Sniper rifle is an excellent weapon for attacking the most distant opponents in The Last of Us 2. On this page of our guide we explain what are the requirements for creating a sniper rifle. We have also prepared a list of all weapons that can use a scope.
How to get a sniper rifle in TLoU2?
You won't find a ready-made sniper rifle in the game. You need to upgrade your standard rifle to create a sniper rifle, that is, add a scope.
Ellie will have a regular rifle from the Jackson - Patrol stage. However, the game will inform you about the possibility of using a rifle once you reach the massacred moose corpse for the first time.
You can upgrade your rifle and modify it into a sniper rifle by using any Workbench that is available in the area. The places where they can be found have been presented on a separate page of our guide - Workbenches and Workshops.
Select a rifle from the list of your weapons. You must take an interest in the 6x Scope upgrade, which allows you to install a 6x image magnification scope in your rifle. This upgrade costs 80 pieces of scrap.
From this point on, while aiming (L2 button), you can press X button to look through the scope. Additionally, it is worthwhile to press L3 in order to hold your breath for a while and stabilize the crosshair. This will allow you to fire very precise shots.
Mounting a scope on other weapons
After you take control of Abby later in the game, you will be able to install a scope on 3 different weapons. You have to find a workbench and pay for the scope upgrade. Abby can mount a scope on the following weapons:
- Semi-Auto Rifle
- Hunting Pistol