Where to Find the 3D Printer – Sons of the Forest

The 3D printer is an important device if you want to survive on Sons of the Forest’s terrifying island. It can print an assortment of different tools, from arrows to canteens, that will aid you throughout your play through. While there are several other printers in the game, this one is the easiest to access. In this guide, we’ll show you where to find this 3D printer, and how to use it.


Depending on where you spawn, the route to reach the printer may be different, but it’s always in the same place, the Entertainment Bunker. You will not see the green point for the Entertainment Bunker on your GPS until you unlock it with the laptop at the start of the rebreather cave. Whether you can see the Entertainment Bunker on your GPS tracker or not, you can always find the cave and enter it.

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The Green Circle is the location of the 3D printer

You can view the GPS to guide you by pressing button xbox dpad right / computer key m t . It is a bit hard to find, even with the GPS, but don’t forget that you can zoom in on your GPS by hitting button xbox menu/ Middle Mouse. When you’re all the way zoomed in and approximately on the spot, look for a golf cart that is overgrown with flora (1). Very close by, there will be a hole in the ground that you can enter (2).

Approach the cleft in the rock and hold playstation x button/ button xbox a v2 / computer key e t to enter it. Pull out your Lighter with button xbox dpad left/computer key l t and make your way forward until you find a carpeted hallway — the 3D printer is in the first room, doorway visible at the end of the hall (3). (There’s a bit more to explore in this area if you go left instead of into the printer room, but for now just head into the room).

Don’t worry, while it is very creepy inside, there are no enemies. Approach the cleft in the rock and hold playstation x button/ button xbox a v2 / computer key e t to enter it. Pull out your Lighter with button xbox dpad left/computer key l t and make your way forward until you find a carpeted hallway — the 3D printer is through the doorway visible at the end of the hall. When you enter the room, there will a lot of supplies to grab, and you will especially want to snag all the Printer Resin to feed into the printer. It does start with a healthy supply of resin, but it’s still good to toss all the resin in the room into it as well.

When you press playstation x button/ button xbox a v2 / computer key e t at the printer, it will take resin from your inventory and put it into the machine to make objects. Note that it is the same button to take objects from the printer, so you will want to point your screen a little higher to acquire the printed things. The laptop next to the printer is how you will select what item you would like to print. Here’s a list of all the items you can print at the start of the game:

When looking at the laptop, press button xbox rightbumper/computer key r t to switch the object to print, then hold playstation x button /button xbox a v2/ computer key e t to activate the printer. You will see the number of resin number on the printer deplete as the object is fabricated.

As soon as you’re done with the 3D printer, you can explore the rest of the facility (you can’t get very far in yet, as you’ll first need the maintenance keycard). Then, head down to the beach and grab the pistol, and/or start working on getting a shelter set up.


Hopefully the 3D printer helped you survive a little longer. Tell us what you printed and found most useful in the comments!

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Kelson H.
Kelson H.

Kelson is a spud head from out west. He is most happy when holding a milky tea with too much honey and playing a sprawling role playing game or reading a fantasy novel. His video game tastes vary but his main genres are looter shooters, RPGs, and real time strategy games.

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