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The Last of Us 2 Collectibles Guide Chapter 2: Seattle Day 1 - Downtown

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Aug 25, 2020
This portion of The Last of Us Part Two guide includes all collectible locations in Chapter 2: Seattle Day 1 - Downtown. This includes all Artifacts, Trading Cards, Safes, Workbenches, Weapons, and Journal Entries. Remember that you can revisit any chapter section to replay an area and collect missing items by returning to the main menu and selecting a chapter once you have completed it.
Downtown Collectibles Overview

View the sections below to locate a collectible. Due to the open-ended nature of this area, these items will be listed in a somewhat straightforward order, starting with optional areas, and then story-required areas.
  • Artifacts: 18
  • Trading Cards: 5
  • Journal Entries: 2
  • Workbenches: 1
  • Safes: 3
Artifact - FEDRA Census Document

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You can find this right as you finish The Gate mission and Downtown begins. After you reach East Gate 2 (aka the **** FEDRA Gate), you’ll be tasked with finding gasoline for a nearby generator. Nearby on the left is a small gatehouse, and you can search inside for a note in a drawer.

Artifact - Cache Hunter Note

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Located across the river from where you first enter the large downtown field, look for a small isolated ruined building floor just outside the Westlake Bank building off to the left, and you’ll find a skeleton with a bag that holds a note regarding the nearby bank.

Artifact - Bank Heist Plans

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This document can be found at the Westlake Bank, which is located on the left side of the large open field (the southwest building on the downtown map). Once you enter the ruins and drop down into the bank entrance. Defeat the lurking infected and then enter the safety deposit box room, where you’ll find a dead body and a bag that holds the note.

Bank Vault Safe and Weapon: Pump Shotgun


Also located at the bank, use the note from the dead body with the bank heist plans to open the nearby vault, using the code 60, 23, 06, and enter to find another dead body holding a shotgun.

Artifact - Bank Robber Letter

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Located in the bank vault - which can be opened using the note outside the vault (60, 23, 06), look on the large main table inside the vault to find a note left by the trapped robber.

Artifact - Antique Ring

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This artifact doubles as a trophy, and can be found in the bank’s vault. Enter the vault using the note found outside (the code is 60, 23, 06), and once inside, look in the back right corner behind a table full of money to find an open deposit box that has a small ring inside.

Artifact - Letter From Isaac

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Further west up the hill past the bank, move down a slope from a collapsed building to find a small plaza with a tank that Dina points out. In the rubble in a corner behind the tank you can find a skeleton holding a bag that contains a note.

Trading Card - Doctor Uckmann

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Just to the east of the domed synagogue, you can find a skeletal corner of a building with a few walls and stairway still standing. Climb up the stairs, and break open the windows to move along the outer platforms of the building, allowing you to run and jump to cross the gap to continue climbing to the third floor of the building’s remains. At the top you’ll find WLF inscribed on the wall, along with many supplies - including scrap, supplements, and a trading card in a drawer.

Training Manual - Crafting Skills

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Look along the destroyed freeway - now a river - to see a section of an on-ramp with a firetruck above a small section of a broken platform with an overturned truck. Head to the ramp via the west side and climb onto a nearby truck to jump onto the ramp where the firetruck is.

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On the right side of the truck you can find rope attached to the firetruck, and can use it to rappel down halfway, before using R1 to begin swinging to the broken platform where the truck has overturned. Keep swinging to gain momentum before jumping to the platform, and search the tipped over truck for supplements, scrap, food, and a training manual!

Artifact - Informant Letter

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Along the freeway-turned-river, you can find a caravan of FEDRA trucks that were ambushed by WLF. In the middle of the river is a truck you can open to find several skeletons of officers, and will also hold items like scrap and a letter.

Trading Card - Das Wort

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Located inside the music shop near the Synagogue, look behind the main front counter when you enter the shop for a drawer next to the cash register where this trading card is hiding.
Workbench Location - Tent Near Music Shop


There are plenty of supplies and a workbench off to the side, in an elevated grass area near the music shop, and north of the domed synagogue. You can reach the spot by exiting the music shop on the second floor and crossing the outpost bridge, or squeezing through a nearby gate.

Artifact - Street Drawing

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Head to the left of the tent (across from the music store) and open the drawer in the small outpost bridge over the street for a sketch.

Journal - Street View

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After picking up the sketch, look out at the view to add a sketch of Shimmer as a journal entry.

