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UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Celebrates Halloween with a Title Update and a Double Cash Weekend

Arne Meyer's Avatar + Posted by Arne Meyer on Oct 30, 2009 // Community Strategist, Naughty Dog

The next time you start up UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves you will be required to download an update to the game (Japan and Asia regions — your update will be available next week).

Here’s the list of (most of) the changes we made. Some changes have been withheld to protect the innocent.

  • Addressed respawn points when the artifact goes out of bounds in the Plunder gametype
  • Dynamically adjust the win condition for fewer players during the course of a match
  • Added features to deter players from voluntarily leaving during a match
  • Added rate limit to “When a Chapter is Completed” Twitter event
  • Fixed a display issue during letterboxing
  • Fixed Danish Trophy description
  • Fixed screenshot utility in standard definition resolutions
  • Fixed the “Players Met” list not displaying recent players
  • Addressed a variety of Multiplayer connectivity issues

BUT, that’s not all…

With Halloween on the horizon, we wanted to take this spooky occasion to announce that this weekend is also our first ever Double Cash Weekend in UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves. The Double Cash Weekend starts on Friday, October 30, 2009, at 11:00 AM PST and continues until Monday, November 2, 2009, at 11:00 AM PST.

In every match during Double Cash Weekend, you’ll be getting twice the Cash award you normally would for completing typical game actions – not medal-related currency awards – giving everyone a leg up in increasing their Rank for a limited time. That means this weekend is the perfect time to hop on to our Competitive and Co-op Multiplayer modes – whether you’re just a few levels away from the vaunted ‘X’ or this is just your first time online.

A bunch of Naughty Dogs will also be playing this weekend, so be on the lookout for the red Naughty Dog paw next to our PSN ID in the game and feel free to say hi, ask any questions or shoot at our characters. Stay sharp! There might be something spooky around the next corner…

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves Double Cash Weekend

//Add Your Own

220 Comments   14 Replies

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+ IGriffoI on October 30th, 2009 at 6:31 pm said:

(I have a 60GB PAL system)


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+ gachzorge on October 30th, 2009 at 6:43 pm said:

Hey, I guess I should at least mention it here, but I can’t get my cash for beating Uncharted 1, and I did infact beat it, and get the Platinum as well.. I would like some of that extra cash right about now.


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+ silverthehedgeh on October 30th, 2009 at 6:45 pm said:

wow thanks for taking the skins i worked hard for and for making the people on the hero side by putting the skeleton with red eyes and red glowing heart you just made it easy for people to kill them i know its for a few days but come on really at least let us chose to be them rather then taking all are skins away


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+ TheGuardianFID on October 30th, 2009 at 6:50 pm said:

I’ll be on, the game is a MASTERPIECE guys, great job!!! :D


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+ linebeginstoblur on October 30th, 2009 at 7:00 pm said:

Double cash makes me want to play a lot, but hearing that you lose $40,000 for leaving a game, even if you have a connection error that isn’t your fault, I’m too scared to try. I have only slightly over $40,000 to begin with, and that’s taking a huge chance there.

It says voluntary, but I read people having honest connection issues and still losing levels and money. Is this true? I’d hate to think you’d assume that any disconnects are purely intentional…


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+ linebeginstoblur on October 30th, 2009 at 7:04 pm said:

I HOPE that what I said I read was heresay, but if you want to know where I heard it…
http://www.naughtydog.com/site/post/uncharted_2_title_update_now_up/


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+ silverthehedgeh on October 30th, 2009 at 7:27 pm said:

you guys are BSing left and right your game makes people ps3s not work you make people lose money and levels from quitting even if its a disconnect from the net so now im afraid to play online great job with game and all but when you look at all the errors and bugs the games crap until there fixed people will be more likely to skip your game


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+ LILBUDDY2000 on October 30th, 2009 at 7:32 pm said:

I have a real bone to pick with Naughty Dog. I’m now 70% through the single player mode and I find myself depressed….why? Because it’s going to be VIRTUALLY impossible for a developer to make a better game :-( Can we fast forward two years into the future please.

