The Last of Us - Shiv Doors, rewards, locations

Our guide to tracking down every Shiv Door in The Last of Us, and grabbing all the ammo, parts and supplements they protect.

There are 13 Shiv Doors spread throughout The Last of Us. As the name suggests, you'll need a special shiv to jimmy them open, but these handy tools are in short supply in this post-apocalyptic world. It's worth busting through these doors if you can though, as a generous selection of valuable parts, ammo, health kits and supplements can be found on the other side of each one. Here's where you'll find every Shiv Door in the game.

Shiv Doors

The Outskirts

  • Downtown - Look for the white door to your right, just after you've been attacked by the first Clicker.
  • Museum - Once you've become separated from Tess and Ellie, enter the cafe that's to the left of the room with the horse statue. The door you need is on the right as you enter.

Bill's Town

  • The Woods - When you enter town after the woods, look for the building to your left after the second drop.
  • The Woods - After making your way through the town, you'll encounter a Clicker that detonates a trap of Bill's. Go around the corner from here and the Shiv Door will be on your left or right, depending on which way you approached it.


  • Alone and Forsaken - Enter Kingston Bookstore, then go to the second floor up. You'll find the next Shiv Door inside Rivers Cafe, to the right.
  • Alone and Forsaken - After the cut-scene, when Joel's hiding behind the taxi, look for the taxi door with a red X marked on it.
  • Financial District - Head to the back-room of the Credit Union with the Irrational Depot sign over it. The Shiv Door you're looking for is blue.
  • Escape the City - After you've met up with Sam and Henry, head down the corridor and into the stairway area. After going one flight down, look for the wooden Shiv Door right in front of you.

Tommy's Dam

  • Hydroelectric Dam - There's a point in this part of the story where you need to turn a valve. The door is to the right of this valve.

The University

  • Science Building - After you've clambered into the building via the truck, head down the corridor, then past the doors and the vending machine until you reach the end. The Shiv Door is in the furthest right-hand corner.

Lakeside Resort

  • Cabin Resort - Head over the road from the petrol garage until you come to a hotel room with a missing door. Climb through the broken bathroom window and the door you're looking for is to your left.

Bus Depot

  • Underground Tunnel - After Ellie opens the door ahead of you both, open the Shiv Door on your right before heading into the tunnel on the left.

The Firefly Lab

  • The Hospital - The final Shiv Door is located on the sixth floor of the building. Go around the right-hand corner to find it.

For details of every The Last of Us collectable item, head back to the first page of this guide.

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