Sons of the Forest features tons of weapons to use as you fight through the hordes of mutants and cannibals trying to kill you. The ranged weapons in the game are especially useful for picking off enemies from a distance or blowing them away when your back is against the wall.
If you're interested in knowing more about the ranged weapons in Sons of the Forest and where to find them, then we have you covered. Below you can find a list of all the ranged weapons in Sons of the Forest and how to get them.
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How To Find All Ranged Weapons In Sons of the Forest
There are currently seven ranged weapons among the list of weapons that players can find and use during their playthrough of Sons of the Forest. Below we've listed the description of each weapon as well as where it's found in the game.
The Shotgun Location
The shotgun is a powerful weapon that's more useful in close-range combat situations where mutants or cannibals have swarmed you, and you need something big to push them back. It uses both high-damage buckshot and long-range slugs and can be upgraded with the shotgun rail, flashlight, or laser sight.
Ammo for the shotgun can be found littered across the map in barrels and supply crates. The shotgun itself can be found in two locations on the map, as shown below, but for a detailed breakdown, check out our guide on how to get the shotgun in Sons of the Forest.
The Pistol Location
The pistol is the medium-range weapon of choice in Sons of the Forest and offers high versatility, as it's effective against all enemies and can be used more freely. It can also be upgraded with the pistol rail, silencer, laser pointer, or flashlight attachment. Ammo for the weapon can be found easily around the map in crates and barrels.
The pistol is one of the first weapons you'll find in the game and is found in two places on the island as shown above. But for a more detailed breakdown, here's our guide on all of the pistol locations and how to get there in Sons of the Forest.
The Stun Gun Location
The stun gun can only be utilized at a fairly close range to an enemy, and when used successfully, can stop an enemy's movement and send them falling to the ground, giving you the chance to either run or finish them off. The stun gun can only be found in one location on the map, in the same cave you'll find the rebreather in as shown below.
Stun gun cartridges are the ammo for this weapon, and they can be found across the map in crates and barrels as well. If you need more detail on the stun gun's location, here's a full guide on the stun gun.
The Revolver Location
The revolver is essentially a more powerful version of the pistol, but it can only hold six rounds of 9mm ammo. It can be found inside the Maintenance C bunker as shown below.
If you need more detail on finding the revolver in Sons of the Forest, then be sure to check out our full guide here. Lastly, ammo for the revolver is also found widely around the island as it's the same ammo used for the pistol.
The Bow Location
The Bow is your standard long-range silent killer in Sons of the Forest and needs to be crafted instead of found in the game. If you need help crafting one and finding the items needed to do so, then check out our Sons of the Forest bow guide here.
As with the other bow-style weapons in the game, you can either craft normal arrows to use with the bow or find modern arrows which are more deadly and accurate.
The Crossbow Location
The crossbow is a powerful bow-style weapon that offers you powerful one-shot capabilities and a quieter way to kill enemies. The crossbow itself can be found in the food and dining bunker, which requires the maintenance keycard to access.
The crossbow uses bolts that can be crafted, found in caves and sometimes in loot caches. If you need some help clearing the bunker and making your way to the crossbow, then be sure to check out our crossbow guide in Sons of the Forest here.
The Compound Bow Location
The compound bow is an upgraded version of the regular bow and offers everything the bow does, just with a more powerful shot. You'll be able to find the bow inside maintenance bunker B as shown on the map below, and you'll require the shovel to clear the entrance to the bunker.
The compound bow needs arrows to fire at enemies. These can be in the form of crafted arrows or modern arrows which can only be found. For more on finding the compound bow, be sure to check out our guide on the compound bow here.