How to get the Red Mask in Sons of the Forest: Requirements & how to use

Liam Mackay
Red Mask in Sons of the Forest

As you try to survive the cannibal-infested island in Sons of the Forest, you’ll find the Red Mask makes life much easier. Here’s how to get a Red Mask in Sons of the Forest as well as how to use it.

Sons of the Forest strands players on a deadly island where they’ll need to battle mutants and endure the harsh conditions to survive. Companions like Virginia and items like the Shovel are extremely useful, you’ll want to make sure you have a Red Mask in your inventory.

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With deadly cannibals roaming the island, the Red Mask is one of the most useful items in the game. Here’s everything you need to know about the Red Mask in Sons of the Forest including how to get it and how to use it.

What is the Red Mask in Sons of the Forest?

The Red Mask is used to temporarily disguise you from cannibals in Sons of the Forest, where equipping it will ensure that the cannibals won’t attack you.

The Red Mask seems to work similarly to the red paint from the original The Forest game where as long as you aren’t aggressive, they won’t be hostile toward you. However, it’s not foolproof so keep your distance if you’re outnumbered.

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How to craft the Red Mask in Sons of the Forest

3D Printer in Sons of the Forest

To get the Red Mask in Sons of the Forest, you’ll need to craft it with the 3D Printer. You’ll find the 3D Printer in underground bunkers near the crash sites, and you’ll need 150 Printer Resin to craft it.

Printer Resin can be found in the same room as the 3D Printer so make sure to check the shelves. Then, simply approach the laptop beside the 3D Printer and scroll through until you find the picture of the mask, then hold E and you’ll be able to collect it.

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How to use the Red Mask in Sons of the Forest

With the Red Mask picked up from the 3D Printer, make sure you have the mask equipped then right-click to hold it up to your face when near cannibals.

This will pacify the mutants meaning you can go about your business without getting attacked.


For more to help you survive Sons of the Forest, check out our other guides:

How to hotkey items & weapons in Sons of the Forest | Is Sons of the Forest multiplayer? | Are Sons of the Forest servers down? | How to get water in Sons of the Forest | How to craft a Sled in Sons of the Forest 

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Liam is CharlieIntel's Editor who focuses on Call of Duty but also plays lots of fantasy RPGs or anything else in his massive gaming backlog. After graduating in Journalism from Edinburgh Napier University, Liam freelanced in games journalism before joining CharlieIntel in November 2020. You can contact Liam at [email protected].