Once you know where to find the gun sons of the forest, you can pick up a ranged weapon, which luckily has ammo scattered around the island, which you can find in loot locations, generally on bodies or in storage containers. You can also give Virginia your pistol after befriending her for help.
How to get the pistol in Sons of the Forest
Perhaps the best thing about the pistol is that you don’t need to acquire any other items before you can reach it. It helps to have them wetsuit for faster swimming, but you can also grab the pistol without it. You can find the pistol in the location circled on the map below. It’s also one of the purple markers on your in-game GPS tracker.
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The GPS marker will take you to a beach where you will see an orange life raft in the distance.
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If you have the wetsuit, put it on and go to the raft. Depending on your difficulty settings, you’ll find sharks all around the raft, but you can get on it and back to shore without getting hit by them.
Once on the raft, you’ll find a corpse with another GPS tracker (which you can give to Virginia to see her on the map). Near the body you can also see the pistol. Pick it up and you have another weapon in your arsenal.
How to get pistol ammo
Finding 9mm ammo for your pistol will not be easy. Watch out for areas where you can open more than one container and check for pistol ammo. You may have better luck finding these spots in caves.
You can also get pistol ammo from the skin pouches looted from dead cannibals. Getting these is riskier than looking for containers, but there’s even more incentive to loot your enemies’ corpses.
If you want the protection but don’t want to bother hunting down 9mm ammo, just hand Virginia your pistol and watch her work. Maybe she pulls ammo out of nowhere, maybe it’s just video game logic, but you don’t need to provide her with ammo to get her to use the gun properly.
The location where the pistol can be found sons of the forest isn’t overly cumbersome, but depending on where your crash site is, you might have to cover a significant distance. Our ever-growing collection of sons of the forest Leader can help you make friends with Virginia so you can get their help fighting, or you can find out how to get the shovelwhich is required to complete the game.
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