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- Shiv Door #1 - The Outskirts: Downtown
- Shiv Door #2 - The Outskirts: Museum
- Shiv Door #3 - Bill's Town: The Woods
- Shiv Door #4 - Bill's Town: The Woods
- Shiv Door #5 - Pittsburgh: Alone and Forsaken
- Shiv Door #6 - Pittsburgh: Alone and Forsaken
- Shiv Door #7 - Pittsburgh: Financial District
- Shiv Door #8 - Pittsburgh: Escape the City
- Shiv Door #9 - Tommy's Dam: Hydroelectric Dam
- Shiv Door #10 - The University: Science Building
- Shiv Door #11 - Lakeside Resort: Cabin Resort
- Shiv Door #12 - Bus Depot: Underground Tunnel
- Shiv Door #13 - The Firefly Lab: The Hospital
While the main story of The Last of Us Part 1 is entirely linear as it doesn’t give players any choice in what happens, its levels are far from linear. There are plenty of side areas that contain secret supplies and optional content like lore and hidden collectibles. Perhaps the most useful hidden areas, however, are the locked doors that require a shiv to open.
These doors are completely optional and, more often than not, you may not be able to even get inside on account of not having enough supplies to even craft a shiv. That said, if you’re looking to get the platinum trophy for the game, you’ll need to gain access to every locked door in the game as the “Master of Unlocking” trophy requires it to unlock.
NOTE: This guide is a work in progress so make sure to check back for updated information and more door locations!
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Shiv Door #1 – The Outskirts: Downtown
The first locked door doesn’t show up until a few hours into the game. You’ll find it inside the Goldstone building that Joel, Ellie, and Tess cut through to stay out of sight in the “Downtown” section. Progress through the level until Joel gets jumped by a clicker in a cutscene. After Tess saves him, you’ll be given control of the game again.
Instead of heading forward as the game prompts you to, go through the door to your immediate right and then through the door on the left side of the room. Through there, you’ll find a locked storage room that you can open with a shiv. Inside, you’ll find all sorts of ammo and other goodies.
Shiv Door #2 – The Outskirts: Museum
You’ll find the second locked door in the “Museum” section of the game when Joel gets separated from Tess and Ellie. After the cutscene where the group gets cut off from one another, crouch walk out of the broken section of the building and you’ll be in an area full of clickers.
Go through the door on your left and then continue forward through the next door. From there, go through the door on your left and the locked shiv door will be to your immediate right. Open it and grab the supplies inside.
Shiv Door #3 – Bill’s Town: The Woods
The next door is found in the first section of Bill’s Town before you even meet Bill himself. After navigating into the town, you’ll find yourself facing a square building with a fire escape staircase on its left side. While you’re able to enter the building in search of supplies, walk to the left of it and jump down the ledge. To your left, you’ll find the third locked door that requires a shiv to open.
Shiv Door #4 – Bill’s Town: The Woods
After finding the third shiv door, continue along the critical path until you find yourself walking down an alley at the end of the main street area accessed by lifting Ellie over a chainlink fence. The alley will be on your left when coming down the street. After turning down the alley, you’ll watch a clicker run into a trip mine. After that, turn to the right and continue along the main path. Just after turning, however, you’ll find a small backlot staircase to your right that leads to the fourth shiv door.
Shiv Door #5 – Pittsburgh: Alone and Forsaken
As you play through the level, you’ll eventually come across a Fedra checkpoint that’s been overrun with bandits. After taking care of them all, go to the top level of the bookstore that’s on the right side of the street. Once there, head to the corner of the building that’s closest to where you entered the checkpoint area initially but farthest from the street and you’ll find a locked bathroom door. Use a shiv to open it and grab the supplies inside.
Shiv Door #6 – Pittsburgh: Alone and Forsaken
After hiding behind a yellow taxi in a cutscene to avoid being spotted by bandits, turn to your left and you’ll see a door that’s got a red spray-painted “x” on it. While it might just look like a piece of scenery, it’s actually a shiv door that can be unlocked for some extra supplies.
Shiv Door #7 – Pittsburgh: Financial District
As you progress through the level, you’ll eventually find a corner building in the streets in between two tanks with a sign labeling it as the “Ration Depot.” Inside, past a wall with a large blood stain on it, you’ll find the locked door.
Shiv Door #8 – Pittsburgh: Escape the City
After you meet up with Sam and Henry, Henry will open a door for you to go through. Walk down the hall and then down the first flight of stairs on the left with them. Instead of following them all the way down the second flight, walk across the hall to the closed door directly across from the stairs. It’ll be locked for you to open with a shiv.
Shiv Door #9 – Tommy’s Dam: Hydroelectric Dam
As you get to the dam, you’ll walk up three flights of stairs. The main path would have you turn to the left and continue along the water once you’re up the stairs, but instead, go to the right to the blue door. It’ll be locked, so use a shiv to get inside and get some supplies.
Shiv Door #10 – The University: Science Building
When you finally make it inside the science building at the University of Eastern Colorado, you’ll find yourself climbing onto a dumpster to gain access to a higher section of the building. Once you’ve climbed up and through the hole in the brick wall, walk forward through the door on the far side of the classroom you find yourself in and then into the hallway. On your right, you’ll see a standing light. Walk past it and through the open door behind it, heading further into the hall towards some vending machines. At the end of the hall on your right, you’ll find the next shiv door.
Shiv Door #11 – Lakeside Resort: Cabin Resort
Once you gain control of Joel after fighting David in the restaurant as Ellie, you’ll walk through the snow and find an old gas station on your right. Continue heading forward and you’ll come across a motel. Being careful not to be spotted by the bandits searching for you, make your way around the side of the motel and through the alley on its right side. Get behind the building and you’ll find a small shed with a locked door only accessible with a shiv.
Shiv Door #12 – Bus Depot: Underground Tunnel
Play through the level until Ellie opens up a chainlink door for you in the tunnel after being grabbed by a clicker. Once inside, head over to the other side of the room and leave through the door. Walk up the handful of steps on the other side of the door and, instead of heading left as the game leads you, walk to the right. Here, you’ll find a locked door to be opened with a shiv.
Shiv Door #13 – The Firefly Lab: The Hospital
The final shiv door can be found after your first encounter with the Firefly soldiers. Either sneak by them or fight your way through them and you’ll find yourself going into a stairwell in a cutscene where Joel bars the door with a chair. Walk to the top of the stairs and exit through the door. Walk behind the desk that’s directly across from you in the hallway and you’ll find a locked door to be opened with a shiv. Once it’s opened, the trophy will pop if you’ve found them all.