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UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer BETA Details!

Arne Meyer's Avatar + Posted by Arne Meyer on Jun 28, 2011 // Community Strategist, Naughty Dog

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With the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta launching TODAY, Tuesday, June 28, we want to make everyone has full details! We’ve compiled a handy little UPDATED list of Frequently Asked Questions below. If you’ve got any other questions, let us know in the comments and we’ll answer what we can!

When can I start playing?
Tuesday, June 28, for all inFAMOUS 2 and current PlayStation Plus members, who all get early access to the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta.

If you’re not an owner of inFAMOUS 2 or a current PlayStation Plus member, we’re opening the floodgates to the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta for EVERYONE on Tuesday, July 5.

What time EXACTLY can I start playing?
When the PlayStation Store updates today. While we can’t guarantee an exact time the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta will likely start propagating on the PSN Stores around the world at around 2:00 PM PDT (what time is that in my city?).

It may not be available right at that time, as there are a lot of things involved into making this happen, so please be patient if you don’t spot it immediately. Keep an eye out on the Naughty Dog Twitter and we’ll update as soon as we know it’s gone live.

When does the Beta end?
The UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta will end on Thursday, July 14.

What modes and maps are available?
Throughout the three weeks of the Beta, we’ll be rotating through a variety competitive and co-op gametypes, along with access to three different maps.

June 28 to July 3 Gametypes:
Team Deathmatch, Plunder, Three Team Deathmatch, Hardcore, Co-op Arena
Maps:
Airstrip, Chateau
July 4 to July 9 Gametypes:
Team Deathmatch, Free For All, Team Objective, Hardcore, Co-op Hunter
Maps:
Airstrip, Chateau
July 10 to July 14 Gametypes:
Team Deathmatch, Plunder, Three Team Deathmatch, Hardcore, Co-op Adventure,
Co-op Arena
Maps:
Airstrip, Yemen

Wait, what’s the Hardcore gametype and why haven’t I heard about this yet?
We’re revealing a brand new competitive gametype with today’s update – one that has been specifically requested by many members in our community!

The Hardcore gametype is Team Deathmatch stripped down to the core basics – no Boosters, no Medal Kickbacks, and no Power Plays. Weapon Mods are still available – be sure to head to the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta discussion forum and let us know what you think about how Weapon Mods feel within this gametype, along with anything else that you want to tell us!

Can you tell me more about a specific gametype or map?
Since we revealed our first look at UNCHARTED 3 multiplayer back in April, we’ve put together a bunch of videos that provide a good sneak peek at the majority of what is included in the Multiplayer Beta. We’ve compiled those videos into a handy UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer YouTube playlist embedded below:

Can you tell me about any of the Boosters, Medal Kickbacks, and Weapon I can expect in the Beta?
Sure thing! Here goes…

Competitive Booster Slot 1
Come Here See the opponent that killed you within a specified distance until they die
Endurance Decrease sprint recovery time
Cloaked Opponents will not see your player arrow and you are difficult to hear
Weapon Expert Add one additional MOD slot to all pistols
Competitive Booster Slot 2
Power Hunter See the location of Power Weapons within a specified distance
Daredevil Taunt over an opponent’s body to receive ammo
Back in the Saddle Respawn time reduced by a specified time
Bargain Decrease Medal Kickback cost
Competitive Medal Kickbacks
RPG!!! Spawns an RPG
Speedy G Speed boost
Smoke Bomb Vanish in a puff of smoke
Militia Man No reloading
Cluster Bomb One grenade explodes into multiple
Disruption Nearby enemies cannot see player arrows
Creepy Crawler Transform into a swarm of spiders
Co-op Booster Slot 1
Scoped In – Co-op Reduced pain wobble while scoped in
Regeneration – Co-op Recover from wounds faster
Beast Mode – Co-op Move faster with heavy objects
Co-op Booster Slot 2
Monkey Man – Co-op Increase traversal speed
Bargain – Co-op Decrease Medal Kickback cost
Back in the Saddle – Co-op Respawn time reduced by a specified time
Co-op Medal Kickbacks
Militia Man – Co-op No reloading
Team Medic Heal yourself and teammates
Speedy G – Co-op Speed Boost
Mega Bomb – Co-op One massive grenade explosion
Army of Three Doubles the damage of all players within a specified distance

Weapon Mods

  • Accuracy
  • Blindfire Accuracy (Co-op only)
  • Call Out
  • Clip Size
  • Max Ammo
  • Reload Speed
  • Scope Zoom (Co-op only)

Will Power Plays be active? What weapons will I have? What characters can I choose to play with? Will I be able to customize them? And Emblems?
Power Plays are active, so if you’re in a match that is decidedly lopsided, you’ll get to experience it. As far as weapons, we’ve got a good range of sidearms and long guns to use and unlock in the beta, such as the AK-47, G-MAL, Para – 9, M9 and more! You’ll only get to choose between a few characters, but you’ll have access to a limited set of customization options to personalize your character on both the Heroes and Villains team. You can also check out our Emblem editor and create your own custom emblems.

