All Sons of the Forest item locations

Sons of the forest weapons
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Here are all key Sons of the Forest item locations marked on the map to help you find them. While a big part of Sons of the Forest is scouring the world to find the gear you need to survive, it's a big island and getting some help closing in on things is not a bad idea to narrow down the specifics for what you need. 

I'm going to cover key gear items here, with a seperate Sons of the Forest weapons page to cover those in more detail. And, if you don't feel like looking for anything full stop, I've made a page on Sons of the Forest item IDs that will let you spawn things at will. Otherwise, read on to find item locations in Sons of the Forest, and what you'll need to reach them!

All item locations in Sons of the Forest

Sons of the Forest key items

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Below are all the item locations in Sons of the Forest below, grouped by type. 

Key items and useful equipment (red)

  1. Flashlight - found on the hanging corpse at one of the Sons of the Forest GPS locator sites. You'll need to either cut the body down or throw something/use a weapon to dislodge it. 
  2. Rebreather and Stun Gun- found in a shark-filled cave. Use our Sons of the Forest rebreather guide for more info to get it.
  3. Rope Gun and cross - in a waterlogged cave, and requires the rebreather so read our Sons of the Forest rope gun guide to help you.
  4. Shovel and Slingshot. The Sons of the Forest shovel and Slingshot are found inside a cave with bodies outside. This requires both the rebreather and rope gun.
  5. Can opener. Next to a tent on the mountain (East), or at the camp by the waterfall (West).

Keycards (yellow)

  1. Maintenance Keycard - this is the first Sons of the Forest keycard you need. It's behind a trapdoor dug up with the shovel, next to the Printer.
  2. VIP Keycard - behind a door that requires the Maintenance Keycard, under some computer screens.
  3. Guest Keycard - in an underground bar that requires the Maintenance Keycard.

Armor (blue)

  1. Golden Armor/Mask - found in a boarded up cultist cave near two white dressed bodies. You'll need the rebreather. You can also find night vision googles and a rifle here.

Spawn points (purple)

  1. Spawn point (coast).
  2. Spawn point (forest).
  3. Spawn point (mountain).

You'll notice we've marked if you specific items to reach any of this equipment, as well as linking to any guides we've written if you need more detail. We've also listed the spawn points as players start off at one of three locations in a new game, so it's useful to know exactly where you are as a point of reference (though there's nothing stopping you from strapping on your hiking boots and marching somewhere else to set up camp).

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