Artifact - WLF Safe House Supply Note

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At the corner of 5th and Spring St, north of the Courthouse, you can find a small place called Ruston Coffee that has breakable windows. Enter through the windows after breaking them out to find several supplies, including scrap, ammo, and a supply note.

Trading Card - Big Blue

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Also located inside Ruston Coffee, check in the drawers below the coffee machine in the back of the front room to find a trading card.

Artifact - Pet Store Keys

Head to the back of the coffee shop and be prepared to eliminate an Infected waiting in the last stall. Once the enemy is dealt with, turn your attention to the fold out changing station, where a key with a dog bone tag has been left behind, revealing the address of the shop it's used to unlock - which isn't all that far from where you are.
Artifact - WLF Community Supply Chest Note

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Just to the south of the Courthouse, and a bit east of Gate West 2, look for some stairs across from a US Flag between 5th and 6th avenue leading up to a building, and along the walkway you’ll find some containers and a bag with a note inside.

Artifact - Join WLF Note

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This piece of literature is located inside Barkos Pet Shop (which has been converted into a WLF safehouse). To enter, you’ll need to find a key, which is located in the bathroom at Ruston Coffee (at the corner of 5th and Spring).

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The key has the address of the shop (in a back alley at 6th an Marion), and inside you can find a printer with stacks of propaganda you can check out - as well as plenty of supplies and a stun bomb.

Upgrade - Long Gun Holster

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Also located inside Barkos Pet Shop is a gun holster - but you’ll need to claim the key from Ruston Coffee’s bathroom.

Trading Card / Safe - Flo

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Locate the Gate West 2 below the Courthouse at Madison and 5th, and squeeze through the open gate to find a safe with the note “use Gate Code” consult your notes to find the list of codes and enter 04, 51. The safe will contain a ton of scrap, supplements, ammo, health, and a trading card.
Artifact - Emergency Protocols Memo

This collectible may appear in two different locations based on our experiences with multiple playthroughs, but their potential locations are fairly near to each other:

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At the entrance to the Ration Distribution Center (Synagogue), you can find a ladder leading up to a command post looking down on the field below. Search the lookout posts to find a note in one of the drawers.

If it does not appear here, you may have to search for it inside the Synagogue. After climbing the trolley cart to reach the upper section of the Ration Distribution Center / Synagogue you’ll be facing some tables. To the left of the little TV/monitor is an artifact in the form of an Emergency Protocols Memo.

Journal Entry - Hebrew Calendar

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After using the rope to swing to the other balcony (on the 2nd floor) of the synagogue turned ration distribution center (where you found the gas can), head into the office. Interact with the calendar on the wall for a journal entry.

Artifact - Rabbi Saunder’s Letter

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In the Synagogue, use the trolley to reach the second level, and swing across towards the ledge with the open window - and enter the Rabbi’s room on the side. Look behind the desk for a drawer for a letter from the Rabbi.

Artifact - Plea to a Friend

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After getting through the initial floor of the courthouse, head downstairs and Interact with the decaying bodies for an artifact.

Artifact - Lt. Torres’ Final Memorandum

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On the first floor of the Courthouse where the Fedra officers were executed, look to the left for a window into the Bailiff's Office, and break it open to head inside. At the far end is another executed officer, and by taking the machete out of his chest, you’ll find a note tucked away into his shirt.

Artifact - List of Known WLF Agitators

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Also in the Bailiff's Office on the first floor lobby of the Courthouse, check the cabinets to the left of the dead officer to find a note on WLF instigators.

Courthouse Safe

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The last of three safes in Downtown can be found in Bailiff's Office on the first floor lobby of the courthouse. Enter via the windows and look on the whiteboard above a dead officer to find the code for the safe - located below the desk you hopped over to get in. The code is 86, 07, 22 - and contains various scrap and supplements.

Artifact - WLF Recruiter Journal

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This artifact can be found after getting the gasoline and opening up the gate to the Serevena Hotel. Once inside, defeat the infected and then move up to the second floor, entering the suite straight from the stairs. Open a drawer in the second room under a TV to find the note.

Trading Card - Know It All

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Also located in the Serevena Hotel, enter room 216 - the same room with the WLF Recruiter Journal note, and look in the drawer between the two beds to find a trading card.

Looking for more Collectibles in The Last of Us Part Two? Find even more artifacts and trading cards in Chapter 2's The Gate, Eastbrook Elementary, Capitol Hill, Channel 13, The Tunnels, The Theater, and The Birthday Gift. Be sure to also check out our complete The Last of Us 2 Collectible Hub to find every secret in every chapter and location.

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