If you want to burn your enemies to a crisp and that too in style, you will need to get the Flamethrower. The following guide will show you how to do that in the game.
The Last of Us Flamethrower Location
There are two flamethrowers that you can find in the game. If you miss out on the first one, you will have a second opportunity. Both flamethrowers are only available in the University chapter.
The first flamethrower can be after entering the campus grounds, head to the right side of the building where you’ll come across an open garage. The flamethrower is located inside the garage resting on a container.
In case you missed the flamethrower the first time, there’s a second one near a bunch of Runners on the ground level of a nearby building.
How To Use The Flamethrower
The flamethrower is a deadly weapon to beat any type of infected in The Last of Us Part 1, it is especially good at crowd control. The flamethrower’s range limits its utility initially but you can upgrade down the road to increase its effectiveness at a distance.
Since the flamethrower is a close-range weapon, the best way to use it is by luring the enemy towards you instead of rushing after them. Once they are close, set the ground on fire. This makes sure that you cover the maximum area and any enemy inside will automatically be set ablaze.
Simply hold the trigger for a couple of seconds and aim at the floor till it catches fire. Remember to control your zeal because a flamethrower requires fuel ammo and simply holding on to the trigger can consume a lot of it. Fuel ammo, like every other ammo in the game, is fairly limited so use the flamethrower sparingly.
Flamethrower Upgrade in The Last of Us Part 1
The flame thrower can be upgraded a total of four times. Tool requirements range from level 1 up to level 5 while parts requirement comes out to a total of 160.
Reload Speed (2x upgradeable)
- Level 1, Tools Level 1, 20x Parts.
- Level 2, Tools Level 4, 40x Parts.
Range (1x upgradeable)
- Level 1, Tools Level 4, 40x Parts.
Power (1x upgradeable)
- Level 1, Tools Level 5, 60x Parts.