How to get trap mines in The Last of Us Part 2

Learn how to get trap mines in The Last of Us Part 2 so you can leave an explosive surprise for the WLF and Seraphites.

It’s time to add a bit of boom to your backpack. Of all the tools Ellie can add to her arsenal, the trap mine is one of the most explosive and entertaining to use. Plant one of these suckers down on a patrol route or while enemies are trying to hunt you down, and they’ll soon regret their actions. Despite being relatively easy to obtain, it’s possible to miss this weapon unlock entirely, so we’ve put together a quick guide for how to get trap mines in The Last of Us Part 2 so that you don’t miss out..

How to get trap mines in The Last of Us Part 2

How to get trap mines in the last of us part 2
How to get trap mines in the last of us part 2

To avoid any risk of spoilers, we’ll start by saying that you can get trap mines in The Last of Us Part 2 during Day 1 in Seattle, after you’ve passed the Fuck Fedra gate. That shouldn’t risk ruining any surprises, and will let you know if you’re close to the right spot. We’ll keep any story details to a minimum below as well so you don’t risk ruining anything.

Once you’ve cleared the first downtown area, opened the Fuck Fedra gate and been through the Serevena hotel, you’ll be let out into a slightly more linear suburb area with houses, a gas station and a bookstop.  You’ll be making your way downhill here, any eventually you’ll come across a motel-style building with a lower and upper floor. To the right of this building will be a small space with some overgrown parking spaces and an overhanging balcony that you can’t reach. It’s in the room behind this balcony that you can get trap mines in The Last of Us Part 2.

Look around and you should see a wheelie dumpster bin (a big metal waste bin) behind a fence, Roll this out and push it under the balcony and you’ll be able to climb up. Dina will question where you’re going, but trust us, it’s worth it. Inside the room you’ll find several different supplies that’ll prove useful for crafting purposes, the rockafella trading card, and the all-important trap mines. Picking up one will unlock the crafting recipe permanently, letting you make more punchy presents whenever you’ve got the ingredients. 

Related: How to get the bow in The Last of Us Part 2.

Congrats on learning how to get trap mines in The Last of Us Part 2! Grabbing these will unlock more of Elli’s upgrade options for you, and give you a powerful tool to use against tracking enemies like the WLF’s dogs. If you’re after more guides for The Last of Us Part 2 then click here to head to our game hub.

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