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How to Zoom in and Out of the Map in Sons of the Forest

As you embark on a mission to locate a wealthy individual who has gone missing on a remote island, you find yourself in a perilous situation surrounded by cannibals.

In this new open-world survival horror simulator, you must use your crafting skills, fight for your life, and overcome the challenges of the environment, whether on your own or with friends.

Make your own decisions and chart your own path.

You’ll encounter a variety of demons and mutated creatures, some with human-like features and others that are entirely new to you.

Arm yourself with various weapons like pistols, axes, stun batons, and others to defend yourself and those who are dear to you.

Whether you decide to build a small cabin or a compound by the seaside, the choice is entirely yours.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to zoom in and out of the map (GPS) in Sons of the Forest (SOTF).

How to zoom in and out of the map in Sons of the Forest

To zoom in and out of the map in Sons of the Forest, you need to press the middle mouse button.

The map can be zoomed in multiple times—it’s helpful if you want to navigate to a specific location.

Here’s how to do this (expand the screenshots above):

  1. Press the middle mouse button.

The control can be modified by going to your controls setting.

The setting is called “Tertiary Action”—which is responsible for zooming in and out of the map (GPS).

By default, the control is set to the middle mouse button.

Further reading

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