Sons of the Forest Katana Location [Guide]

Here is how you can unlock the infamous Katana for your playthrough of Sons of the Forest.

SOTF Katana Cover
Sons of the Forest: Katana

Melee kills are the most satisfying in Survival games, just like in Sons of the Forest. The most powerful melee weapon this game contains is the Katana. Getting it might be trickier than you thought, so we are here to guide you.

Sons of the Forest contains many items hidden over the map that protect you against enemies, such as cannibals, which come in six variants. I will also cover collecting those items near Katana’s location.

Key Takeaways

  • Katana is placed inside a cave toward the snow side of the island.
  • The cave contains different floor levels that should be explored to find Katana and other useful items.
  • You will find other things in this cave, such as a Putter weapon, a Golden Armor, and a Golden Mask.
  • To reach the location of all these things, you require a Maintenance Keycard; for that, you need a shovel.
  • After entering the cave and going down the first set of stairs, use the keycard to open the door and search bedrooms in the hallway containing all the items mentioned.

The first thing you need to obtain the Katana is a Keycard. For that, we have a separate guide that you should check out to obtain Maintenence Keycard, and once that is obtained, you may proceed to the next step. 

Katana Location

katana cave
Cave marked in which katana is kept | Picture Credits: Map Genie

Katana is held in an underground cave that has multiple rooms and hallways connected to stairs. To get to its entrance, follow the location on the map below. This cave is in the snowy part of the island, so if you start seeing snow on your way, you are following the right path.

passing through entrance
Entering the Katana Cave | Picture Credits: Its Shatter (YT)
  1. After you enter the cave by passing through a narrow opening, you will see a hole in the ground.
  2. Approach it and go down that hole to move forward.
  3. Follow the stairs and keep walking until you see a closed door.
  4. To open that door, you will need the Maintenance Keycard, the prerequisite to this mission.
opening the door by using keycard
Open it by using your keycard | Picture Credits: Its Shatter (YT)
  1. Go through the door and down some more stairs to another gate where a cut scene will start playing. I will not discuss the details of that cut scene as it contains spoilers, so it is left for you to enjoy.
  2. The only important thing for you to know is that you faint during the scene and then wake up after everything is over.
  3. Next, you will explore multiple floors inside the cave one by one.
  4. On this floor, just before the stairs to another one, you will notice a hallway leading to a room to your right. You can only pass through the open doors; the closed doors will stay secure.
hallway inside cave
Explore all rooms that have opened doors to get extra items | Picture Credits: Its Shatter (YT)

Related: Sons of the Forest Shovel Location

  1. Explore the hallways that will lead you to bedrooms.
  2. You can find the Putter weapon there, which can be used to golf about anywhere on the island.
  3. Using this requires golf balls close to the weapon location inside the room. This is just a side bonus to this Katana hunt.
collecting putter weapon
Putter found on first floor | Picture Credits: Its Shatter (YT)
  1. After collecting the Putter gun, return to the open door and move down the stairs to a lower floor.
  2. It will look similar to this one.
  3. The second open door will lead you directly toward the Katana, the strongest melee weapon in this game.
  4. You will find Katana on its stand in the center of the room where furniture is placed. 
katana found successfully
Collecting Katana on the same floor but different room | Picture Credits: Its Shatter (YT)

Another side bonus of this hunt is the Golden Armor and the Golden Mask. You found Katana in the second open room in the hallway. Leave this room and enter the next door open to get the Golden Armor. It will be on the couch inside the room on the sofa. You can identify it with its black skeleton-looking helmet.

finding golden armor
Golden armor | Picture Credits: Its Shatter (YT)
found golden mask
Golden Mask found on the lowest floor inside the cave | Picture Credits: Its Shatter (YT)

Would I Recommend Katana?

While several melee weapons are available in Sons of the Forest, Katana stands out for being an exclusive and rare entry in the weapon series. The amount of damage it deals is also remarkable, making it an ideal choice for your playthrough. I will recommend it to only those up for a challenge to go up close with the opponents and risk it all. 

Meanwhile, getting the weapon is a little tricky as numerous mutants and baby mutants will spawn on your path. Fight them with your axe or other weapons to kill them. If killing mutants with Axe is hard, keep your Pistol or other guns loaded with you.

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