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How to upgrade your weapons in The Last of Us Part 2

Published: 19/Jun/2020 16:10 Updated: 19/Jun/2020 17:19

by Brittany Vincent

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Defending yourself in The Last of Us Part 2 is a top priority. Learn how to upgrade your weapons at workbenches to stay primed for battle at any moment.

If you want to stay alive in The Last of Us Part 2, keeping effective weapons on you is absolutely critical. As we discussed with our beginner’s tips guide, it’s a good idea to keep a melee weapon on you at all times, but it’s also prudent to make sure the arms you have are kept in the best condition possible.

Upgrading your weapons may take a bit of doing, but once you understand the process and requirements, it’ll feel like old hat. Just don’t be afraid to do a bit of scavenging. That’s the name of the game in the apocalypse, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get acclimated to looting ammo and crafting materials everywhere you go.

Here’s how to upgrade your weapons in The Last of Us Part 2.

Collect materials and find a workbench

To upgrade your weapons in The Last of Us Part 2, you need to visit a workbench.
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To upgrade your weapons in The Last of Us Part 2, you need to visit a workbench.

Upgrading weapons is relatively simple, as long as you have the parts you need. First, you need to make sure you look around the world for spare parts. They’ll either be found in containers and safes or simply out in the open, just waiting for you to snag them and add them to your inventory. This all goes back to making sure you pick up everything you find, because you never know when it’s going to come in handy. Parts may be relatively simple to find, but if you don’t nab them when you have the chance, you’ll be left wanting when the time comes and you need something more powerful than your average sidearm.

Once you’ve gathered a sufficient amount of parts to upgrade your weapons, you’ll need to locate a workbench. Workbenches look exactly like they sound. They’re scattered around in various areas throughout the world, so if you’re spending some time exploring an area where you think you might want to come back to a workbench, make note of its location. Otherwise, you can keep pushing forward, as the game will present you with plenty of opportunities to upgrade as you press on. You can check and see how many workbenches there are in a certain chapter by viewing the chapter’s information section before jumping in-game.

Choose an upgrade and purchase

You can select from a wide number of upgrade options at a workbench.
Sony Interactive Entertainment
You can select from a wide number of upgrade options at a workbench.

While at a workbench, you’ll be presented with a number of options. You’ll have the number of parts available for use next to the selection of available upgrades for each weapon in plain view. There are a variety of different types of upgrades to use, but it’s going to be up to you to figure out what upgrades and weapons make the most sense to augment first. For instance, you could upgrade your Bolt-Action Rifle’s scope or capacity first, or give your Semi-Auto Pistol a higher rate of fire.

Once you select an upgrade, the parts needed to do so will be deducted from the number next to the list of upgrades. Ellie will automatically complete the upgrade, as you watch, while at the workbench. It’s a process that’s somewhat similar to what you see in games like Red Dead Redemption 2, so if you like to see interaction with weapons, this should be an intriguing process for you. Plus, Ellie is an expert when it comes to handling her weapons.

Plan out your upgrades accordingly

Be sure you purchase the upgrades you want, because there's no going back.
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Be sure you purchase the upgrades you want, because there’s no going back.

When you’re upgrading your weapons, be extra careful when spending your parts. Barring returning to a previous save, you won’t be able to undo your upgrades. Since parts can be scarce enough that you will have to make some tough decisions, be sure you’re adding the augments you actually want before just diving in and doing things willy-nilly.

Luckily, there aren’t any absolutely horrendous decisions you can make, so don’t get too afraid when giving your weapons that extra bit of oomph. But do concern yourself with what each upgrade actually does and consider how much you’re actually going to use it before committing to spending the parts. It’s the apocalypse. Plan accordingly.

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Best Type 63 loadout for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Published: 25/Nov/2020 11:09

by James Busby

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The Type 63 is capable of dishing out some incredible damage thanks to its methodical firing pattern and excellent precision. Here are all the attachments you should be using when running and gunning with the Type 63. 

If you’re a fan of Black Ops Cold War’s Tactical Rifle class or a player that prefers a more methodical approach to combat, then the Type 63 is one weapon you’ll want to focus on leveling up. While burst fire weapons like the M16 and AUG continue to dominate the game, there have been a number of players picking up this reliable rifle. 

Despite its slower rate of fire, this tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot). The Type 63 is a great option for those that want the damage of a sniper, but wish to be more active in their playstyle. If you have a good trigger finger and decent aim, you’ll definitely want to add the Type 63 to your collection. 

In order to help you get the most kills with the Type 63, we’ve put together a loadout that you can use to crush the competition.

Best Type 63 loadout

Type 63
Activision / Treyarch
The Type 63 is one of the most lethal weapons in the entire game.

Here are the best attachments you can use on your Type 63 in Black Ops Cold War, filling every slot thanks to the Gunfighter wildcard:

  • Millstop Reflex 
  • Spetsnaz Compensator 
  • 18.3” Strike Team
  • KGB Target Designator 
  • Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip
  • 30 RND
  • Gru Elastic Wrap
  • KGB Pad

While you can still make a decent Type 63 loadout without the extra three attachment slots given by the Gunfighter wildcard, the extra kit makes this build extremely comfy. First up is the Millstop Reflex. This is one of the only optics available that doesn’t clutter the screen or provide a great deal of magnification. 

While the 2.0x and 4.0x optics may give you greater precision on the game’s larger maps and modes, the vast majority favor close-quarter engagements. This is also why the 18.3” Strike Team barrel has been chosen. This handy attachment increases your fire rate by 11%, allowing you to get out more shots onto the target. 

It also increases your damage by 9%. While this may seem like an incremental increase, it does make a noticeable difference when combined with a higher rate of fire. To alleviate the Type 63’s horizontal/vertical recoil, we’ve attached both the Spetsnaz Compensator and Spetsnaz Ergonomic Grip.

Type 63 stats
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The Type 63 may not be the most popular gun, but its high DPS makes it a worthy pick.

These attachments make the Type 63 incredibly accurate across all ranges, allowing you to beam opponents with laser-like precision. The bullets will always form in a tight circle around your target, so there’s no need to wrestle with any recoil. Simply point and shoot. 

As you may know by now, visibility in Black Ops Cold War can be rather poor. Even if you follow our visibility guide, there will still be times where you get caught out by pesky head glitches. Fortunately, the KGB Target Designator adds 60% Reveal Distance when aiming down sights. 

The Gru Elastic Wrap is one of the most important attachments as it increases ADS time (30%), Flinch Resistance (90%), and enables aiming while going prone. Combine this with the Sprint to Fire and additional Aim Walking Movement Speed of the KGB Pad, and you have an incredibly mobile rifle that is capable of blistering fast kill times. 


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