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Can you craft ammo in The Last of Us 2?

As fans of the original will already know, The Last of Us Part 2 is set in a post-apocalyptic future where resources are incredibly scarce. One of the most valuable resources in Naughty Dog’s bleak setting is ammunition, needed to keep all manner of enemies at bay. If that’s got you wondering: “Can you craft ammo in The Last of Us 2?” then you’re in the right place to find out.

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Can you craft ammo in The Last of Us 2

The Last of Us featured a crafting system, but it was limited to manufacturing throwable and melee weapons on the offensive front. Thankfully, in TLoU2 crafting has been expanded to allow for the manufacture of various powerful ammo types. While you can craft ammo in The Last of Us 2, there is a slight catch, as you can only do so for certain weapons and will first need to acquire the relevant skills via the appropriate skill trees.

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Although on the surface it might appear that there are more exciting skills to upgrade than those centered on crafting, eventually, you’ll be able to wreak havoc with the likes of Incendiary Rounds for the Shotgun. Burning up infected with flaming shotgun shells can be a real treat!

Not only that, but the ability to craft ammunition helps to counteract the extreme scarcity of ammo found throughout the game. This is especially relevant on harder difficulty settings, where it’ll take more ammo to bring tougher enemies down. You’ll also find less ammo and face a greater challenge when engaging enemies in melee combat — it’s almost a necessity as a result.

Can you craft ammo in TLoU2?

  • Yes — unlike the original, you can craft ammunition in The Last of Us 2.
  • In order to craft different ammo types, you’ll first need to purchase the relevant skills.
    • You can’t respec skill points, so choose wisely.
  • Improved ammo types include Incendiary Rounds for the Shotgun.

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