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The Revolver is a weapon in The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II. It belongs to the pistol group.

Weapon Icon
General Information
Weapon type Pistols (SP)
Small Firearm (MP)
Clip capacity 6 bullets
Maximum ammo 18 bullets
First found Boston
Weapon upgrade(s) Reload Speed (3)
Fire Rate (3)
Unlock Free
Used by Joel, Ellie, Bill, Tommy, David, Fireflies, Hunters, Bandits, Cannibals, The Military
Fire rate Bars-4
Reload speed Bars-3
Damage Bars-5
Accuracy Bars-6
Body damage 35%
Head damage 70%
Destroy armor 2 shots
Execution 2 shots

The Revolver is a Taurus six shot revolver and appears to be Joel's personal weapon of choice, as he is seen equipped with it in most promotional screenshots and videos.

The Last of UsEdit


The revolver is first seen being used by Joel in the prologue to kill Jimmy Cooper and is suggested to be Joel's personal weapon before the apocalypse. He gives it to Tommy after Sarah is injured, so that he could carry her.

The revolver is first collected by Joel twenty years later during the escape from Boston, taken off a dead soldier outside the quarantine zone. It is also the weapon used during a few rare sequences where Joel has unlimited ammo, such as when caught in a snare trap in Bill's Town.

During the Winter chapter, Ellie is able to take a revolver from one of the cannibals she can kill during her escape from David, but she loses it when David ambushes her near the end of the chapter.

On Grounded difficulty, the revolver is usually a one hit kill on humans without armor.

Workbench UpgradesEdit

The following is a list of upgrades available for the revolver at workbenches, and the parts and level of tools required to upgrade each.

Upgrade Description Level
Parts icon
Tool icon
Reload SpeedAllows you to reload the weapon faster.
Fire RateAllows you to fire the weapon faster.

Factions MPEdit

In Factions MP, the revolver is available at the start. It does not require a loadout point to use. The player starts out with 7 rounds and it costs 180 Parts to purchase 4 more rounds. It deals almost 35 damage to the body and 70 damage with headshots, meaning that it downs targets in three hits, or two if one hit is a headshot; it requires two shots to execute a downed opponent. This makes it more powerful per shot than the 9mm Pistol; however, it has a lower fire rate, fewer shots before reloading, and heavier recoil. In addition, the revolver cannot be silenced. The revolver's higher damage does make it more useful at long ranges than the other pistols, where enemies are more likely to be able to find cover after being hit.

The revolver reloads considerably faster than its un-upgraded singleplayer version. However, it is still one of the only weapons to reload per cartridge, rather than topping off in one motion. This makes the revolver one of the slowest weapons to fully reload when empty, however the action can be canceled halfway by aiming down the sights.

The Revolver's damage is identical to that of the Semi-Auto Rifle, making it an appropriate sidearm for the semi-auto, as finishing off enemies is made easier if one runs out of ammo for one of the two weapons. Combining the damage of a Hunting Rifle or Frontier Rifle body shot and a shot from the Revolver downs an enemy, making the revolver a particularly useful sidearm with these long guns. The Revolver also pairs well with the Burst Rifle because of the Burst Rifle's range limitation and close range firepower is countered by the Revolver's versatility. The Revolver can also be used to quickly down an opponent at close range when combined with the machete but this is now harder to achieve as the machete was patched, becoming weaker per slash.

When upgraded, the reload speed, rate of fire, starting ammo, and accuracy is increased, as well as reducing recoil. Many players could even use this as their only gun, as the cheap ammunition and effective upgrades make it an efficient killer. One could use it as their only weapon as this enables one to have points for armour most of the game so their never weak when facing enemies; it also makes upgrading much quicker to accomplish.

Headshotting an enemy with the revolver on an enemy with less than 50% health can cause enough "Overkill Damage" to instantly execute an enemy.

  • Upgrade one costs 300 Parts.
  • Upgrade two costs 500 Parts.

The Last of Us Part IIEdit

The Revolver appears to return in The Last of Us Part II, as Joel can be seen wielding it in the PSX 2016 reveal trailer, maintaining it as his weapon of choice.[1]. Not much else is known.

Used byEdit


  • The revolver is modeled after the Taurus Model 65 .357 magnum revolver with a three-inch barrel and six-round cylinder.
  • The trigger appears to be cocked, even though the hammer is uncocked.
  • The revolver has a longer barrel in trailers and promotional artwork, but this variant is never seen in-game.
  • The revolver picked up by Joel in the remains of downtown Boston appears to be the same model of revolver he used to shoot Jimmy, his infected next door neighbor, after he broke into Joel's home on he first night of the outbreak.
  • The Revolver starts out with 6 shots and cannot be upgraded to a bigger cylinder capacity in Singleplayer, yet in Multiplayer, the Revolver can be upgraded with a bigger cylinder capacity and starts out with six shots every match.




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