Oh…and double the points sounds great..see ya online.


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+ SyphonFilter- on October 30th, 2009 at 7:33 pm said:

I just beat the campaign which was amazing,unlike any game i played this generation. Now i can hop online so perfect timing.


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+ deatharis on October 30th, 2009 at 7:33 pm said:

woot woot go NDog nice Fix can’t wait for this weekend =]


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+ MLB1GaMeR on October 30th, 2009 at 7:35 pm said:

Dear Moderators and PsN Community. Im still having problems with Uncharted 2 Recent Players met option and Logging in to Naughtydogg.com’s website. If anyone is experiencing any of these two issues please reply to this post. Dont get me wrong i love the game and have no complaints gameplay wise, but its bad enough that i end up getting into games with low ranked players, but to add insult to it, i cant party up with decent players because my recent players met wont work. I’ve downloaded the new patch today twice and still nothing. I dont have these issues with any other games and I called 3 ps3 support people. Still nothing. AS far as the logging in to nd.com i guess it’s not such a big deal cause i can still get around to seeing my stats, but i can’t contact nd for any issues on that site. Any moderators, support people psn community people wanna offer anything i’m open to suggestion thanks. mlb1gamer.


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+ MLB1GaMeR on October 30th, 2009 at 7:39 pm said:

arne meyer if you can see that comment i made that would be awsome.


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+ Rai_11 on October 30th, 2009 at 7:39 pm said:

woohoo! so awesome!


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+ Biggz124 on October 30th, 2009 at 7:50 pm said:

would you guys consider making Naughty Dog logo shorter or skippable? i would love it along with customizable soundtracks?


165

+ Berae on October 30th, 2009 at 8:27 pm said:

this is great

More maps for survival would be awesome!


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+ bob52 on October 30th, 2009 at 8:32 pm said:

SO are we gonna see Santa and Grinch make an appearance for the holidays !!!XD


167

+ tman692 on October 30th, 2009 at 8:32 pm said:

do i have the greatest game and system ever or what?


168

+ Sakimori_X on October 30th, 2009 at 8:38 pm said:

I have no questions or criticisms. Just tons and tons of praise for the good folks at Naughty Dog. They are masters of their trade.


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+ ahabspeg on October 30th, 2009 at 9:17 pm said:

saw a vampire dev memeber today. you should have released some wolfman, swamp thing, mummy, ghost skins for the weekend. really liked the zombiew though. THIS DAY ANYTHING GOES!


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+ ivanramon on October 30th, 2009 at 9:52 pm said:

Damn, I cant play, I’m out of town, are you going to do another double cash weekend any time soon?


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+ smacksinner on October 30th, 2009 at 10:04 pm said:

i got kicked off my connection and got the penalty with this new update and i was like wat? i can deal with losing that money but then i noticed that i lost all my skins and not sure if i lost anything else? is this the halloween thing or wat? im confused…deleted saved data to try to fix it then got on here and saw all these postes. Naughty Dog? Can you explain to me exactly whats up with this? thanks…btw…badass game…im online with this stuff like allday everyday. totally awesome!!!


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+ Kornkid52 on October 30th, 2009 at 10:28 pm said:

hey Arne nice spanish on comment 120 its cool what u guys are doin for Halloween hope u do the same for Xmas, Santa Vs.Frosty? keep us updated when we gettin the new play modes cant wait


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+ PhillyPhan4810 on October 30th, 2009 at 10:34 pm said:

great job on the game its incredible!


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+ xeno3d on October 30th, 2009 at 10:39 pm said:

Whenever I jump online, I am never lucky enough to see a ND person there.


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+ Shearie on October 30th, 2009 at 11:02 pm said:

Just want to point out that the “Players Met” function still doesn’t show the people you’ve played with online after the update, whether in-game or in the XMB.


