How to Find the Shovel in Sons of the Forest

The shovel is one of the most important early game tools in Sons of the Forest as it allows players to explore caves, locate burrowed bunkers, and even dig graves for loot.

To find the shovel, players will need to find the rebreather and the rope gun first, and then explore a certain cave in the map.

In this guide, I will explain how to find the shovel in Sons of the Forest, and also showcase where to find the rebreather and the rope gun.

In case you’re just making your first base in the game, consider checking out our guide on how to make a bed that will allow you to save your game and sleep the night.

How to Find the Rebreather in Sons of the Forest

The rebreather can be found in a cave on the north side of the map, just near the beach.

Rebreather cave location in Sons of the Forest.
Rebreather cave location in Sons of the Forest. Image source: Sons of The Forest Map | Map Genie

Within the cave, players will find the rebreather and the stun gun.

Stay on the left side of the cave and in the end, you’ll find the rebreather next to a pool.

Keep in mind that there is a shark within that pool so use your newly acquired stun gun to paralyze it and get the rebreather easily.

How to Find the Rope Gun

Rope gun cave location in Sons of the Forest.
Rope gun cave location in Sons of the Forest. Image source: Sons of The Forest Map | Map Genie

The rope gun can be found in a cave on the west side of the island. Specifically, the cave location can be seen in the image below.

It’s a small cave overall where players can also find a cross and various explosives.

How to Find the Shovel in Sons of the Forest

Shovel cave location in Sons of the Forest.
Shovel cave location in Sons of the Forest. Image source: Sons of The Forest Map | Map Genie

Now that you’ve found both the rebreather and the rope gun, you can head to the cave showcased below to find the shovel.

Within this cave, players will be able to find a shovel, a wetsuit, a pistol flashlight, and various loose loot.

For the shovel, keep heading straight into the cave and after diving twice, you’ll find an opening with a corpse that has the shovel on it.

How to Use the Shovel

Use the shovel to dig in certain spots.
Use the shovel to dig in certain spots.

The shovel is a key tool in the game and it has multiple functions. It can dig certain locations to uncover loot, bunkers, or quest items.

For instance, the shovel is essential for getting the laser and suppressor pistol attachments.

Also, it can be used to dig up graves found all over the map for some solid extra loot.

Wrapping up

In conclusion, players can unlock the shovel in Sons of the Forest by exploring a certain cave after unlocking the rope gun and the rebreather.

These items are spread out in different caves and players will have to explore a lot before finding everything.

Did you manage to find everything easily? What’s your favorite weapon in the game? Let us know in the comments below.

Also, did you know that you can befriend Virginia, the three-legged mutant lady that’s roaming around your camp? Consider checking out our guide on how to find and recruit her.

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