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The Last of Us Part 2 guide: Hillcrest collectibles walkthrough

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The Last of Us Part 2 guide: Hillcrest collectibles walkthrough

Find every Artifact, Coin, Journal Entry, Trading Card, Safes, and Workbench in Hillcrest

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Polygon’s The Last of Us Part 2 Seattle Day 2 - Hillcrest collectibles guide begins with Ellie waking up in the theater. It ends when Ellie returns to the theater with an old friend. There are 10 Artifacts, 5 Trading Cards, 1 Journal Entry, 2 Workbenches, and 1 Safe to find in Hillcrest.

Wachumero Trading Card location

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Immediately after arriving at Hillcrest, turn around and jump down into the bombed out, slightly flooded out area. Break the tan pick-up truck’s window to find the Wachumero Trading Card.

Join WLF Note Artifact location

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Despite the urgent-sounding gunshots that greet your arrival in Hillcrest, you’ve got as much time as you need to poke around in this block of abandoned stores.

Majestic Laundromat, the black-and-white checkered building on your left, has one collectible to offer. Jump in through the smashed front window, and head for the back of the store. Open the door on your right, where you’ll find a flyer — the Join WLF Note Artifact — on the desk.

Workbench location

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Cross the street to Rosemont, a clothing store. Head to the back of the store. You’ll find a locked door on your right, but duck behind the desk and there’s a hole leading to the basement. There’s a Workbench directly in front of the door, and plenty of parts to pick up, too, if you need to upgrade your weapons.

Boris’ Daughter’s Drawing Artifact location

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Head left from the Workbench to find a sketch of “The Best Clicker Killer in the Whole QZ!!!”

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Boris’ Daughter’s Drawing Artifact location.
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Sahir the Sorcerer Trading Card location

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Climb over the barrier and along an off-brand UPS truck to get to the next area. You’ll see a truck full of Wolves drive through. Don’t worry about them. Jump down and head left to find a slightly flooded, muddy area. Climb out of the pit and enter Caroline Paper Co. Among the cardboard boxes in the back of the shop, you’ll find Sahir the Sorcerer Trading Card.

Need a Plan Note Artifact location

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On the island in the middle of Caroline Paper Co. there’s a letter from Uli, a Hillcrest native dissatisfied with the Wolves, to Boris. Pick up the Need a Plan Note Artifact, and then head back to the main drag.

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Need a Plan Note Artifact location.
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Yolanda’s Note Artifact location

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As you head back into town, enter Used and Rare Books, the first store on your left. Hop the counter and you’ll find another letter to Boris, this one from Yolanda, a Hillcrest resident who’s plotting an escape.

‘Fuck the WLF’ Poster Journal Entry location

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Right next to Ruston Coffee you’ll spot a WLF rules poster, which has been defaced with an obscene message and cartoon wolf drawing. Noticing this will prompt Ellie to write a Journal Entry.

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‘Fuck the WLF’ Poster Journal Entry location.
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Workbench location

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A bit later, you’ll move a dumpster to a ramp, and climb into a new area. You’ll hop through a wall to enter Life Cycle, a bike shop. Once inside, you’ll see a workbench straight ahead.

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Hillcrest Workbench 2 of 2 location.
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Condolence Note Artifact location

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From Hillcrest Workbench 2 of 2 above, walk to the bike shop’s back room to find another Uli to Boris letter.

Naledi the Youthful Trading Card location

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Exit the Life Cycle back room, and you’ll find the Naledi the Youthful Trading Card, immediately to your right, wedged between a bike’s spokes.

Turn in Boris Note Artifact location

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Emerge from the Life Cycle and head diagonally across the street to the pet store. Make a beeline for the backroom and break the glass (though, be warned, this will likely attract a shambler and runner from next door). In the back room, next to the sink, pick up the Turn in Boris Note Artifact.

Dale’s Combo Artifact location

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Leave the backroom, and exit the pet store through the hole in the wall. Run diagonally to the back of the bar where you’ll find several notices taped up. One of them is the Dale’s Combo Artifact, which includes the combination 30-82-65 for a safe located in the nearby auto shop.

Note in Hillcrest Tattoo Parlor Artifact location

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To use the combination, head back across the street and cut through Velvet Tattoo. On the way to the safe, pick up the Note in Hillcrest Tattoo Parlor Artifact in the tattoo shop’s back room.

Safe location

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From Velvet Tattoo’s backdoor, you can see the garage housing the safe. Look for “AUTO” written on gray bricks in big, white letters.

A dumpster is blocking the door. Move it out of the way to access the safe. You may want to craft some Molotov cocktails and reload your guns before heading in — the garage is full of infected. Once you’ve dealt with them, use the code 30-82-65 on the safe to grab some parts and ammo.

The Last of Us Part 2 ‘Seattle Day 2’ (Ellie) Hillcrest collectibles guide
Hillcrest Safe location.
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Brainstorm Trading Card location

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Once you’ve collected your loot, head back to the back room of the bar (through the hole in the wall in the pet store). Exit out the backdoor, and head up the stairs. Dispatch the infected you find at the top, follow the street around the corner, and hop the fence to keep moving toward the black smoke. Drop into the backyard, and look on the far side of the playhouse to find the Brainstorm Trading Card.

Boris’ Confession Artifact location

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Head into the house. As you enter, the Boris’ Confession Artifact will be on a coffee table to your right.

The Last of Us Part 2 guide: Seattle Day 2 Hillcrest collectibles (Ellie) Boris’ Confession Artifact location
Boris’ Confession Artifact location.

Rosemont’s Flyer Artifact location

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Still inside the same house, head left (toward the kitchen) to spot the Rosemont’s Flyer Artifact, an ad for that clothing store where we found a Workbench earlier.

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Rosemont’s Flyer Artifact location.
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Reverb Trading Card location

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After clearing the house with the Rosemont Flyer Artifact (which involves taking down a powerful infected drops a hunting bow when defeated), head through the backyard and drop down into the next area: an overgrown street that’s packed with WLF and guard dogs. There’s not much to get here, but there are a whole lot of obstacles standing in your way. Clear the Wolves before you focus on this area’s sole collectible.

The Reverb Trading Card is in the third house on the right. Enter through the door facing the street, and take the stairs to the second floor. When you reach the top of the stairs, turn to face the side of the room with three doors. Take the middle one, and you’ll find the card under the bed.