The Sons of the Forest rebreather and stun gun are hidden in a cave on the coast, filled with deadly monsters who have to be navigated first. Fortunately, this guide breaks it all down for you, with how to get to them both laid out in step-by-step detail. Keep in mind that you'll want to be as well-equipped as possible, and while that means the usual range of weapons and supplies, it's better to run and use stealth than to fight monsters where you can. Getting through this and reaching the rebreather will get you one step closer to a grand prize - the rebreather and the Sons of the Forest rope gun are both mandatory to getting hold of the Sons of the Forest shovel, which unlocks all manner of fun things in its own right.
If you're ready, let's see where to find the Sons of the Forest rebreather and how to get it. It's going to be rough, but it's worth it.
1. The Sons of the Forest rebreather is in this cave
Head to this cave on the coast to start finding the rebreather. It'll probably be just beyond the first bit of beach you can see from where you start, so make sure you're heading to that coastline and not the closer one.
When you get there look out for some buckets in the sand and a boarded up entrance hidden in the cliff wall. Build a shelter here before you head in and save your game.
2. Grab the O2 canister inside the cave
As soon you get inside you'll see some light and items scattered around. There will also be an O2 canister used by the Sons of the Forest rebreather. These are quite rare so definitely grab it. As well as this one, there's couple when you go looking for the shovel but that could be it initially.
3. Get ready to run when you reach water
Keep moving forward until the path drops down into a lit area full of water, with a rubber ring flowing around. Drop down and creep forward - there's a lot of enemies ahead and you don't want to alert them too soon. There's some basic enemies and a giant mouth finger so try and avoid them as much as you can but run the second they see you.
Eventually you'll see a light up ahead and some more monsters - more basic enemies and a finger. Try to stealth past them if that's an option or keep running if it isn't. Whatever's happening, get ready to make a decision: straight on for the stun gun, left for the rebreather. You can go for both but will probably have more monster trouble if you do.
4. The Sons of the Forest stun gun is found ahead
When you reach the end of the cave, if you go straight ahead where the light is you'll enter a long straight tunnel that will have the stun gun at the end. You'll know you're on the right track if you hear music and eventually pass a radio hanging from the ceiling.
There's a lot of enemies here so avoid or fight as you see fit. Just remember you'll have to go back past them as this is dead end. The stun gun is right at the end hanging next to a body.
5. The Sons of the Forest rebreather is in the left tunnel
If you turn left at the end of the cave when you reach the light you'll be in the tunnel that leads to the rebreather. You should pass some lifejackets on the floor and you can probably just run hell for leather at this point - it's a largely linear route with a few bottlenecks that will hold up any enemies trying to follow you.
You'll eventually see some light around some more water. One of those lights is the Sons of the Forest rebreather so grab it to equip it. HOWEVER, don't jump in the water just in case you haven't noticed the shark yet… To make it easier to avoid the shark, walk around the water to the other side from where you got the rebreather.
Once you've walked around to the other side of the water as far as you can go then drop in the water - the rebreather will auto equip - and hug the wall underwater on the left until you see a passage leading out. Keep following that out and you'll eventually surface just out to sea, a little way from the cave entrance.
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