Can Listen Mode be disabled in The Last of Us 2? Mapped by default to the R1 button, Listen Mode enables you to increase your performance in stealth, by allowing you to better locate the position of enemies. However, some feel that it detracts from the title’s tension, and prefer to disable it. In this The Last of Us 2 guide, we’re going to reveal whether Listen Mode can be disabled.
The Last of Us 2: Can Listen Mode Be Disabled?
As of patch v1.05, Listen Mode can be disabled across all difficulty settings, and you can find out more about those through the following link: The Last of Us 2: What Difficulty Should You Select? It's worth noting that he effectiveness of Listen Mode does appear to vary, depending upon which difficulty tier you select, but if you absolutely want to remove it then you can turn it off in the Options menu by browsing to Controls and then disabling the feature.
Listen Mode has increased importance in The Last of Us 2, because it also shows scent trails when you’re being pursued by a dog. It’s important to keep moving and break these scent trails to avoid detection, but obviously without Listen Mode you’d have no real visual feedback for that.
Do you want to disable Listen Mode in The Last of Us 2? Push into the comments section blind below, and be sure to check out our The Last of Us 2 guide for more on the game.