How to get a sled in Sons of the Forest

How to get a sled in Sons of the Forest
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Written by 

Kiera Mills


1st Mar 2023 15:05

Sons of The Forest currently has no fast travel system or vehicles in the game. That means travelling in Sons of The Forest can be slow going if you don’t have the right tools. The sled enables you to drop from high areas without taking fall damage and is the fastest way to travel currently. To find out how to get the sled in Sons of The Forest, read here.

Sons of the Forest: 3D printer location

Sons Of The Forest: 3D Printer Location
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The Sled is an item that can only be obtained by 3D printing. This means you must first discover the bunker containing the 3D printer in the game (the location of which is circled on the map above.)

You'll know you're in the right place when you see a deserted golf buggy outside of a cave entrance and when you're on top of a glowing green map marker. Within the cave is the bunker entrance, advance through and walk through the hallway until you get to the open door at the end.

This room contains a sleeping roll, a 3D printer and around 300 Printer Resin. You'll need 1,000 Printer Resin to print the sled. This means collecting it from nearby caves, supply crates, and other abandoned bunkers.

Sons of the Forest: How to make a sled

Sons Of The Forest: How To Make A Sled
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Once you have discovered the room containing the 3D printer, interact with the desktop screen on the table. Press 'R' to cycle through the blueprints you can print, among these are a flask, arrows, and more. Select the Sled option and interact with the printer once it is finished processing to pick up your new sled.

Sons of the Forest: How to use a sled

Sons Of The Forest: How To Use A Sled
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To use the sled, equip it in the inventory menu.

Now, position yourself at the top of a hill or cliff and jump. Make sure you left-click whilst in mid-air to trigger the animation of the sled. You may need to re-trigger the animation if your character gets out of the sled at any point.

  • Now you have the sled, check out our guide to getting the Shovel in Sons of The Forest which will help you unearth more bunkers around the island.

Kiera is a Guide Writer for GGRecon, with a BA (Hons) in Journalism. When she’s not busy covering either the spookiest or cosiest of games, she can be found toiling hours away into her favourite RPGs like Mass Effect, The Witcher and Baldur’s Gate 3. If DnD is your jam, she also moonlights as a Wildfire Druid.

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