This chapter of The Last of Us 2 guide is dedicated to clickers, a type of monsters encountered during the game. You'll learn how to avoid being detected, how to eliminate clickers, and how to behave if having to confront a clicker directly.
Clickers are a much more dangerous type of monster, but you should remember them and their behavior during combat from The Last of Us 1 It can make it easier for you to confront them.
Clickers are blind, but have a very sensitive hearing. The higher the difficulty level you have selected, the easier it is to be detected by the clicker. You have to move slowly and stop if the clicker is alerted to a sound and starts listening more closely.
It is worth noting that killing all clickers you encounter is not mandatory. Even if a clicker is blocking your way to the mission destination, you can use a throwing object for example and make the clicker move to another location.
While playing as Ellie, clickers are much more easy to dispose of than in TLoU 1. The heroine has an indestructible switchblade that can be used to perform silent executions on clickers.
Things look different for Abby, who doesn't have a melee weapon ready. To be able to dispose of clickers silently, you need to unlock the ability to craft shivs, which main use is to kill opponents quietly. To learn more about shivs, check chapter called Melee weapons - are they indestructible?
If you have been detected by a clicker, try to kill it before it gets close to your character - use a shotgun, pistol, hunting rifle, or other effective firearm. As a last resort, use your melee weapon.
Getting caught by a clicker may result in instant death - it may turn out that the grab is deadly. In case of Abby, you can only escape if you have at least one shiv on the ready.