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Weapon/Attachment Locations - This article is part of a series.
Part 14: This Article
Where to find the Shotgun and the requirements to obtain it in the Sons of the Forest.
Shotgun in Sons of the Forest>

Shotgun in Sons of the Forest #

The Shotgun is a weapon that can hold 8 rounds of shotgun shells. After each shot, you must pump-chamber the next shotgun shell. After shooting all 8 shells, you are prompted to reload your Shotgun by pressing “R”.

The Shotgun has no durability, requires buckshot for ammo, and can be crafted with the Shotgun Rail to add attachments to it.

Requirements to Obtain>

Requirements to Obtain #

Gun Rope, Rebreather, & Shovel - Some items require the player to solve a puzzle or use other collected items to obtain. For example, you may need to dig into the ground to find an item, so in situations like that, you will need a Shovel.

The Maintenance Keycard requires the Gun Rope, Rebreather, and Shovel to access the bunker with it.

To be exact, you only need the Shovel to access the Bunker and gain access to all the contents within. However, to access the Shovel you need the Gun Rope and the Rebreather, which is why you need all 3 of these items to access the Maintenance Keycard. Meaning, if a new method of obtaining the Shovel without the Gun Rope & Rebreather would lower the item requirements for the Maintenance Keycard.

Shotgun Map>

Shotgun Map #

Below is a world map with all the known locations for the Shotgun.

Sons of the Forest Shotgun Map Location

Shotgun Location 1>

Shotgun Location 1 #

The green marker labeled 1 on the map is the location of the Shotgun. There is a GPS Marker at the location, so it’s easy to find if you follow the Pink “!” mark on your map in that location. You will find a simple stick-cross grave at this location and you will need to use your shovel to dig it up. There is no prompt for you to use the shovel.

Sons of the Forest Shotgun Location 1

Other Items Nearby>

Other Items Nearby #

There are no other items in the direct area of the Shotgun, however, there are a few other items close to you. Here are a few other items in a short walking distance from you; Shotgun Rail, Glider, Camouflage Suit, and Binoculars.

Old Shotgun Location>

Old Shotgun Location #

Before Patch 2, it was possible to find the shotgun in the final Bunker.

Sons of the Forest Shotgun Location 2

More Possible Locations>

More Possible Locations #

Currently, there is only 1 known location for the Shotgun. More locations may come in future updates, but at this time players can only obtain it at the location above. We will make sure to update our map with any new spots when Sons of the Forest gets any new updates for the Stun Baton.


Achievements #

The Shotgun is not required for any achievements in the game at this time. We will update this section if that ever changes in the future.

Obtain Once>

Obtain Once #

The Shotgun can only be obtained once. If the item had other spawn locations (Which may happen in the future), they would despawn preventing you from picking up multiple versions of the item. This is how Sons of the Forest enables the players to have multiple options when looting major items.


Conclusion #

There are no requirements for the Shotgun and there is only 1 known location to obtain it. So, if you want to collect all the items in Sons of the Forest, make sure you head to the marked spot and collect your used Shotgun!

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Weapon/Attachment Locations - This article is part of a series.
Part 14: This Article