How to get a shotgun in Sons of the Forest

The perfect weapon for critical situations.

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Sons of the Forest has many weapons for you to use against the enemies you’ll encounter. Some are great in close combat, while others can help you take down your target from a safe distance. As for the shotgun, it is one of the most powerful weapons in the game, which you can trust against tough mutants. This should be one of the early things you target if you value your life, so we’ve put together a guide to show you exactly where to find the shotgun in Sons of the Forest.

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Where to find the shotgun in Sons of the Forest

To get the shotgun, you must go to the map’s southeast section. Make sure to stock up before you go it’s — quite the journey. It will be wise to keep some cooked food and have the Flask filled with water. Furthermore, as you will need to dig into the ground to get the shotgun, make sure you get the Shovel first. Otherwise, you’ll waste your entire journey.

On your way, you will encounter a few cannibal camps. Don’t bother going through them, as you will only be risking your life. Instead, just sneak past them and keep on making your way forward. Once you reach the southeast section, you will find a grave with a piece of cloth hanging on its cross. Grab the piece of cloth as you can use it to craft items, and use the shovel to dig the grave. You will find the shotgun on a corpse inside the grave.

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It is important to remember that you won’t come across a lot of ammunition for the shotgun during the first few days, so make sure not to use it often. Instead, just keep using your melee weapons or the pistol for any smaller enemies. The shotgun will start to come in handy as you move deeper into Sons of the Forest and come up against it’s toughest enemies.