Golden Armor is one of the best Armor in Sons of the Forest that offers substantial protection against enemies. It can be obtained by heading toward the southeastern side of the map near the snowy mountains. The players can obtain the Golden mask, too, to complete the Golden Armor set in the game. It is a great Armor to have in a near-end game, and while it might not be good as tech Armor, it certainly does an optimal job in protecting against enemies.
How To Get The Golden Armor
Unlike the tech Armor, the Golden Armor cannot be crafted. The only way to obtain the Golden Armor is to find it on the Southeastern side of the map in Sons of the Forest. At the same time, it might not be as good as Tech Armor when it comes to protection against enemies. It still is the best Armor that you will be able to obtain for the end game when it comes to the defense stat. It can be a little bit hard to obtain as it is hidden inside a cave in the snowy mountains.
You will have to progress a little bit before you can obtain the Golden Armor in the game. Furthermore, you will also be required to find a Maintenance Key to get to its location. You will have to look for The Cave on the eastern side of the large lake that you will encounter in the southeastern area of the map. While the Armor itself is not that hard to find, you will have to spend a lot of time getting the key card that will unlock the facility that houses the Golden Armor.
The maintenance key will be lying alongside a 3D printer, so if you have already located the printer, you will be able to access the Golden Armor quite easily.
Location Of The Armor
As we mentioned before that the Golden Armor could not be crafted, and the only way to obtain the Armor is to head toward the southeastern area of the snowy mountain and look for a cave that will be located near the right shore of a large lake nearby.
We recommend using the GPS device while looking for the Armor. You will see a green pulse on the map when you are in this area, as it is an important cave that houses the Armor in the game.
After following the green pulse on the GPS device, you will soon find yourself near a cave entrance. Head inside The Cave and use your Lighter or flashlight to navigate through the dark tunnel. You will be able to take the lighter out by Pressing L in the game. Keep in mind that in order to use the flashlight, you will have to find the pistol first and then get the flashlight attachment for it.
The pistol can be obtained by exploring the shore of the beach in the game. You will be able to reach the weapon location by swimming in a red dingy. To get the flashlight attachment, you will have to head towards The Cave, where you will be able to find the shovel as well. First, you will have to go to a cavern and then swim down in our pool nearby to find the flashlight attachment located on a dead body.
As soon as you enter The Cave, you will have to keep going down the path until you reach a lab. In the long corridor, you will have to keep progressing until you reach a set of stairs. Then you will find yourself near the entrance of a door that will allow you to head into the lower floor of the area. But before you can progress, you will need a maintenance key card.
Getting The Maintenance Key Card
You will be able to obtain the key card in the area where you found the shovel in Sons of the Forest. On your GPS device, you will have to look for the green pulse. Make sure that you have obtained the shovel first, which is located inside a cave near the edge of the island. They will have to fight a lot of Mutant Babies as well as Cave Cannibals before you get to the shovel. So make sure that you have weapons like a pistol before you head inside The Cave.
In order to obtain the maintenance key guide, you would have to look for a patch of dirt to dig in order to access the Maintenance Hatch. The area where you have to take will be located between two tripods in Sons of the Forest. After you have located the said area, you would have to keep digging until you finally see a maintenance hatch. Interact with it in order to open it and make your way inside the Hatch. There will be a ladder for you that will allow you to climb down and enter a corridor.
Keep going through the corridor until you find a door located on your right side. After you make your way through the door, you will see a painting located on one of the walls. This will be an indication that you are in the right room. Next, you just have to look for a desk located on your left side. On the desk, you will be able to obtain the Maintenance Key Card that will allow you access to the Lower floor of the facility.
Keep in mind that you need to find the rebreather and shovel first before you can get to the maintenance key card. The rebreather will be located on the Northern side of the map near the beach. Make your way to the northwestern side of the beach to obtain the rebreather. After that, you just need to make your way through the cost of the beach until you come across a sealed door.
You will also find some yellow-colored barrels nearby. This door will be sealed using some wooden planks. To open the entrance, you will need to use a weapon to break these planks. After that, you just need to progress straight ahead, and you will find the rebreather lying around the edge of a water source. You would also need to find the Rope Gun that you will get In one of the caverns in the game.
The rope gun will be located inside a briefcase in a cavern that the players will be able to locate by following the helicopter icon on their GPS device. They will have to fight a lot of mutants to get to the gun.
