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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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+ Athenas-Reign on June 30th, 2011 at 8:23 pm said:

Pretty awesome! I love the character customization, just hope that there will be some female characters to customize in the game itself, like a female version of the Pirates.


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+ Infinity_ on June 30th, 2011 at 9:57 pm said:

(Continued from previous reply)

- Changing the dying ring counter to green from red in co-op: You are near death, red obviously means you are in danger. Green is a very odd choice as that makes me feel you have full health, not on the verge of death.
- Siege mode in co-op: horrible, this makes me not even want to play co-op at all. As a side note, I did enjoy chain-reaction from Uncharted 2.
- “Kickback available” voice: this reminder is obnoxious. A beep or other sound effect such as when you level up or put the treasure in the chest would be fine, otherwise just take kickbacks out of the game entirely.

Thank you Naughty Dog for taking the time to consider my input. Uncharted 2 is my favorite online multiplayer game for shooters.


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+ Infinity_ on June 30th, 2011 at 10:03 pm said:

I would post in the official Naughty Dog forum, but every time I try to log in over there it gives me this “Missing return URL parameter” and will not let me post.

That aside, here is what I like and dislike about the Uncharted 3 beta:


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+ Infinity_ on July 1st, 2011 at 1:25 am said:

Like

- Split Screen that keeps the 16:9 aspect ratio
- “Powerstone 2″ style levels: The way that the stage changes as it goes on like how in the Airstrip level you start trying to board the plane from the moving vehicles, then it switches to the airport map

Dislike

- Sprint command: please take this out. The controls in Uncharted 2 were perfect. Secondly, L3/R3 should not be used for any command. This is very frustrating.
- Only being able to hold one grenade at a time: In Uncharted 2, I always used the Demolitions Expert booster so that I could hold three grenades at once.


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+ Jared_Helsin on July 1st, 2011 at 11:00 am said:

I think the Uncharted 3 beta is really good. I play the matches without problems but if I go and try to exit multiplayer other than the xmb option my system freezes and a few times my sessions level ups were lost so I had to get to the same level a few times.


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+ Jared_Helsin on July 1st, 2011 at 11:59 am said:

I watched the video of my games to make a clip of the beta. So when I use the record function and play out the parts I want and stop record it appears as a new file but the camera for that clip is useless and not what I wanted at all. So what I end up doing since that clip limits the camera options is go back to the point of the game I want to view and work the camera there so get what I want to show.


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+ bpin1 on July 1st, 2011 at 2:29 pm said:

Does anyone know the lvl cap because I’m a lvl 31 now and I want to know when to stop.


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+ Wormwood13 on July 1st, 2011 at 4:40 pm said:

I have a question? Will there be some incentive for playing the beta like in the real game. I think some special gun or something for playing like forty hours of the beta would be sweet. Either way I am looking forward to 11-1-11


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+ Infinity_ on July 1st, 2011 at 9:31 pm said:

Dislike

- Sprint command: please take this out. The controls in Uncharted 2 were perfect. Secondly, L3/R3 should not be used for any command. This is very frustrating.
- Only being able to hold one grenade at a time: In Uncharted 2, I always used the Demolitions Expert booster so that I could hold three grenades at once.
- Manual spawning: yes, if you wait and do not hit a button to spawn or “buddy spawn”, you will automatically spawn eventually, but you are at a disadvantage because you are out of the match for longer than the people who manually spawn. This is a terrible mechanic. Just spawn regularly without making us hit a button.


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+ Infinity_ on July 1st, 2011 at 9:32 pm said:

Like

- Split Screen that keeps the 16:9 aspect ratio
- “Powerstone 2″ style levels: The way that the stage changes as it goes on like how in the Airstrip level you start trying to board the plane from the moving vehicles, then it switches to the airport map


511

+ Laporta on July 2nd, 2011 at 4:51 am said:

when quitting the game or turning off the console, it always makes three beeping sounds…


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+ SnQQpDon69er on July 2nd, 2011 at 10:18 am said:

Has anyone been able to do this yet ?
“Download the UNCHARTED 3 Beta and receive the exclusive UNCHARTED 3 PSN Beta Tester Avatar!”
If so, how did you get it ?
Or is it not going to be available until the retail version is purchased ?
I’m confused.


513

+ sahit2538677 on July 2nd, 2011 at 10:31 am said:

my ps3 got ylod the day the beta came out =(


514

+ Lone_Wolf730 on July 2nd, 2011 at 12:27 pm said:

Hey do you guys know if it is possible to get Drake’s Aviator glasses within the beta? I have gotten so many treasures and I still haven’t completed the set. Also, What does it mean by : “Must be completed in SYRIA map in Adventure mode”. What’s adventure mode?


