In this short article, we will tell you how to get a shovel in Sons of Forest and use it to dig around the game and find resources.

Sons of the Forest has finally been released in early access worldwide. Being the sequel to the wildly successful survival video game The Forest, it keeps true to the feel of the original, which was released in 2014.

Just like any other survival game, a shovel is a vital piece of equipment. It not only assists you in digging through and extracting essential things but it may also be used to protect against specific foes. Sons of the Forest is no exception.

However, finding one is more difficult than in other survival games. If you’re wondering how to get a shovel in Sons of the Forest, go no further than these easy instructions.

Where to get a shovel in Sons of the Forest


The shovel is located at the center of the map (west of the snow-capped mountains), hidden deep inside a cave. The entrance of the cave is partially submerged and getting hands on the shovel will be a challenge. You will require a set of equipment that includes a Rope Guna Rebreathera spear, and explosives.

Unless you play the game on Peaceful difficulty, the spear will come in handy during clashes against hostile NPCs in the cave.

While inside the cave, you must utilize the Rope Gun to cross a cavern.

From there, descend into the water via a tiny path.

The Rebreather will come in here to let you stay submerged for longer and avoid drowning.

As you progress into the cave, you will encounter monsters, all of whom are attempting to harm you. Your weapons and explosives will be useful in clearing the path. Go forward and straight down, and you’ll come across a slick slope.

You’ll eventually reach the cave’s conclusion, where a dead extractor in a yellow jacket will be lying down with a shovel in his hand.

To get out of the cave, blow through one of the squishy creatures blocking the exit.

That’s all there is to it! Your crew now gets the shovel, which will make crafting products and construction much faster.

So that is how you can get yourself a shovel in Sons of the Forest and use it to find vital resources lying around the map or either use it to protect yourself from other foes.

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