Last Of Us Part 1 Shiv Doors: All 13 Locations

Getting to the location of All 13 Shiv Doors is hard. But following our guide will make it easier for you.

Shiv Doors are a type of collectible in The Last of Us Part 1. They are spread across the game in different chapters. In a few chapters, you won’t find any Shiv Doors, whereas some have two or more. In total, you’ll have to unlock 13 Shiv Doors at different locations of The Last of Us Part 1.

While you’re on the search for collectibles in the game The Last of Us Part 1, you might want to learn about other Collectibles. You should start with the 12 Training Manuals spread across different locations in The Last of Us Part 1; if you use these to level up your shiv, the use per shiv increases.

Later on, look for All 30 Firefly Pendant Locations, as they can be found in different locations throughout the game. While looking for these, you might want to check out 14 Comics Locations in the game. You can’t ignore the fact that Safes in the game have really good loot. We have a guide on the Safe Codes and locations for Last of Us Part 1.

If you’re the type of player that likes to spice things up to make the game much more interesting than it already is. Then you’d love to check out all the different Joel and Ellie skins or costumes that you can have in Last of Us Part 1.

The Shiv Doors can be quite confusing because, well, they’re just doors. Until you get near them, you won’t even be able to tell if it’s a Shiv Door or not. To save you from the hassle of checking countless doors in The Last of Us Part 1, we have the location of each one of them.

To unlock a Shiv Door, you’ll first have to interact with it. Then a prompt will come up, asking you to use a Shiv. But before you can start unlocking these doors, you’ll need to learn how to make a Shiv. As a Shiv has one use per shiv unless you upgrade it, you’ll need to have a ready stock of them.

Outskirts

In The Last of Us Part 1, the first Shiv Door doesn’t come up until you’re into Chapter 3. Here you’ll get to unlock 2 Shiv Doors.

Shiv Door #1 (01/13)

The first Shiv Door that you’ll come across in The Last of Us Part 1 is in the chapter Outskirts. It is when you’re in the Downtown portion of Outskirts that you’ll get to the first Shiv Door.

Before the Shiv Door, you’ll have a dramatic encounter in the game. It is where you’ll encounter the first live clicker. After that, you’ll be placed in a dark hallway. To get to the first Shiv Door, what you want to do is take the first right as soon as the cut scenes end. From that room, you need to enter another room.

Turn Right.
Go to the First door to the right.

At the end of the room, you’ll find a white door. You’ll need to use a Shiv to open the door. Keep in mind that using Shiv will break it. So you should always have a stock of Shivs available to you.

1st Shiv Door in Last of Us Part 1.
The 1st Shiv Door will be right in front of you.

Once you’ve unlocked the door, you’ll find different ammo and other goodies—stock on as much as you can as they’ll come in handy later on.

Shiv Door #2 (02/13)

You’ll encounter the second Shiv Door a little later on in the game. The location of the second Shiv Door is in the Museum in The Last of Us Part 1. You’ll find the Shiv Door comes when Joel is separated from the rest of the gang. Then, you’ll be crawling through some rubble. When you get out of the rubble, you’ll have to turn left here.

When you turn left, you’ll find doors that will take you to a small room. From there, go straight ahead, and you’ll end up in a hall with a few infected. You should ignore these clickers for now as you’ll need to use your shiv for the Shiv Doors. Because at earlier stages, using a shiv will break it, and it won’t work on the doors.

Anyways, once you’re in the hall, immediately turn left towards the doors that lead to another room, a kitchen. When you’re in the kitchen, turn right, and you’ll find the locked brown Shiv Door. Inside the door, you’ll find a good amount of loot. This loot includes supplies and a few ammunition.

2nd Shiv Door in Last of Us Part 1
The 2nd Shiv Door is in an area filled with Infected.

Bill’s Town

Joel decides to go to Bill’s Town to get a favor from his friend Bill. While there, You get to unlock two more Shiv Doors.

