Sons of the Forest: How to Craft Bow and Arrow

Abu Bakar Karim
By Abu Bakar Karim
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Sons of the Forest: How to Craft Bow and Arrow

Learn how to craft a bow and arrow in Sons of the Forest.

Sons of the Forest is a newly released survival video game developed and published by Endnight Games Ltd. It is the sequel to the critically acclaimed game, The Forest. However, both of them feature an open-world environment that is set in a dense forest. The game has been highly anticipated by fans of the original game and survival game enthusiasts alike.

Players take on the role of a survivor who has crash-landed on a mysterious island after a plane crash. As they explore the island, they must scavenge for resources, craft weapons and tools, build shelter, and fend off dangerous creatures and other hostile survivors. The game features a day and night cycle, and players must learn to adapt to their surroundings and make the most of the resources available to them to survive.

Bow and arrow should be on top of the list when it is about surviving and crafting weapons. Needless to say, the same goes for Sons of the Forest. And that is all about what we will be talking about today. Hop in!

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How to Craft Bow and Arrow in Sons of the Forest

While the bow and arrow may not be the most powerful weapon in Sons of the Forest, it is a versatile and practical tool that can greatly aid players in their quest for survival. As players explore the vast and treacherous forest environment, the bow and arrow can be a valuable asset in their fight for survival.

Moreover, crafting a bow and arrow is only a matter of some sticks, clothes, and ropes in Sons of the Forest. To be more specific, you will also need tape, rope, rocks, feathers, and more. Once crafted, you will soon discover how handy these items are. Now, off to the recipes.

How to Craft Bow

To craft a simple Bow, you will need the followings:

  • 1x Duct tape: Duct Tape is quite rare. However, you will have some luck in containers, campsites, caves, and beaches.
  • 1x Rope: You will find rope on beaches, caves, cliffs, and cannibal camps.
  • 2x Sticks: By far, the most common item you can name. Can be found almost everywhere.

Okay, so to craft a bow in Sons of the Forest, open your inventory by pressing “I.” Then, grab some sticks and right-click on them twice—once on tape or rope and again on the rope. After that, click the little cogwheel up in the top right corner. You now have a fully functional bow. You can equip it by left-clicking or putting it in your quick inventory in your backpack.

How to Craft Compound Bow

To acquire this Compound Bow, you must dig it out from an underground bunker. You will come across this bunker on the Southern part of the island. To be specific, it is a walking distance from the airplane crash site.

Now, all you have to do is, walk toward the crates, and soon you will get notified about digging out. Bring out your shovel and start digging until you find the entrance to that bunker. Once inside, explore the bunker until you find the Compound Bow.

Needless to say, it works much better than the simple crafted one. Moreover, the range and damage are far better than the crafted one.

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The location of Compound Bow is just some walking distance from Maintenance Site B.

How to Craft Arrow

Now, let’s learn the ammo that goes with the bow. Simply, you will not just put a rock and aim it at those cannibals.

  • 2x Feathers: You can get feathers from birds. Either kill them for it or farm them and then kill them for it; you have options.
  • 4x Small Rocks: You will find rocks almost here and there. Keep a keen eye.
  • 2x Sticks: Again, the most common item. Watch out everywhere.

Now, to craft. Crafting an arrow is pretty much similar to crafting anything. Put all the materials together and tap on the cogwheel to combine them.

And that is all I had for crafting bow and arrow in Sons of the Forest. Before you head back to your den, check out our other cooked materials from Sons of the Forest.

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By Abu Bakar Karim Deputy Guide Editor
AB Karim is the Deputy Editor of the Guide section at GameRiv. With an insatiable love for RPGs and a knack for puns, AB combines his passion for gaming with a professional touch. He has to polish every word with precision; otherwise, he will keep losing health bar. Keep that aside for now, and let's embark on epic quests and unravel mysteries with AB as your trusted guide. Prosst!