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The Last of Us Part 2 Gets Behind the Scenes Look At Boss Fight Filming

The Last of Us Part 2 gets a behind-the-scenes glimpse of one of the most horrific boss fights in the PS4 classic.

July 18, 2020

The Last of Us Part 2 is known to have some crazy and bizarre moments, and if you’re anything like me you want to know what filming some of those scenes look like. Thankfully, developer Naughty Dog has been kind enough to share some of these moments and the practical magic that went into making them. Below, you can see some behind-the-scenes footage of one of the more notable boss fights in the instant PS4 classic.

Editor’s Note: We are talking some more specifics of the boss fight, so light spoilers can be found below.

In a world populated with clickers and other monstrosities, one of the most horrifying creatures is The Rat King — a collection of multiple clickers fused together within the Seattle hospital. In fact, for a full view of the horrifying encounter, you can see the boss fight in full below:


With the entire game being filmed in motion capture, you may be wondering what this scene looked like when mocap stunt actors Amy Johnston and Chris Robbins taking the role to heart. Thankfully, lead animator for Naughty Dog Jeremey Yates was willing to share that exact moment in the scene below:

Let no one say that motion capture isn’t its own form of art.

The Last of Us Part 2 has been as successful as you can imagine. Despite some blowback from the otherwise dedicated PlayStation fanbase, the game went on to top the June NPD charts — partially due to a slower 2020 release schedule. If you didn’t catch the official (spoiler-free) DualShockers review of the game, we gave The Last of Us Part 2  a 9.0 out of 10, calling the game ‘Remarkable’ — check out the video review below:

The Last of Us Part 2 is available exclusively on PS4; if you still haven’t picked up the game, you can get the physical Collector’s Edition on Amazon to help support DualShockers.

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Lou Contaldi

Lou Contaldi specializes in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.

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