Similar to the modern ax on how to get the machete in sons of the forest does not require finding other items first. Once you get the beach helicopter crash site, the machete isn’t too far from you, but it’s a bit of a walk to get there.
How to get the machete in Sons of the Forest
The location of the machete is circled on the map below, and you’ll see that it’s near the beach crash site and the cave where you’ll find it rebreather.
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If you go to the cave and continue along the shore, you will come across what appears to be the lair of another rescue team sent to find the Puffton family. The machete is embedded in one of the empty rafts on the bank.
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You can then save your game in one of the nearby tents and have a new melee weapon with high speed but without as much defensive or attack power as weapons like the axes.
In a survival game, guns are essential. So it might be worth checking out a few sons of the forest Leader to find them gun or the stun stick and add them to your arsenal. With the multitude of enemies on Site 2, having multiple types of weapons can come in handy when trying to figure out what happened on this island.
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