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Uncharted 2: Come Play with the Naughty Dogs!

Justin Richmond's Avatar + Posted by Justin Richmond on Jun 09, 2009 // Multiplayer Designer, Naughty Dog

The results are in from E3, and it seems Nathan Drake has already claimed his treasure; Uncharted 2: Among Thieves took home several “Best of E3″ awards, including nods from 1UP, G4, Platform Nation, Go! Gaming Giant, Game Focus, and GamePro. And if you’re a participant in the exclusive UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Multiplayer Beta, you’re already getting a taste of what is shaping up to be Naughty Dog‘s most ambitious video game to date.

The Uncharted 2 Multiplayer Beta is about to enter its second week, and we’re already making some tweaks to improve your experience. We are preparing a patch for release in the next few days. Properly applying this patch requires some careful attention on your end: You must watch the screen closely while booting into the beta. As soon as you see the patch message come up in the XMB overlay, you should hit X to accept as quickly as possible.

Uncharted 2 Beta

If you miss the window your PS3 will reset but NOT patch. Simply launch the game and you can try again.

We’ll post a notice on the PlayStation.com UNCHARTED 2 Multiplayer Beta Forum letting you know when the patch goes live, and we’ll also Tweet it out as well on the PlayStation and Naughty Dog Twitter accounts.

Here’s what this beta patch will address:

General

  • Grenade explosions now apply damage properly

Matchmaking

  • Players should no longer get hung up in matchmaking for long periods of time

Bug Fixes

  • Ranks should no longer reset randomly
  • Quitting the game will no longer reset the PS3
  • Player collision – players should no longer get hung up on each other when moving through the environment
  • Player will now be killed if stuck in falling animation for too long
  • In Plunder mode, treasures will no longer disappear during matches

Note: ALL RANKS WILL BE RESET WITH THE PATCH

We are also pleased to announce that we will hold four “Play with the Developer” events in the UNCHARTED 2 Multiplayer Beta over the next two weeks, starting today! During these time slots, a lot of us at Naughty Dog will be online playing the game with all of you! You can tell the Dogs apart from other players because they’ll be playing with different models – a pirate for the villains and Drake with a Naughty Dog t-shirt for the heroes.

The dates and times are below:

Tuesday, June 9 – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM PT (What time is this in my time zone?)
Thursday, June 11 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PT (What time is this in my time zone?)
Tuesday, June 16 – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM PT (What time is this in my time zone?)
Thursday, June 18 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM PT (What time is this in my time zone?)

Join us for some fun!

//Add Your Own

138 Comments

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+ TheInfectedBy590 on June 9th, 2009 at 12:47 pm said:

Beta Code plz? :)


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+ ynp7 on June 9th, 2009 at 12:54 pm said:

I bought inFamous but it didn’t have a code in, how about hooking some of us up? I’m willing to post a picture of myself eating the inFamous case if that’s what it takes!


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+ SSephirothT on June 9th, 2009 at 12:54 pm said:

Will you guys be playing competitive only or co-op as well? Thanks.


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+ EddyxMob on June 9th, 2009 at 12:57 pm said:

Awesome News


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+ SyphonFilter- on June 9th, 2009 at 12:58 pm said:

Thanks ND, you deserve all the awards for sure. Hopefully i find you guys and thanks for fixing:”Quitting the game will no longer reset the PS3.”


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+ SolduNuts on June 9th, 2009 at 1:03 pm said:

Man I wish I was in this beta test.


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+ scorpio182 on June 9th, 2009 at 1:04 pm said:

I have been playing the beta and really enjoying it.

Good news on the patch as i have experienced several of whats to be fixed.


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+ GekooktEi on June 9th, 2009 at 1:08 pm said:

Naughty Dog, you cannot imagine how much I love you guys for making this game! I don’t have a Playstation 3 for very long now, but your game is a worthy competitor for the greatest shooters playable now, like CoD4 and Killzone 2 :D

Perhaps I enjoy playing it more than these games. Really thanks for the patch. It’s too bad that the ranks will be reset, but on the other hand everyone wil start even and then we can see who REALLY plays the most, with a fair start :)


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+ StonTemplePilot on June 9th, 2009 at 1:08 pm said:

i have the beta and it rocks! good job to all you naughty dogs! there are only a few minor things wrong with the beta and i am sure they will all be fixed in the full version… truly a must have!


