Once you pick up Joel's backpack, it will already be among his personal possessions.
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STAGES OF INFECTION
Stage 1 [RUNNER--DO NOT LET THEM SWARM
• Cordyceps has taken over the victim's motor
functions. Fast and agile, Stage 1 infected
usually travel in packs. Do not let them swarm
Stage 2 [STALKER]
• ...hide and ambush victims... check your
Stage 3 [CLICKER--CAN'T SEE]
• Completely blind, acute hearing, use
echolocation to seek out prey. Keep your distance!
Stage 3 infected are known for their
ferocious attacks and are extremely lethal.
Stage 4 [BL?????]