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Check out this guide about the best upgrades for your weapons in the Last of Us 2 (TLOU2)! Know which weapon and upgrade to prioritize, some tips, recommendations, and more!

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Best Upgrades For Long Guns

Click on the weapon image for the full list of upgrades and recommendations.

WeaponBest Upgrade
Description
Bolt-Action RifleBolt-Action RifleDamage
Upgrading the Damage of the Bolt-Action rifle makes the weapon more efficient as each bullet can down an enemy regardless of where it lands
Pump ShotgunPump ShotgunFire Rate
Prioritizing the Fire Rate of the shotgun allows you to fire continuous volleys. This greatly helps if you find yourself cornered by multiple Infected or human foes
BowBowDraw Speed
Improvement of the Bow's Draw Speed is key if you want to take out multiple targets in a short span of time. Prioritize this if you prefer using stealth during encounters
Semi-Auto RifleSemi-Auto RifleStability
The Semi-Auto Rifle is Abby's mid to long-range weapon for most of her chapters and increasing its Stability makes it easier to land accurate shots
Double Barrel ShotgunDouble Barrel ShotgunDamage
Getting the Damage upgrade for this weapon is highly recommended. It increases the already high damage of the Double Barrel Shotgun, making it a very viable weapon against Bloaters
CrossbowCrossbowReload Speed
Similar to Ellie's Bow, the Crossbow suffers from slow reload speed. Upgrade this if you often favor stealth

Prioritize Damage & DPS For Long Guns

Long Guns in The Last of Us 2 provide far greater damage than the pistols and handguns. It is highly recommended to get upgrades that increase the weapon's damage output, overall damage, or reload speed.

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Best Upgrades For Short Guns

Click on the weapon image for the full list of upgrades and recommendations.

WeaponBest Upgrade
Description
Semi-Auto PistolSemi-Auto PistolCapacity
Ellie's pistol has low damage but can be used to take potshots at enemies. Having a high capacity mag at the onset helps in fending off groups of Infected.
Military PistolMilitary PistolCapacity
Similar to Ellie's default pistol, Abby's also benefits from a higher ammo capacity. Careful headshots is key to getting the most out of this gun.
RevolverRevolverDamage
Damage improvement on the revolver can help you get out of sticky situations. It can be used as an alternative to Long Guns when dealing damage to hardy foes.
Hunting PistolHunting PistolDamage
Make the most out of the the single bullet by increasing the Hunting Pistol's damage output. Same as with the Revolver, this gun finds great use in hit and runs

Go For Capacity Or Damage For Pistols

It is recommended to get Capacity for Pistols as it helps in taking out groups of attacking enemies. For the Hunting Pistol and Revolver, take Damage so you can have a backup secondary when your long guns run out of ammo during battles.

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