The world of Last of Us 2 is packed with disgusting creatures lurking in the corners. Players have to always be alert because an infected monster can jump out of the shadows out of nowhere. Take the encounter with the Rat King Clicker boss for example. It will appear suddenly while Ellie is looking for some medical supplies. Similarly, the Stalkers hide in the shadows and attack you suddenly, catching you off guard. But there are some strategies you can use to either avoid or kill Stalkers. So, in this guide, we will explain how to beat Stalkers in The Last of Us Part 2.
The Last of Us 2: Kill Stalkers Easily
Stalkers in The Last of Us 2 are more dangerous, careful and smart. The unfortunate part is that Stalkers will directly charge towards you once they spot you. But that’s not even the worst thing – even the Listen Mode is not good enough to spot them, so the pressure is even higher. So, without further ado, let’s see how to beat Stalkers.
Unlike the Rat King Clicker boss battle, where choosing melee attacks is a bad idea, it’s not such a bad idea in the case of Stalkers. When you have the chance, take them out with melee weapons but most often you will find yourself shooting them instead.
There are situations where you will face many of these infected enemies at the same time. During these moments, the strategy of melee weapons will not work. Hence, getting headshots using a shotgun is the best option to kill Stalkers at that time.
Also, sometimes, the best tactic is to bring them out of the shadows by creating a loud noise. You can use a brick for this. When they come out in groups, you can take them out using a bomb trap or with Molotovs.
While walking around near Stalkers, you have to keep an eye on all angles where they might be hiding. If you use a bomb trap well, you can kill them easily.
If you don’t want to get into a fight with the Stalkers, you can also throw a glass bottle towards a certain area and run in the opposite direction to escape. Keep moving with your back to the wall because these infected creatures are quite annoyingly sneaky.
So, this is how to kill Stalkers in The Last Of Us 2. If you want to know more such useful tips and tricks, check out our TLOU 2 Wiki guide.