How to find and use the GPS Locators in Sons of the Forest

How to find and use the GPS Locators in Sons of the Forest
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Kiera Mills

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7th Mar 2023 16:21

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Sons of the Forest is in early access, meaning that certain game mechanics may not be in the game yet. One such mechanic is the ability to place custom waypoint markers. You can work around this by collecting GPS Locators in Sons of the Forest and placing them in areas of interest. To learn where the GPS Locators are and how to use them, read here.

  • Be sure to also check out our guide on how to get all keycards in Sons of the Forest, keycards are needed to access some of the secret bunkers on the island.

Where to find the GPS Locators in Sons of the Forest

GPS Locators in Sons of the Forest
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GPS Locators are often found on the bodies of dead crewmates around the island. They are represented by a purple exclamation mark on the map, as pictured above.

Often there will be other useful items on the bodies like upgrade attachments and weapons. To equip your GPS, press the M key.

How to use GPS Locators in Sons of the Forest

How to use GPS Locators in Sons of the Forest
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To equip a collected GPS Locator, go into your inventory by pressing the I key. Then click on the orange supply case on the left and select a tracker.  

Once the GPS Locator is in your hand you can right-click the mouse to change the icon, this means that once you place it in a location the icon will appear on your GPS.

How To Track Virginia in Sons of the Forest

How to give Virginia items in Sons of the Forest
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Virginia is one of the wealthy missing inhabitants of the island. You may first encounter her near the beach as a three-legged lady wearing a swimsuit, after a few peaceful encounters she will eventually relax near your base.

Whilst Virginia can be recruited as a companion in the game, unlike Kelvin, she cannot be given direct commands to stay near your base. As such, it may be an idea to place a GPC Locator on her so you can keep tabs on her.

To do so, simply interact with Virginia after she has been recruited and select the GPC Locator to hand to her. You will now be able to track her and will get an achievement for your time.

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