How to get the Shovel in Sons of the Forest

Get a shovel to start uncovering various bunkers on the island.

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
5 Min Read

As you might already know, having a shovel in a survival game is vital. It allows you to dig and uncover various secrets spread across the island. The same can be said about Sons of the Forest as well. That is why we will show you how to get the shovel in Sons of the Forest.

To get the shovel, you need to meet a few prerequisites and find a corpse that has a shovel on its lap.

If you are curious to know what you need to do beforehand and how to exactly find the shovel, continue reading to find out. With that said, let’s dive right in and get started!

Sons of the Forest: How to Get the Shovel

Getting the shovel is easier said than done. You will have to fight through many tough enemies and collect a few resources beforehand. Worry not because we will show you the exact location of the items and show you a method that will allow you to quickly handle the cannibals.

Also, keep in mind that these caves are slightly different for almost every player. You might not find them in the exact spot. So, make sure that you look around to get access to the cave.

Meet the Prerequisites

Before you can get your hands on the shovel, you need to collect a few other items. Those items include:

  • Rope Gun
  • Rebreather
  • Air Tank

Also, keep in mind that you will want to have plenty of resources and weapons to protect yourself from enemies found in the cave. You can get some of these items pretty early on so it shouldn’t be difficult to collect all of them.

If you find the enemies too difficult, you can cheese them in a certain way. Simply run past them and reach the end of the cave. Most of the cannibals will fall into the nearby water and drown. You’ll reach the end and grab whatever reward is waiting for you at the end.

Getting the Shovel

Image Credits: Its Shatter

After finally getting all those items, head toward the location shown on the map above. You can get here by going west of the snowy mountains and near the three intersecting streams. I highly suggest that you make a small tent outside the cave and save your progress so that you don’t have to travel here again and again.

Once you enter the cave, you will have to use the rope gun to ride the zipline inside. After that, turn left and use your rebreather to dive into the body of water. Keep diving down until you see an underwater tunnel.

Eventually, you’ll exit the water and will have to walk. Keep moving forward until you reach a slope. Slide down this slope to land in a pool of water. Keep going forward until you reach a large room with two corpses. Here, you’ll want to stick to the right and look for an opening.

Image Credits: Its Shatter

Go through the opening and find the flashlight attachment to make your life easier. After that, head to the back of the cavern until you come across another body of water. Swim through it and resurface to finally find the shovel. It can be found on a corpse after you come out of the water and travel the path.


And there you have it; that’s everything you need to know about how to get the shovel in Sons of the Forest. Getting this tool is mandatory if you want to progress the main story and find tons of cool secrets and useful items.

Did you manage to find the shovel? Were the enemies in the caves tough? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.
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