Sons of the Forest: Where to Find the Rebreather

Are you missing one of the most critical items in Sons of the Forest? Here’s where you can find the Rebreather in the game.

Sons of the Forest: Where to Find the Rebreather
Sons of the Forest: Where to Find the Rebreather

The Rebreather device allows players to breathe underwater for an extended period by recycling exhaling air. This is crucial for exploring the game’s underwater environments and discovering new dangers and resources.

Sons of the Forest What is the Rebreather
Discovering Rebreather

Adding the Rebreather is an exciting development for Sons of the Forest. It adds to the game’s survival mechanics, providing a new challenge for players to overcome.

The underwater environments promise to be just as dangerous as the forest, with new creatures and obstacles to face. With the rebreather, players will be able to explore these environments more thoroughly and uncover the secrets they hold.

Key Takeaways

  • You can find the Rebreather in a cave north of the map.
  • Take a left before the third bright light in the cave to reach the area where the rebreather is.
  • After acquiring it, exit the cave where you came from or swim through the water to the open ocean.
  • Distract the shark with arms or legs before jumping in the water.
  • Oxygen Tanks for the Rebreather cannot be crafted, so the supply spread across the map is all you have.

Where To Find The Rebreather

Sons of the Forest Where to Find the Rebreather

This specific cave is located in the northern part of the map and is relatively easy to locate, especially if you spawn near it.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to finding the Rebreather:

  1. Head North: Go to the northern part of the map, near the beach with purple markers to the west. This beach is close to your initial spawn point.

  2. Locate Cave Entrance: Look for the cave entrance with two purple markers to your east and one to your west.

  3. Break Barricade: The cave entrance is initially blocked by wooden planks. Use any weapon to break them and gain entry. Equip a torch or flashlight for better visibility.

  4. Explore the Cave: Once inside, gather supplies like the Sunset Times news article at the beginning.

  5. Navigate the Cave: Progress through the cave’s narrow passages and tight spaces until you reach the first illuminated open chamber.

  6. Encounter Hostiles: Be prepared to face mutants and other hostile creatures as you move forward. Deal with them while considering the limited space and lighting in the cave.

  7. Find the Rebreather: After reaching a chamber with an inflatable raft and a dead body, move forward while staying to the right. You’ll notice a bright glowing light in the distance. Instead of heading toward the light, take a left to explore a darker path.

  8. Follow the Path: Continue along this path, passing through shallow water and reaching a chamber with spike-shaped rocks. On the left side of this chamber, look for a small entrance leading to another path after some searching.

  9. Crawl Through: Crawl through this path, and you’ll eventually reach the last chamber of the cave.

  10. Locate the Rebreather: The Rebreather will be on the very edge of the cliff above the water, next to some cans and other loot.


Before leaving, take some time to explore the area, as you may find additional resources and encounter more enemies.

How To Escape The Cave

Sons of the Forest How to Escape the Cave

You can exit the cave once you’ve obtained the Rebreather. The first option is to backtrack by retracing your steps along the path inside the cave, leading you back to the beach where you entered.

In my opinion, Swimming out is a more efficient and straightforward way to exit the cave now that you have the Rebreather.

Follow these steps:

  1. Enter the Water: Dive into the water from the cave entrance. The Rebreather will automatically equip itself as you enter the water for the first time.

  2. Beware of the Shark: Keep a watchful eye on the shark lurking in the depths below you. Be cautious as you move.

  3. Distract the Shark: To distract the shark and buy time, you can throw body parts (arms or legs) into the water. The shark may take a while to notice the bait, but once it does, it will rise out of the water and lunge at it.

  4. Seize the Opportunity: While the shark is distracted by the bait, use this opportunity to swim towards the exit.

  5. Navigate Carefully: Stick to the left side of the underwater cave walls to help you find your way out and navigate effectively.

  6. Find the Exit: You’ll eventually come across a small entrance during your underwater exploration. Follow this entrance to swim out into the open waters of the ocean.

  7. Return to Shore: You’ll find yourself close to the shore, where you initially entered the cave.

Following this method, you can easily and safely exit the cave with the Rebreather and return to the surface without encountering any unnecessary obstacles or difficulties.

Is It Worth The Effort?

Certainly, Rebreather can be utilized for various explorations and in crucial times during the campaign. Plus, getting the item might seem a little daunting, but once you do it, I can assure you it is worth the trouble. 

Once obtained, you can explore the secrets hidden in the game’s oceans. Ensure you have weapons such as a pistol to fight off the enemies inside the cave. Also, remember that you cannot craft Oxygen Tanks for the Rebreather, so you must pace its use with the supply available on the map. 

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