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The Last of Us Part I

Bus Depot: Highway Exit

Shane Williams

This is a guide for the first area in the Bus Depot in The Last of Us: Part 1. It’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to finding the Tool Level 5 Upgrade and reaching the underground tunnel.

Joel and Ellie take in the breathtaking view.

Trophy Collectables Weapons & Ammo Healing Items Crafting/Item Upgrades
Firefly Pendant x 2 Shorty Ammo x4 Supplements x20
Family Photograph El Diablo Ammo x3 Blades x8
Note to Wife Arrow x1 Binding x6
Precipitate Comic Rag x8
Salt Lake Q Z Map Alcohol x6
Parts x69
Sugar x2
Tool (Level 5)

Where To Find The Tool Level 5 Upgrade

After the events at the resort you’ll find yourself on the highway leading to the Hospital. However, before you take the exit, search the campervan for the Family Photograph, then head down the path and look on the floor near the orange barrels to find the Firefly Pendant - Katerina Perich. Climb up onto the bus and drop down on the other side, then enter the bus station building and search the lockers for Supplements x10 and Parts x10.

(1 of 2) Grab the Family Photograph from the camper van

Grab the Family Photograph from the camper van (left), then pickup the Firefly Pendant - Katerina Perich from the floor near the pickup truck. (right)

From here, go over to the to the opposite side and look inside the suitcase to find the Note To Wife. Approach Ellie for an optional conversation, then look up at the ladder and boost Ellie up so she can drop it down for you. Follow Ellie up onto the roof for a cutscene, then go downstairs and search the Mens Bathroom for the Precipitate Comic.

(1 of 2) Pickup the Precipitate Comic from the floor

Pickup the Precipitate Comic from the floor (left), then grab the Tool Level Upgrade from the tent. (right)

Quickly search the main room for Parts x10, Sugar x1 and some Alcohol x1 then go outside. Here you find some more Alcohol, Binding and Blades, then enter the large tent to find Blades, Shorty Ammo x4 and the Tool Level 5 Upgrade. If you collected all five tools, then you’ll be given the Sharpest Tool in The Shed Trophy!

Where To Find The Highway Exit Workbench

Exit this tent and search the tent in the back left corner to find to find the Salt Lake Q.Z Map, Arrows x2, Parts x25 and a Workbench. Now that you’ve acquired all five Tools you can now fully upgrade all weapons if you have enough Parts.

(1 of 2) Shoot the Firefly Pendant - Nicole Hoo down from the lamp

Shoot the Firefly Pendant - Nicole Hoo down from the lamp (left), then pickup the Salt Lake Q.Z Map from the small tent. (right)

Exit the tent and head over over to the green tent and look up at the light to find the Firefly Pendant - Nicole Hoo hanging from it. Finally, approach the bus and speak with Ellie to acquire the Joel and Sarah Photo, then climb through the bus to bring this portion of the Bus Dept to a close.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Platforms,
    PS3, PS4, PS5
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Survival Horror
  • Guide Release
    2 September 2022
  • Last Updated
    3 October 2022
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Updating - For The Last of Us Part I

The Last of Us takes place in a bleak future, twenty years after a fungal infection has wiped out much of humanity, turning them in to mutated savages. Those who survived are not much better, with survivors huddled together in quarantined zones, struggling and scavenging for the remaining food, weapons - and anything else they can get their hands on. Joel is such a survivor, living a life of smuggling and black marketeering - and one with few morals. He’s hired to transport a teenage girl named Ellie across the country, but what seems like a simple job turns into a desperate and profound journey across what remains of America.

You’ll need all the help you can get as you battle your way through the mutant hordes and our guide has you covered:

Version 1.1:

  • The best way to conquer the whole game on Hard Difficulty.
  • The location of all 30 Firefly Pendants!
  • Where to find all 13 Comic Books.
  • The places to grab all 81 Artifacts.
  • How to master every weapon with all 12 Training Manuals.
  • The best way to sneak past or beat each and every enemy in the game!
  • Full Trophy list.
  • Left Behind DLC guide added (Hard Difficulty).
  • Location of every DLC collectible.
  • Where to find all DLC optional conversations.
  • How to unlock every additional trophy.

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