Can I play in Stereoscopic 3D and/or use split-screen?
YES! Yes, you can. But not at the same time.

Can I see my Facebook Friends list?
Yes, all of your Facebook Friends that have linked their Facebook account via their PS3 will appear on the Facebook Friends list in our multiplayer menu. Feel free to send them an invite to play the UNCHARTED 3 Beta!

Can I upload videos and photos to Facebook or YouTube?
No, that functionality is not available during the Beta.

Will my Beta progress or unlocks carry over to the final game?
No, what happens in the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta stays in the Beta, however we’ve lined up some killer rewards for the retail version of UNCHARTED 3 if you keep playing in the Beta:

  • Download the UNCHARTED 3 Beta and receive the exclusive UNCHARTED 3 PSN Beta Tester Avatar!
  • Complete 10 matches in every mode of Competitive Multiplayer and receive the Exclusive Beta Decal Pack 1!
  • Complete 5 matches in every mode of Co-operative Multiplayer and receive the Exclusive Beta Decal Pack 2!
  • Complete 4 Treasure Sets and receive the Treasure Hunter’s Starter Pack!
  • Rank up to level 25 in the Beta and receive a handsome reward of in-game cash on day one!

Is there a level cap in the Beta?
Yes, it’s currently set to level 25.

Can I check my UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta stats on NaughtyDog.com?
Stay tuned – we’ve got some cool things in store for NaughtyDog.com real soon. We’ll keep you updated on the Naughty Dog blog as soon as we can reveal more.

I like/hate something in the Beta OR I think I found a bug – where do I tell you about this?
Let us know on the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta forum in the NaughtyDog.com Community Forums.

We can’t stress this enough – please, please, PLEASE post in the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta forum with your thoughts, complaints and suggestions! Your forum feedback was critical in finalizing the UNCHARTED 2 multiplayer modes between Beta and the final retail version. We absolutely want your feedback this time around as well. You will help us make a better multiplayer game.

UPDATE: We’ve made a temporary change the to the gametypes – we’ve taken out Plunder to investigate an issue and replaced it with Free For All

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+ Nick36542 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:12 pm said:

Can’t wait to play this!!!!


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+ omani-00 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:13 pm said:

Can’t wait to play it …. some people have faced troubles while playing the MP like the PS3 is gettings hot …
any confirmed news about that ?!


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+ supermoc10 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:13 pm said:

Damn it!


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+ zekececil14 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:14 pm said:

Will the beta expire after our subscription to PS+ is up?


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+ supermoc10 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:14 pm said:

it’s gonna be awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Punk435 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:14 pm said:

Yes!!! We finally get to play this!


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+ angelspawn77 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:15 pm said:

Sweet! Wish the store was updated already and the game was ready to go, I want to put in at least one or two games before heading to school otherwise I have to wait until 10:30pm tonight :( but I just might leave early, just for Uncharted ;D


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+ Airwalkinman17 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:16 pm said:

So excited! Todays going to be an awesome update.
This + Beyond Good & Evil + Gatling Gears = pure awesomeness!!!

Thanks :D


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+ Dragonzblaze on June 28th, 2011 at 12:16 pm said:

cant wait going to play this beta all day n night XD uncharted 3 ftw goty contender indeed


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+ gutcorral on June 28th, 2011 at 12:17 pm said:

Cant wait, just a couple more hours till beta!


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+ strack94 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:17 pm said:

hey guys! can’t to play the beta! Just a quick question how big is the file size for the beta going to be? I’m running low on hard drive space.

Thanks


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    + Arne Meyer on June 28th, 2011 at 12:32 pm said:

    It’s about 1.7 GB


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+ NotoriousGamer on June 28th, 2011 at 12:18 pm said:

pretty kool pretty kool


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+ angelspawn77 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:20 pm said:

Hey guys I have an idea for a taunt that is pretty cool, why not have the character put his hands up beside his head and wave them making a goofy face. Like this http://www.fightersgeneration.com/characters2/megaman-taunt1.gif


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+ omani-00 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:21 pm said:

@ strack94@ it’s 1.7 GB


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+ exterminator_123 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:21 pm said:

yeah


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+ Kluzot on June 28th, 2011 at 12:21 pm said:

As always for the stupid guys who don’t understand

* @Shibertron
* @supermoc10

I request a ban for those guys.

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+ atone1382 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:22 pm said:

Omg i cannot wait for this to go up today!!! Trying like heck right now to finish my first playthrough of Infamous 2 because once this goes live I don’t see myself playing much of anything else until it ends!!! which is kind of cool in its own way, nice long break inbetween the good/evil playthroughs on infamous will make it seem that much more fun.


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+ gutcorral on June 28th, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

@strack94

I heard its about 1.5Gb


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+ EvoAnubis on June 28th, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

The SECOND this goes live, I’m there. Controller and headset fully charged, PS3 at the ready. Cannot wait!


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+ Kchow23 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

cannot wait! played some Uncharted 2 in preparation for today.


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+ kivi95 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:26 pm said:

Why is their no news on the Europe blog on this?????