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+ rulerofleaf on October 30th, 2009 at 11:44 pm said:

freaky scary, its gonna be sweet


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+ Dr_Byron_Orpheus on October 31st, 2009 at 12:06 am said:

Nice job on the patch, NOT! Are you ppl freaking kidding me. I have never had multiplayer connection problems/lag/erratic behavior till this patch came out. Co-op arena is twitchy as hell; the frames freeze here and there for me. I never had these problems before today. I just played Deathmatch for the first time since I got the patch a few hours ago, and my PS3 crashed when there was a simultaneous kill between me and another player. Then I had the joy to see your “brilliant coding” take $40 grand and a level from me. Kudos guys for taking a perfect 10 and dropping it down to a 7. How convenient for the patch release to be the same day as a double cash weekend start. The skins and double cash is a cool idea to celebrate Halloween, but this patch just totally ruined it for me. I wonder who else is gonna get screwed with this new penalty feature if you leave a game. So if I run the risk of crashing again, or lagging out, I can lose more money and more levels. I don’t think the double cash will do me any good. Thanks again guys for really dropping the ball with this one.


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+ the_lone_wolf_42 on October 31st, 2009 at 2:00 am said:

I played the demo, but have yet to pick up the full game. I was planning on doing it next weekend, but after seeing a lot of the problems with online, I’m not so sure I’ll get it. Especially Dr_Byron _Orpheus…he seems genuially upset about these problems. Arne, you should be more like Rob Hewston (Inferno Pool post) and reply not only to positive comments, but negetive ones at well. At least let Orpheus know you acknowledge his complaints. I’m a little disappointed in you guys. I expected more from the developers of this amazing game.


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+ kasnate on October 31st, 2009 at 5:05 am said:

wow,thats awesome.I cant help waiting.
is there anyone who knows the size on disk for this patch?


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+ camus44 on October 31st, 2009 at 5:42 am said:

So when does this update drop elsewhere? ATM I can’t play with my mates who have the Japanese version. Kinda sucks missing out on partying up over this weekend in particular.
Lack of foresight there.


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+ TailsTheCat on October 31st, 2009 at 6:20 am said:

How do I use the screenshot feature?

I hate Sony.


182

+ DeVeAn on October 31st, 2009 at 6:24 am said:

Everytime I beat Chapter 25, when I climb the stairs my game locks up. Its done this 3 different times. Will this issue be addressed?


183

+ Ti_dus on October 31st, 2009 at 6:25 am said:

I’m loosing my XP because of game connection errors or because of people who are quiting co-op :((((((


184

+ Insomniac1206 on October 31st, 2009 at 7:40 am said:

I just got a $40,000 penalty on my skill rating because of a connection error?! I’m hot about that.


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+ IGriffoI on October 31st, 2009 at 8:44 am said:

I’ve got it working now.


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+ Mind_tricK on October 31st, 2009 at 8:53 am said:

Players met still not tracking players in or out of game for me as well, just thought the Naughty Dog’s should know.


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+ that-acmilan-guy on October 31st, 2009 at 9:10 am said:

@Arne: Thanks for the reply, i know that, but the thing is 768 DSL should be able to pull it off, i mean all other games work fine.


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+ tokin4u2 on October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 am said:

Was just wondering has anybody else had a problem after doing the uncharted 2 update.
I start the game to play and it goes into load screen with twirling dagger and it has been twirling for about twenty minutes now!
Arrggghhh! i’m jonsing…help!


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+ tokin4u2 on October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 am said:

And ohhh yes i have rebooted a few times and tried again!


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+ Stalker666_ on October 31st, 2009 at 10:15 am said:

hope they got some bug fixes through too
took me 3 times to reset my ps3 before i could even download the update and when i played Uncharted 2 my friend list dissapeared, my files were gone (pics, music, etc…) and sometimes when i booted up my PS3 it said it had to repair my database


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+ Velzorn on October 31st, 2009 at 10:43 am said:

I got the update last night (with no problem at all) and played several matches and had a great time. I even raised my highest kills in a single deathmatch to 26.

