 5 Feathers. You'll be able to craft 5 arrows at a time. Hopefully, you already know how to get sticks, easy peasy.

You can find sticks laying on the floor or you can collect them by hitting bushes with your axe. Getting feathers is a little harder, you'll need to kill some birds. When you do so, you should see some feathers floating in the air.

Another alternative is setting up a birdhouse. Combine the Stick and Feathers in your backpack by right-clicking them. Once you have them all in the middle, right-click the cogwheel and you'll have some arrows!

You can also create an arrow basket to store any extra you have! This will become vital later into the game.

Arrow types

As mentioned earlier there are a few different types of arrows.

Each can be created by adding extra items, you can find them below:

  • Bone Arrows
    • Add 5 bones to the recipe
    • Deals 40% more damage
  • Fire Arrows
    • Add 1 Cloth and 1 Booze to the recipe
  • Makes arrows flammable
  • Deals burn damage
  • Poison Arrows
    • Add Twin Berries, Snow Berries, Amanita Mushroom or Jack Mushroom to the recipe
    • Deals poison damage.
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