515

+ tsiper29 on July 2nd, 2011 at 4:21 pm said:

The beta Rocks I love it!!!


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+ Detective-E on July 2nd, 2011 at 4:26 pm said:

I can’t wait to play on Yemen.


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+ DarthDanMan on July 2nd, 2011 at 5:48 pm said:

@512 Lone Wolf
Co-op Adventure is the last co-op game type in the beta. You can play it July 9th.


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+ P0lo_swAq77 on July 2nd, 2011 at 9:31 pm said:

hey guys I really am excited to own uncharted 3 i have owned them all and uncharted was the first game i played that I LOVEDDDDDDD, there is one thing i saw in the beta that really disappointed me however :I I believe that the pistol and ak damage is very bad :\. it takes almost 7-12 bullets to kill someone wit my pistol and a lottttttttttttt with my ak as well the damage on the melee is awesome 2 hits great but as far as damage for guns :\ not what i hoped it may also be that i have not used some of the higher class weapons but for the early weapon accesses it didn’t excite me, thanks


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+ JackNW on July 4th, 2011 at 6:56 am said:

When entering a Co-op game in progress, the center banner may say Survival, but you could be in Gold Rush or Siege. Also near the end of a co-op game, a “string error” is displayed.


520

+ fakinbakon on July 4th, 2011 at 1:14 pm said:

What age should you be to play this game because it looks great


521

+ OfFtHeChArTs123 on July 4th, 2011 at 2:55 pm said:

Can you guys please open the beta a little longer? It’s still so long till UC3 comes out.
Thanks,

Every PS3 Player


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+ Graffitizer on July 4th, 2011 at 6:35 pm said:

You’ve gotta fix the Uncharted TV, the game freezes every time you mute or unmute it. Everything else is just absolutely amazing.


523

+ bigbren97 on July 4th, 2011 at 8:01 pm said:

There should be a Uncharted 2 mode. It should have no load outs, no sprinting, no power plays, no weapon mods and the same boosters. That would be awesome and a great addition to Uncharted 3. Also bring back some of the old character skins from Uncharted 2 as a option.


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+ gold1617 on July 5th, 2011 at 6:16 am said:

Do you need to buy the full game to recieve the “Exclusive” beta tester avatar?


525

+ fakinbakon on July 5th, 2011 at 1:19 pm said:

In air strip the mesh was messed up so it was just like a skeleton. Just one small thing


526

+ fantasyfan9 on July 5th, 2011 at 11:42 pm said:

THIS IS GONNA ROCK!


527

+ LRIVERA92 on July 6th, 2011 at 9:01 pm said:

Where is ourr free exclusive UNCHARTED 3 PSN Beta Tester Avatar!….I’m still waiting! false promise much???!!!


528

+ LRIVERA92 on July 6th, 2011 at 9:01 pm said:

I got the beta since it came out and I still see no free avatar anywhere


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+ CptMarEmotO on July 6th, 2011 at 10:56 pm said:

I think that a great idea for uncharted multiplayer is that after a player dies, could choose to re-spawn or become ghost for a period of time and be able to do some stuff to other players (like push them, move things around, etc)
And of course the alive players can’t see them (only other ghosts can)


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+ danlee544 on July 7th, 2011 at 4:49 am said:

the beta cant end it so much fun really it is the uncharted beta more fun then any game i ever got be for i mean it so plzz dont get rid of it plzzz it so much fun!!!


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+ rdmof6 on July 7th, 2011 at 2:50 pm said:

So far i am terrible at this game! I dont knoe why i did better on Uncharted 2. It takes a really long time to kill people too! Once, there were two enemies by each other and i shot my RPG at them and only one guy died and then i shot it again at the second guy and he still didnt die. I pulled out my AK47 and shot half a round at him and he just turns around and shoots me! Thats bullcrap, i am not looking forward to competetive multiplayer if this type of stuff continues. Other than that, the game is amazing!


532

+ rdmof6 on July 7th, 2011 at 2:52 pm said:

The story beta is going to be amesome :D


533

+ Infinity_ on July 7th, 2011 at 4:08 pm said:

The boosters from Uncharted 2 were SO much better than in the UC3 beta. Where is “from the hip”, “iron sights”, “Explosive Expert”, etc? Explosive expert should NOT be a pay per game booster and should not be limited to only 2 grenades!


534

+ Emerald_Swords on July 7th, 2011 at 8:10 pm said:

Guys, hand in all your comments on Naughty Dog’s website!


535

+ MatthewRios on July 8th, 2011 at 10:03 pm said:

this Multiplayer beta awlsome bro i played it and its fn awlsome


536

+ DawnGuard on July 11th, 2011 at 2:23 pm said:

playing it now. has some gliches but awsome


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+ TooL-666-Schism on July 13th, 2011 at 6:59 am said:

Please don’t take the beta away from me!!! I’m gonna go insane!!!

