Need a The Cargo walkthrough for The Last of Us 1, including all collectibles? In this The Last of Us 1 guide, we're going to show you how to achieve 100% completion in The Cargo, which is part of the Quarantine Zone chapter.
There's 1x Firefly Pendant and 1x Optional Conversation to find in The Cargo, as Joel, Tess, and now Marlene meet a special guest.
The Last of Us 1: The Cargo Walkthrough
Once the cutscene has concluded following The Slums, you're going to need to follow Marlene. Stick close behind her, and while there's no imminent danger, there's not a lot to look around at here.
Marlene will eventually lead you to a ladder you need to climb, which takes you to a metal staircase you can use to reach some roofing. Just keep following her lead — you can't really go wrong here.
Once you reach the rooftop, you'll witness an explosion off on the horizon, and Marlene will give some context about what's been going on. Follow her in through the window, and be sure to collect all the supplies on the table immediately in front of you. Then help her to open the door by pushing triangle and moving the analogue stick to the right.
Keep following Marlene down some stairs into a large opening. She'll point out that the doorway you need to reach is on the other side, but unfortunately it's swarming with guards. Crouch down and follow her up the staircase.
You're going to want to sneak into the building on the left at the top of the stairs, and stealth kill the guards if you can. Fortunately, Marlene will help you out. Sneak through the building, collecting any supplies along the way, and then head through the window and outside. Remember to use stealth kills if you possibly can; bricks and bottles can help you to pull the guards into different positions, granting you an opportunity to get the jump.
Once the coast is clear, you'll notice that Marlene has moved over to three corpses on the bridge.
Optional Conversation #1
Speak to Marlene while she's looking at the bodies on the bridge for an Optional Conversation.
Follow Marlene to the stairs, where it says Waterline St Number 33 on the large sign. Go down the stairs and reach the door that was mentioned earlier.
Now it's mostly a case of following Marlene through the building until you're introduced to an important character.
Marlene will explain in a cutscene that she wants you to help smuggle Ellie to a group of Fireflies at the Capitol Building. And, no, you're not in a position to argue really. When the cutscene concludes, you'll be out on an open street.
Firefly Pendant #1: Liu's Firefly Pendant
Directly opposite from the building where you met Ellie, there are a trio of newspaper vending machines. One has a corpse perched against it. Search next to the body for a Firefly Pendant named Liu's Firefly Pendant.
Follow the staircase down into a blocked off area, and use the staircase into a tunnel on the right to make your way around.
You'll eventually end up in an area where there's a staircase you can't reach. Run past it towards the garage beyond it, and grab the dumpster with triangle. Now wheel it backwards the staircase and vault on top of it to reach the staircase.
There's only one path you can take in this building, so just follow it around and enjoy the banter between Joel and Ellie. You'll eventually reach a door, so head inside and watch the cutscene, as you progress towards Outside.
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