Last Of Us Part 1: All Weapon Locations

This Last of Us Part 1 Weapon Locations guide will showcase all weapon collectibles that players can get!

My Last of Us Part 1 Weapon Locations guide will showcase all nine weapon collectible locations for you! Let’s explore how you can acquire these weapons. In essence, weapons are just basic collectibles that will be added to your inventory and can be a completionist’s goal to collect fully. 

Key Takeaways
  • There are nine primary weapons in The Last of Us Part 1.
    1. Molotov can be found in The Outskirts in a corridor near a dustbin.
    2. Hunting Rifle is propped up by a teal-colored pillar on a dead NPC in downtown.
    3. Bow is located in The Woods on top of an abandoned truck with a claimable ladder.
    4. Smokebomb can be found during the Pittsburgh storyline.
    5. Shorty is in the deep underground part of the suburbs, near planks.
    6. El Diablo is near purple flowers by an abandoned jeep at the Hydroelectric Dam.
    7. Flamethrower is located near a warehouse by the University of Eastern Colorado.
    8. Assault Rifle is found in the Firefly Lab, the most dangerous location due to enemy presence.

All Weapon Locations In Last Of Us Part 1

Before I begin, let’s compare the stats of the Weapons in LoU Part 1:

WeaponsFire RateReload SpeedDamageAccuracyBody DamageHead DamageDestroy ArmorExecution
Revolver4/103/105/106/1035%70%2 shots2 shots
Hunting Rifle2/102/108/109/1070%100%1 shot1 shot
Bow3/104/106/107/1055%100%1 shot1 shot
El Diablo4/103/106/108/10----
Assault Rifle8/104/103/105/1020%60%3 shots3 shots


Last of Us First Weapon
First Weapon
Fire rateReload speedDamageAccuracyBody DamageHead DamageDestroy armorExecution
4/103/105/106/1035%70%2 shots2 shots

The first weapon in The Last of Us Part 1 is located in “The Outskirts.”

  1. Players start on top of a giant tower in the downtown area.
  2. While hugging the wall, carefully walk towards the edge until a left turn provides a safer platform.
  3. Find an entrance beside a shattered window and descend the stairs.
  4. Take a right turn at the ground level, entering a room without a door.
  5. In this room, you’ll find the first weapon beside a dead NPC.


Last of Us Second Weapon
Second Weapon

The next weapon in Last of Us will be located in the outskirts area, and players will once again need to head over to the downtown area. Players will start by being in an area that will be completely abandoned, and it will be dark all around. 

  1. Move across the corridor from the starting point, exploring available rooms.
  2. Optionally, cross the corridor for additional collectibles or exploration.
  3. Return to the starting point and locate a grey-colored dustbin.
  4. Beside the dustbin, find a bottle containing the encased weapon.
  5. Pick up and interact with the weapon to add it to your inventory.

Hunting Rifle 

Last of Us Third Weapon
Third Weapon
Fire rateReload speedDamageAccuracyBody DamageHead DamageDestroy armorExecution
2/102/108/109/1070%100%1 shot1 shot

As for the third weapon, players will once again need to progress through the main storyline, and once they have already gotten their hands on the first and second weapon, players will then further need to make their way deeper into the storyline. 

  1. Head to the Capital Building, starting in a room surrounded by grass inside the main building.
  2. Observe the grass-covered, eroded room with details of furniture.
  3. Look for an opening through a wall that has been ripped through.
  4. Carefully tread in front of wooden planks and jump down to another grass-covered room.
  5. Sprint to an NPC lying dead, propped up by a teal-colored pillar.
  6. Interact with the triangle button on the controller to pick up the weapon.


Last of Us Fourth Weapon
Fourth Weapon
Fire rateReload speedDamageAccuracyBody DamageHead DamageDestroy armorExecution
3/104/106/107/1055%100%1 shot1 shot

To acquire the next weapon in The Last of Us, head to Bill’s Town and then to “The Woods.”

  1. Start in a backyard surrounded by a brick building, facing a barricaded area with abandoned cars and wood planks.
  2. Move forward, and you will find a ladder leaning against the backdoor of an abandoned truck.
  3. The only way to reach the weapon is by climbing up the truck, as it is located on top.
  4. Climb the ladder to the top, where you’ll find the weapon and additional collectibles.
  5. Click on the triangle button on the controller to pick up the weapon.

