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How to Get Turtle Shells in Sons of the Forest

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by Madison Benson
How to Get Turtle Shells in Sons of the Forest

Sons of the Forest provides all kinds of ways to gather resources to survive. You’ll often head to a river to drink water or pick up random food from scattered storage bins. However, you’ll have to resort to alternative means when you’re far from a viable water source or run out of food. One great example that came to light in the game’s second major update was the introduction of Turtle Shell Rain Collectors, requiring turtle shells to create. If you’d like to learn more, continue reading to discover how to get turtle shells in Sons of the Forest.

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How to Get Turtle Shells in Sons of the Forest

As the name may suggest, you can get turtle shells from turtles! While sure, saying that makes it sound like a cakewalk, there are a few things to note.

Unlike cannibals and regular wildlife, turtles don’t spawn in abundance. Fortunately, they’re not rare creatures to encounter, and there are multiple locations around the map to explore. Even if you’re in the early game and just recently escaped the initial helicopter crash, you can spot a few turtles near each crash site.

To get turtle shells specifically, you’ll want to head to a beach. The beach crash site is a good spot for this, but any coastline along the ocean will do. Turtles located inland will give raw meat instead.

Sons of the Forest Turtle Spawn Locations Map
Examples of turtle spawn locations around the map. | Source: Mapgenie Interactive Map

Obtaining Shells From Turtles

Now, here’s where things get a little dark. Once you find some sea turtles, you’ll have to beat them and use your knife to harvest their shells. As mentioned, make sure you’re hunting along the beach rather than the mountain, or the turtles will give you meat instead. After obtaining a shell, it’ll appear in your inventory for safekeeping, where you can either equip it or use it for building.

Sons of the Forest is available on PC through Steam.

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Madison Benson

Madison is a writer who has played video games for over twenty years. When she isn't playing games on her PC, she's hanging out with her dogs and rabbits.

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