When you start your survival adventure, metaphorically speaking, you’re pretty much naked. You’ll have to get weapons, ammunition, food, and tools, just like everything else. Fortunately, in Sons of the Forest, you can craft things yourself, such as a bow and arrows.
Whether this is your first foray into the forest or you already have experience with survival games, your priority at the beginning should be a permanent and reliable food source. Hunting is obvious, since there is no lack of wild animals, fish, or birds in Sons of the Forest.
However, it’s pretty troublesome to stock up with an axe, and you don’t have any other weapon at the beginning of the game. But don’t worry, in the forest; you’ll find everything you need to make bows and arrows. This will make hunting deer or birds much easier.
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How to Make a Bow in Sons of the Forest
A “Crafted Bow” is standard equipment in Sons of the Forest. This ranged weapon is extremely useful and indispensable, especially at the beginning of your adventure. Moreover, you only need three different materials to craft this bow. The manual for the handmade bow will be unlocked automatically when you have collected all the necessary resources.
- 1x Tape
- 2x Stick
- 1x Rope
Tape can be found in crates scattered around your spawn. Sticks can be found everywhere in the forest. The rope is the most difficult to get. You are most likely to find one in abandoned camps.
When you have all the materials together, open your inventory with I. Place the items in the center with your right mouse button. After that, the gear will turn dark, and you can finish crafting with the right mouse button.
How to Make Arrows in Sons of the Forest
You can make different arrows in Sons of the Forest. In the beginning, you will probably use “Stone Arrows”, because their materials are easy to get. Again, you’ll need three different resources and get the instructions once you’ve collected everything.
- 2x Feather
- 4x Small stone
- 2x Stick
Making the stone arrows works the same way as with the crafted bow. Stones and sticks can be picked up from the ground again. Feathers are also comparatively easy to get. You can drop birds with small stones or finish them off with a spear throw and then collect the feathers. You can also build a birdhouse and get feathers.
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