Finding a great melee weapon in The Last of Us 2 can raise your chance of survival exponentially, but losing said weapon from over-use can drag your chances down toward zero. Fortunately, this can be avoided by maintaining your weapons of choice, and that’s why we’re here with a guide on how to repair melee weapons in The Last of Us 2.
How to Repair Melee Weapons in The Last of Us 2
While the option to repair weapons exists in The Last of Us 2, it isn’t an option you can select from the crafting menu.
Instead, you’ll need to upgrade your weapon. Doing so restores its durability while also making it stronger against every enemy vulnerable to melee attacks.
To upgrade your weapons, make your way through the game until you obtain the Prep skill tree manual. This is found early on in the story, and the first skill you can unlock from it is the “Craft Melee Upgrades” skill.
Unlock the skill, and then gather the necessary materials needed for the initial upgrade; specifically, one Binding Tape, one Blade and whichever melee weapon you’re looking to repair.
Once you have the necessary materials, open up the crafting menu by hitting the Touchpad and select the Weapon Upgrade option. Hold down the X button, and after a bit it’ll be modified with one more hit nodule, its durability will be refilled to maximum and you’ll be ready to clobber more enemies with it.
So, to recap how to repair weapons in The Last of Us 2:
- Play through the game until you obtain the Prep skill tree manual
The skill needed to upgrade – and, in turn, repair – weapons is unlocked through this skill tree.
- Unlock the “Craft Melee Upgrades” skill.
It’s the first sill you can unlock from the skill tree.
- Collect the materials needed for a melee weapon upgrade
You’ll need one Binding Tape, one Blade and one upgradeable weapon.
- Open up the Crafting Menu and select the weapon upgrade option
From the workbench, you can choose to upgrade your weapon of choice and refill its durability to the maximum level.
Hopefully this cleared up how to repair melee weapons in The Last of Us 2. For more on the game, check out our guide wiki for guides on topics like when the game takes place and whether or not you can respec skill points.