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+ GekooktEi on June 9th, 2009 at 1:08 pm said:

(P.S. The co-op function is really cool too, although it can be tough sometimes :)


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+ joejohnPSN on June 9th, 2009 at 1:08 pm said:

Those are funny glitch fixes. Anyways, good job.


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+ sam_i_jam on June 9th, 2009 at 1:14 pm said:

The co-op mode is fantastic!

It’s great to know I can play that whenever I’m done playing the single player experience.


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+ CerealxKiller13 on June 9th, 2009 at 1:15 pm said:

guess i lost the contest….oh well i’ll wait till the game comes out.


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+ ExPresident on June 9th, 2009 at 1:17 pm said:

You guys are by far one of the better devs out there, kudo’s to you and the hard work you put into your games and obviously this beta. Your work will pay off upon Uncharted 2′s release.

That being said can you tell us why the issue with the patch and it resetting if we don’t hit X in time? Why isn’t it just a normal patch that updates on its own?

Either way game is awesome, its to bad you guys didn’t make Socom: Confrontation. Maybe it would have been worth a [DELETED].


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+ dsigns209 on June 9th, 2009 at 1:17 pm said:

Dangit, I just hit level 20. Reset. How about a new map?


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+ station3fever on June 9th, 2009 at 1:23 pm said:

this will be game of the year period :)


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+ footballrule on June 9th, 2009 at 1:24 pm said:

i don’t mind the ranks because i got the beta yesterday… besides, its a beta :)can’t wait to play with the Naughty Dogs


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+ MadmanEU on June 9th, 2009 at 1:36 pm said:

I was at rank 20 and then it randomly reset to 1. Not that it matters since its only a beta, but its good to see everyone will be back on level ground with the patch.

The beta has its ups and downs, but the overall feeling is overwhelmingly positive. More maps and more coop might do the beta some good since it gets boring playing the 2 maps over and over again.

The final version should prove to be highly polished if the beta is already churning out significant patches like this one. Lets just hope you don’t pull a Guerilla and make a crap load of MP trophies completely unattainable by 99% of all players.


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+ dilsk4114 on June 9th, 2009 at 1:41 pm said:

this suks i might not be able to play with the dogs cause its twelve o’clock here at that time
:( please organise one for eu as well


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+ QuizPyro on June 9th, 2009 at 1:43 pm said:

I got a Beta voucher code but it says it will be available to download and play from 8/19/2009 to 9/27/2009,is there a second beta?


71

+ XSE_Recoil on June 9th, 2009 at 1:45 pm said:

Wow! This makes getting patches more fun now. A quick time event to get a patch? SWEET! QTE FTW!!


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+ Netweb on June 9th, 2009 at 1:48 pm said:

WOOOOOOOOW!!!! Time to kick some ass Muahahaha!

A sugest you create a system of gits like .. level 10 unlock Elena Fisher to play on Multiplayer, Level 20 unlock a terrorist.. and else… this would be more competitive, the players stay on multiplayer much time and if you can give us a trophy sound about that.. WOOOOW xD

If we can say characters, we can also wish new weapons available..

Netweb remember that PSN ID :D


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+ crony3289 on June 9th, 2009 at 1:49 pm said:

Can anyone confirm if they’ve let the winners of the Uncharted Online Hunt know that they’ve won?

I’m hoping to get a beta code and starting to get anxious that they’ve already announced winners and I just wasn’t one of them.

So, are any of you playing the beta via the code you won in the online hunt?


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+ DTS_MAN on June 9th, 2009 at 1:53 pm said:

Can i please have a code…i have said please.

And i watched some HD footage today on you tube….it is AMAZING!!!!

Cannot wait till this comes out then i will get rid of that pile of crap Gears of LAG!


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+ Inzipid on June 9th, 2009 at 1:56 pm said:

Good job ND, great game btw. I can’t wait for retail now!


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+ CartBlanche on June 9th, 2009 at 1:57 pm said:

I’m hoping that more beta codes will be PSNed out soon as I couldn’t afford inFAMOUS.

Can’t wait for the game. Day 1 purchase over here as well as that is what I’m saving up for.


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+ Capt-Fury- on June 9th, 2009 at 1:57 pm said:

where is the post about the voice cast? I remember Jeff talking about it.


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+ Violater on June 9th, 2009 at 2:02 pm said:

Awesome an Uncharted patch QTE


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+ poisonedsodapop on June 9th, 2009 at 2:02 pm said:

Can’t wait for this patch. Haven’t been playing as much due to the PS3 resets. I don’t mind a rank reset as long as it’s for this patch. It’ll be nice to start back at 1 actually.


