The Last of Us: Shiv Doors Locations Guide


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Don’t miss a single unlockable shiv door in The Last of Us; find them all with the locations guide here. Locked doors can be opened with a shiv, but every use breaks these commodities and crafting supplies aren’t abundant in the post-apocalypse. Check out the locations below to know when to save your precious shivs.

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Shiv Doors Locations Guide

Chapter 3: The Outskirts

  • Shiv Door #1 (Downtown): Encountering the first Clicker zombie in the game, you’ll find the locked door on this floor. Enter a door on the right side of the hallway, where you’ll find several vending machines. The lock is through the door in the left corner.
  • Shiv Door #2 (Museum): After creeping through the collapsed room in the second area of the museum, after splitting up with the rest, turn left and move down the hallway to find a cafe. The locked door is just right of the entrance, near some seating.

Chapter 4: Bill’s Town

  • Shiv Door #3 (The Woods): Encountering more Clickers, you’ll head towards a building in the center of the area. The locked door is reached from the muddy ground below the paved alley to the left of the building’s approach, where you’ll find a gate ahead.
  • Shiv Door #4 (The Woods: Down the street ahead, you’ll be able to spot a record store called “Marquis” to the left of the road. There’s an alley leading behind the shop past a planted tree. Look for the door across from the ruined parked cars, and up a few steps, to find the door.

Chapter 5: Pittsburg

  • Shiv Door #5 (Alone and Forsaken): Climb up to the second floor of the book store and look for a large sign that reads “River’s Cafe” ahead. To the right of the cafe counter, you’ll find the door.
  • Shiv Door #6 (Alone and Forsaken): Appearing on the ruined road after a cutscene, Joel will be in cover behind the cab. Look to the left of the cab for a door marked with a big red “X”.
  • Shiv Door #7 (Financial District): Encountering the Credit Union with the altered sign reading “Irrational Depot” over the doors, look in the back room (entered through the right) to find the blue shiv door.
  • Shiv Door #8 (Escape the City): After meeting up with Henry and Sam, continue down the hallway and to the stairwell. Down one flight of stairs, you’ll find the wooden shiv door straight ahead.

Chapter 7: Tommy’s Dam

  • Shiv Door #9 (Hydroelectric Dam): Outside the dam in the power plant area, Joel will need to turn a valve. Look to the door right of the valve.

Chapter 8: The University

  • Shiv Door #10 (Science Building): Once getting past the gate and climbing in via the truck, you’ll find the door down the hallway, past the double doors and a vending machine. At the end of the hall, the shiv door is in the back right corner.

Chapter 9: Lakeside Resort

  • Shiv Door #11 (Cabin Resort): Returning to Joel, you’ll begin in the raging blizzard at a gas station. Cross the street to find an open hotel room with the door missing. There’s a broken window in bathroom, climb through it to find a shack door immediately to your left.

Chapter 10: Bus Depot

  • Shiv Door #12 (Underground Tunnel): After helping Ellie through a crawlspace so she can open the door ahead, she’ll lead Joel into a tunnel with debris to the left. Instead of following her, look right to find another shiv door.

Chapter 11: The Firefly Lab

  • Shiv Door #13 (The Hospital): Reaching the sixth floor of the Hospital, the door is straight ahead around the corner to the right, behind the long counter.

Trophy Unlocked

  • Master of Unlocking (Bronze):
    Unlock all shiv doors.

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