This spoiler-free page of The Last of Us 2 guide contains a list of all secrets found during In Search of Nora. This is a long level that is a part of Seattle, Day 2 chapter during which you assume control of Ellie. In this mission, there are many optional locations to explore, some of them containing secrets.
- In Search of Nora - collectible list
- Randy Styles Trading Card
- WLF Target List
- Journal entry #1
- Last Letter to Husband
- Shift Trading Card
- Workbench #1
- Training Manual: Explosives
- WLF Deserter Letter
- Evacuation Letter
- Safe #1
- Star Sign Trading Card
- Journal entry #2
- Arch-Enemy Trading Card
- Journal entry #3
- Doppelganger Trading Card
- Dying Husband's Plea
- Bhat M'andarr Trading Card
- Pharmacy Note
- Safe #2
- Workbench #2
- Hospital Supply List
In Search of Nora - collectible list
During In Search of Nora there are numerous secrets to find (20). Among them, there are:
- 7 artifacts
- 6 trading cards
- 3 journal entries
- 2 workbenches
- 2 safes
Randy Styles Trading Card
It's a collector's trading card - a collectible. At the beginning of the level, you need to climb the fence of an outpost camp. After you complete the action, you can enter a nearby Quickmart.
The collectible is on one of the shelves.
WLF Target List
It's an artifact. In the initial parts of the stage, you'll encounter a Kingsgate Brewery Co. building on your left.
The building is closed and there is a group of monsters inside - get rid of them, for example, by fighting them in the open or breaking a window and quickly throwing Molotov cocktails inside. One of the monsters has the document - you can find it at its corpse.
Journal entry #1
The entry during In Search of Nora can be unlocked in the initial part of the mission. In this case, take a look at the buildings on your right. One of them is a ruined Conference Center.
You have to approach a large sign painted on one of the walls.
Last Letter to Husband
It's an artifact. Stay inside the Conference Center building where you have unlocked the journal entry described above. Examine the ground floor and locate the ladder shown in the image. It will allow you to reach an upper floor.
On the upper floor, the main room is locked, and to get there you have to solve a pretty complex environmental puzzle. Walk up to a broken large window and take a look at the glass roof above. Use firearms or throwables to destroy glazed roof fragments.
You'll find a rope nearby - pick it up and throw it over a protruding metal roofing element. The rope should be ready and the picture shows this.
Go back downstairs, leave the building and grab a rope. You can climb the rope and swing on it to jump and reach the upstairs office.
The sought document is on the floor.
Shift Trading Card
It's a collector's trading card - a collectible. It is in the same Conference Center office which you've reached by solving the environmental puzzle described above. The secret is on the couch.
You can reach the first workbench in the initial parts of the level In Search of Nora. As you explore the neighborhood, you will come across a large block of flats on the left - the picture above shows it. Exploration of this building is not required for the main plot, but it hides several secrets.
The main entrance to the apartment building is closed. Turn right and locate the hole shown in the screenshot. Lie down on the ground and enter the basement.
Reach the ground floor of the building and then use the staircase to go to the first floor. At the moment you can only explore only one of the flats upstairs and there is a workbench in it.
Warning - interacting with the workbench will activate a scripted event - an attack from opponents who were hiding in the bedroom of the apartment. Be ready for it - use a melee weapon or a shotgun to defeat them.
Training Manual: Explosives
The training manual isn't among the collectibles mentioned at the level selection screen but nevertheless is an important item, as collecting it unlocks a new category of passive skills that can be bought for supplements. Unlocked skills include crafting explosive arrows, as well as more powerful bombs which now can be crafted in larger quantities.
Stay in the apartment with the workbench. Look into the previously inaccessible bedroom where the enemies who were just killed were hiding.
The manual is on the bed.
WLF Deserter Letter
It's an artifact. It is in the same bedroom where the attackers hid and where the training manual described above was also found. The documentary is in front of the TV.
It's an artifact. It is located in the same apartment building where you found the secrets described above. The document is in the second of the apartments on the first floor of the apartment building, but it is closed and you have to find another way.
Exit the apartment building and circle around it with the intention of finding the truck shown in the image. Climb onto the truck and then onto an adjacent roof. You can now go through the window and get to the second floor apartment.
The document is on the dining room table.
The safe is located in the same second apartment of the building where you found the document described above, during In Search of Nora. The code for the safe is 10-08-83 (to find it, read the letter and determine the anniversary and wedding dates after viewing the calendar).
Star Sign Trading Card
It's a collector's trading card - a collectible. It is inside the same upstairs apartment where two other secrets - a document and a safe - were also described above. You'll find the trading card in the nightstand next to the bed.
Journal entry #2
Ellie will make this entry automatically during In Search of Nora, after reaching a vantage point from which you can see your destination - the hospital.
Arch-Enemy Trading Card
It's a trading card, and you can get it soon after you enter the Seattle Conference Center. As you reach the lowest level of the first room, use a throwable to break one of the upper windows.
Jump through the broken window to get into the new room. The card is in one of the drawers.
Journal entry #3
The opportunity to make this entry appears during In Search of Nora after the first encounter with Scars (hostile cultists) Head to the other end of the park, where a few bonfires are burning.
The entry will be activated as you approach the corpse of one of the cultists.
Doppelganger Trading Card
It's a trading card and you can find it soon after you enter the Garden Suites.
Explore the first floor. The card can be found on the ground in a dimly lit corner.
Dying Husband's Plea
It's an artifact. This secret is found during your time in the Garden Suites building. Once you reach the external fire escape, don't jump down to the lower level, just use the stairs to reach the second floor of the building. You'll find a document on a corpse in one of the apartments.
Bhat M'andarr Trading Card
It's a collector's trading card - a collectible. You can find it in the latter parts of the level, soon after descending from the roof shown in the screenshot. Ellie automatically lets go of the ladders and falls into the water tank.
Take an interest in Weston's Pharmacy building on the left. You can access it through the damaged staircase.
The item is on one of the lower shelves in the pharmacy.
It's an artifact. The document is also found in the pharmacy. It lies on the ground behind the counter.
The safe during In Search of Nora is another of the secrets found inside Weston's Pharmacy. In this case, you have to start by locating the hole in the wall shown in the picture and squeeze through it.
The safe is in a newly discovered unlit area. The safe's code is 38-55-23.
The workbench during In Search of Nora can be found shortly after the safe described above was discovered in a dark room at the back of Weston's Pharmacy.
Hospital Supply List
It's an artifact. It is located in the hospital building at the end of the stage. Ellie must first deal with a large group of opponents in the hospital and reach the passage shown in the screenshot to the next part of the hospital. You can easily find this passageway as all the cables lead to it.
Use the stairs to reach the upper level of the hospital. You can find the document in one of the first rooms.