Sons Of The Forest – Assigning Hotkeys (Quickslots) for Easy Weapon Swaps

An actual guide to assigning hotkeys!

Guide to Assigning Hotkeys

Many people have been spamming the devs with demands for item quickslots and rightfully so…or so we thought.

Little did most players know but the quickslot function has been in the game for quite some time now but no one who discovered it seemed willing to share their findings, so here we are.

I present to you an actual guide to assigning hotkeys for your weapons/consumables instead of holding “I” to bring up your backpack and chose your weapons manually.


  • Open your inventory by pressing ” I ” by default.
  • Hover your mouse over the desired item you wish to assign to a quickslot.
  • Notice the grey “empty” square on the top right corner of your tooltip.
  • Now press 1-0 to assign it a quickslot and see the number inside the grey square appear/change.
  • Close your inventory and enjoy the game the way it’s supposed to be played.

I still enjoy opening and using my backpack for miscellaneous stuff but i can’t be bothered using it during combat it was giving me a headache for a long time now.

Jan Bonkoski
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A lifelong gamer Jan Bakowski, also known as Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. He lives in Poland (Wrocław). His passion for games began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. Proud owner of Steam Deck, which has become his primary gaming platform. He’s been making guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job.

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