Sons of the Forest: How To Find The Shovel

The shovel in Sons of the Forest is located in a cave, but finding it can be a challenge. The cave system is vast and labyrinthine, with many twists and turns. Fortunately, there are several clues to help you find the right cave.

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It is not an easy task to find a shovel in Sons of the Forest. | © Endnight Games

Sons of the Forest is a thrilling survival game that requires players to explore the wilderness, uncover mysteries, and survive against all odds. One of the essential tools in the game is the shovel, which players can use to dig through caves and unearth treasures. Here's a guide to help you find the shovel in Sons of the Forest.

How To Find The Shovel In Sons of the Forest

The shovel can be found in a cave that has a large tree with exposed roots outside. The cave is located in the center of the map, so it shouldn't be too difficult to find.

Before attempting to enter the cave (blue circle), we advise you to bring the rope gun (green circle) and the rebreather (red circle). You can find their location thanks to our indications on the map below.

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A useful map to equip yourself with before finding the shovel on Sons of the Forest. | © Endnight Games
  1. Make your way towards the western cave located near the snowy mountains at the center of the map. Upon arrival, you'll notice the entrance is guarded by three corpses lying on the ground. We suggest setting up a tent outside the cave's entrance to provide shelter in case of emergencies.
  2. Enter the cave and prepare to use the rope gun to traverse the zipline that will take you further inside.
  3. Once inside the cave, look to your left to locate a body of water. Equip your rebreather and dive into the water. Swim downwards until you come across an opening in the cave floor. Follow the underwater tunnel until you reach the next opening.
  4. Exit the water and continue forward until you reach an incline with running water. Slide down the slope and land in the pool of water below. Climb out of the water and turn right to access the next part of the cave.
  5. Follow the pathway through the cave system until you reach a larger room. Inside, you'll find the bodies of two deceased humans. Stick to the right side of the room to locate an opening that leads to another large cavern. While in this cavern, be sure to search for a flashlight attachment that may be on one of the bodies.
  6. Once you have the flashlight, head towards the back of the cavern and follow the pathway until you reach another underwater portion of the cave.
  7. Swim through the underwater tunnel until you surface on the other side. Follow the path ahead until you find a body with a shovel resting on its lap.

Once you have the shovel, you can use it to dig through soil, sand, and dirt. It's a versatile tool that can help you uncover hidden treasures, such as artifacts and resources. However, the shovel also has limited durability, so use it wisely.

In addition to finding the shovel, Sons of the Forest has several other secrets and mysteries to uncover. The game has a rich and immersive world, full of dangers and wonders. So, keep exploring and be prepared for anything.

In conclusion, the shovel is an essential tool in Sons of the Forest, and finding it can be a challenge. But with the right clues and perseverance, you can unearth its secrets and use it to survive and thrive in the wilderness.