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The Last of Us Part I

The Quarantine Zone: 20 Years Later

Shane Williams

This is a guide for the first area: The Quarantine Zone in The Last of Us: Part 1. It’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to getting outside the wall.

Tess and Joel come up with a plan to deal with Robert.

Where To Find The 20 Years Later Optional Conversation

After the unfortunate events that took place in the Prologue, you’ll fast forward 20 years into the future and meet Tess who’s not only a partner but a friend. Here you’ll discover that someone named Robert is trying to cause issues for Joel and Tess, so we need to stop him!

Once the scene has come to a close, follow Tess through the alley until you get outside. Avoid the guards to prevent being killed, then approach the couple standing over to the right side of the street and press DualSense-ButtonTriangle to engage in an optional conversation. You can also stand near armored vehicles and listen to the security guards.

(1 of 3) Follow Tess outside

Return to Tess and walk through the street until you reach the checkpoint, then a scene will play out. Unfortunately, an explosion happens just before you pass the gate, so you’ll need to find an alternate route to get outside.

How To Get Outside The Wall

Once you regain control of Joel hold L1 DualSense-L1-Filled to sprint and follow Tess until you enter a building. After you are both safe, Tess will give you your first Health Kit, so press up on the D-Pad DualShock4-DPad-Up to equip it, then hold R2 DualSense-R2-Filled to restore your health. Next up, follow Tess through the building until reach the back left room, then help her move a cabinet out of the way. Finally, enter the tunnel to finish the first part of The Quarantine Zone.


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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
    30 September 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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