Before embarking on gruesome expeditions in Sons of the Forest, one should know the location of all the special weapons so they can make it their top priority to obtain them once they are able to. We have listed all eight special guns that you should have in your arsenal.
As for right now, there are eight special weapons in the game; however, do keep in mind that the game is still in early access mode, and the developers are still adding new commodities or new stuff, if you will, to the game.
- Stun Baton
- Stun Gun
- Compound Bow
To make things easier for you, we have inserted a Sons of the Forest Special Weapons Comparison table below:
|Stun Baton||Melee||Medium||Low - Medium||Low|
|Crossbow||Ranged||Low||Medium - High||Medium - High|
|Compound Bow||Ranged||Low - Medium||High||High|
|Pistol||Ranged||High||Low - Medium||Medium|
|Magnum||Ranged||High||Medium - High||Medium - High|
|Melee||Medium||Low – Medium||Medium||Stun Melee||Near the Rope Gun Cave|
Stun Baton can be acquired fairly early on your playthrough, and obtaining it early on can make you a force to be reckoned with while facing the early game mobs. It is an absolute must-have while you’re facing more terrifying monstrosities that attack your base later on.
In order to obtain the Stun Baton, you will need to head to this specific location on the GPS, as shown in the image below.Once there, you will spot a small waterfall. Players will know that they are at the right location by spotting some skulls at the base of the waterfall. In between those skulls, sticks out the Stun Baton, simply pick it up, and voila, you have found one of your next best friends while facing tougher mobs in Sons of The Forest.
|Ranged||Low||Low||None||Rebreather / Taser Cave|
The Stun Gun is another fantastic weapon that works in a similar manner as the previous weapon we’ve listed; for long-range scenarios. It can also be obtained fairly early in the game. Players only need to head to the GPS location that is shown in the pic below.The entrance of the cave will be behind some boards that you can break. Do keep in mind that the place is guarded by some formidable enemies, so be sure to equip the appropriate armor and weapons before venturing off to this area.
Once you enter the cave, you only need to follow the linear path. As you progress, you will find yourself at a crossroads. On to the left way is the path that will take you to the location of the Rebreather, which is essential if you wish to end the game. On the right is the path that will take you to the Stun Gun location. As you progress, you will come across a few mobs and another crossroad (players will also obtain some stun gun ammo from here), take another right and keep following the path.
Players will find some bodies hanging from the roof of the cave. You will also notice a hand sticking out. Interact with it, and you will obtain the Stun Gun.
|Melee||High||Medium||Medium||Medium||South-Eastern Cave Bunker|
The Katana is a straight-up powerhouse in close-range combat- however, players would first need to embark on a long journey to actually obtain this weapon. First thing first, players will need to obtain the Shovel and the Maintenance key card.
Once all the preliminary preparation is done, head to the location shown in the pic below to obtain the Katana weapon in Sons Of The Forest.Once there, enter the cave, head down, and you will find yourself in an underground facility. Head down the stairs, and you will find a locked door that can be unlocked with the keycard. Use the maintenance keycard to unlock it. Head down the stairs, and you will find another door. Opening it will start a cutscene; you can use this as confirmation that you are headed in the right direction.
On the floor you are on right now, upon exploration, you can find some golf balls and the Putter weapon in the bedroom. If you backtrack and move down the stairs again and enter the door with a “2” written beside it. Once there, enter the second opened door located on the right of the hallway, and you will find the Katana in the bedroom.
|Ranged||Low||Medium – High||Medium – High||Crossbow Bolt||Food and Dining Bunker|
The Crossbow is another ideal weapon to have for long-range combat, thanks to its heavy damage. For the Crossbow, you will also need to obtain the maintenance keycard. We have already listed how to obtain it in the Katana section.
Thankfully, the Crossbow is very easy to locate. Enter the cave shown in the picture below.Keep traversing through the cave until you find an opening that leads to an underground lab. You’ll need to open the door that requires the maintenance key. Once it is open, just keep moving forward once you reach the second room, where those small fetus-looking monstrosities are also present. The Crossbow will be beside a dead body at one of the corners of that particular room.
|Ranged||Low – Medium||High||High||Arrow||Maintenance Bunker B|
Once you have grown tired of the Crossbow, then the Compound Bow is the way to go. It is very easily the best bow in Sons of The Forest. In order to obtain this weapon, first things first, you will need to reach the point of interest shown on the map below with a shovel. Obtaining this weapon without a shovel is not possible, unfortunately.Once there, start digging, and you will uncover a secret gate leading underground. Once inside, start exploring because you will also obtain a few other key items here aside from the Compound Bow. Speaking of which, the bow is located in the bathroom of the bedroom, located in the secret tunnel.
|Weapon Category||Speed||Damage||Range||Uses||Max Capacity||Location|
|Ranged||High||Low – Medium||Medium||9mm Ammo||12|
A Pistol should be the ideal long-range weapon to get as soon as you are able to because it is incredibly easy to obtain. First thing first, you would have to reach the beach that is shown in the image below.From there, you can either wear a wet suit and start swimming(if you got the guts), or you can build a small boat. Start heading to the small lifeboat that you can see in the distance. Be careful, though. These waters are infested with sharks. Once there, you will find the pistol and also a GPS tag.
|Weapon Category||Speed||Damage||Range||Uses||Max Capacity||Location|
|Ranged||High||Medium – High||Medium – High||9mm Ammo||6||Maintenance Bunker C|
The Magnum is one of the strongest weapons in the game, and it uses the same ammo rounds as the Pistol. While obtaining the pistol is extremely easy, we will recommend saving your 9mm rounds until you get a magnum because of its incredibly higher damage output.
For this beast of a weapon, players would first need to trek a long journey on the other side of the island and reach the location shown on the map below in Sons Of The Forest. Once there, players will need a Shovel so they can start digging. Obtaining this weapon is unfortunately not possible without the shovel.Once you have entered the tunnel, traverse through the hallway and enter the room to the right. There you will spot a dead body and the Magnum right beside it.
|Weapon Category||Speed||Damage||Range||Max Stack||Location|
And finally, the Shotgun is the ideal weapon to have when you are dealing with tougher enemies at close range. What’s best about this weapon is not its damage but just how easy it is the obtain it.
The first thing players will need for the weapon is a Shovel. Once they have crafted one, then they only need to head to the location; shown in the image below.Once there, they will find a grave. Start digging and break the coffin. A Shotgun will be lying there, just waiting for you to take it.
That concludes our guide on all the special weapons locations in Sons Of The Forest. The game has been long anticipated by fans of the survival genre as the Forest was already one of the most popular Survival games on the market.
Here we have listed all of the special weapons in Sons of the Forest as these weapons are bound to give you an upper hand while taking on man-made horrors beyond our comprehension. Although these weapons will only help you out in the offense, consider reading our guide on how to build a defensive wall for good defense as well.
In any case, we hope our guide helped you out. The game is still in early access and is available now on PC through Steam. The developers are still taking in the community’s opinion and adding new things to the game from time to time. Do let us know what you think about the game in the comment section below.
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