Developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony, The Last of Us 2 is finally out in the wild. The structure of the game is fairly linear and straightforward, but the gameplay systems in place here are complex enough to overwhelm some players, and if you’re looking for beginner tips to get started, you’ve come to the right place.
Learn to Deal With Clickers and Runners
Early on in The Last of Us 2, the main infected types you’ll be facing are Clickers and Runners. Runners are your regular zombie type, and Clickers are blind, but are highly sensitive to sound. You can kill Runners with regular melee attacks, but Clickers are much more dangerous and can instantly kill you if you don’t have a melee weapon equipped.
The trick to dealing with infected is to be as stealthy as possible. In a stealthy situation, Runners are far more dangerous as they can spot you visually, so ideally you’ll want to take them out with sneak attacks first.
Because Clickers are blind, you can walk past them as long as you crouch walk slowly. In addition to that, Ellie is constantly armed with a switchblade, which allows you to stealth kill them if you manage to get close enough.
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