Sons of the Forest: Machete [Location & Walkthrough]

If you are going to open up cannibals, then you should use a Machete to do it with style.

Sons Of The Forest improves upon all the aspects of the original. There are tons of things it adds, and all of these do a lot for the core gameplay. Today, I will show you how you can find Machete in Sons Of The Forest. It is a returning weapon that serves a very similar purpose here in the sequel. 

Key Takeaways
  • Akin to The Forest, the Machete here has the edge over most other weapons due to its speed.
  • Depending on your spawn point, you can instantly get your hands on the weapon, or you can follow these steps:
    1. The Machete can be found on an inflated boat on North Beach.
    2. The exact location of the Machete can be identified using the GPS map or by looking for two dead sharks on the coast and heading straight ahead.

  • Most weapons require you to explore all the caves in the Forest or get the Shovel to dig their locations up.
  • Thankfully, finding the Machete is very straightforward. 
  • Since Cannibals are stronger now than ever, using a Machete to cut off their limbs destroys half their offense.

How To Get Machete In Sons Of The Forest 

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The exact location of the Machete on the map | Screenshot credit: eXputer

Players who have got the rebreather in Sons Of The Forest already are totally aware of this location. It is filled to the brim with turtles that you can hunt and eat, alongside seashells and a very healthy supply of deer in the nearby forest. It is a spot you will rarely miss if you have been playing the game correctly.

Moreover, it is a possible spawn location out of the many in the game. Beaches are excellent as they offer both an excellent supply of food and water. Regardless of where you are, open up your GPS Map by pressing “M.” On here, you can push the “Mousewheel” to zoom out and zoom in. 

  1. Next, take a good look at the screenshot above and beeline for the spot I am at.
  2. You can see that I can literally grab the machete from the deflated ship here.
  3. If you are still having trouble pinpointing the exact spot, then look for two dead sharks on the coast here.
  4. Once you spot them, just go straight forward, and soon, you will run into two deflated lifeboats.
  5. On one of these lies the Machete. 

Furthermore, before you grab it, loot everything else. You can mostly find canned food and snack bars here, which are both excellent resources of food because they never rot. While you are here, go to the south area to get a camouflage outfit if you know how to recruit Virginia in Sons Of The Forest.

  • After you grab the Machete, you can set it to your quick select area by combining it with your backpack.
  • You can then hold “I” to bring it up and quickly equip the Machete.
  • Alternatively, you can use the hotkeys to swap to the Machete quickly.

Uses Of Machete In Sons Of The Forest

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Using a Machete to rapidly cut down bushes for Leaves and Sticks | Screenshot Grab: eXputer

Machete is a very useful tool to have in the game, especially early on. It has plenty of uses, and some players even prefer it over the Katana, which most players consider a direct upgrade.

Here are key situations where the Machete excels:

  1. Collecting Leaves & Sticks:
    • The Machete outpaces the axe in speed for collecting sticks, providing an immersive experience akin to survival movies like “The Predator.
    • Objectively, only the Katana surpasses the Machete in collecting leaves and sticks due to its similar speed and longer range.
  2. Hunting Fast & Small Animals:
    • The Machete is efficient for hunting fast animals like deer, draining minimal stamina and delivering high damage with rapid hits.
    • It excels in hunting small animals such as squirrels, rabbits, and birds, offering quick swings to easily catch them.
    • Small animals, like seagulls, found abundantly on beaches, provide excellent sources of food (meat and feathers).
  3. Cutting Cannibal Limbs:
    • In Sons Of The Forest, the Machete is effective against diverse cannibal types with new attacks and increased mobility.
    • Easily dismember cannibals with the Machete, removing limbs swiftly to neutralize their mobility, allowing for a strategic weapon switch to finish the job.

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Sameer is a Senior Writer & Editor for all sorts of guides on eXputer. He has dove deep into many gaming genres and ended up investing 8,000+ hours on COD titles, Pokemon games, Witcher 3, Minecraft, and Bloodborne. Sameer has a degree in Writing and Editing from the University of Michigan. Additionally, he has several years of writing experience and has worked for Mashable previously. Get familiar with Sameer's gaming library on his PSN and Steam profiles.

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