Strange Bug In The Last of Us Part 1: Enemy Ignores It's Infected


Prithhis Bose


Jun, 08.2024

A curious glitch where an infected acts like a human non-player character was found by a fan of The Last of Us Part 1. Released on the PlayStation 5 in September 2022, The Last of Us Part 1 is a reimagining of Naughty Dog's 2013 classic.

Since The Last of Us is already playable on the PS5 thanks to the considerably cheaper PS4 remaster, fans of the game felt perplexed by the choice to update the title when The Last of Us Part 1 was announced. If the $70 price tag of the remake included enough new material to make it worthwhile, there wouldn't be a problem, but The Last of Us Part 1 is essentially an exact replica of the original game. The Last of Us Part 1 received favorable reviews upon its release in spite of this. However, this does not make the game flawless; there are still a good number of flaws in the game.

The popularity of HBO's The Last of Us adaption has led to an increasing number of players joining the game. Reddit user Nightdragons_ discovered a problem in the most recent version of The Last of Us where an infected was acting more like a person than an adversary. Nightdragons_ posted the video of this glitch on The Last of Us subreddit and questioned whether it was a bug or if the infected was simply blending in. In the video, Nightdragons_ tries to get the infected to walk into a tripwire by luring it to a remote location. But rather than going into the wire as it should, the infected dips beneath it like it's a human character.

The Last of Us issue is real and unintentional, as several gamers in the thread have confirmed. NotTheRocketman discusses their attempt to replicate the action shown in the video in the forum. They claimed to have successfully tricked infected into tripwires in several distinct iterations of The Last of Us. Thus, Nightdragons 's experience is only an odd bug and was not intended.

To further confuse matters, Naughty Dog released The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered in January of this year, even though fans still didn't understand why The Last of Us was being redone. In the franchise, The Last of Us Part 2 is already a contentious game, and all the criticisms leveled at the remake of the original game also apply to this edition. The Last of Us games on the PS5 have received mixed reviews, but now is a great time to start the series. While the HBO adaptation's second season is now in progress, fans may easily immerse themselves in the brand with the PS5 games.