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The Last Of Us Part 1's Funniest PC Port Bugs

"The Last of Us" franchise finally made its official debut on the PC with March's release of "The Last of Us Part 1." There was a great deal of hype surrounding this momentous launch, especially considering the fact that "The Last of Us" is one of PlayStation's most celebrated exclusive IPs. Unfortunately for PC gamers who snatched this port up, it has been plagued by numerous bugs that have made it borderline unplayable in some cases.

On the bright side, much like the "GTA" remastered trilogy was filled with hilariously creepy glitches, "The Last of Us Part 1" has provided a good number of laughs with its bizarre goofs. We're talking characters behaving erratically, entire cities disappearing, and many cases where the laws of physics no longer apply. 

Though Naughty Dog is reportedly hard at work on fixing the current state of "The Last of Us Part 1" on PC, fans have taken to sharing some of their favorite glitches on social media. Here are some the most memorable.

Steam Deck Joel (and friends)

As news of the PC port's problems started to spread on social media, one of the first issues to gain attention was the fact that many of the characters were looking somewhat... off-model. Nowhere was this more evident than in the haunting appearance of what fans have taken to calling "Steam Deck Joel."

Rocking inconsistent and patchy hair colors, not to mention eyebrows that would make Eugene Levy blush, Steam Deck Joel has become the object of a great many jokes on Twitter. Gamers can't seem to get enough of the Wooly Willy-esque survivalist. And Joel isn't the only character to fall victim to these undercooked and unsightly character models, as Ellie and Sarah have both seemingly had some awful things done to their regular hairstyles. In one screenshot, Ellie can be seen saying, "Only one problem," as she's sat behind Steam Deck Joel and her own hair is vanishing.

Only one problem?
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No, there are plenty of problems here.

Sarah and Ellie get stretching powers

The opening sequence of "The Last of Us Part 1" is commonly pointed to as one of the most horrific and heartbreaking scenes in gaming. As Joel attempts to escape from his hometown on the night of the outbreak, he's unable to protect his daughter Sarah from a soldier with an itchy trigger finger. She dies in Joel's arms, and the loss of his daughter turns Joel into the cold-blooded killer we see in the main parts of the game. Thanks to a glitch in the PC port, fans can now wonder if things would have turned out differently if Sarah had stretching powers. 

Joel has a new strategy
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One glitch causes Sarah to suddenly elongate and almost pop out of existence when Joel turns while holding her. It kind of takes the bite out of things when you see Sarah stretch like Gumby out of nowhere. At that height, she probably could have just stepped over the roadblocks leading out of Austin.

Ellie is also known to stretch to horrific lengths in the new PC port, as seen in one clip where she basically turns into a banner hanging off the back of Joel's horse.

Joel's all wet

Times are tough after the end of the world. Most cities don't have much to offer in the way of working electricity or running water, and the ones who do are typically hoarding it for themselves. In the summertime, you can forget about air conditioning. What we're saying is "The Last of Us" takes place in a pretty sweaty world — but this is ridiculous.

PC weird new glitches, the characters get wet during a cutscene for no reason
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One particularly bizarre glitch has been causing characters to spontaneously become dripping wet during cutscenes. A clip that has made the rounds since the release of the PC port shows the fateful scene in which Marlene convinces Joel and Tess to take Ellie across the country with them. The scene is still as well-acted as it's ever been, but it's extremely distracting to note that everyone just starts pouring water from their faces and clothes. 

It's like someone left the space heater on full blast, or else Joel and the gang are hopping in an offscreen pool every time the camera cuts away. In "Part 1," Joel doesn't typically get this soaked unless he's swimming around and looking for a raft for Ellie.

Ellie and Tess become ballerinas

Ellie gets to do some dancing in one of the most romantic scenes of "The Last of Us Part 2," but it appears as though she was really holding back. For some unknown reason, one glitch causes Ellie to stand on her head and begin spinning like she's the final opponent in a "Breakin'" movie. Hopefully Joel can scrounge up a broken cardboard box to lay underneath her, because there's some serious breakdancing going on here.

Not to be outdone, another bug results in Tess hopping up and down in place like she's in a bouncy house, her arms spread in an A-pose. It's a bizarre visual that only gets eerier when you realize her expression is totally blank. Needless to say, both of these displays feel fully out of place when these characters are trying to make their escape from the QZ — but they are extremely funny.

My Tess is a bit buggy
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Denying the view

A lot of the glitches in "The Last of Us Part 1" tend to result in weird character behavior or appearances, but that's not all that's been screwed up in the PC port. One glitch in particular results in a truly ironic bug, one that ruins a touching scene between Joel and Ellie. 

As Ellie and Joel begin to really bond with one another, they share a rare peaceful moment on a rooftop overlooking the city. Ellie tells Joel, "You can't deny that view," and they both bask in the beauty and stillness of the day. It's a really lovely sequence — unless you get this particular bug.

Uuuhhh... pretty sure you just did. (TLOUP1 PC)
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One user on Reddit shared a screenshot of the scene, during which the sky apparently burst into flame. The whole cityscape is enveloped in a glare, making it impossible to make out the sights that Ellie's so intent on enjoying. It's pretty easy to deny the view when it's straight-up not there.