Smoke Bomb 

Last of Us Fifth Weapon
Fifth Weapon

The fifth weapon in Last of Us can be encountered once you officially enter the Pittsburgh storyline and progress through it. Players will be able to encounter tons of training manuals there, so make sure not to miss out on those while you’re on the hunt for the weapon! 

  1. Enter an abandoned garage area in Pittsburgh filled with storage boxes, metal shelves, and cardboard boxes.
  2. Navigate deeper into the room until you encounter a metal shelf alongside a couch and two abandoned chairs.
  3. On top of the shelves, find various basic collectibles, including one in the middle of the shelf.
  4. The weapon is located two rows down from the top of the shelf, covered by a piece of paper.
  5. Interact with the weapon to pick it up and add it to your inventory.


Last of Us Sixth Weapon
Sixth Weapon
Fire rateReload speedDamageAccuracy

Next up, the next location that players will need to make their way over will be the suburbs, not the overworld part of the suburbs, but rather deeper underground and into the sewers. Once you are inside the sewer area of the suburbs, you will be met with a yellow or green basket or storage case hung from the ceiling with a bunch of ropes. 

  • Examine the surroundings, noting abandoned pipelines and broken-down air conditioners.
  • Navigate deeper into the sewers, where you’ll encounter metal and wooden planks blocking your path.
  • Jump over the planks, explore the area with chairs, a table, a lamp, and books.
  • Locate a small beige handgun, interact with it, and it will be automatically added to your inventory after a short cutscene.

El Diablo 

Last of Us Seventh Weapon
Seventh Weapon
Fire rateReload speedDamageAccuracy

The Last of Us Part 1 Weapon Locations for the seventh weapon can be encountered once you make over your way to Tommy’s Dam, where yet another collectible, which will be a training manual, can be found as well, so make sure to make a little detour after getting the actual weapon to grab it! 

  • Start outside on a broken pathway with patches of grass.
  • Head forward, cross the main path, and admire the scenery.
  • Continue until you find purple flowers.
  • Steer a bit to the left, heading off the main path onto the grass.
  • Near an abandoned jeep, you’ll find the weapon beside it.


Last of Us Eighth Weapon
Eighth Weapon
Fire rateReload speedDamageAccuracy

The eight weapons will actually be located in an area that will simply be known as the university. Still, the full name of the university will be the University of Eastern Colorado, and the eighth weapon will be located there. 

  • Start at the main gate surrounded by brick walls.
  • Head through the main gate and follow the beaten-up path.
  • Look for a white car near a sign and steer left from it.
  • Follow the signs and head inside through the main gate.
  • Go straight up, head right, and inside the warehouse, you’ll find the weapon.

Assault Rifle 

Last of Us Ninth Weapon
Ninth Weapon
Fire rateReload speedDamageAccuracyBody DamageHead DamageDestroy armorExecution
8/104/103/105/1020%60%3 shots3 shots

As for the last weapon, players will make their way over to a location called the Firefly Lab. One thing that players will need to keep in mind is that the area will not be safe. There will be many enemies; therefore, ensuring your safety and taking them out will be pretty crucial. 

  1. Once you are in the Firefly Lab, you will be immediately encountered by an enemy who you can easily shoot down to take them out.
  2. Once you’ve ensured they’re dead, proceed through the main hallway.
  3. The actual weapon can be obtained once you are done killing off the enemies and can be picked off their dead bodies and kept to yourself. 

Miscellaneous Weapon-Type Items 

Apart from the nine main weapons, players can also encounter a few miscellaneous weapon-type collectibles that they can come across.

There will be a nail bomb that players can get when players get to a church with Bill, and he’ll end up doing a small favor and make you the bomb itself. Apart from that, players can also get their hands on a health kit, shiv, melee weapons, and a switchblade when searching for other collectibles. 

That wraps up my Last of Us Part 1 Weapon Locations guide! 

Guide and Photo Credits: LunarGamingGuides on Youtube

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