The Last of Us 1.02 Patch Notes – New Playlist Option, Connection Fixes, Host Migration, And More

The latest patch for The Last of us is now available to download, and with it comes many fixes and tweaks.

While it doesn’t address everything, players of the multiplayer portion will be pleased to know that connection issues, along with the host disconnection penalty have all (or mostly) been fixed.

Single player

  • Texture of a phone number on a bulletin board changed


  • Host migration has been improved. Losing connection to the host during a migration should occur less often
  • General crash when leaving multiplayer fixed
  • Intro camera fix for some introductory cut-scenes
  • Connectivity issues while playing have been tuned
  • If you disconnect or lose connection to the host, you will no longer advance a clan day. You will only advance a day if you are kicked from the match, or exit through the menu
  • Explosion Expert level 2 should be selectable now
  • The voting time for match selection has been reduced to 15 seconds
  •  “No party” playlist options have been added to both Supply Raid and Survivors, players can only join this playlist solo
  • Melee against a downed character now uses the same range as normal melee

The patch weighs in at 74mb, so it shouldn’t take you to long before you can start enjoying the multiplayer again. Don’t forget to read our multiplayer review!

  • zacflame

    thank god, the “NEW!” next to explosion expert can finally be removed.

    • That guy you might know

      It was seriously killing me inside xD
      Because there were times I could check, and it was just that.

      My sanity is going to make it.

  • Nicholas Lovett

    I wonder when the first DLC comes out :/

    • zacflame

      usually around the time something better comes out, because they don’t want you to leave TLOU.

  • John doe

    This game needs some serious balance changes. It punishes new players worse than any game i can imagine. People who put time in it is almost impossible to beat. Also it would been cool if they put some random infected in the rounds of survivor or supply raid keeping everybody on there toes.

    • WarBroh

      So you’re complaining that people using teamwork are harder to beat. Got it. I’m going to guess you didn’t like BF3 either.

      • Oblivion_Lost667

        You know, in all honesty, I’m noticing stuff like that more and more. People complain when people that put more time in are better than they are, saying “It’s not fair! I should be able to do just as well!” even in games that DON’T have a true unlock system or anything.

      • John doe

        Well that is my problem is I play to much BF3 it is the only online game where I put all my time. 900+hours and still counting. Then I jump in a game like this that is totally different and it kicks my ass. Guess i will suck it up and play some more because I do like it. I was just saying for a noob like me it is a very rough start especially when I have to play solo as all my friends play BF3.

        • John doe

          Ok i take it all back this games multiplayer is garbage.

      • Dirtknap

        Reading between the lines, it really looks to me like that age old question of how to manage matchmaking in a fair manner, coupled with the logistics of making implementations work In the face of a relatively small active community. I understand John’s frustrations of being handicapped by not being active on day one.

    • Dirtknap

      Check James K’s post below, it should assist 🙂

  • James K

    “No party” playlist options have been added to both Supply Raid and Survivors, players can only join this playlist solo.

    Thank god. This should be a standard in gaming.


    Only problem I had a couple of times, is the frozen camera on first spawn. I actually downed a full team in a round of survivor while glitched! +1 kudos

  • oofy

    I shuttered at the word, host migration. I hope Sony goes all dedicated servers with the ps4.

  • thespeedtapper4

    this patch has not fixed my multiplayer issue. I still can’t connect. 🙁