How to make tech armor in Sons of the Forest

Sons of the Forest tech armor - various resources are ready to be combined in the inventory
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Tech armor offers extra protection against the hungry residents of the island, and every little bit helps when it comes to trying to survive in Sons of the Forest. Sure, you can build a sturdy base with defensive walls to help protect yourself, but you'll need to venture into the wilderness for supplies, once in a while, and any armor you can find can mean the difference between life and death.

As luck would have it, tech armor is very good; you'll just need to craft ten pieces to cover your entire body. The materials you need aren't intuitive either, and one requires the use of a 3D printer, so it's not something you'll stumble upon accidentally. If you're ready to learn more, here's how to make tech armor in Sons of the Forest.

How to craft tech armor in Sons of the Forest 

There are several items you'll need to craft tech armor, and while most of them can be found at camps or inside caves, there's one item that you won't find lying around. 

Here's what you need to make tech armor:

  • Batteries
  • Wire
  • Duct tape
  • Circuit board
  • Tech mesh

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Once you have all of the resources need to make the tech armor, open your inventory and choose to combine the items by right-clicking them. Once all the items are placed, click the cog to craft the tech armor. Now you just need to do that nine more times.

Where to find tech mesh 

In order to get Tech mesh, you'll need to make it with a 3D printer. You can find these in secret rooms underground; a green dot on your GPS will usually pinpoint their locations. The easiest 3D printer to access without unlocking other tools first is inside the same cave where you'll eventually find one of the Sons of the Forest keycards—the guest keycard, which is the green GPS mark closest to the rope gun cave. 

Once you've found a printer, you'll need resin for it to work. They usually contain a certain amount already, and you can often find extra on nearby shelves or inside boxes. You'll need 250 resin to make one Tech Mesh, so you'll need to find 2500 resin total to make a full set of armor.

Sarah James
Guides Writer

Sarah started as a freelance writer in 2018, writing for PCGamesN, TechRadar, GamingBible, Red Bull Gaming and more. In 2021, she was offered a full-time position on the PC Gamer team where she takes every possible opportunity to talk about World of Warcraft and Elden Ring. When not writing guides, most of her spare time is spent in Azeroth—though she's quite partial to JRPGs too. One of her fondest hopes is to one day play through the ending of Final Fantasy X without breaking down into a sobbing heap. She probably has more wolves in Valheim than you.