One of the biggest issues hampering The Forest Early Access right now is the inability to save the game. Luckily, the developers at Endnight Games have been hard at work looking for a hotfix to correct the issue so players can save their games.
In an official response posted on the game’s discussion forums on Steam says, “Ben made a really quick bug fix, We had some really minor clean up issues and some steam technical issues. There’s going to be the proper hot fix with saving loading and some performance improvements Monday or Tuesday.”
We’ve been waiting to post our initial impressions on the game until that hot fix arrived due to the fact that you could get something built in the game, only to be killed moments later and have to start from the very beginning. I guess, for the moment it could be treated as a permadeath system, but the enemies are a little bit overpowered at the moment so it’s almost impossible to get anything accomplished unless you’re a master at the game already.