The Sons of the Forest shotgun location is in the buried grave beneath the cross on the north peninsula of the island. A deadly weapon in the right hands and one that can blow a mutant cannibal back in an instant, the shotgun is an integral part of upping your arsenal in the game's second half as you face down greater threats, being one of the better Sons of the Forest weapons in the game. We'll show you how to get to it below, its precise point on the map, and how to dig up the buried grave in our guide on the Sons of the Forest shotgun location below. This is MY boomstick.
How to find the shotgun in Sons of the Forest
The Sons of the Forest shotgun is located inside the buried grave in the north peninsula on the map above, marked by a rickety wooden cross stuck into the ground - it really IS an Evil Dead moment! If you need help finding it, the grave is actually marked with one of the Sons of the Forest GPS locators, so it'll show up on your GPS map from the very beginning, highlighted with a purple exclamation point (admittedly there are three of those markers on the map, but disregard the one in the sea and the one further in-land, closer to the mountain).
The grave itself doesn't stick out much, so use the GPS to home in on its location. Of course, once you find it, you'll need the Sons of the Forest shovel to dig it up. There's no way to get the shotgun without the shovel, so make sure you don't head to the grave without it! And if you don't have it, use our linked guide above to find it.
Of course, the other alternative is to just GIVE yourself any of these items by entering the correct Sons of the Forest item IDs, via the process laid out at the link. If you already know the process, here's the specific IDs for the shotgun, shovel and ammunition.
- Shotgun: 358
- Shotgun Rail: 346
- Slug (Shotgun ammo): 363
- Buckshot (Shotgun ammo): 364
- Shovel: 485
How to get Shotgun ammo in Sons of the Forest
Even once you have the shotgun, getting ammo for it is a little tricky, especially if you don't want to use the item IDs mentioned above. Though its placements are consistent, it's usually found in dangerous areas, so those who want to fill their pockets with slugs and buckshot should check the following hotspots and lootable elements of the game for the best possible chance.
- Cannibal camps
- Human bunkers
- Any and all containers
While it's a little hard to guess what containers will have shotgun shells in, once you find them, you can then farm them…
How to farm shotgun ammunition
Shotgun shells can be farmed indefinitely, as per the Sons of the Forest respawn rules. All you need to do is find a container with shotgun shells inside, loot it, save the game and reload it. Your inventory will still have the looted shells inside, but the container will have restocked. Keep repeating this process to fill up on ammunition until you're a one man army.
Alternatively, if you run out of ammunition, give it to the Sons of the Forest Virginia companion, who can use weapons infinitely without needing ammo. If you can't use it, might as well give it to an ally who can.
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