Game Controls & Settings | Last of Us 2

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This is a guide to the basic controls, settings and techniques in the game The Last of Us Part II. Read on for tips about how to change accessibility presets and how to use alternate controls.

Game Controls

On Foot Controls

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Button Function
X button.png Jump/Climb
Triangle button.png Interact
Square button.png Melee Attack/Change Camera position (when aiming)
O button.png Crouch/Prone
Directional Buttons Change Weapon
L stick.png Movement
R stick.png Camera Movement
R3 button.png Turn flashlight on/off
L1.png Dodge/Sprint
L2.png Aim
R1.png Listen Mode
R2.png Shoot/Throw/Reload (when holding a gun)
PS button.png Pause Menu
Touchpad.png Crafting Menu

Horseback Controls

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Button Function
X button.png Jump
L1.png Gallop
L stick.png Movement
R stick.png Camera Movement

How to Ride the Horse

Boat Controls

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Button Function
X button.png Jump
L2.png Reverse
L stick.png Movement
R stick.png Camera Movement

How to Ride the Boat


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This is a new feature added in The Last of Us Part II, to give more options to people with limitations, so they can have a better and more immersive experience, depending on their needs.

Accessibility Presets

How to Change Controls

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You can fully customize and remap every single button available on your controller in the Alternate Controls Menu. This feature will also allow you to access an expandable option where you can choose to rapidly press or hold down the button in cases where it is needed, giving you full control on how you would like to play the game with your controller.

You can access this by going to the Options Menu and selecting Accessibility, then Alternate Controls.


Quick Turn

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A Quick Turn can be executed by pressing down on your left analog stick and then pressing the X button. The Quick Turn is an effective trick that you can do to quickly turn your camera 180 degrees.

How to Use Quick Turn

Headfirst Slide

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While Sprinting, you can hold down the circle button to execute a headfirst slide allowing you to cross tight spaces without having to slowly crawl through. This can be extremely useful when trying to escape from enemies chasing you.

Rope Swing

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Holding the R1 button while on a rope locks down your position allowing you to move your left stick to swing using the rope. Some areas will require you to do this to be able to progress, so be sure to use this technique correctly whenever it is needed.

Last of Us 2 Tips and Tricks

Tips & Tricks

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
Miscellaneous Guides
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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    • 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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