The Last of Us Weapons Upgrades Guide – Parts and Locations


You are a survivor in ‘The Last of Us’ and being a survivor, you are going to need everything that can deal with the infected, roaming mobs or the military. The game offers you different ways to kill enemies, and the use of non-melee weapons plays a major role in keeping you alive during the post apolitical mayhem.

The basic principle of using these weapons is simple; you should make ‘every shot count’ as you won’t have plenty of ammo at your disposal. In the initial stages, you will be using handguns but as you progress forward, more weapons will be included in your inventory. Each weapon has particular stats, and you can upgrade these stats to make them more effective depending on your play-style.

You can find parts and tool kits required to upgrade these weapons at different points in the game. If you want your weapons to be upgraded fast, make sure that you scavenge every corner in each section to find more of these parts. You can upgrade your weapon using a work bench placed at different places.

Now, let’s move on to different upgrades and conditions you need to fulfill to upgrade your weapons in the game:

The Last of Us Weapon Upgrades

Holsters
These weapon carriers will let you switch between the weapons of same type at a faster rate. If you are carrying multiple handguns at the same time, you will be able to switch between them faster with this upgrade.

Short Gun/Long Gun Hostler: For each holster, you will need 75 parts.

Handguns

There are four different types of handguns you will come across throughout the game. First, you will be getting a 9mm.

9mm Handgun Upgrades
Initially, you will be able to carry 20 bullets at max (level) one but as you upgrade it, it can get to 28 bullets at max.

You can upgrade the following stats of the weapon:

Reload Speed

  • 15 Parts (Level 1), 20 Parts (Level 2), 25 Parts (Level 3)

Fire Rate

  • 20 Parts (Level 1), 30 Parts (Level 2), 40 Parts (Level 3)

Clip Capacity

  • 15 Parts (Level 1), 20 Parts (Level 2), 30 Parts (Level 3), 40 Parts (Level 4)

Revolver
You will add the revolver in your backpack in the Outskirts. You can upgrade it as following:

Reload Speed

  • 15 Parts (Level 1), 20 Parts (Level 2), 30 Parts (Level 3)

Fire Rate

  • 20 Parts (Level 1), 30 Parts (Level 2), 40 Parts (Level 3)

Shorty Handgun
You will first find it in Suburbs. You can upgrade this mini shotgun (sort of) in the following way:

Fire Rate

  • 30 Parts (Level 1), 40 Parts (Level 2), 50 Parts (Level 3)

Reload Speed

  • 15 Parts (Level 1), 30 Parts (Level 2)

Spread

  • 20 Parts (Level 1), 30 Parts (Level 2), 40 Parts (Level 3), 50 Parts (Level 4)

Recoil

  • 20 Parts (Level 1), 30 Parts (Level 2)

Capacity

  • 20 Parts (Level 1), 30 Parts (Level 2), 40 Parts (Level 3), 50 Parts (Level 4)

El Diablo
You will find this weapon for the first time just before entering Tom’s Dam. The weapon can be upgraded as:

Fire Rate

  • 20 Parts (Level 1), 30 Parts (Level 2), 50 Parts (Level 3)

Armor Piercing

  • 75 Parts (Level 1), 75 parts of 5th level (Level 2)

Reload Speed

  • 15 Parts (Level 1), 25 Parts (Level 2)

Clip Capacity

  • 30 Parts (Level 1), 50 Parts (Level 2).

Shotgun

Bill will hand over the shotgun to you in the Bill’s Town. You can upgrade the weapon in the following manner:

Fire Rate

  • 15 Parts (Level 1), 40 Parts (Level 2), 50 Parts (Level 3)

Reload Speed

  • 20 Parts (Level 1), 30 Parts (Level 2), 40 Parts (Level 3)

Range

  • 30 Parts (Level 1), 50 Parts (Level 2)

Recoil

  • 20 Parts (Level 1), 40 Parts (Level 2)

Clip Size

  • 15 Parts (Level 1), 30 Parts (Level 2), 40 Parts (Level 3), 50 Parts (Level 4)

Hunting Rifle

You can pick it up from a dead body inside the stat house. The upgrades are as follows:

Reload Speed

  • 15 Parts (Level 1), 30 Parts (Level 2)

Armor Piercing

  • 75 Parts (Level 1), 75 Parts of level 5 (Level 2)

Scope

  • 25 Parts (Level 1), 35 Parts (Level 2)

Power

  • 60 Parts (Level 1)

Clip

  • 20 Parts (Level 1), 40 Parts (Level 2)

Bow

You will find the bow for the first time in Bill’s town. You can upgrade it in the following manner:

Reload Speed

  • 30 Parts (Level 1)

Range

  • 20 Parts (Level 1), 30 Parts (Level 2), 50 Parts (Level 3)

Draw Speed

  • 20 Parts (Level 1), 30 Parts (Level 2), 50 Parts (Level 3)

Assault Rifle

You will find this weapon right near the end of the game. The weapon has got 30 round clip and you won’t be able to upgrade it.

Flamethrower

The Flamethrower can be found in the garage when you are at the university. The Upgrades you can apply to this weapon are:

Power

  • 60 Parts (Level 1)

Range

  • 40 Parts (Level 2)

Reload Speed

  • 20 Parts (Level 1), 40 Parts (Level 2)

By Ali Asif

Being the managing editor, Ali manages a lot of the editorial duties as well as publishing stories for you. A long-time gamer, his favorite game series is the Gears of War but when he's not gaming he likes to kick back with a few popular animes like Naruto.


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