Fix Sons Of The Forest Not Launching & Freezing On PC

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If you are having issues with Sons Of Th Forest not launching or freezing on your Windows computer then this is the right guide for you, as I will be showing you what you can do to fix this problem. So before we get started I just want to remind you that Sons Of The Forest is currently in early access, which means the game is basically in a testing stage and is not the full release.

When it comes to a game being in early access it is very common to encounter problems, like the one you are currently having with Sons Of The Forest not launching or freezing. Below I have listed the steps on what you can do to hopefully fix this but if you are still having issues then you might want to check out our Sons Of Forest keeps crashing guide here.

How to fix Sons Of The Forest Not Starting & Freezing

Check Sons Of The Forest system requirements

The first thing to do is ensure your computer can actually play the game if it cannot then that would explain why Sons Of The Forest won’t launch on your Windows PC. I have listed the requirements below.

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: INTEL CORE I5-8400 / AMD RYZEN 3 3300X
  • Memory: 12GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB


Quite often security software can stop a game from launching. So if you have a third-party security program installed like Kaspersky, AVG, Avast, etc then add the game to the white list or put your security software into a game mode or passive mode.

Verify Sons Of The Forest Game Files

If Sons Of The Forest game files have become corrupt or missing, then this is going to cause the game to not start or freeze so check the game files using Steam.

Open Steam Client and find Sons Of The Forest in the list in your Game Library

Right-click on the game and then go to Properties

Now click Local files and then click on the Verify integrity of game files button

Verify integrity of game files in Steam.

I hope the above guide has helped you resolve the issue that was preventing Sons Of The Forest from working on your Windows computer, and you can now enjoy the game.

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