While I am completely trash at the vs multiplayer I find the co-op to be extremely enjoyable I am soo glad to finally see more splitscreen co-op being integrated! You answered my prayers! haha

Horay for the revival of splitscreen!

On a side note, am I the only one who thinks the verses consists of charging head on at your enemy, dropping a grenade at your feet, and rolling backwards? Is this gonna be the new circle strafe?


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+ PvySage89 on July 13th, 2011 at 11:59 am said:

What the Frak happened to the Co-op Arena? The first week it was fine as it was a slowly moved up the difficulty but now after first round it makes it unbearable with Rocket Whores, Armored shottys, and Chokers coming at the second round this makes no sense what-so ever!


539

+ B_oPs-KiLLa on July 13th, 2011 at 2:48 pm said:

Its not on the store right now. Kinda mad. Can someone tell me how to get it. Before its over.


540

+ shogunreaper on July 14th, 2011 at 7:56 am said:

Just got my ps3 back from repair and i noticed this is going to be the last day to play, but i go into the store and i can’t find the beta anywhere…I’ve even done a text search

Where is it.. I’m in the U.S btw.


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+ michealoris on July 15th, 2011 at 3:12 am said:

the uncharted was my best game i think its better than call of duty black ops


542

+ Nero–1187 on July 16th, 2011 at 4:31 pm said:

I’m confused. During the time I participated in the beta, I saw some level 35′s. I thought the cap was 25. What happened?


543

+ narut2345orules on July 17th, 2011 at 8:03 pm said:

game of the centrey cant wait to get it


544

+ Dr_House_MD2004 on July 18th, 2011 at 6:21 am said:

Fun, fun, fun! Having 2 players is the best! Me and my son played the heck outta the beta. Can’t wait for the real deal, although that will mean it is nearly winter, so I’ll go ahead and enjoy this nice weather and then hibernate with Nate.


545

+ narut2345orules on July 18th, 2011 at 8:15 am said:

haha nice


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+ Mckloud on July 21st, 2011 at 9:51 pm said:

FEAR NOT PEOPLE IT WILL BE A LONG WAIT UNLESS THEY BRING IT BACK SOONER BUT UNCHARTED 3 BETA WILL BE BACK IN OCTOBER JUST GO TO SUBWAY SUB SHOPS TO GET YOUR CODE. OH BUY THE WAY ND NICE JOB WITH FREE FOR ALL FINALLY,THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE 2 ONE. I DIDN’T LIKE THE 2VS2VS2, AND BRING BACK THE SAME SOUND FOR THE AK RIFLE,THAT SOUND WAS TERRIBLE. BRING BACK ONE OF THE OLD MAPS LIKE TRAIN WRECK, AND SITL AWARENESS. GAME WAS GREAT A LITTLE SLOW BUT IT WAS THE BETA. PEOPLE WHERE STILL FINDING GLITCHES. I CANT WAIT UNTIL THE STORY MODE AND I HOPE THERE’S SOME SKELETONS IN THIS ONE. THE SHOT GUNNERS WEREN’T MEAN LOOKING ENOUGH AND THE GATLING GUY WAS SO SMALL AND STUPID LOOKING, THE CHOKERS LOOKED NORMAL.


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+ Mckloud on July 21st, 2011 at 9:51 pm said:

I KNOW ITS JUST THE BETA, JUST TRING TO GIVE OUT SOME HINTS. I LOVED THE RUNNING THAT WAS REAL COOL. AND ALL THEN BREAK YOUR BACK,HEADACHES MOVES YOU INCORPORATED WERE GREAT. I THINK YOU SHOULD BRING IN A SPECIAL SPECIAL WEAPON(RAY GUN RIFLE) THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME. YOU SHOULD GET ONE OF THE CHARACTERS FROM MORTAL KOMBAT, LIKE SCORPION, OR SUB ZERO,OR KITANA. LOVED THE HIGH 5′S,THAT Was nice. MULTI GRAN-ADS WERE COOL AS WELL.. HERE A TAUNT FOR YOU, AFTER YOU KILL THE GUY YOU SQUAT DOWN OVER THEM FART AND A GREEN PUFF CLOUD GOES AROUND HIM AND IF THERE BUDDIES ARE AROUND HIM THEY GET STUNNED AND YOU CAN KILL THEM UNLESS THEY HAVE A GAS MASK PERK THAT DOESN’T EFFECT THEM. YOU ARE GONNA WIN THE GAME OF THE YEAR AGAIN FOR SURE. GOOD LUCK AND GOOD HUNTING,AND IF YOU NEED A TEST IM YOU MAN…


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+ narut2345orules on July 25th, 2011 at 11:10 am said:

hey did anyone play the story mod?


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