The Last of Us Part 2 Guide and Walkthrough - IGN (2024)

IGN's The Last of Us 2 guide and walkthrough is complete with tips, a trophy guide, safe codes, collectibles, secrets, easter eggs, references and more. Here's how to handle every type of infected (Clickers, Runners, Stalkers, Bloaters, and Shamblers) and every faction (Seraphites and WLF Soldiers) standing in your way. Plus where to find every training manual skill upgrade, weapon, artifact, trading card, coin, journal entry, workbench, and safe.Here you'll find the following sections:
  • Walkthrough featuring combat encounter tips, collectibles, secrets, and more.
  • Combat Tips
  • Exploration Tips
  • Safe Codes and Combinations
  • Collectible Locations including every artifact, trading card, coin, journal entry, workbench, and safe.
  • Trophy Guide and List
  • New Game Plus

The Last of Us 2 Walkthrough

The Last of Us Part 2 walkthrough spans every section and subsection of the day with callouts for collectibles along the way and tips for the combat encounters ahead.

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Chapter 1 Jackson

  • Prologue
  • Waking Up
  • The Overlook
  • Patrol
  • The Horde
  • The Chalet
  • Packing Up

Chapter 2 Seattle Day 1

  • The Gate
  • Downtown
  • Eastbrook Elementary
  • Capitol Hill
  • Channel 13
  • The Tunnels
  • The Theater
  • The Birthday Gift

Chapter 3 Seattle Day 2

  • Hillcrest
  • Finding Strings
  • The Seraphites
  • St. Mary's Hospital

Chapter 4 Seattle Day 3

  • Road to the Aquarium
  • The Flooded City
  • Infiltration

Chapter 5 The Park

  • Tracking Lesson

Chapter 6 Seattle Day 1

  • The Stadium
  • On Foot
  • The Forward Base
  • The Aquarium
  • Hostile Territory
  • Winter Visit
  • The Forest
  • The Coast
  • Return to the Coast

Chapter 7 Seattle Day 2

  • The Shortcut
  • The Descent
  • Ground Zero
  • Return to the Aquarium

Chapter 8 Seattle Day 3

  • The Marina
  • The Island
  • The Escape
  • The Confrontation

Chapter 9 The Farm

  • The Farm

Chapter 10 Santa Barabara

  • 2425 Constance
  • Pushing Inland
  • The Resort
  • The Beach

Chapter 11 The Farm Epilogue

  • The Farm - Epilogue

The Last of Us 2 Combat Tips

While combat will feel familiar to those of played the first The Last of Us, improved enemy A.I, new infected, and Ellie's expanded toolset mean it's time to try some new strategies.

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  • Combat Tips

The Last of Us 2 Exploration Tips

We have you covered when it comes to getting everything in The Last of Us Part 2 but here are some tips for how to find everything you can, on your own. Perfect for those of you who want to play without game help for your first playthrough.

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  • Exploration Tips

The Last of Us 2 Safe Codes and Combinations

For some reason, a lot of people had the same model safe but that just means more loot for you! Many combinations are in nearby notes but others require a bit more thought. Here's all of the safe locations, codes, and combinations.

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  • Safe Codes and Combinations

The Last of Us 2 Collectible Guide

There are several kinds of collectibles in The Last of Us Part 2. We've broken them down by section:

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Jackson Collectibles

  • Waking Up Collectibles
  • The Overlook Collectibles
  • Patrol Collectibles
  • Packing Up Collectibles

Seattle Day 1 Collectibles

  • The Gate Collectibles
  • Downtown Collectibles
  • Eastbrook Elementary Collectibles
  • Capitol Hill Collectibles
  • Channel 13 Collectibles
  • The Tunnels Collectibles
  • The Theater Collectibles
  • The Birthday Gift Collectibles

Seattle Day 2 Collectibles

  • Hillcrest Collectibles
  • Finding Strings Collectibles
  • The Seraphites Collectibles

Seattle Day 3 Collectibles

  • Road to the Aquarium Collectibles
  • The Flooded City Collectibles
  • Infiltration Collectibles

The Park Collectibles

  • Tracking Lesson Collectibles

Chapter 6 Collectibles

  • The Stadium Collectibles
  • On Foot Collectibles
  • The Forward Base Collectibles
  • Hostile Territory Collectibles
  • The Forest Collectibles
  • The Coast Collectibles

Chapter 7 Collectibles

  • The Shortcut Collectibles
  • The Descent Collectibles
  • Ground Zero Collectibles

Chapter 8 Collectibles

  • The Marina Collectibles
  • The Island Collectibles
  • The Escape Collectibles

Chapter 10 Collectibles

  • 2425 Constance Collectibles
  • Pushing Inland Collectibles
  • The Resort Collectibles

The Last of Us 2 Trophy Guide and List

This Last of Us Part 2 Trophy Guide includes how to unlock every trophy and reveals the conditions for the hidden trophies.

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  • The Last of Us 2 Trophy Guide and List

The Last of Us 2 New Game Plus

Once you've rolled credits, you unlock New Game Plus. Here, you can restart the game with all your current upgrades and weapons. This is essential for unlocking certain trophies and getting Platinum.
  • The Last of Us 2 New Game Plus
Janet Garcia is an associate guides editor at IGN. She has written plenty of walkthroughs over the years and, as a fan of The Last of Us, is thrilled to guide you through every encounter and puzzle. You can hear her thoughts on TLOU Part II in podcast form on BEYOND's Review breakdown episode and follow her on Twitter @Gameonysus for screenshots of mundane locations from the apocalypse.

Brendan Graeber is a guides editor at IGN. He has scoured countless game worlds for collectibles: from Korok Seeds in BOTW to Memory Chips in Death Stranding. Now, he has taken those skills to hunt down every note and trading card across Seattle (and more) in TLOU Part II. Follow him on Twitter @Ragga_Fragga for astute and silly game observations alongside Baja Blast propaganda.

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