As you explore a dangerous island full of cannibals in Sons of the Forest, you will need powerful weapons at your disposal to defend yourself. While melee weapons can deal a lot of damage in close combat scenarios, ranged weapons are the ones that you will need the most as they offer great damage and allow you to maintain distance from your enemies.
This guide will tell you the location of all the 12 ranged weapons in Sons of the Forest.
All 12 Ranged Weapon Locations
There are a total of 12 ranged weapons that you can equip in the game:
1. Crafted Spear
2. Stun Gun
3. Crafted Bow
7. Rope Gun
8. Compound Bow
11. Alternate Pistol
12. Alternate Shotgun
The first weapon is the Crafted Spear which as the name suggests can be crafted manually by acquiring the necessary items. While it is traditionally used as a melee weapon, you can equip multiple of them to throw them at your enemies. In order to create this spear, you will need 1 Utility Knife, 1 Duct Tape and 2 Stick.
Next is the Stun Gun which can be obtained by heading over to the cave near the northern side of the island.
Once inside, use your lighter to navigate through the darker areas and you will find the Stun Gun hanging next to a corpse towards the end of the cave. The stun gun can be a good choice if you want to stop incoming enemieqs in their tracks however you will need stun gun ammo to operate it.
The third weapon is the Crafted Bow which can be created by acquiring the necessary materials. To craft this ranged weapon, you will need 2 Sticks,1 Rope and 1 Duct Tape.It is a decent bow that can be used to hunt animals or enemies from a distance and it uses Stone Arrows,3D Printed Arrows and Carbon Fiber Arrows.
Next up is the Slingshot which can be found outside the cave close to the river stream flowing from the snowy mountain. You will come across three creepy dead bodies with one of them equipped with the Slingshot. There won’t be any shortage of ammo with this weapon since it uses rocks which can be found in abundance.
The fifth weapon is the trusty old Shotgun and to find it, you will need to head over to the grave shown above. Once you reach there, equip your shovel and start digging near the cross to find the wooden coffin underneath.
Open the coffin and you will be able to recover the shotgun from the dead body inside. The Shotgun is one of the most powerful ranged weapons with the ability to deal immense damage to your enemies however finding shotgun shells can be a bit hard at times.
Next up is the handy pistol which is one of the early ranged weapons that you will come across in the game. In order to find the pistol, head over to the coast shown above and then start swimming straight until you get to the lifeboat.
Grab onto the lifeboat and then grab the pistol lying next to the boat paddles. Make sure to collect the other supplies such as food and medicine as well as the ammo for the pistol from the lifeboat.
The seventh weapon on the list is the Rope Gun which can be found in the cave shown above. Once you reach there, break down the wooden barricade with your axe to enter inside and the equip your flashlight to navigate through the dark cave.
Turn left near the water pit and then proceed through the linear path until you come across a large monster blocking the path. Head further into the cave and you will soon find the rope gun lying in a briefcase on the left side.
The next weapon on the list is the Compound Bow which can be found at the location shown above. Once you reach there, grab your shovel and start digging to reveal the maintenance hatch hidden underneath in the cannibal camp.
Climb down the ladder and then proceed through the corridor until you come across a room on your right. Go inside the room and go through the doorway on the right to access another area.
Head into the Bathroom and you will find the Compound Bow lying near the dead body.
The ninth weapon on the list is the Crossbow which can be found by heading into the cave at the above location. Use your flashlight and proceed further via the linear pathway until you come across a hatch at the end.
Go down the ladder and then access the locked door on your right using the Maintenance keycard. Head past the first room of the botany and then turn right in the next room to collect the Crossbow lying next to the dead body. You will also find some other supplies including the Crossbow Bolts in the same area.
The next weapon is the Revolver which can be found at the location shown above. Once you reach there, take out your shovel and start digging to reveal the hatch underneath.
Enter the hatch and go through the dimly lit corridor until you come across a door on your right. Head inside the room and you will find the Revolver lying next to a corpse in the centre of the room.
The eleventh weapon on the list is the Pistol which can also be found by entering the cave shown above. Go through the linear path and then drop down through the hole to access the secret facility.
Use the maintenance keycard to open the door and then head down the staircase to access the ground floor. Defeat the large monster inside and then go through the green exit door on the other side. Head into the door on your right and you will find the Pistol lying next to the chessboard in the living room.
Last but not least is the alternate location for the Shotgun which is this secret facility located close to the shores. Use the VIP Keycard to enter inside and then turn left from the door to head down the staircase until you reach the end.
Turn left and enter this room to go straight through the corridor and then turn left at the end to go down the staircase. Go straight and then turn left to head past this long corridor which will take you into the room with the paintings. Turn right from there and go straight to where you will find the Shotgun lying in the Bar.
That’s it, you have successfully found all the ranged weapons in Sons of the Forest!