All The Last of Us 2 weapons and their locations

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All The Last of Us 2 weapons either arrive as part of the story, or are hidden away for you to find through exploration. There are also things like holsters, bombs, explosives and recipes that can all help you stay alive in post-apocalyptic Seattle.

Usually there's more than one place to find some of these guns and weapons as a safety net if you miss them the first time around. Generally, though, you'll want to get all the firepower you can as early as possible in The Last of Us 2.

I've got all the gun and weapon locations for The Last of US here, although I should should point out there is a midpoint spoiler we've marked clearly in this guide to make sure you don't go past it by accident. Just work through this list weapon as you go however and you won't spoil anything. 

Pump Shotgun, Westlake Bank (Seattle Day 1, Downtown)

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When you get to the downtown area, head to the corner of James Street and 6th Avenue. There's a bank there where you can crawl through some debris to get inside. You'll have to deal with multiple infected, including clickers and runners, to get to the vault room. Search the corpse inside for one of the many Last of Us 2 safe codes and combinations to open the vault (it's 60-23-06). Inside you'll find a pump shotgun being held by the dead body as you open it, as well as Drake's ring from Uncharted in one of the safety deposit boxes one of the many Last of Us 2 Easter eggs that will trigger a trophy when you find it.

Stun Bomb, FEDRA building (Seattle Day 1, Downtown)

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You'll find a domed FEDRA building while looking for gasoline downtown. Look for a red "fuel distribution" sign and once you see it, slip through the gate next to it and then turn immediately right. At the top of the ladder, in the guard tower, you'll find the stun bomb, which will then allow you to craft and use them yourself.

Short Gun Holster, Barko's Pet Shop (Seattle Day 1, Downtown)

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There's a few steps here to get the short gun holster in The Last of Us 2 but it's worth it. From the Downtown Courthouse, head north across the street to find a small coffee shop which is marked on your map with a knife and fork icon. Break the window to get inside (there's one of The Last of Us 2 trading cards here in a drawer), and then head into the back. 

An infected Runner will rush you in the bathroom, but once you've dealt with it you'll find a key on the baby changing unit behind for a pet shop called Barkos, nearby. Ellie will mark the Pet Shop on the map, so head there and use the key on the side door to get in. Once you're in, head to the store counter at the other end of the shop and pick up the new holster. It's worth noting that holsters seem to be interchangeable depending on what guns you have so this might be a long holster if you find it after the shotgun.

Trap Mine (Seattle Day 1, Capitol Hill)

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Shortly after escaping WLF custody you'll reach a Motel - look right and you'll see a large dumpster on wheels. Push it up to the window in the picture above and climb up into the apartment. At the other end of the building you'll find a trap mine on the bed which will unlock the recipe for you to use.

Long Gun Holster (Seattle Day 2, Hillcrest)

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Once you reach the street shortly after your first run-ins with sniffer dogs in Seattle, head left and through the buildings, or over the fence, until you find the small garage in the picture above. After moving the dumpster and opening the door, three infected will rush Ellie, so be ready for that. The safe inside contains a second holster, this time for long guns (although it might be for short guns depending on what you found last time). The code is in the back area of the bar across the street, but if you don't want to deal with the Shambler in there it's 30-82-65.

Bow (Seattle Day 2, Hillcrest)

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Toward the end of the Hillcrest chapter, you'll get in a scuffle with an infected and take his bow. It's a scripted sequence so you can't miss it Test it out on the nearby targets here to get a feel for it. 


We won't say why here, but it's very difficult to address the relevant events in The Last of Us 2 from this point on without drifting into spoilers (though if you've reached that point in the game, you'll be fine).

Pipe Bomb (Seattle Day 1, On Foot)

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You can't actually miss this as, when you reach the hardware store, Manny will note that there are materials on a trolley that can be used to make a pipe bomb. That unlocks the recipe. 

Hunting Pistol (Seattle Day 1, On Foot)

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When leaving the boat workshop, you'll come down from the roof and see a smaller building next to a larger one. In the smaller one, you'll find a note saying a safe code is "The Big Win", the lottery ticket on the wall will then give you the actual numbers  themselves (17-38-07). Head inside the larger building outside via a crack in the wall next to some palettes on the left hand side. In the safe you'll find a Hunting Pistol, and you'll also find one of The Last of Us 2 coins for Abby's collection there, too.

Shotgun (Seattle Day 1, Behind Enemy Lines)

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Once you get onto street shown above, the shotgun is in the antique shop on the right. However, you'll need to go through another shop called the Ruby Dragon on the left to be able to in. Head up the stairs, and sneak past two clickers before jumping across the street. Once you drop down into the antique shop, you'll be attacked by a Runner. Once it's dead, head behind the counter for your shotgun. When you pick it up you'll be rushed by another two Runners, giving you a chance test it out.

Short Gun Holster 2 (Seattle Day 1, Hostile Territory)

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Shortly after you've grabbed the shotgun, when you come to the van that's a Seraphites shrine, head into the building to the immediate right  - in the back room you'll find a gun holster on a table.

Long Gun Holster 2 (Seattle Day 1, The Coast)

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Once you've ensured Lev and Yara are safe from the Seraphites and infected, head through the next building. In the room you need to climb onto to jump out of the upper window, you'll find the Long Gun Holster.

Crossbow (Seattle Day 1, The Coast)

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Once you've reached the ferry after Abby falls into the water from the highway, you'll get the Crossbow as part of a scripted event when you head up to the upper levels. 

Flamethrower (Seattle Day 2, The Descent)

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After falling from the Sky Bridge with Lev and ensuring he has a gas mask, you can find the Flamethrower on a sofa at the bottom of the hotel as you descend through it. However, in one of our playthroughs, it also appeared in the bathroom, so be sure to check both just to be safe.

Silenced submachine gun (Santa Barbara, Pushing Inland)

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The submachine gun is another story pick up you can't miss. Once Ellie heads to Santa Barbara and meets the Rattlers faction a scripted moment will leave you with a silenced submachine gun. It's the only weapon in the game you can't upgrade but there not much that needs changing about it. 

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