This The Last of Us 2 Walkthrough for Chapter 10: Santa Barbara – The Resort provides combat tips for taking down the Rattlers and has every collectible location which includes 2 artifacts, 1 Trading Card, 1 Journal Entry, and 1 Workbench.
The resort is full of Rattlers. While you can always avoid some of if these scuffles, here are some tips.
As usual hide in the grass.
Focus on using your crossbow and get headshots so you can get the arrows back.
Some Rattlers will have dogs. Kill the owner and then take out the dog. Keep a throwable on you so you can distract the dogs if they get suspicious.
Cut through the train ticket station ahead for supplies. Continue up the next street with more Rattlers.
Journal Entry – Rattler Van
After passing the train ticket station, there are more Rattlers patrolling outside the cafe. Once they’re all dead, approach the van with the Rattler graffiti. Interact with it to add it to your journal.
Move ahead and to the left towards the train cars. And interact with it to get to the other side.
Climb up the ladder ahead to see where you need to go. Jump over and dropdown and move to the left.
Artifact – Santa Barbara Slave Note
After climbing up the tank truck and seeing where you need to go you’ll automatically drop down to the other sidewalk forward and go to the crate and cargo on the far left (before continuing through the fence). While looting supplies turn around and look at the dead body. On the right of that body is a barrel with a note attached to it.
Head to the blue train car and crawl underneath it. Interact with the fence to move it and push forward.
There are a lot of Rattlers ahead and many have helmets and/or bulletproof vests. Exploding arrows work wonders here.
Workbench Location – Inside the Shack Near the Chained Runner
After killing the Rattlers, enter the shack to upgrade your weapons.
Trading Card – Sparkthug
Near the workbench. Go through a door in the building to the left of where you entered from the fence. To the right of the doorway is a small table and it’s tucked in on that
The house on the side has some loot but to keep on the main path go to the building with lights on. You’ll reach a board and can climb over it to get back to the outside.
Continue ahead to the area with the clicker pool. Take down enemies until you can make it inside the mansion on the left. When you do, continue up the stairs but keep in mind more Rattlers will come down.
Artifact – Rattler’s Letter Home
On the 2nd floor, reach the top and keep alongside the banister until you see the mattress, shelves, and nightstand. On the nightstand, by the lantern, is a note.
When you’ve finished looting the mansion continue and you’ll find yourself on the balcony. Leap over the stone barricade to keep moving ahead. You’ll be near some party tables and this building will have some Rattlers in it. Consider staying outside and picking them off as they appear rather than going into the house immediately.
Go down the stairs and through the wooden doors. Move down the hall and open the door by the stack of blue chairs. A cutscene will play, Walk towards the beach leading into the next section: Santa Barbara – The Beach.