The Last of Us 2 is finally here, and it brings with it a slew of gameplay options you can apply to any given playthrough. With so many ways to alter the gameplay available, though, you might be wondering whether or not you can take it even further. So, are there cheats in The Last of Us 2? Here’s what you need to know.
Are There Cheats in The Last of Us 2? Answered
As of the Grounded update released on Aug. 13, The Last of Us 2 does include cheats you can apply to the game. They can all be accessed by selecting the Extras option from the main menu and then selecting the Gameplay Modifiers tab.
These cheats need to be unlocked with points that you can obtain by completing the main story, gathering collectibles and otherwise playing the game. They aren’t too difficult to get, and you should be able to get more than enough to unlock every cheat with a single playthrough.
Below you’ll find a table detailing each cheat, its point cost and how it affects the gameplay.
|Cheat Name||Point Cost||Description|
|Slow Motion||20 Points||Reduces game speed by 50 percent|
|Bullet Speed Mode||20 Points||Reduce the game’s speed to 25 percent while aiming|
|Infinite Ammo||20 Points||Gives you unlimited ammo for all weapons|
|Infinite Crafting||20 Points||Gives you infinite materials for crafting|
|Infinite Melee Durability||20 Points||Melee Weapons never break|
|Infinite Listen Mode Range||20 Points||Can hear every enemy within an area regardless of distance|
|One Shot||20 Points||All guns deal one-hit kills|
|Touch of Death||20 Points||All Melee attacks are one hit kills|
How to Activate Accessibility Options
The Last of Us 2 also has several accessibility options you can apply to the game which serve many of the same functions as cheats.
These options can be accessed by going to the main menu, opening up the Accessibility menu and then selecting the appropriate sub-menu tied to whatever aspect of the gameplay you want to get a leg-up in. For example, if you want to skip puzzles at any time, you can go to the Accessibility menu, select the Navigation and Traversal sub-menu and then enable the Skip Puzzles option.
We’ve laid out some specific accessibility tweaks down below which can alter The Last of Us 2’s gameplay in your favor, as well as the menus where they can be found.
|Accessibility Option||Effect||Where to Find it|
|Enhanced Listen Mode||Listen mode is stronger, detects enemies, items, and collectibles.||Navigation and Traversal|
|Navigation Assistance||Automatically points character toward objective by pressing L3.||Navigation and Traversal|
|Ledge Guard||Prevents you from falling off of ledges.||Navigation and Traversal|
|Infinite Breath||Gives you infinite breath during underwater segments.||Navigation and Traversal|
|Skip Puzzles||Lets you skip all puzzles while active.||Navigation and Traversal|
|Hostages Don’t Escape||Hostages can’t break free from you.||Combat Accessibility|
|Reduced Enemy Perception||Enemies can’t detect you as easily.||Combat Accessibility|
|Invisible While Prone||Enemies won’t be able to detect you while you’re prone.||Combat Accessibility|
|Reduced Weapon Sway||Sway while aiming all weapons is reduced.||Combat Accessibility|
|Slow Motion||Time slows while you’re aiming a weapon.||Combat Accessibility|
|Allies Don’t Get Grabbed||Your allies automatically escape when enemies grab them||Combat Accessibility|
|Enhanced Dodge||Improves your chances of dodging enemy attacks||Combat Accessibility|
|Reduced Enemy Accuracy||Lowers the chance of enemies hitting you with projectiles||Combat Accessibility|
|Enemies Don’t Flank||Enemies won’t attack you from your blindspots||Combat Accessibility|