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The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered: how to unlock everything in No Return mode

The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered has a new No Return mode that brings the roguelike genre into Naughty Dog’s postapocalyptic franchise for the first time, and with it comes a bevy of unlockable characters, skins, and more that dedicated players are certain to want to unlock for use in-game. Here’s how to unlock everything in No Return.


  • Ellie – Unlocked automatically.
  • Dina – Complete 2 encounters with Ellie.
  • Jesse – Complete 3 encounters with Dina.
  • Tommy – Complete 3 encounters with Jesse.
  • Joel – Complete 4 encounters with Tommy.
  • Abby – Unlocked automatically.
  • Lev – Complete 2 encounters with Abby.
  • Yara – Complete 3 encounters with Lev.
  • Mel – Complete 3 encounters with Yara.
  • Manny – Complete 4 encounters with Mel.

Character Skins


  • Plaid – Upgrade all Perseverance skills as Ellie.
  • Rain Jacket – Kill 4 enemies with Molotovs in one encounter.
  • Savage Startlight – Collect every gun in one run as Ellie.


  • Hangout – Kill 4 enemies with trap mines in one encounter.
  • Casual – Craft 10 times in a run.
  • Patrol – Craft a health kit, Molotov, trap mine, and stun bomb in a run.


  • Festival – Purchase 10 items from the Trading Post in one run.
  • Patrol – Kill 3enemies with pipe bombs in one encounter.


  • Patrol – Complete a run with only your initial gun or guns.
  • Sweatshirt – Complete an encounter where every kill is a headshot.
  • Winter – Complete an encounter without missing a single shot.


  • Casual – Kill 6 enemies with the same gun without reloading in an encounter.
  • Salt Lake City – Kill 3 enemies with shivs in one encounter.
  • Winter – Kill 5 enemies with a bottle or brick in one run.
  • Boston – Complete a Bloater boss encounter as Joel.


  • Vintage Naughty Dog – Gain 50 health from melee kills and attacks in one encounter.
  • Bomber Abby – Upgrade 3 melee weapons in a run.
  • Badlands – Complete an encounter with all melee kills.


  • Santa Barbara – Get 7 kills with explosive arrows in one run.
  • White Shirt – Craft 20 arrows of any type in one run.
  • Abby’s Jacket – Complete an encounter with all bow kills.


  • Safehouse – Complete a Seraphite encounter with Yara.
  • Aquarium – Defeat 3 Seraphite brutes.


  • Aquarium – Craft 8 health kits in a run.
  • Seattle – Heal 80 health with one health kit.


  • Winter – Fully upgrade any guns.
  • Firefly – Kill 5 enemies with incendiary shotgun shells in one run.

Gun Skins

  • Moth – Complete all challenges for Ellie-aligned characters.
  • Wolf – Complete all challenges for Abby-aligned characters.


  • Tommy – Kill 5 enemies in one encounter while zoomed in with a scope.
  • Joel – Complete an infected encounter as Joel.


  • Arcade Bloater – Unlocked automatically.
  • Theater Infestation – Defeat the Arcade Bloater.
  • Rattler Captain – Defeat the Theater Infestation.
  • Garage Bloater – Defeat the Rattler Captain.
  • Seraphite Elite – Defeat the Garage Bloater.
  • Rat King – Defeat the Seraphite Elite.
  • Random Bosses – Defeat the Rat King.

Core (features and game modes)

  • Custom Run – Play 1 run.
  • Gambits – Play 2 runs.
  • Dead Drops – Play 3 runs.
  • Holdout Mode – Play 5 runs.
  • Capture Mode – Play 7 runs.
  • Daily Run – Play 9 runs.


  • Gambits Tier 1 – Complete 1 gambit.
  • Gambits Tier 2 – Complete 3 gambits.
  • Gambits Tier 3 – Complete 6 gambits.
  • Gambits Tier 4 – Complete 9 gambits.
  • Gambits Tier 5 – Complete 12 gambits.
  • Gambits Tier 6 – Complete 15 gambits.


  • Mods Tier 1 – Complete 3 encounters with mods.
  • Mods Tier 2 – Complete 6 encounters with mods.
  • Mods Tier 3 – Complete 9 encounters with mods.
  • Mods Tier 4 – Complete 12 encounters with mods.

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