The Last of Us Part 2 has finally arrived and will allow players to continue Ellie’s journey of survival. As you make your way through the game and reach the end of the story, you may be wondering if there is a New Game Plus mode in The Last of Us Part 2. After all, if you want all of the collectibles or want to play the game again on a different difficulty, this mode would certainly come in handy. Let’s take a look. 

Does The Last of Us Part 2 Have a New Game Plus Mode?

Yes, there is a New Game Plus mode in The Last of Us Part 2 which can be unlocked once players have beaten the main story campaign. Further, it will allow players to replay the game on any difficulty they want with all of their crafting recipes, weapons, weapon modifications, skill tree progressions, and collectibles. The only catch here is that players won’t get access to their weapons until they’ve reached Seattle, but they will have everything else at the beginning. 

If you’re planning to 100% the game and collect all of the trophies, then you’ll need to take advantage of The Last of Us Part 2 New Game Plus mode, as you’re likely going to miss some collectibles along the way. While the game does take around 25 hours to beat, you will be able to go back and play individual chapters after you’ve beaten the main story if you’d like. So between that in the New Game Plus mode, you should be in a good position. 

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Further, if you’re planning to try and play through the game on the Survivor difficulty, the hardest in the game, then you’ll likely want to take advantage of The Last of Us Part 2’s New Game Plus mode. Survivor difficulty will disable flashing indicators, game hints, and most of your overall HUD. On top of that, enemies will deal extra damage and will have a much higher IQ, meaning they’ll be a lot smarter. Oh, and resources will be harder to come by. So yeah, it’s going to be pretty tough to beat the game on Survivor difficulty if you’re starting from scratch.

If you’re still on the fence about The Last of Us Part 2, be sure to check out our review. Further, if you need to take a break from zombie hunting, then be sure to check out some of the other articles on our homepage. While we have plenty of coverage to keep you busy and help your brain relax, below you’ll find some links to our recent stories. 

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