Heading Towards The Lower Floor
Make sure that you have all the items we have mentioned above before you enter the cave. After that, you just need to make your way through the lower floor until you come across a door. It will be a yellow-colored door, and before you interact with it, make sure that your items and weapons are ready. Because as soon as you do so, you will have to face a mutant in the game.
When you interact with the yellow door, you will trigger a cutscene in terms of the Forest. During this cutscene, you will see a mutant as well as some new characters in the game. Wait for the cutscene to be over before progressing further. As soon as the cut scene has ended, you need to turn around from that area and go back outside the room. After exiting the room, you need to go straight ahead and keep progressing until you reach a set of stairs. From these stairs, you will have to go down all the way to the second floor.
As soon as you reach the second floor, you will have to go straight forward, and you will see a door ahead. After entering through the door, you will see a lot of doors on your right side. You need to enter through the third door, which will be opened on your right side, to get to the Golden Armor. The Golden Armor will be quite visible, and you can interact with it to add it to your inventory.
Getting The Golden Mask
After obtaining the Golden Armor, you will have to obtain the Golden Mask as well. Fortunately, the Golden mask will be located nearby, so you won’t have to go out of your way to find it. The Golden mask can be retrieved from the same lab; however, you will have to go through some enemies first. From where you have found the Golden Armor, you need to take the stairs and go straight down.
You will have to fight some mutants before you can progress further. After killing the mutants, you need to make your way toward the 5th floor. As soon as you reach the 5th floor, you need to make a sharp left. After that, you need to go straight into the lab ahead. Be careful, as there will be a leaping mutant in the lab that you need to defeat first. Next, you need to look for a table with a dead body on it. You will find the Golden mask located on the corpse found in this lab.
Is The Golden Armor Worth It
As compared to other Armor, it is not the most optimal Armor to have against stronger-level enemies that you will mostly encounter during the mid-game. In terms of stats, the tech armor is a way better option than the Golden Armor. However, the defense stat of the Armor is quite optimal against most of the enemies in Sons of the Forest.
If you want to complete the game, you will have to find the Golden Armor sooner or later because one of the requirements is to complete the whole set before you reach the end. In terms of damage absorption, it might not be as good as tech armor, but it still does a pretty decent job. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to access the end game without having the Golden Armor in your inventory.
Another thing about the Golden Armor is that while it won’t offer much protection against enemies, unlike other armor, it is immune to damage. So any attacks dealt to the Armor will not reduce its durability. Your enemies won’t be able to destroy the Armor in the game. Therefore, you can expect the Golden Armor to last till the very end of the game.
However, despite all these benefits, we still recommend using other Armor types for stronger enemies. Until you reach the end, it is better to keep the Golden Armor in your inventory rather than use it. As soon as you reach the end game, you can equip the Golden Armor to progress further.
How To Use The Golden Armor
Golden Armor is actually there for a reason. It can be used to open the Golden Hand Seal door that you will be able to access during the end game.
To head towards the strange door, you will need to go towards the eastern side of the island. This is also the area where you will first spawn in the game. Go along the coast of the island until you reach a bunker. You will also find a revolver nearby.
Now to open the bunker, you will be required to get a Maintenance Keycard. Go inside the bunker and keep going further until you reach a set of stairs. You will have to go down a lot of stairs and hallways before you reach a room. The room will be filled with pipes of different sizes and a glass wall. There will be a lot of blood in this area as well. Go straight ahead through the door and take a sharp left.
You will then reach a hallway. Proceed further down the area until you reach a room. This room will be full of paintings, so you look for this as an indication. Go through a door located straight ahead in this room.
Keep making your way toward the end of the hallway to reach a living area. Next, you just need to take a left, and you will enter a series of rooms, and then you will finally find yourself in a cave. Go to the door located directly in front of you. Keep in mind to get to this area; you will have to cross a series of bedrooms and bathrooms. After entering through a destroyed wall and reaching The Cave, you need to go through a door located directly in front of you.
Opening The Door
Now, this is where the Golden Armor comes into action. In case you manage to get to this arm door early on in the game, keep in mind that you won’t be able to open it in any way. This is because you will be able to obtain the Golden Armor only later on, near the end of the game.
You just have to equip the Golden Armor before you interact with the door in order to open it. Don’t forget to be prepared while entering the final Part of the game, and make sure to have the cross with you when opening the door.
Summing It Up
With this, we conclude our detailed guide on the Golden Armor in Sons of the Forest and how to obtain it to open the Golden hand seal door during the end game. While you are at it, don’t forget to check out our guide on how to build a defensive wall and how to recruit Virginia in Sons of the Forest.
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