Polygon’s The Last of Us Part 2 Finding Strings collectibles guide begins with Ellie following Tommy through the woods in a flashback. It ends when Ellie returns to the present. There is 1 Artifact, 1 Trading Card, and 1 Journal Entry to find.
Journal Entry location
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Immediately after the flashback begins, Tommy and Ellie will walk past a scenic overlook with a view of the mountains. Stop here and Ellie can write a brief description of the woods in her journal. This is also an opportunity to page through Ellie’s journal and read about her relationships with Dina, Joel, and her ex-girlfriend Cat at this point in her life.
Austringer Trading Card location
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A bit later, you’ll head out to look for a music store. After you dismount and hop the wall, Joel will offer to boost you over the U-Move van. Climb over it on your own and head down into the flooded area to find the Austringer Trading Card resting on the car’s back passenger side seat.
Tara to Ruby Letter Artifact location
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Once inside the hotel, Joel will move a vending machine aside opening the next section where there are several rooms. In room 107, you’ll find the Tara to Ruby letter artifact, about a woman who recently joined the community at Jackson, to her skeptical sister, Ruby.