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Last of Us 2: How to Dodge & Evade

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Last of Us 2: How to Dodge & Evade

The Last of Us: Part II has finally arrived on PS4 and players will finally be experiencing the next chapter of Joel and Ellie’s story for themselves. There’s plenty of combat on Ellie’s quest for vengeance in this dark world as you might expect, and so you’ll likely want to know how you can avoid attacks and taking damage. Here’s what you need to know on how to dodge and evade in The Last of Us 2.

Dodging & Evading in The Last of Us 2

To dodge and evade incoming attacks, all you need to do is press L1. This will cause Ellie to quickly recoil back. If you’re moving the left analog stick to the left or right as you press L1, Ellie will dodge in that direction.

This can be really handy for any close encounters you find yourself in with the Infected. If these horrifying creatures get their hands on you, you’re looking at an instant death.

As such, using the dodge at the right time and dodging in the right direction with the left analog stick can literally be the difference between life and death. Be sure to make the most of it.

Can You Upgrade the Dodge Ability?

No, there are no upgrades you can purchase to upgrade your dodge in The Last of Us 2. You’ll have to get to grips with this ability as it is at the beginning of the game and use it the whole way through.

There you have all there is to know regarding how to dodge and evade in The Last of Us 2. For more tips, tricks, and guides, head on over to our guide wiki, or check out a selection of our coverage on the game below.

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