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This page about the Semi-Auto Rifle, a Long Gun in The Last of Us Part II. Read on to learn how to get the Semi-Auto Rifle, as well as the best weapon upgrades for it, and how to use the Semi-Auto Rifle.

Semi-Auto Rifle: Basic Information

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Semi-Auto Rifle
Description Mid-range rifle with high fire rate and moderate accuracy.
Type Long Gun
Capacity 9

Semi-Auto Rifle: Best Upgrades

Semi-Auto Rifle: List of Upgrades

Name Parts Effect
Stability 50 Add weight to the stock to decrease weapon sway.
+35% Stability
Capacity 60 Extend the magazine to hold more rounds.
+3 Magazine Capacity
4x Scope 80 Add a scope to aim at distant targets with greater accuracy by pressing x.
Burst Fire 80 Modify the trigger to allow for a three-round burst that can be toggled on and off with △.
+50% Fire Rate

Best Upgrades for the Semi-Auto Rifle

Upgrade Upgrade Priority
Stability ★★★★
Capacity ★☆☆☆
4x Scope ★★★☆
Burst Fire ★★☆☆

The Semi-Auto Rifle is the main weapon that you will be using most of the time when it is available. It is recommended that you invest in Stability, since you will be relying on its accuracy, especially on long-range combat. The same goes for the 4x Scope, since your Semi-Auto Rifle shines the most when it is used in long-range combat, and taking out enemies before they can even come close. These upgrades will make your every shot count, so be sure to prioritize them when upgrading the Semi-Auto Rifle.

Upgrading the capacity and the burst fire of the weapon won't help as much, since it already has a high ammo capacity and decent fire rate by default. You will rarely find yourself in situations where you have to reload while getting overwhelmed by enemies, so save these upgrades for last.

How to Use the Semi-Auto Rifle

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Similar to the Bolt-Action Rifle, the Semi-Auto Rifle is a high damaging long-range rifle, but with a better fire rate and a higher ammo capacity. It works well in mid to long-range combat, and can one-shot most enemies if you aim for the head. The Semi-Auto Rifle works well on any type of enemy, both infected and human because of its high damage and amazing fire rate. The only downside of this weapon is its loud firing sound.

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The loud firing sound of your shots can give away your position, so use it on situations where you have a clear view of the incoming enemies. This way you can pick them off before they can even get close enough to attack you.

How to Get the Semi-Auto Rifle

Obtained Automatically

The semi-auto rifle is obtained automatically in Seattle Day 1 - The Stadium. Once you reach this point in the story, you are guaranteed to pick up the weapon.

Last of Us 2 Weapons

List of Weapons


Semi-Auto Pistol Revolver
Military Pistol Hunting Pistol

Long Guns

Long Guns
Bolt-Action Rifle Pump Shotgun Bow
Semi-Auto Rifle Double Barrel Shotgun Crossbow
Flamethrower Silenced Submachine Gun -


Throwable Weapons
Bottle Brick Molotov
Stun Bomb Trap Mine Pipe Bomb


Other Weapons
Machete Hammer 2x4
Axe Pickaxe Pipe
Sickle Club Baton
Pipe Wrench Switchblade Shiv


Recovery Items
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