Steam users finally were able to purchase Sons of the Forest this week after the game's long-awaited release on Thursday, but the release appears to have crashed Steam for many. That's not the fault of Sons of the Forest, however – in fact, it's a sign of just how much people wanted the game. Upon release, Steam shoppers were hit with error codes that prevented them from accessing any part of the Steam store unless someone was lucky enough to get through. Given the timing of the atypical Thursday release of the game, one can only assume that it was Sons of the Forest that brought Steam down, an achievement the game and Endnight Games can now boast before anyone's really even had a chance to play it.
Sons of the Forest was scheduled to release in the middle of the day on Thursday with Steam's countdown slowly dwindling until the game was supposed to be live. Once that time came, however, people found that it still wasn't ready to download yet. The game quickly started trending on Twitter and other social media platforms down as people wondered where the game was and when they'd be able to play it.
The game did of course release eventually, and with that release, the gates were open for people to rush in and buy it. Everyone apparently had the same idea to do so since they'd been waiting on its launch anyway, and that influx of people took down Steam's store.
"Did the release of Sons of the Forest break Steam? I can't get in to get it now," one user pondered.
"Steam Store is chugging rn everyone wants sons of the forest," another noted.
SONS OF THE FOREST HAS CRASHED STEAM iafjuinfjsndgsd pic.twitter.com/HCrSCbaPyS— SurGunn (@SurGunnooo) February 23, 2023
Sons Of The Forest had also initially intended to launch this year as a complete game, but instead has followed in its predecessors footsteps as an Early Access release. You can download the latest Sons of the Forest Trainer and cheats for free from WeMod.
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