How to get the Modern Axe in Sons of the Forest

How to get the Modern Axe in Sons of the Forest
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Written by 

Kiera Mills

Last updated 

21st Feb 2024 17:00

The Modern Axe is a tool in Sons of the Forest that can be used for both utility and attack. Unlike the starter axe, the Modern Axe is more powerful and can chop down trees with significantly fewer strokes.

If you're looking to upgrade your gear in the game and want the Modern Axe, check out how to get it below.

Where is the Modern Axe in Sons of the Forest?

Modern Axe location in Sons of the Forest
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The Modern Axe is located on a body in an abandoned camp south of the beach spawn point and west of the snowy mountains, as shown in the image above.

When you enter the camp, walk towards the body near the centre tent. The Modern Axe should be here to pick it up.

Which is the best axe in Sons of the Forest?

Modern Axe in your inventory in Sons of the Forest
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The choice of what the best axe is largely comes down to personal preference. There are no upgrades for the axes and each one excels at different stats.

The main two stats for the axe are speed and strength, indicated by the coloured bars when you highlight one of them in your inventory.

Red represents damage, green is for speed, and yellow shows how effective the axe's defence is.

As such, the Modern Axe falls into the mid-point between the axes and is a good option for both speed and strength. For higher damage, the Firefighter Axe is a good option and the Tactical Axe is the fastest in the game currently.

Firefighter Axe location in Sons of the Forest
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If you want to complete the full set and pick up the Firefighter Axe, it is located in the Maintenance A bunker east of the Modern Axe location. The axe is within a glass case, you'll need the Shovel to discover the bunker.

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Check out our Sons of the Forest homepage for more guides. We've also covered the Knight V vehicle locations, how to get the rifle, how to get the rebreather, and how to recruit Virginia.

Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.

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