Walkthrough - The Last of Us, Part II Guide - IGN (2024)


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IGN's The Last of Us 2 guide and walkthrough is complete with combat and exploration tips, a trophy guide, safe codes, collectibles, secrets, easter eggs, references, and more. Throughout this TLoU 2 walkthrough, we'll also guide you through everything you need to know, including how to handle every type of infected (Clickers, Runners, Stalkers, Bloaters, and Shamblers) and every faction (Seraphites and WLF Soldiers) standing in your way.

We'll also explain where to find every training manual skill upgrade, weapon, artifact, trading card, coin, journal entry, workbench, and safe. This guide has been updated for The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered.


Walkthrough Sections

  • Walkthrough
  • Combat Tips
  • Exploration Tips
  • Collectible Locations
  • Trophy Guide and List
  • New Game Plus

SPOILER WARNING: Plot points will never be included in this guide but the names of chapters and sections may give away elements of the story.

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.

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

SPOILER ALERT: Seeing the name of the next chapter(s) is considered a spoiler to some so make sure you finish Chapter 5 The Park - Tracking Lesson and see the name of the next section before continuing with the walkthrough.

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 Barbara

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

Chapter 11 - The Farm Epilogue


  • The Farm - Epilogue

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.

  • Combat 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.

  • Exploration Tips

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.


  • Safe Codes and Combinations

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

Collectible Locations

Below are the sections with collectibles. If it's not listed below, it does not have any collectibles.

Collectibles - Chapter 1 - Jackson

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

Collectibles - Chapter 2 - Seattle Day 1

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

Collectibles - Chapter 3 - Seattle Day 2

  • Hillcrest Collectibles
  • Finding Strings Collectibles
  • The Seraphites Collectibles


Collectibles - Chapter 4 - Seattle Day 3

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

Collectibles - Chapter 5 - The Park

  • Tracking Lesson Collectibles

The chapters below do not have names to avoid spoilers.

Chapter 6

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

Chapter 7

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

Chapter 8

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


Chapter 10

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

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

  • The Last of Us 2 Trophy Guide and List

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

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The Last of Us Part II

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