How to Command Kelvin and Use Companion, Sons of the Forest

Not sure how to command Kelvin in Sons of the Forest? The titular forest of this franchise is a dark and brutal place. The forest is so scary that you simply don’t want to be there alone. Rather, you will want to have some company. And you can have it even if you play alone in the form of Kelvin! In this guide, we explain how to use your companion in Sons of the Forest.

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How to Command Kelvin and Use Companion, Sons of the Forest

How to User and Command Companion Kelvin in Sons of the Forest

Kelvin is a non-playable companion (NPC) who serves as your helper in Sons of the Forest. He is a very nice addition to the game, especially if you are planning on playing solo, as it can be really hard without a helping hand. However, due to an accident, Kelvin ended up deaf and mute. Hence, he’s unable to communicate verbally nor heed your verbal instructions. Nevertheless, he’s still very eager to help. So, how to command Kelvin in Sons of the Forest? Quite simple! While he can not speak or hear, he can still see, write, and read. Therefore, for the purpose of communicating with him and issuing orders, we will use written communication with the help of a notebook.

To use your companion in Sons of the Forest, you will need to issue him written instructions. Simply approach him, press the “E” taster, and the menu will open. From here, you can choose one of the several available options:

  • Take item.
  • Follow me.
  • Get (And you choose what. For example sticks, rocks, logs, fish, etc.
  • Build.
  • Stay.
  • Take a Break.
  • Clear.

As you can see, there’s a handful of commands which you can issue to Kelvin. We highly advise giving him a weapon as soon as possible, as he will be able to defend himself in the event of danger. He will also defend you, of course. Just watch out not to scare him too much, as he can run away!

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