Last of Us 2 New Game Plus: How to Unlock, Start & What’s Different

last of us 2 new game plus

Finding yourself wondering whether there’s any way to start your adventure with Joel and Ellie all over again without resetting all of your progress? In that case, it sounds like you want to know whether there’s a Last of Us 2 new game plus mode. The good news is that there is a new game plus mode, and we’re here to talk you through everything there is to know about it.

Unlocking Last of Us 2’s New Game Plus

As you might have expected, you’ll need to beat The Last of Us 2 on any difficulty to unlock the new game plus mode. After the credits have played out, you should then be notified that you’ve unlocked the new mode.

How to Start New Game Plus in The Last of Us 2

After completing the game and unlocking new game plus, you should then see the option to start new game plus from the main menu in the game. Simply select this and you’re ready to start Ellie’s adventure all over again.

What Carries Over In New Game Plus & What’s Different?

New game plus allows you to carry over all of your progress from your first playthrough. This means all of your upgrades, supplements, weapon parts and collectibles will carry over.

New Game Plus will also make things marginally more difficult than your first playthrough to help level the playing field. That being said, those looking to get The Last of Us 2’s platinum trophy will find this mode to be very handy with grabbing the final few trophies for unlocking all player upgrades, weapon upgrades, and collectibles.

Now you know all there is to know about The Last of Us 2’s New Game Plus mode. For more tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to check out our Last of Us 2 guide wiki. We’ve also linked some more of our coverage directly below this for your convenience because we’re good like that!

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Chris Jecks

Chris is the Managing Editor of Twinfinite. Chris has been with the site and covering the games media industry for eight years. He typically covers new releases, FIFA, Fortnite and any good shooters for the site, and loves nothing more than a good Pro Clubs session with the lads. Chris has a History degree from the University of Central Lancashire. He spends his days eagerly awaiting the release of BioShock 4.