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+ GAMEEFREAK on June 9th, 2009 at 2:06 pm said:

free beta uncharted 2 code
PNLG-M5BG-A8CM


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+ GameFace_06 on June 9th, 2009 at 2:11 pm said:

For get about UNCHARTED 2 when do fat princess come out??


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+ GameFace_06 on June 9th, 2009 at 2:16 pm said:

I got the code!!!!! thanks GAMEEFREAK!!!


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+ Zookey on June 9th, 2009 at 2:35 pm said:

Hey Justin! This is Josh Hughes–are you the Justin from ND my brother, Trevor, and I talked with for like an hour on the first day of E3?


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+ Zookey on June 9th, 2009 at 2:36 pm said:

@81 LOL how you are all, ‘Forget Uncharted 2′ then, upon the appearance of a free beta code, your own ability to forget is thwarted….DRATS!


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+ DFogz on June 9th, 2009 at 2:36 pm said:

This is great, and you’ll see me on tonight!
The only big problem I’ve got is with the hand-to-hand and headshots.
I’d prefer a one hit melee kill, but I don’t mind 2 that much, the only thing I don’t like is how sometimes when I melee someone they spin around fire a few rounds and then hit me once with melee and kill me!
The headshots with the Dragon Sniper are great! But not with everything else, for instance I put 2 shots with the FAL all 6 bullets into this guys skull and he still ran away!


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+ Lex_Yayo_407 on June 9th, 2009 at 2:40 pm said:

I will be there representing GamesOnSmash.com


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+ GameFace_06 on June 9th, 2009 at 2:41 pm said:

LOL @Zookey


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+ KinjiroSSD on June 9th, 2009 at 2:44 pm said:

Nooo, my rank!!!


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+ IrishHater on June 9th, 2009 at 2:50 pm said:

Every time I had to quit the game I would get so made when the dang PS3 would reset. Thank god they are patching the beta, I was almost going to stop playing it! thank you guys!


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+ Maltay on June 9th, 2009 at 2:52 pm said:

@15 (And anyone else wondering)

There will be a wipe and no stats will be kept, as with any beta, as its unfair to all the other players and isnt even the final or completed build of the game, but you will still have the advantage of knowing all the ins-and-outs of the two maps and game modes, best weapons and where to find them etc, and should ‘own’ in the first week, at least :)


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+ ADR143 on June 9th, 2009 at 2:52 pm said:

whoa!


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+ TankAojiru on June 9th, 2009 at 2:57 pm said:

Kool game I love the co-op more than the multiplayer but thats just me. I hope you guys have DLC for this after the game launches I would love to keep seeing more and more co-op missions added and gladly pay for them just dont make it too expensive.


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+ katsuo7171 on June 9th, 2009 at 2:59 pm said:

Good Job ND the beta is really amazing. One thing I saw that was annoying is that in the Co-op mode Drake gets wet but the girl(can’t remember her name atm) and Sully doesn’t. It’s not really a bug but just a feture I would like to see.

Thanks


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+ Spartan2023 on June 9th, 2009 at 3:05 pm said:

i want in the beta plz D:


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+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on June 9th, 2009 at 3:14 pm said:

Quitting the game will no longer reset the PS3. thank you for that.

This Beta has kept me from playing everything else I own(37 games) it will be a DAY ONE PURCHASE for me. You have impressed the bleep out of me. I am a picky gamer and this game satisfies my craving for great gameplay as well as graphics.

See you in 45 minutes.


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+ sNsKid on June 9th, 2009 at 3:39 pm said:

I see Lex posted. lol


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+ mywhitenoise on June 9th, 2009 at 3:43 pm said:

I’m wondering, will our stats carry over to the final game? I’d be playing a lot more if they did.


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+ Maguss on June 9th, 2009 at 3:44 pm said:

I won!!! I got my email about the contest!!


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+ Poopookakabumbum on June 9th, 2009 at 3:49 pm said:

This just shows that if they have to fix the online during the beta, that more resources are being taken away from the single player game.

Weak sauce.


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+ mywhitenoise on June 9th, 2009 at 3:51 pm said:

^how does that go to show anything? The game could be complete for all you know. There could be an online team, a co-op team, and a single player team.

Oh no! Naught Dog is taking time to play with the beta testers! That means they’re not working on the game!!!!!!

Get real, dude.


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