Shiv Door #1 (03/13)

In Chapter 4, Bill’s Town, you’ll get to the location of Shiv Door even before meeting with Bill. As you’re navigating through the town, you’ll have to boost Ellie over the fence. But before you can do so, you’ll have to open the Shiv Door. Because once you boost Ellie over the fence, you won’t be able to get the Shiv Door.

Anyways, while you’re roaming through the town, you’ll find yourself facing a square building that has a fire escape staircase on the left side. If you’re running short on supplies, you can go into the building and pick up anything you want.

3rd Shiv Door.
Location of 3rd Shiv Door.

But if you’re looking for all of the Shiv Doors in The Last of Us Part 1, then you’d want to turn left here. Jump down the ledge and turn left. You’ll find the blue door that will require Shiv to open it. Like all other Shiv Doors, once one opens, you’ll find different loot here to fill your supplies.

3rd Shiv Door in Last of Us Part 1.
3rd Shiv Door will be right in front of you.

Shiv Door #2 (04/13)

The fourth Shiv Door is also in the chapter Bill’s Town. It comes right after you boost Ellie over the fence, and she opens the door for you. Head straight ahead until you get to the main road. Here, turn left and run straight ahead.

You might recognize it as the area where you’ll find the Firefly Pendant. The Firefly Pendant is right on top of the RV. Although we’re not here for that, it can be a landmark for you.

way to 4th Shiv Door.
Go to where the red arrow is pointing.

When you’re facing the RV, turn left. When you go in the alleyway, you’ll find that a clicker here will blast into smithereens. Go past that, turn right, and go a few paces ahead; you’ll find a small backlot staircase on the right side. It will lead you to the Shiv Door. Here, you’ll be able to resupply your ammunition and other resources.

4th Shiv Door location in Last of Us Part 1.
4th Shiv Door will be in front of you.

Pittsburg

As Pittsburg is one of the longest chapters in The Last of Us Part 1, it seemed fit for it to have four different Shiv Door locations.

Shiv Door #1 (05/13)

In Pittsburg, the chapter 5 of Last of Us Part 1, you’ll get to the location of the 5th Shiv Door. After you and Ellie go through the road and after defeating the three enemies, hop over the bus. You’ll end up at a Federal checkpoint. This checkpoint will be overrun with bandits, so you’ll have to take care of all of them.

After that, you’ll get to the Bookstore named Kingston Bookstore. In the book, the store turns right, and you’ll find stairs leading to the upper floor.

Climb the stairs.
Go up the Staircase.

On the upper floor, turn right again and go straight ahead. There will be a few cupboards lying here and there. Go through them and get to the other side of the room. There you’ll find the location of the Shiv Door. It is at the corner of the bookstore.

location of 5th Shiv Door in Last of Us Part 1.
The 5th Shiv Door will be in the corner.

If you run out of Shiv to open the door, then you can look around the Bookstore. You’ll find plenty of resources to craft Shivs here. Behind the shiv door, you’ll find supplements, ammunition, and many more. You’ll also find an artifact at this Shiv Door location.

Shiv Door #2 (06/13)

After you leave the bookstore, you and Ellie will have to eavesdrop on two hunters. You’ll do that by hiding behind a yellow taxi. It is a cut scene. Right after that cut scene ends, you have to be attentive, as it is the location of the 6th Shiv Door in Last of Us Part 1.

Once you get control of Joel, immediately turn left, and you will find a Shiv Door. If you can’t seem to locate it, then it is under blue shades, right beside the minivan. Go ahead, and the Shiv Door will have a large X mark on it. If you loot it, you’ll be able to collect different supplies and an artifact here.

6th Shiv Door location.
You’ll find the 6th Shiv Door by turning left after the cut scene.

