Weapons don’t always start off ready to take on Clickers or Bloaters in The Last of Us Part 1. Therefore you may need to give them an upgrade when you reach a workbench. To know you are spending your parts wisely, you will want to know what some of the best weapon upgrades in The Last of Us Part 1 remake are.
This guide will help you out with that, as we will suggest the best buffs you can unlock for everything from the pistol to the bow and the shotgun. While you have a lot of options, there are some clear must-buy best weapons upgrades for some of the guns in The Last of Us Part 1 remake.
Below, you can find our recommendations for each gun you can upgrade. The more upgrades for each gun, the more we recommend upgrading it as you reach the workbench locations throughout the game.
The Last of Us Part 1 remake best weapon upgrades for each gun
Below you can find our one or two picks for the best weapon upgrades for each gun in The Last of Us Part 1 remake:
- Holster upgrades
- Pistol – capacity upgrade
- Revolver – reload speed upgrade and fire rate upgrade
- Hunting Rifle – scope upgrade and armour-piercing upgrade
- Bow – range upgrade
- Shotgun – range upgrade, recoil upgrade, and capacity upgrade
- El Diablo – capacity upgrade
- Shorty – spread upgrade
- Flamethrower – range upgrade and power upgrade
Let’s start with the holsters. Buying the holster upgrades is incredibly important as it allows you to carry more weapons in your quick slots, accessing them much easier. This is super key to succeeding in the latter half of the game where you might need to use a shotgun, rifle, and El Diablo all within the same encounter.
When it comes to handguns, for the regular pistol you want to focus on a capacity upgrade, while for the revolver you want to upgrade both the reload speed and fire rate. This is the sidearm you will be relying on and using the most! The Shorty is more specialized and therefore we just recommend upgrading the spread, while for the El Diablo you will really want more bullets before you have to reload.
Four long guns can be upgraded in The Last of Us Part 1 and for the bow, we suggest focusing on the range upgrade to be able to use it from afar. For the Shotgun, you are going to want to upgrade all three of these: the range, capacity, and recoil. This will be one of your most used weapons so it is worth investing in its upgrades.
The rifle will also become a fallback weapon in your arsenal regularly so you want to invest in the scope to be able to stay accurate no matter the range the enemy is at. Armour piercing is a must-have, allowing you to penetrate helmets and other gear with your shots. Finally, for the flamethrower, spend your parts on boosting its range and the power of its flames.