How to Cure Viruses in Forever Skies

Last Update: June 27, 2023 9:25 AM


How to Cure Viruses in Forever Skies - Cover Image Viirus Sample Analyzer with Storage Boxes and Other Devices in an Airship Room

Forever Skies takes survival elements we all know and love adds a dash of Raft, and sets it all in an environmental hellscape. This article will teach you all about the various viruses that can be found in the game and what you can do about treating them. 

If you've been enjoying our coverage of this game, you might want to check out some of our other articles on similar survival crafting games. We have a whole spate of articles about the game Raft and another game with a similar concept called Voidtrain

What Are Viruses in Forever Skies?

In Forever Skies, you're revisiting a far-future Earth that has been ravaged by various disasters over thousands of years. One of the biggest mechanics in the game are the viruses, with many plants and animals causing and curing a variety of ailments with numerous drawbacks. 

How to Get a Virus

Forever Skies screenshot showing a tall white medical-looking device standing in the middle of a sparsely furnished space ship.

You can get a virus from eating plants you've found without cooking them, as well as by being attacked by certain animals and enemies. To get a stable sample of a virus you'll need to get your hands on the virus' cause, then analyze it in a virus analyzer. 

To get a Virus Analyzer, you'll need to reach your first Underdust location and scan one. You can check out our Locations and Map Guide if you want to learn more about where every in-game location is and how you can find them. 

How to Cure Viruses

Various items presented on a white background with various virus names written above.

Each virus has a different effect, as well as a different cure. In most cases, you'll need to find a specific food that carries the antibodies you need to cure your specific illness. If you've previously scanned the cure of a disease when you catch it, you can find the possible cures in your research menu. We've also listed below each of the viruses in the game and which food cures each one, as well as a handy cheatsheet you can check out above. 

List of Viruses


Forever Skies Screenshot showing a page filled with information on a photophobia virus


Looking directly at the sun causes: 

  • Visual Disturbances
  • Injuries


  • Dust Moth
  • Boiled Dust Moth
  • Fat Dust Moth
  • Boiled Fat Dust Moth
  • Dust Lettuce
  • Boiled Dust Lettuce


  • Sunmelon


Forever Skies screenshot showing a page filled with information on the different causes and cures for the Fever virus.


Eyesight debilitation - double vision hinders taking actions that require precision. Increased sweating raises the need for water consumption. Shallow breathing accelerates the loss of stamina. 


  • Green Colander
  • Boiled Green Colander
  • Petit Astre
  • Boild Petit Astre


  • Impious Mantis

    Vertigo Virus

    Forever Skies Screenshot showing a virus page for a Vertigo Virus, as well as various known causes and cures.


    Auditory and visual hallucinations. Immune system is compromised due to focus on ridding the body of toxins. 


    • Patat
    • Boiled Patat
    • Boiled Meteor Bean


    • Lulling Grass Cricket
    • Dust Daisy

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    More Info About This Game
    Learn more about Forever Skies
    Game Page Forever Skies
    Far From Home
    Far From Home
    Release Date
    June 22, 2023 (Calendar)
    Action, Survival
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