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How to Start a Fire in Green Hell

Wondering how to start a fire in Green Hell? It’s a skill you’ll need to survive, so here’s everything you need to know.

Making a fire in Green Hell is a case of using the game’s crafting menus. On console, these can be a little fiddly to use, but once you get used to them, it’ll be second nature.

Before you begin crafting a fire, you’ll need six small sticks and seven sticks. You’ll find these dotted around the jungle floor, or you can chop down small trees to get sticks. Cutting a stick will give you a number of small sticks. Once you’ve got the items, you can use them to craft your fire.

Before you can light your fire, you’ll need kindling, and a hand drill. For kindling, you can use dry leaves or a bird’s nest, both of which you should be able to find in a dry area of the jungle. If you don’t already have one, you’ll need to craft a hand drill, which is made of a stick and a small stick.

To get your crafting menu, hold down the touchpad on PS4, then use your right stick to navigate to ‘craft’. Select a small stick and stick, which will place them both on the crafting table. It’ll automatically show you what you can craft – a hand drill. Press R1 to make it.

Next, while near your unlit fit, open your inventory again, but this time navigate to ‘backpack’. Find your hand drill, then press triangle to bring up a sub-menu. Press square to use your hand drill. You’ll need to select something to use it with, so select the kindling from your backpack. You’ll now see the animation of your character lighting the fire.

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Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.