How to upgrade weapons in The Last of Us Part 2

Pack an extra punch by learning how to upgrade weapons in The Last of Us Part 2.

You’ll be scurrying around a few different place in the opening to The Last of Us Part 2, and on the way there will be several infected to test your aiming skills on. While Ellie’s pistol and Long Gun are powerful enough in their own right, you might be wondering how to upgrade weapons in The Last of Us Part 2 so that you can improve them even further. If you’re eager for a boost, don’t worry, it won’t be long before you can do it.

How to upgrade weapons in The Last of Us Part 2

How to upgrade weapons in The Last of Us Part 2
You'll also get the Tinkerer trophy the first time you upgrade a weapon in The Last of Us 2.
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You’ll find plenty of parts to scavenge in the opening stages of the game, but to upgrade weapons in The Last of Us Part 2, you need to find a workbench. These are dotted throughout the game, and often you’ll need to hunt them out. The first one, however, will be shown off as part of the main story path. As you explore the library with Dina, you’ll find and activate a generator. Once that’s on, Ellie will turn around and notice a workbench against the wall behind her. Walk up to this and you can press triangle to open the upgrade menu for weapons.

Before you go upgrading anything and everything, it’s worth noting that weapon upgrades cost a lot of parts. You won’t be able to upgrade weapons in The Last of Us Part 2 with every option listed. It pays to pick and choose which upgrades are most valuable to you, then save up your parts for them. Explore us much as you can to find different packs of parts so that you can earn more upgrades throughout the story.

Now that you’ve learned how to upgrade weapons in The Last of Us Part 2, you need to decide which ones you want to save for. One thing that’ll help you earn more upgrades is taking a look at our list of all safe codes in The Last of Us Part 2. The extra supplies you’ll discover will certainly come in handy. For more guides and features, click here to head to our game hub for The Last of Us Part 2.

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