How To Stop Virginia From Running Away In Sons Of The Forest

Here's a quick guide on how to stop Virginia from running in SoTF.

Survival-horror fans everywhere have been waiting for the sequel to the acclaimed The Forest ever since its announcement in December 2019. Against all odds, the game lived up to everyone’s expectations thanks to its interesting story and dedication to realism. By now most players might have encountered a peculiar mutant called Virginia. But many players have noticed that she seems to disappear or run away from them for no particular reason. Let’s take a look at how to stop Virginia from running away in Sons of the Forest.

How to stop Virginia from running away in Sons of the Forest

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We’d like to start off by saying that Virginia running away from you even after you have befriended her is not uncommon. Even though she might run away on occasion, she will still be your companion when she comes back. The main reason for her seemingly random runs is fear. Virginia is timid by nature and thus will run away anytime she feels scared. Fear can be triggered by taking damage in a fight against cannibals. But fear can also be triggered by players hitting Virginia on accident. So keep her close and protected if you don’t what her to dash the scene.

While there are in-game reasons behind her strange behavior, bugs are also a huge reason behind her weird sprints. A glitch called ‘Behind a day’ where she will spawn at a location you visited the day before is also a main culprit behind her movements. Players who have tried to put a GPS tracker on her to solve the issue might have noticed a glitch with this solution too. Since the game is still in early access, bugs and glitches like these will be a common occurrence for the time being. Since this is a major problem that a majority of the player base face, it should hopefully be fixed in the upcoming patch.

That should hopefully cover everything you need to know on how to stop Virginia from running away. Check out our guide on How to heal Virginia and other Sons of the Forest guides here on Gamer Tweak.