Courthouse elevator bug is a known glitch in The Last of Us II. It happens in the Seattle Downtown courthouse, and it’s pretty game-breaking. Not everyone is going to be affected by it, but those that do will have a nasty time trying to solve it. Here’s everything we know about the TLOU2 Seattle courthouse elevator bug, including possible ways to work around it.
Courthouse elevator shaft rope glitch – Seattle Downtown
When you get to the elevator in the courthouse, you’re supposed to use the rope to climb down to the parking lot. As you’re descending the shaft, you’ll get a prompt to jump when you reach the end of the rope. This is supposed to let you land safely at the bottom. However, something isn’t working right, and there are two different bugs that can happen here. Either the game will treat the height as lethal and kill you, even though you used the prompt to drop down, or you’ll drop straight through the floor and out of the map.
It’s pretty annoying, but the good news is that Naughty Dog is aware of it. They’re currently investigating the issue, so if nothing else helps, simply waiting it out will solve it in the end. Before you resort to that, you could try reloading an older save file, or restarting the chapter from the Chapter select menu. However, do not try to restart the checkpoint – that’s official advice.
It’s definitely a show-stopper, no doubt about that. We’ve heard from several folks who’ve replayed the section several times with no success, and restarting the chapter would be pretty time consuming – Seattle Downtown is one of the biggest chapters in TLOU2. Waiting it out would be your best bet if you’re not keen on playing through this part several times.