If you want to complete the story in Sons of the Forest, you’ll need to wear a set of golden armor. But finding that armor set isn’t exactly straightforward. On the plus side, there’s a fancy gold mask to go with it, found in the same location. But here’s the bad news: while the mask can be very useful, the armor itself won’t protect you from much. As far as armor goes, it’s pretty weak and you’d be better off using something more durable.
But if you want to finish the game, then you need to use the golden armor. Here’s how to find it.
What will you need first
Before obtaining the golden armor
There are a few other items you’ll need to get your hands on first, but luckily we have guides for those too. Make sure you found the shoveland to get the shovel you will need the rebreather and the rope gun. Once you get the shovel, it will allow you to get the maintenance key cardwhich you will need to obtain the Golden Armor and Golden Mask.
You must also have a flashlight and the best weapon you can muster. You are going into the darkness and you will have to kill many mutants.
Location of the Golden Armor
Location of the Golden Armor of the Children of the Forest
Zoom out on your GPS: You’re looking for a green circle on your map east of the great snowy mountain range, practically on the other side of the island from almost everything else. Look for the largest lake on the map, and on the eastern edge of it, a road. You’ll see a radar marker pointing there.
Once you’re there, look for an entrance in the rock wall that you can squeeze through. Go down into the cave and you’ll come to a door that you can use the maintenance keycard to open. Follow the hallway and go down one level via the stairs and open the yellow door.
At this point, a scene from the story will play out, which I won’t spoil. Afterwards, the door you entered through will be blocked, so head in the other direction through the farthest door.
There are several rooms in this bunker to loot (and you should search them, there’s good stuff in there, including a golf club you can use as a weapon), but you must go down the stairs to level 2. Here you’ll find another hallway and more rooms (and lots of mutants).
Look for the third open door on the right on level 2. Inside, you’ll find more mutants and the golden armor sitting on a couch. Collect it.
Location of the Golden Mask
Location of the Golden Mask of the Children of the Forest
The golden mask is in the same bunker, but you’ll need to keep using the stairs to go down, this time until level 5fighting even more mutants, including a larger one near the end of the hall.
On level five, look for an operating room on the left side of the hall. At the bed in the middleyou’ll find the golden mask.
After picking up the mask, the bunker exit is outside the room. Proceed through the caves until you reach the surface of the island again.
Uses of Golden Armor and Masks
How to use Golden Armor and Mask
Again, golden armor isn’t especially good as far as body armor goes, but you’ll need to use it in the final bunker of Sons of the Forest. There you will find a door that cannot be opened unless you are wearing armor: As we saw at the end of the multiplayer game traileryou use the forearm piece of armor to unlock a cave door to see the game’s ending.
The golden mask is most useful during gameplay. You can equip it and hold it over your face to avoid aggression from other masked enemies. Make sure you hold the mask over your face (by holding the left mouse button) before they get aggressive and leave you alone.