Shiv Door #3 (07/13)

When you get to the Financial District, there will be a part in Last of Us Part 1 where Ellie will cover you using a rifle. Once the section ends, you’ll be able to control Joel freely. As you move ahead, there will be a time when you’ll come to a four-way intersection.

If you look ahead at this point, you’ll see a wall with ‘no hope’ spray painted on it. From there, if you look right across the street, you’ll find a building with the label ‘Ration Depot inside. If you’re not sure which one it is, locate the two tanks, the building is right between these.

Go inside the building in the corner.
The Shiv Door is inside the building.

Anyways, once you get inside, turn right; there, you’ll see a large blood stain on one of the pillars. Besides the blood stain is a door; head inside, and you’ll find the Shiv Door in front of you. Opening the Shiv Door will allow you to restock the supplies inside.

7th Shiv Door location in Last of Us Part 1.
7th Shiv Door.

Shiv Door #4 (08/13)

As for the location of the Final Shiv Door of Chapter Pittsburg, it comes when you’re leaving the city. You’ll get to join Henry. Henry will then be leading you through the hall and down the stairs. When you’re going down the stairs, be attentive, as the Shiv Door will come up now.

When you go down the first flight of stairs, look ahead of you. The white door is the Shiv Door that you’re looking for. Once used, a shiv on the door will open up a whole apartment for you. The apartment is filled with loot for you to take and restock your supplies.

8th Shiv Door location.
The 8th Shiv Door is right after the first flight of stairs.

Tommy’s Dam

In Tommy’s Dam chapter, you’ll unlock 1 Shiv Door quite early on in it.

Shiv Door #1 (09/13)

The 9th Shiv Door can be found in Tommy’s Dam chapter of the game. The Shiv Door is right at the beginning of the Chapter in The Last of Us Part 1. It happens when you’re going up a flight of stairs. The story would want you to turn left and go along the water.

But as we’re looking for the Shiv Doors, then you’ll need to turn right as soon as you get up the stairs. The grey door is the 9th Shiv Door that you’re looking for. It is really hard to miss as you’ll naturally turn left and go on. As usual, you’ll need to use a shiv to open the door; make sure to have stock of shivs before the chapter before it ends.

9th Shiv Door.
9th Shiv Door is at the beginning of the chapter Tommy’s Dam.

The University

The University has only 1 Shiv Door location for you to unlock.

Shiv Door #1 (10/13)

In the chapter university, the Shiv Door comes when you get well into the university. So you can play along with the story easily until you get to the point where you climb into the Science Building. You’ll enter it by climbing up a truck and through a hole in the wall.

When you get into the Science Building, you’ll find an open doorway next to you. Go through the door, and you’ll find yourself in a corridor. In the Corridor, go straight ahead, passing through the yellow light. In this long walk, you’ll walk across an open door too.

Anyways, when you reach the dead end of the hallway, the Shiv Door is to your right. The door will say ‘Room 205 Lecture Room’. Open it up, and you will find tons of loot. But the most important one is the Training Manual. It will allow you to expand the Molotov Cocktails radius when thrown.

10th Shiv Door.
The 10th Shiv Door is at the end of the Corridor.

Lakeside Resort

Lakeside Resort’s Shiv Door location is quite easy to miss in The Last of Us Part 1. So here’s how you’ll find it.

Shiv Door #1 (11/13)

In The Cabin portion of the Lakeside Resor, you’ll find the 11th Shiv Door of the game, The Last of Us Part 1. The Shiv Door comes when you take control of Joel while Ellie is trying to defend herself from David the Cannibal. While Joel is searching for Ellie to save her, you can find the Shiv Door.

You’ll be passing through a gas station. If you look across the street in front of the gas station, you’ll find a motel. Go to the Motel, and you’ll find a frozen truck right next to it. Near the front of the truck, you’ll find an open door. Go through it and to the back of the room, and there you’ll find a bathroom.

Motel in front of Gas Station.
Follow the arrow to enter the Motel.
Bathroom in the Motel.
Enter the bathroom and go through the window. 11th Shiv Door is to the left.

