Sons of the Forest Golden Armor: How to get the Golden Armor and Golden Mask
Learn how to get the Golden Armor and Golden Mask in Sons of the Forest
Want to know the Golden Mask and Golden Armor location in Sons of the Forest? Sons Of The Forest throws you into a not-so idyllic island life, but survival isn't the only goal. There's a mind-bending Sons of the Forest ending to see if you're ready for a real quest, but you'll need to get the Golden Armor and Golden Mask first.
The Golden Armor and Golden Mask are hidden deep within a secret bunker, and only by finding both and wearing them at the arm door can you beat Sons of the Forest.
In this guide, we'll show you how to get the Golden Armor and Golden Mask in Sons of the Forest. We'll also explain what the Golden Armor does, whether it offers protection, and if it can break.
What do you need to get the Golden Armor?
To get the Golden Armor, you will first need to gather the following items in order:
- Rope Gun
You must get the keycards in Sons of the Forest to reach the Golden Armor location, but you cannot get them without first finding the Shovel. That means you'll also need to get the Rebreather and find the Rope Gun, as you can't traverse the Shovel cave without them.
Sons of the Forest Golden Armor location
Once you have the items listed above, you must go to the location marked on the map below. You'll find it to the South-East of the snowy mountain, on the right side of a large lake nearby.
As you approach the location shown above, you'll see a green ping appear on your in-game map. Follow the green ping to find the cave entrance that you need to enter.
When you arrive, follow the steps below to reach the Golden Armor location:
- Head into the cave, and press "L" to bring out your Lighter or Flashlight.
- Follow the tunnel for a few moments until you reach a mysterious lab corridor.
- Use the Maintenance keycard on the door ahead to access the lower floor.
- Proceed further down the stairs until you reach a yellow door. Interact with it to enter a cutscene.
- When the cutscene ends, turn around and take the door leading out of the room.
- Continue through the doors ahead until you reach the stairs again, and then head down to Floor 2.
- Proceed through Floor 2 and count the doors on your right. When you reach the third open doorway on your right side, head through.
- You'll find the Golden Armor on a sofa in this room.
Sons of the Forest Golden Mask location
The Golden Mask is another part of the Golden Armor set, and it's found near your current location.
To reach the Golden Mask location, head back out of the room where you found the Golden Armor and take the nearby stairs down to Floor 5. Some mutants will attack on the stairs, so fend them off using strong weapons, such as the Shotgun or the Pistol.
When you arrive on Floor 5, turn left to find a lab. A large mutant will leap at you from the side, so kill it before looking for the Golden Mask.
When the mutant is dead, look on the middle operating table to find the Golden Mask.
What does Golden Armor do in Sons of the Forest?
The Golden Armor set does not actually offer any armor. You will still take plenty of damage in combat, so don't expect it to actually help you survive. If you're after actual armor, consider using the Tech Armor instead.
However, it is still essential, as you must use the Golden Armor to reach the ending of Sons of the Forest. This takes place in a bunker on the East side of the island, within which you'll find a strange arm door.
This door has an arm socket that you can only use while wearing the Golden Armor. Doing so will unlock the door and allow you to head further into the bunker.
Can Golden Armor break?
While the Golden Armor doesn't offer much protection, it is indestructible against enemy attacks. This means you don't need to worry about it breaking before you reach the end of the game.
However, we don't think this is a reason to use it inherently, as there are other armor types that work far better as mentioned previously. Save the Golden Armor in your inventory until you reach the final area, and then equip it to reach the end.
That wraps up our guide on how to get Golden Armor in Sons of the Forest. If you don't have ammo at the ready and need other weapons to use when fighting through the bunker, take a look at our guides on how to get the Katana and how to get the Machete in Sons of the Forest. If this all seems a bit advanced, brush up on your survival basics with our guides on how to get water and how to make a tent in Sons of the Forest.