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+ MarkakaJin on June 28th, 2011 at 12:27 pm said:

My body is ready.


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+ PatriotEyez27 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:27 pm said:

*waits for PSS to update*


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+ tiuur on June 28th, 2011 at 12:28 pm said:

Uncharted 3 = GOTY =)

Can you guys tell us some approach of the launching of the U3 playable demo?=)


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+ EvoAnubis on June 28th, 2011 at 12:28 pm said:

And yes, I will post in the forums on my feedback. Thanks for letting me participate!


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+ omani-00 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:29 pm said:

@ kivi95 @ Europe Blog is always behind the line .. Probably Tomorrow will be announced in the blog about

the beta .. US blog is More live than the Europe . I wonder Why


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+ KwietStorm on June 28th, 2011 at 12:31 pm said:

lol so “hardcore” means stripped down now? Thanks community!


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+ DaShaka9 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:31 pm said:

Can’t wait! Playing BC2 until the beta goes live!


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+ zombie9 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:32 pm said:

Only 4 months to go 11-11-11 will not come soon enough.


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+ woody1u on June 28th, 2011 at 12:32 pm said:

this is my 1 comment ive evr made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!uncharted 3 looks soo sik cant wait 2 play it latr


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+ khan_tbolt on June 28th, 2011 at 12:34 pm said:

what time is it out ?


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+ woody1u on June 28th, 2011 at 12:34 pm said:

24/7 uncharted 3 yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ strack94 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:35 pm said:

NO i need to delete some movies crud…


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+ shadysaiyanz on June 28th, 2011 at 12:35 pm said:

Sounds awesome guys!! can’t wait. But also can’t help but feel it might be a lot more hectic. Oh and please, that spawn on buddy thing? please remove that, i can already see corner campers spawning on their corner camping buddies and it’s just not a good idea, they took it out of KZ for a reason.


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    + Arne Meyer on June 28th, 2011 at 12:48 pm said:

    Give it a try first – we’ll keep an eye on it too of course. It may not actually affect the game quite as you envision. It may in the end, there’s always the potential for abuse, but that’s why we’ll keep an eye on it!


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+ FORMIK on June 28th, 2011 at 12:36 pm said:

Where’s the golden kitchen sink treasure? So much has been put into this game.
Looks like it will be a great time!


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+ Craazy on June 28th, 2011 at 12:36 pm said:

You gonna have the AMAZING plane level from E3?


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+ akab211 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:36 pm said:

So will the bonuses from the beta from the american ps store work on the europea nversion of the game?!?


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+ katsuo7171 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:36 pm said:

I hope you guys have good servers up at the start cause it may possibly be the largest amount of people beta testing this game. Meaning a lot of traffic and within seconds a lot of complainers on the forums about it. I still remember MAG beta at the start. Anyway can’t wait!


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    + Arne Meyer on June 28th, 2011 at 12:50 pm said:

    A lot of people hitting our servers is precisely what one of the things we’re looking forward to as part of this Beta. We believe we’ve got a setup that will handle a huge amount of traffic, but I know we definitely want to test server load.


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+ osamaFTW on June 28th, 2011 at 12:37 pm said:

about 5pm EST correct? god i cant wait, it’s gonna be so sick!


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+ Krstorm402 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:38 pm said:

Come at me bro


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+ TheStory on June 28th, 2011 at 12:39 pm said:

If I’m playing with a friend, is he automatically my buddy? I’d rather be buddies with someone I know then a randomly chosen stranger. Thanks for answering.


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+ strack94 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:40 pm said:

@Arne Meyer thank you !


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+ yoitsS1 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:40 pm said:

its gonna be awesome !


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+ hermes200 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:41 pm said:

I have a question.

Will the XP or unlocked boosters/mods be transfered to the full game or its going to be a blank start there?


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    + Arne Meyer on June 28th, 2011 at 1:22 pm said:

    What happens in the Beta stays in the Beta. We’ll be making a lot of changes both visible and not visible between now and the full retail game – so we won’t carry anything over from Beta to the retail game. Sorry. This is a *real* beta. Not a demo for the full game.

    You should still play it as much as possible – it will help us in the long run!


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+ Yaskael on June 28th, 2011 at 12:41 pm said:

It IS awesome I hear. Friend of mine in Hong Kong has been playing whole day, and said that it’s great.


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+ Boss_Tycoon_ on June 28th, 2011 at 12:42 pm said:

Cool, I just hope I don’t get as much lag as I did on UC2.


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+ Andygv20 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:42 pm said:

@21 it comes out 11-1-11 actually lol. And so excited for this about an hour left might go play some uncharted 2!


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+ Andygv20 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:43 pm said:

^Fail. I meant 22.


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+ ChaseHammerJ on June 28th, 2011 at 12:43 pm said:

SWEET! cant wait, this is what ill be doing tonight for sure.


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+ Enigma777 on June 28th, 2011 at 12:43 pm said:

Holy crap, that looks really good. I liked the U2 MP but this feels like a completely different game. Can’t wait!


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