The Last of Us Part II expands the acclaimed game with more weapons and tactical combat. With improved enemy behavior, preparation is key. The arsenal is split into melee, craftable, handguns and long guns, providing diverse options. Certain weapons truly stand out for their special strengths:
6. Joel’s Revolver – A Deadly Sidearm for Ellie
A fresh addition to Ellie’s loadout is the revolver retrieved from Joel’s room. Up close, its punch excels against mid-range foes. Without upgrades, scoring headshots is key, as body shots may require multiple hits to down enemies. But with improved fire rate, stability, reload speed and power, this versatile sidearm becomes far more efficient. Just beware its limited ammo and use judiciously.
5. Flamethrower – Crowd Control Carnage
For Abby, the flamethrower is a coveted tool, able to quickly burn groups of foes in tight spaces. Its non-stop high damage output means no more struggling when overwhelmed. While upgrades are impossible, brought back in Part 1 Remake, its incredible crowd control makes it an easy first choice when things get hairy.
4. Pump Shotgun’s Raw Stopping Power
The pump shotgun provides get-out-of-trouble brutality up close. Blasting enemies into shredded ruins with each thunderous boom, its overwhelming power defied expectations. Improved firing speed and ammo capacity make this unstoppable force even more formidable. Leave finesse behind and unleash fury with this beast.
3. Crossbow’s Instant Armored Enemy Deletion
The traditional crossbow’s automatic pinpoint accuracy from afar instantly shreds foes and armor in one bolt. Abby gains this silent automated power early on, allowing keeping it equipped through the finale. With upgrades, its already mighty stopping potential grows even more.
2. Versatile and Precise Bolt-Action Rifle
The versatile bolt-action rifle is one of the few specialized long-range options. Its precision at any range lets you stealthily or aggressively pick off targets with equal success. Aside from up close, this rifle handles every situation. Picking which upgrade to focus on may be the only issue with such a dominant firearm.
1. Bow’s Silent, Sustainable Efficiency
However, no weapon feels more integral to the series than the bow, providing silent mid-range flexibility and reusable ammo through crafted arrows. Without needing extensive resources, it enables quietly taking out threats efficiently. The bow represents the games’ mix of stealth, scavenging and strategy.
Between flame spewers, sniper rifles, reusable bows, wall-busting shotguns and piercing crossbows, Part II’s compelling gameplay evolution shines through its expanded arsenal. Enhanced combat mechanics compel using the right tool for any situation, guns blazing or stealthy. With these tools of destruction, Ellie and Abby take on the remains of civilization. Their priority is survival by any means, and these weapons ensure it relentlessly.
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The Last of Us Part II is available on PS4.
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