One thing though that I noticed was that a few of the matches only went to 40 kills instead of 50 and I think one match stopped in the high 30′s. Why is this? Is this because of the double cash weekend or is it something new from the patch?

I’ll definitely be taking advantage of the rest of this fun festive double cash weekend. Again I hope other holiday weekends get this treatment as well.

Have a Happy Halloween everyone.


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+ ExxOTanK- on October 31st, 2009 at 11:13 am said:

I can’t even download the update :(
All it does is say that i need to download an update, then when i press okay it just seems to take me to a black screen followed by a few beeps. Then nothing….
I’m starting to get really annoyed with the the MP aspect of this game, so far all i’ve had are negative experiences.
Lag, being kicked from matches, and now this?
Starting to lose faith in ND, this game will probably be traded in before long. :(


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+ thomasgott on October 31st, 2009 at 11:43 am said:

will the rank you earn in the halloween weekend disapear after it’s over or will you continue having the current rank. i am in lvl. 40 but on naughtydog.com am i only lvl. 35? what’s up with that. do you only have the rank in a limited period or will u keep having it. ?? “giving everyone a leg up in increasing their Rank for a limited time” that is what nughtydog wrote. please answer me.


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+ DrainDeimo on October 31st, 2009 at 2:36 pm said:

I’m so glad they fixed the list problem.


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+ JDot4 on October 31st, 2009 at 3:53 pm said:

Just finished my first play through! Truly amazing! The story, gameplay, graphics…all running smooth. I’ll be on the lookout in MP this weekend! Thanks a bunch and for the updates and happy Halloween!


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+ clone555 on October 31st, 2009 at 4:42 pm said:

Arne Meyer replied on October 30, 2009 at 12:03 pm
“There are several changes we’ve made to address this, but we don’t want to go into details for everything we’ve done”

Why not? seriously, you’ve obviously upset a whole bunch of people who are losing cash and levels because of connection failures, and you won’t explain how it works? XP and ranking up is a huge part of the MP experience. You can’t mess with that and then say ‘we don’t want to talk about it’. Come on arne, stop stonewalling us on this issue.

What exactly has been implemented?
Is it intentional that people are fined even if the reason they leave a game is a connection error, or did nobody at ND expect that?
How did you arrive at the $40k number? Does the punishment fit the crime?

It’s undeniable that you guys have produced a fantastic game. The move MP is new and MP is hard to get right, so it’s not unreasonable to expect ups and downs. I don’t doubt your good intentions and I hope this can be fixed soon !


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+ sithlordcody on October 31st, 2009 at 5:12 pm said:

will any of the pre order boues every be dlc on the ps store i only have the gold weapons and navvaore skin foe multplayer


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+ SwedishMeat_87 on October 31st, 2009 at 6:26 pm said:

Arne Meyer can you give me some answears ? i have sent maybe 10 mails to NaughtyDog but no replay. Ive added 2 Admins in the game. But no one answears on my questions. So just answear this smal question how can i contact NaughtyDog ? Sorry to say it but i dont belive that you got a good support for your customers. /SwedishMeat_87


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+ NukePistols on October 31st, 2009 at 9:32 pm said:

Hopefully I’ll be able to play online now. My character stops moving like every 5 seconds while everyone else keeps moving. Also, I have a suggestion for Sony: Please PERMANENTLY BAN anyone who uses the word “RAPE”. I’m tired of hearing kids saying things like “you just got raped”, “we will rape you”, etc. Please ban them all.


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+ Vanquish23 on October 31st, 2009 at 9:37 pm said:

To Naughty Dog:

Great job on keeping the boot-up time from Start Game to actually playing pretty minimal. I definitely don’t need to be reminded not to shut the PS3 off when the HD light is flashing.

In regards to the patch, it’s great.

- Can you please detail what features you implemented for players leaving mid-game? I personally never do this (why would I? you lose all your cash! and matches are pretty quick)

- Can you explain how the cash $ system works when I play U2 on two different systems? I played on my brother’s PS3 and my wallet’s funds were much much lower. So is that locally restricted, but the level progression is global?

Thanks.


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