Sons of the Forest isn’t just about surviving the great outdoors, it’s also about engaging with horrible cave monsters and cannibals. You’ll want to carry every weapon you can find, including a selection of guns, bows, and some more outlandish melee options. We’ll list all pre-made (not crafted) lootable weapons for you here along with their general locations, which you can also look up on the Sons of the Forest interactive map (opens in new tab). Below that, we’ll look at the specific locations for some of the best weapons you’ll want to add to your arsenal.
All Children of the Forest weapon locations
|slingshot||Outside the cave where you find the shovel on the body of a staked person.|
|stun gun||Inside the cave where you find the rebreather on the right path of the cave.|
|Revolver||Northeast GPS point of interest at maintenance well C.|
|Gun||On the west shore of the beach on an orange raft marked by a purple GPS locator.|
|Shotgun||Northwest Purple GPS Locator, Digging a Grave.|
|Beast||Same cave as the VIP key card in a hydroponic garden room.|
|Guitar||In the same cave as the guest key card inside the nightclub.|
|Compound Bow||Southwest corner of the island at the green GPS point of interest on maintenance well B.|
|tactical ax||Contained in your starting equipment with the GPS.|
|fire ax||Inside the cave with the maintenance key card on the wall in a glass case.|
|modern ax||In an open-air cannibal camp, across the stream from the maintenance pit, where the maintenance keycard was found.|
|utility knife||Contained in your starting equipment with the GPS.|
|machete||Stuck on an inflatable raft on the beach east of the rebreather cave.|
|stun baton||Trapped inside a pile of skulls outside near the rope gun cave.|
|To cross||In the rope gun cave on the right side of the first main cave.|
|Katana||Level 2 of the green GPS point of interest in the southeast corner of the map.|
|bat||Several can be found on the golf course in the northeast corner of the map.|
|Chainsaw||Inside the same cave as the guest keycard.|
Children of the Forest slingshot location
The slingshot, which can be loaded with small rocks, is found on one of the three bodies staked outside the cave with the shovel. It’s easy to find early if you’re not ready to hunt down the proper projectile weapons.
Sons of the Forest pistol location
You’ll find the pistol on the same raft marked by one of the GPS locators. It’s next to a dead body on the beach on the west coast of the island. There are sharks here in the ocean waiting to bite you before you get to the inflatable raft. You’ll find the pistol on top of a leaflet.
There’s another pistol on the southeast corner of the island in a cave marked by a green GPS point of interest next to a large lake. This one requires a maintenance key card to obtain, so I had my luck with the shark raft.
Sons of the Forest revolver location
The turret is on the northeast side of the island on maintenance axis C, marked by another green POI on your GPS. At the golf course research location, dig into the dirt location between some research tripods to find the access hatch. Go down the long dark hallway and enter the first door on your right into a dark, empty room. The revolver is on the floor next to a corpse, ladder and drill.
Sons of the Forest shotgun location
The shotgun is also found in one of the GPS locators. It’s inside the grave in the northwest corner of the island, which requires the shovel to discover. Get this one in summer or spring if you can. I had a problem in the fall where fallen leaves prevented me from picking up anything from the grave after digging it up.
There is a second shotgun on the east coast of the map in a green GPS point of interest. You’ll need the VIP key card to enter the double-door facility here, so choose whether to take that or the tomb shovel is quicker. The shotgun is on top of the bar in the large entertainment room.
Location of the Beast Children of the Forest
The crossbow, and many bolts for it, can be found in the same cave as the VIP keycard, the green GPS dot in the northwest corner of the island. The beast is in the arms of a corpse between some shelves in one of the rooms in the hydroponic garden. This is before you get to the flooded rooms, mind you, so if you’re walking across water, you’ve lost. Make sure you pick up all the crossbow bolts sticking out of the walls and shelves in this room before you go, and always pick them up again after shooting something.
Sons of the Forest stun gun location
The Compound Arch is found in the southwest corner of the island. You’ll be digging in a research location surrounded by golf carts once again, so the shovel is a requirement. Turns out it’s right next to a cannibal camp, so don’t overlook it. The composite archway is in another living space of the bunker all the way in the back room next to a corpse. Like the crossbow, make sure you collect your arrows after a fight so you don’t run out of ammo.
Sons of the Forest stun gun location
The stun gun is a super useful tool for dealing with multiple enemies. Stun those suckers if you want to create some distance. The taser is located in the same beach cave as the rebreather. You’ll take the opposite path this time, heading to the right side of the cave lit by a light on the floor when you see a fork in your path. Keep going past some enemies and a radio hanging from the ceiling. You’ll find the stun gun also hanging from the ceiling next to the body of a dead worker at the dead end of this path.