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Launch day.. what to expect

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Sons of the Forest is right around the corner!

Are you taking pre-orders?

Yes! We are currently accepting pre-orders on the basis that The Forest has game servers and this sequel will not be any different. In the unlikely event that this game does not have game server ability at launch, we will refund all of the pre-orders.

When does the game come out and when will game servers be ready to play?

The game comes out February 23 at 10am PST.

With some game launches, Survival Servers does not gain advanced access by the developers in the event that it is a major game launch, embargo or otherwise. This title is very anticipated so we were not privy to getting access early. The game server files will be made available at launch and will take some time to be applied to our backend.

That said, we have experience doing this and do not anticipate a major delay unless Sons of the Forest runs and operates much differently than The Forest. We do ask for your patience in the event that it takes longer than expected. We will be working by the minute starting at 9am at launch to get game server access available to you. When we are ready to give you access to launch your game server, the grey count-down button on your control panel page will turn to a green Save & Restart button and we will send out a tweet indicating things are operational.



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Not a problem, sometimes it goes this way. We are still holding out a little bit longer to see when the server files will be released as The Forest has them.

If that does not happen today (or we have guidance from the developers on a date) we will be refunding any pre-order per request (via support ticket) and you can jump back in once the dedicated server depot is made available or otherwise.

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We've sent out an update email to all pre-orders. I'll update this topic when we open orders back up again and have more information regarding availability.

Please reach out via support ticket and we'll cancel & refund your pre-order if you do not wish to wait.

At this point in time, we do not have an ETA. There's an update in 2 weeks planned which might add dedicated server support but it's anyone's guess at this point. We do know that The Forest has had dedicated servers so it's really just a matter of time. We are hoping they emphasize high priority for this commonly requested feature!

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  • 4 months later...

Hello! The server has been running amazingly but after the patch this morning, it does not show up in the list of available servers in the game. I tried rebooting, running updates, validating game files, and also tried loading the game using a fresh save but nothing seems to actually spin up the game. I also noticed that the server is consuming almost no resources. I checked log files and in the system log, there is this error repeating: 

Thu Jul 20 22:02:51 2023 UTC : ServiceStart: failed to start (GLE 183)
Thu Jul 20 22:02:55 2023 UTC : Failed to load Steam Service (GLE 126)
Thu Jul 20 22:02:55 2023 UTC : BOpenService failed (GLE 1060)


Can you please advise? Do we need to do some sort of manual patching? 

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