For a single player experience, an AI companion can pretty much help you sail through a wave of troubles. For this game, Kelvin the Companion will do that job for you. Seeing how useful he is, there will be a few questions in your mind like how to arm him, heal him , and even if you can revive him. This Kelvin Companion guide will help you understand how to use him properly in Sons of the Forest. You might even be curious what happens if you kill him yourself. We recommend you keep reading this guide as we will try to provide you with all the answers necessary.
How to Use Kelvin in Sons of the Forest
Kelvin is one of the first NPC companion that you will have once you crash land. Although you will have to heal him first, he is quite useful for your overall progress and making the game easier. Here are the best uses for Kelvin in Sons of the Forest:
- Kelvin can build starter shelter and basic campfire which allow you to explore the area surrounding. Make sure you take advantage of that.
- He can also be used to bring in some starter resources like sticks and stones.
- Setting up your place to sleep or eat can be considered one of his uses as well.
How to Heal Kelvin in Sons of the Forest
Kelvin crash lands with the player and as a result, the companion loses his ability to hear. However, that is not all, when you find Kelvin he will be badly wounded and you will have to heal him. It seems that you can heal Kelvin in Sons of the Forest by pressing E once your fight is over.
However, it does not work for many players. Since it is a little unclear, we believe it has something to do with having med kits in your inventory. As we mentioned though, it is unclear so we will update this part once things are clear.
How to Call Kelvin
As of now, you do not have to worry about calling Kelvin. Unless you have instructed Kelvin to rest or take a break, he will automatically follow you wherever you are.
How to Arm Kelvin with Weapons
If you want to give an item to Kelvin, you can simply use the Give Item command. However, you cannot Arm Kelvin in Sons of the Forest since he cannot fight. He already is deaf due to the crash landing so the best use for him is to stay back in the camp.
How to Revive or Respawn Kelvin in Sons of the Forest
Kelvin does not really die at the hands of the enemies. He is more likely to get knocked down on all fours. But once you complete the fight and heal him, he will be back to his feet. So you won’t have to worry about a revival or respawn while fighting with an enemy or nature.
There is also a technical way to revive him that many players have found useful on Reddit and we will mention that. However, the following methods will require a little technical know-how so make sure you follow them to the dot. Here’s how you might be able to revive Kelvin
- Start by navigating to the directory we mention next – “%AppData%/LocalLow/Endnight/SonsOfTheForest/Saves/yoursteamid/Multiplayer/Singleplayer/yoursaveid“
- Once you reach your game files, locate the file named GameStateSaveData.json.
- Next, open the file using Notepad or any other text editor and then look for the line IsRobbyDead.
- Now all you have to do is change value from True to False and then save the file.
- Now reload your saved game and see if this worked for you.
How to Give Kelvin Items in Sons of the Forest
At times, you will want to give something or the other to Kelvin to hold or keep. Since many players might not know how to give him items, all you have to do is interact with him by pressing E and use the Take Items command. While it seems simple, new game mechanics means fresh doubts and hence we will try to solve them all.
What Happens if you Kill Kelvin?
Although he seems to be alive after being beaten down by an enemy, if you kill Kelvin in the game, it will be a permanent death for this NPC.
How to Fix Kelvin Stuck in Water or Campfire
Often you will find that Kelvin will be stuck in the water or even the campfire. Since the game is in early access, these bugs will be fixed soon. In the meanwhile, you can restart the game to fix this.
Can you Feed Kelvin any Food?
Although there is a command to give him items, it seems that you do not need to feed Kelvin in Sons of the Forest. Kelvin will drink water with you but you don’t have to do anything about it.
How to Change Kelvin’s Clothes in Sons of the Forest
A good addition within the game is that you can give your companions different cosmetics to change into. For Kelvin, once you have a dress in mind that you want him to change into, interact with him to bring out the notebook. Now select the option of Take Items and hand the clothes that you want Kelvin to equip. Once you do so, you will notice the change in cosmetics.
Additionally, many players have found that if Kelvin dies or gets stuck, simply restarting for the closest check point makes it all go away. If you are willing to invest that much time for the NPC, you can give this a shot.
That’s all there is from this Kelvin Companion guide in Sons of the Forest. While you are here, make sure you check out our other Sons of the Forest guides right here at Gamer Tweak.