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As you get ready to play The Last of Us Part II, you might be curious to know how many years have passed since the first game took place. Read on to learn the timeline and which events took place in the correct order.

What Year is The Last of Us 2 Set In?

The Outbreak Day

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Outbreak Day happened in the early morning of September 27th, 2013. On this day, the infection started to spread, and the whole town tried to evacuate. Joel, along with his daughter Sarah and his brother Tommy, would attempt to escape the town through the woods, only to get caught by a soldier who accidentally shoots his daughter.

Ellie and Joel (Last of Us 1 Date)

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The Last of Us Part I takes place from 2033 to 2034, 20 years later, while coping for the death of his daughter. Joel managed to survive with his brother by joining a settlement in Boston, where they eventually got involved in smuggling. During this time, Joel agreed to take a smuggling job that assigns him to bring Ellie to Salt Lake City, without knowing the reason behind it. Ellie grew close to Joel, who became a father figure to her while traveling across the country.

Later, Joel would find out that Ellie was immune to the infection, and they can possible create a vaccine once they reach lab in Salt Lake City. They went on and worked together as they fight off the soldiers and the infected all the way to St. Mary's Hospital, in Salt Lake City.

Moments after arriving at the lab, Joel learns that Ellie would have to die in order to create the vaccine, and Joel immediately objects to this, which forced him to fight his way out of the facility with Ellie. Soon after escaping, Ellie wakes up in a car on their way to Jackson to meet up with Tommy, without knowing the real reason why they left St. Mary's Hospital.

The Last of Us Part II Date

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The Last of Us Part II takes place in 2039, which is 25 years after the Outbreak Day and 5 years after the prequel. Joel, Ellie, and Tommy try to survive with a group living in a small settlement in Jackson.

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    • I’m more of a stealth player so I didn’t enjoy the boss fight in the hospital. One touch and you’re dead, that’s not enjoyable or realistic. Might as well run outside and kick a bear. I’d get the same thing happen, dead. Too much story in this game as well, I feel like it’s hours of videos that takes away from the game play. Just give me the details and move it along. I don’t need to know who’s screwing who.

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