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The Last of Us 2

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The Last of Us 2 Walkthrough and Guide

Artifact Locations

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Artifacts are basically notes that you can find scattered in the environment, usually left behind by other survivors. Some of these are somewhat tricky to find since they are either hidden in off-path spots or cleverly hidden in plain sight - like other collectibles. In this page, we will list down the locations of all artifacts in the game, divided into chapters.

For convenience, it is recommended to enable High Contrast mode in the Accessibility options. You can also consider turning on the Enhanced Listening Mode (in the Navigation and Traversal section in the Options menu) which will enable you to use mapped buttons to send a ping to find nearby collectibles in your immediate location.

New to the game? Don’t forget to check out our Beginner’s Guide for a quickstart! You can also check out our other dedicated pages for the other collectibles in the game.


While following Jesse in Waking Up, continue until Jesse stops by the door of the Tipsy Bison bar. Don’t enter the bar where Jesse is waiting yet; instead, go around the tractor with the cart full of logs then head to the right to find a note on top of a crate, beside a ladder. Pick up the Volunteer Request artifact.

In the The Overlook, after crawling out of the house, turn around and enter the house through the open window. Pick up the Health Kit from the luggage in the bedroom then head to the next room. Pick up the pistol ammo and the Note artifact on the table.

After leaving the first lookout with Dina, you'll come across a small suburban neighborhood. Climb to the second floor of the wrecked house across the trailer home then open the drawer between the closet and the bed to get the A Note to Santa artifact.

After crawling under the semi truck behind the supermarket and killing the infected that ambushes Ellie, turn to the right and enter the open door to the loading bay. Squeeze through the small gap inside the trailer to get the Supermarket Apology artifact and some supplements.

After wearing your gas-mask and entering the supermarket offices, you'll find a small room with a safe. The Goodboy Combo artifact is on the table which will also give the clue about the code to open the nearby safe.

After reaching The Library, you’ll need to find another way in. Find a locked door with the glass window beside it in the corner of the room then smash the window so you can vault over inside. Loot the parts on the desks then open the other door. On the way out, Ellie will pick up Eugene's Firefly pendant artifact.

After getting Eugene's Firefly Pendant, head to the makeshift bedroom and check the top of the desk to get the Photo of Eugene and Tommy artifact. Get some parts on the desk, then open the drawer beside the bed then pick up Eugene's Ultimatum artifact.

Seattle Day 1

The Gate

Continue riding along the straightforward path until you reach the road with lots of abandoned vehicles. The path to the right has nothing but a broken bridge/dead end so head west instead. Continue along the road until you reach a construction office to the left. Head to the next room and open the desk drawer to get the Map of Seattle artifact.

After reaching The Gate in the outskirts of the city, you'll find two FEDRA offices outside the gate. Enter the first FEDRA office and pick up the Refugee Note artifact on the desk.

Head to the second office and crawl underneath to get a piece of Rag. Enter that office then pick up the Infected Infographic artifact on the desk.

After climbing up the broken wall, continue to the watchtower. Go up the ladder to reach watchtower itself then pick up Isaac's Orders artifact on the crate to the right. You can also find the Chessmaster trading card on the table to the left.

After successfully climbing over the broken wall and climbing down, you'll find a FEDRA office. Smash the window then vault inside. Turn around and open the drawing beside the workstation to get the Checkpoint Gate Codes artifact.

From the same FEDRA office described above, exit through the other door to find the generator. Power it up then carry the cable and throw it over the roof so you can climb up on the other side of the office using the cable. The Rooftop Note artifact is found on the chair on the roof. The Oozer Trading card can also be found beside it.

After getting Dina and Shimmer through The Gate, continue forth until you reach Gate East 2 (Fuck FEDRA) gate. Disembark from your horse then check the guardhouse to the left. Open the drawer to find the FEDRA Census Document artifact.

Downtown, Seattle

Inside the Westlake Bank, clear the infected in the bank lobby then continue to the vault. Examine the bag on the floor to get the Bank Heist Plans artifact. While inside the bank, use the code 60-23-06 to open the vault. Pick up the Pump Shotgun then check the corner of the counter then pick up the Bank Robber Letter artifact.

Still inside the Westlake Bank vault, pull one of the trays in the corner (enable High Contrast Mode to see which trays you can interact) to find an Antique Ring artifact. This will also unlock the So Great And Small trophy.

In Columbia St cor 6th Ave. Referring to your map, go to the square north of Westlake Bank as shown in the screenshot below. Beside the sloping building ruins, you'll find remains of another building. Beside the desk, you'll find a skeleton with a bag. Open the bag to get the Cache Hunter's Note artifact.

Referring to your map, go to the square northwest of Westlake Bank (Columbia Cor 4th/5th). This plaza is hard to miss since it has a tank in it. To the left of the tank, you'll find a skeleton crushed by rubble. Examine the bag to get the Letter from Isaac artifact. Next, open the hatch of the tank to get 2 shotgun ammo.

Head to the marked location below (corner of Marion and 4th Ave) to find a large military tent with the Workbench inside. Circle around to find a footbridge with some guardhouses. Enter the first one then open the drawer to find the Street Drawing artifact. After getting the artifact, a prompt will appear immediately for a Journal Entry.

Head to Ruston Coffee in the corner of 5th ave and Spring St. Smash the window then grab the various supplies inside. You’ll also find the WLF Safe House Supply Note artifact on the counter.

In the corner of Spring St and 6th Ave, look for a convoy of trucks under the collapsed overpass. Head to the frontmost truck that’s partially submerged on the stream then open its cargo door. Loot the parts inside and pick up the Note to Informant artifact on the floor.

In the building beside the Courthouse, along Madison St, you’ll find a set of stairs in the alley, with the WLF sign. Continue upstairs to find a bag and a crate. Pick up the WLF Community Supply Chest Note artifact from the bag on the floor, then open the nearby crate to get the supplies inside.


The Synagogue is one of the two story-related locations where you have to find fuel. From the front facade of the building, enter the gate to the left with a ladder that will take you to the lookout tower. Open the drawer there to get the Emergency Protocols Memo artifact.

After swinging across another balcony inside the Synagogue, enter the room on the end of that balcony then pick up the supplements on the table and the Rabbi Saunders' Letter artifact from the desk drawer.


Once you've reached the first floor of the Courthouse, continue past the open elevator shaft and head towards the end of the corridor to find two bodies. Pick up the Plea to a Friend Letter artifact from the body near the corner.

The nearby office is locked so break the glass window and climb inside. Pick up the alcohol from the shelf then pull the machete from the corpse. After pulling it, a paper will fall on the floor. Pick it up to get the Lt. Torres' Final Memorandum artifact.

In the same room, open the file cabinet to the left of the corpse to get the List of Known WLF Agitators artifact inside.

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