How to find all the Keycards in Sons of the Forest

How to find all the Keycards in Sons of the Forest
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Written by 

Kiera Mills

Last updated 

19th Feb 2024 13:11


If you want to hunt down some secret rooms in Sons of the Forest, you'll need to get your hands on the various Keycards available on the island. 

Sons of the Forest is a survival game that forces you to fend off a cannibal tribe on a remote island. You'll build a base, exploit resources, and explore to uncover the mystery of the island along the way, but won't want to forget to seek out the keycards along the way.

Where to find the Maintenance Keycard in Sons of the Forest

Sons of the Forest Maintenance Keycard map location
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The Maintenance Keycard is located in the Maintenance A bunker, the location of which is marked on the map above and indicated on your GPS by a glowing green circle. To find it, follow these steps:

  • Head east of the large river channel that runs from the northern beach
  • You'll see several golf carts and some construction poles
  • Look on the ground in the clearing until you see a shovel outline
  • This is where you must dig to uncover the bunker

Dig until it's uncovered and follow these directions when inside the bunker:

  • Collect the items from the supply crates behind the ladder
  • Continue up the hallway and take the first right
  • Enter the room, and the keycard will be on the desk next to a 3D printer

Sons of the Forest Maintenance Keycard
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Make sure you watch out for the mutant babies located around the bunker while you explore!

Where is the VIP Keycard?

Sons of the Forest VIP Keycard map location
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To find the VIP Keycard, head to the map location marked above with a glowing green circle. The bunker is northwest of the snowy mountains, and north of the inland lake near the western beach.

You'll know you're in the right spot when you see two golf buggies outside of a cavern entrance, one of which will have a dead worker's body in it.

Head inside the cave and follow the path until you see a bunker hatch for the Food and Dining Bunker. Go inside the hatch and follow these steps to get it:

  • First, you'll want to collect the few food items, crossbow bolts, and a sheet of paper in the first room
  • Turn right and swipe the Maintenance Keycard to progress through the bunker
  • Walk through the greenhouse rooms, avoiding or dealing with the mutant babies and fingers monster in the process
  • Loot the storeroom and continue to the flooded rooms
  • Follow the hallways until you reach an intersection leading to an open door to the left or a security door ahead
  • Go through the left doorway and continue until you enter an office - the VIP Keycard is on the desk in the centre of the room

Sons of the Forest VIP Keycard
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You can either leave the way you came, or use the Rebreather to swim under the water nearby.

Where to find the Guest Keycard in Sons of the Forest

The Guest Keycard is located south of the other two, near the western beachfront indicated on the map above. Follow the river east from the south of the beach to find the bunker.

As you advance toward the bunker entrance, you will notice another golf cart and the cave entrance. Advance through the cave and it will directly lead to the bunker.

Sons of the Forest Guest Keycard map location
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Once there, follow these steps to get the Guest Keycard:

  • Head straight on into the open doorway to access the 3D printer and to loot the Printer Ink, Crossbow Bolts, and other items
  • Exit the room and head towards the light in the left passageway, leading to a well-lit corridor and a set of security doors
  • Access the security doors by swiping your Maintenance Keycard
  • The door will lead to the gym area where there are lots of cloth and energy drinks to pick up
  • Walk through the gym and defeat the enemies here
  • Pick up the Tracksuit on the workbench in the weight area before you reach the reception desk
  • Turn right at the reception desk to collect the Pyjamas from some shelving next to the pods there
  • Continue forward to the lounge area and climb the stairs to the upper pool area
  • Walk through the bar area and another lounge area. The Guest Keycard is located on one of the tables surrounded by dead bodies

Sons of the Forest Guest Keycard
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You can then exit the way you came, and you'll now have all three keycards to use in the various bunkers found across the game's map.

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Check out our Sons of the Forest homepage for more guides. Take a look at our guides on how to get the katana, how to find and use GPS Locators, how to get the rifle, and how to craft a scarecrow.

Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.

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