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Scent Trails are a new feature in The Last of Us Part II (TLoU 2), which make it easier for the enemies to spot you. Here we will explain the feature, as well as how to detect and avoid getting caught by Scent Trails.
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Scent Trails is a new feature added in to The Last of Us Part II. These trails are picked up by Guard Dogs that are used by the WLF (Washington Liberation Front).
These Guard Dogs will follow your Scent Trail allong with their handler and give your exact location.
When a Guard Dog detects your scent, they will start following your trail while being accompanied by its handler. Use Listen Mode to detect your own Scent Trail to easily plan your next action and to prevent them from catching up on you.
You can use Bricks, Bottles, and other items to cause a distraction to both the Guard Dogs or their handlers and divert their attention to the noise made by these items.
If a Guard Dog spots you, moving around the area will widen your scent trails, causing them cover more grounds and making it harder to pinpoint your location.
You can also use the Scent Trails to your advantage and lure the Guard Dogs and handlers onto traps or to areas further away from their allies for a stealthy kill. Doing this will give you more options on how you will deal with them, since it gives you an opportunity to take them out first. Just note that a trap blowing up will almost certainly alert other enemies nearby.
|Game Mechanics and Features|
|Combat Guide and Tips||List of Skill Upgrades|
|How to Use Listen Mode||How to Stealth Kill | Stealth Tips|
|How to Upgrade Weapons||-|
|Controls and Techniques|
|Game Controls & Settings|
|How to Ride the Horse||How to Heal|
|How to Use Quick Turn||How to Run (Sprint)|
|How to Turn on Aim Assist||How to Ride the Boat|
|Resources and Tools|
|What are Scavenged Parts?||What are Ingredients?|
|Recipe List||List of Training Manuals and Locations|
|List of All Workbench Locations||How to Get Infinite Ammo|
|Exploration and Secrets|
|Safe Combinations and Locations||How to Find the Downtown Seattle Map|
|Trophy Guide | List of Trophies||How to Open the Bank Vault|
|Soda Can Code||How to Earn the High Score in the Archery Game|
|How to Win the Marksmanship Competition||How to Put a Hat on your Companion|
|How to Find the Engraved Ring||How to Find the Strange Artifact|
|How to Unlock the Hidden Trophies||Easter Eggs|
|Which Skills Should You Upgrade First?||Which Weapon Upgrades Should You Get First?|
|How to Play Guitar||What Carries Over Into New Game Plus?|
|How to Use Photo Mode||Difficulty Settings and Best Difficulty|
|How to Use Generators||Scent Trails Explained|
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