Go inside and come out of the window; the Shiv Door is located to your left. Here, not only will you find loot to top up your supplies, but you’ll find a Smoke Bombs Upgrade. This upgrade will ensure that Smoke from the Smoke Bombs lasts 20 seconds longer.

11th Shiv Door location.
An alternative look at the 11th Shiv Door.

Bus Depot

While you’re progressing through the story, there’s a high chance that you’ll miss the location of the 12th Shiv Door in The Last of Us Part 1.

Shiv Door #1 (12/13)

When you’re in the Underground Tunnel part of the Bus Depot chapter, you’ll come to a point where Ellie needs to open the door for you. But before she can open for you, she’ll get attacked by one of the infected. Kill it before it can kill Ellie.

When she opens the door, you’ll get to a small room with a workbench. You’ll have to use the Workbench to make the necessary upgrades. After making these upgrades, go to the door that is on the opposite side of where you came from.

Once you’re in the corridor, you’ll note that Ellie turns left, where the story will progress. But to get to the 12th Shiv Door’s location in the game, you’ll have to turn right.

Location of 12th Shiv Door.
12th Shiv Door is easy to miss.

The Firefly Lab

As the Story is getting to an end, the search for Shiv Doors is almost to an end. The 13th Shiv Door can be found in the Hospital section of The Firefly Lab chapter.

Shiv Door #1 (13/13)

The 13th and Final Shiv Door comes when you’re in the Firefly Lab chapter. The Shiv Door is located in the Hospital in the Last of Us Part 1. When you get to the hospital, Joel will barricade the door using a chair.

From there, go straight up to the sixth floor. There isn’t anything interesting on the floors below, so ignore them. On the 6th floor, you’ll find a receptionist desk. When you get behind the desk, you’ll find the Final Shiv Door that you can unlock in Last of Us Part 1.

Reception desk.
13th Shiv Door is behind the reception desk.

When you unlock this final door, and if you have unlocked all of the past Shiv Doors, you’ll get the ‘Master of Unlocking’ Trophy.

13th Shiv Door location in Last of us Part 1.
13th Shiv Door’s Location.

How To Craft Shiv In The Last Of Us Part 1

The game early on teaches you the importance of Shiv. A Shiv is a versatile tool that has many uses. It lets you sneak up behind bandits and clickers. Sneaking up behind is a fast kill method, and it helps you’re trying to sneak past a large number of enemy groups.

If you’re interested in learning about these and how you can turn a fight in your favor. Then you should check out our 10 Best Combat Tips of Last of Us Part 1.

But for the Shiv Doors, you’ll need to know how to make a Shiv. The game teaches you how to make it. If you’ve forgotten, then crafting it is quite easy. All you need is one Binding and one Blade. Then you can open the Backpack menu and go to the Crafting menu. Once in there, just click on the Shiv and craft it.

Final Words

Before we can get onto our final words, we suggest that you should read our Review of Last of Us Part 1. The game is a masterpiece, and its developers gave great details to every part of it. Whether it’s the gameplay, story settings, or Visuals, everything is phenomenal. 

Unlocking all 13 Shiv Doors can lead you to the trophy ‘Master of Unlocking’. If unlocking the last Shiv Door doesn’t give you this trophy, then it means that you’re missing one of the doors.

All Shiv Doors unlocked Trophy.
The trophy for opening All Shiv Doors comes up in the Upper Right corner.

So before you need to re-run the whole game to get that one Shiv Door, you might want to go through the story using our guide. It will make searching for the Shiv Doors hassle-free.

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Zohaib Abdullah


From a young age, Zohaib immersed himself in FPS and RPG games. Now, at eXputer, he uses that experience to write Game Guides. Once he finishes writing the latest guide, he hops back on his latest Skyrim save to continue Dragonborn’s Journey.