Sons of the Forest: All Keycard Locations

Gain access to the world's secrets by opening mysterious doors with these keycards.

Keycards have always been a part of The Forest. These are required to gain access to some areas, a lot of which are inside caves. Players are kind of mixed about the inclusion of these cards. They are required way more frequently. You only used them once or twice in the original game. Our guide will make your frustration vanish by letting you know about the locations of all the Sons Of The Forest keycards. 

Before You Start: To gain access to these cards, you will need to explore caves. Going into them unprepared will certainly result in failure. We recommend that you get yourself some armor and healing items beforehand to ensure success and survival.
Key Takeaways
  • Keycards are required to gain access to plenty of areas in the game, most of which are in caves.
  • To fully explore caves, you must first acquire the Rebreather in Sons Of The Forest.
  • Two of the keycards are present deep inside caves.
  • The Maintenace keycard is the one that is waiting for you inside a concealed underground bunker. 
  • To access the bunker, players will need to find the Shovel, which itself inside another cave.
  • Locating all the caves in The Forest was tedious due to the lousy map. This time around, you have an incredible navigation GPS, which makes the process of finding caves significantly easier.
  • Caves and other points of interest are marked with a green circular marker on the GPS.

Information about all the keycard locations: 

Maintenance KeycardBunker AFound in a hatch in the cave leading to Bunker A. Requires the Shovel to access.
VIP KeycardRadio TowerFound on a corpse in the Radio Tower. Requires the Rebreather to access.
Guest KeycardNightclubFound on a table in the Nightclub. Requires the VIP Keycard to access.

Maintenance Keycard Location

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The Maintenance keycard is buried under here | Image provided by eXputer
  • Obtain the Maintenance keycard in Sons of the Forest using the Shovel.
  • Ensure you already have the Shovel and Rebreather.
  • Locate the area with the green marker on the GPS.
  • Use the Shovel to dig and uncover the bunker entrance.
  • Descend the staircase to find the Maintenance keycard on the table.
  • Collect other items in the area and return for more if needed
Important: We highly recommend that you get yourself a Rebreather and go after the Maintenace keycard first and foremost. It is essential to get the VIP keycard which then comes into play when acquiring the Guest keycard.

VIP Keycard Location

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The cave which contains the VIP keycard | Screenshot Grab: eXputer
  • Head to the visible cave during the day, and press “E” to enter.
  • Use the Rebreather for underwater obstacles and ensure you have the Maintenance keycard.
  • Use the electric lighter with “L” to navigate dark caves.
  • Locate a hatch leading to an underground area and use the Maintenance keycard on a card scanner door.
  • Proceed through the dark passageway, take the left door, and find the VIP keycard on a table in a room

Guest Keycard Location 

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The entrance to the cave that contains the Guest keycard | Captured by eXputer
  • Sons of The Forest keycards are found near common spawn points.
  • Locate the cave marked by a green GPS marker on the screenshot.
  • Accessing the VIP Keycard is essential to open the door containing the Guest keycard.
  • Use the GPS for convenience, especially in the hidden caves.
  • Thoroughly explore caves for materials; one such cave houses the 3D Printer.
  • Enter the cave, proceed through a corridor, find a room on the left with the 3D Printer.
  • Use the VIP keycard to open a door on the second floor of the room, revealing the Guest keycard near a neon sign

Hotkeys not being present is one of the few complaints the game has gotten so far, as is evident by this Subreddit post. Navigating the massive inventory just to equip something is really frustrating. It was far easier in the original game, as you could just map useful items like weapons to your desired key. 

We are glad that EndNight Games decided to launch the title in Early Access. While we are having a blast playing through the game, there are some clear issues that need to be fixed. Some of which are straight-up basic quality-of-life improvements. For some, the game is already among the best survival horror games. 

And with that, our Sons Of The Forest All Keycards location guide comes to a conclusion. We are very happy to be able to play the game finally. What are your thoughts? Do you like the new crafting system? Are the companions useful? Which weapon do you love to use? Let us know all about it in the comments section below.

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Sulaymaan Ahmad is a Senior Writer on eXputer who covers all the latest and greatest games. He has an engineering background and a knack for decimating players in First-Person Shooter games. He also enjoys narrative-driven games with characters he can emotionally invest in. Sulaymaan's love for gaming has been going strong for several years which is evident on his gaming profiles at Steam and PSN. Experience: 3+ Years || Written 150+ Guides || Mainly Covers Strategy Guides on eXputer

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