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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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+ colmiak on June 28th, 2011 at 1:11 pm said:

@jeraldJCV

still, at least well be ready to play as soon as the floodgates open! how far are you along on downloading it? mine is going pretty quick even though im at my girls house and her internet is only 6mb/s (i have like 18 at home lol)

20% done


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+ stefi51 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:11 pm said:

OMG 49 more minutes until BETA and update.


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+ mi33ke on June 28th, 2011 at 1:13 pm said:

Can you add bots in the beta and in the final version?


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+ JeraldJCV on June 28th, 2011 at 1:13 pm said:

@CREAMallDay no just a small part of it.


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+ Santos21 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:13 pm said:

hey guys im a paying ps+ member so i have early access to the beta. even tough i know thanks to the welcome back almost everybody should be a plus member right now and may not need it, i have a code from my infamous2 copy for early access. so if you need one here it goes QBQG-E3N4-QEER

Hope it helps someone so you can enjoy this amazing game.


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+ AJC3317 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:14 pm said:

uncharted is a single player experience, but i’ll try this anyway. wasn’t a fan of uncharted 2’s multiplayer so i don’t expect much. also, the kickback things seem like a terrible idea


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    + Arne Meyer on June 28th, 2011 at 1:41 pm said:

    give it a try with an open mind before you hate on features! if you still do, let us know what you don’t like about it. :)
    At the end of the day, we do understand that MP isn’t for everyone, or that our style of MP isn’t for everyone.


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+ Buckis2002 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:14 pm said:

I’m really mad right now, I bought infamous 2 with the code in it and I put it in a few times already and yet my code still doesn’t work so can I get a explenation why it wont work!!!


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+ pitythefool852 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:14 pm said:

BTW – I’m liking the weapon power this time, but the handgun does seem quite useless now… I just can’t seem to get the headshots in now. On UC2 I used the handgun all the time, but now I’m using long guns much more.

It took me a while to get in to UC3… and I did feel like a noob (I can hold my own in UC2), but after a few rounds of Plunder I started to get the hang of it, and now it’s better :)


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+ Iran_gamer on June 28th, 2011 at 1:15 pm said:

hurry i cant wait


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+ Santos21 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:20 pm said:

you guys know that you dont have to wait for the store update to download this right? its already in the store for some time.


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+ WaSsAbE_ChEeRiOz on June 28th, 2011 at 1:20 pm said:

40 minutes cant wait


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+ jaleel069 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:20 pm said:

The PlayStation Store needs to update!!! Can’t Wait Till 5PM …40 more mins to go!


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+ Mo-green28 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:21 pm said:

Can’t wait to play, I just wish they would’ve upgraded to atleast 8 vs.8 though. especially with us being able to play splitscreen online


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

Hey When is NCAA Football 12 Demo going to be and the store because your best friend Xbox already their


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+ inuyasha5400 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:22 pm said:

hello Arne Meyer, am i aloud to record gameplay and/or stream over the internet of the beta? i know past betas have some agreement that you cant do that because it might had been an closed beta. so please reply about this thanks. =)


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    + Arne Meyer on June 28th, 2011 at 1:43 pm said:

    This isn’t a closed Beta – so there are no specific agreements against that, I think it would be difficult to try to control photos of video like that. :)


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

whats an uncharted 3?


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+ pitythefool852 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:22 pm said:

You guys still going to be playing late this evening. It’s 4am here in Hong Kong, and I want to sleep, but enjoying the Beta too much. I’m guessing if I wake up early enough, there’ll be plenty of you still online :)


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+ Buckis2002 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:23 pm said:

Well I’ll just use playstation plus anyways I guess…


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+ TJCALi on June 28th, 2011 at 1:24 pm said:

man looks so good can not wait. thx ND


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+ MastaHak on June 28th, 2011 at 1:24 pm said:

……of course i know what it is, a high quality pair of shoes right? waterproof?
………..as you can tell, i am extremely excited; the excitement seems to suppress brain power


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+ TheStory on June 28th, 2011 at 1:26 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. Can’t wait to play in the beta.


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+ mrpaulryan on June 28th, 2011 at 1:28 pm said:

Does “Come Here” even allow you to see a cloaked person?


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+ drdubdeuce on June 28th, 2011 at 1:33 pm said:

If I get Playstation Plus after the Beta goes live, will I be able to access it?


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+ JimmyChaos on June 28th, 2011 at 1:34 pm said:

YAY I’m Downloading the Beta now. Just minutes away from playing. SWEET!


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+ colmiak on June 28th, 2011 at 1:35 pm said:

i think we still have to wait till the servers open.. hopefully they open right at 2 PDT (4 pm for me!)


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+ coryyumk on June 28th, 2011 at 1:35 pm said:

WOOT, downloading U3 beta right now, gonna give it a go once its finished in a few minutes


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+ bigbren97 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:36 pm said:

Its online NOW and i am downloading it. Add me if you are going to be playing it!


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+ Optionalshot on June 28th, 2011 at 1:36 pm said:

I hope the kickbacks and booster are well balanced and doesn’t turn it into a COD style perks.


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+ monkeypirate on June 28th, 2011 at 1:38 pm said:

Hi, is europe getting it today(tonight over here) want to get my uncharted on! Thanks


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+ Murder3 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:44 pm said:

The Facebook feature is so far the coolest feature I’ve seen of all the Facebook features offered on any gaming system. I recommend that Sony integrate our PSN friends with our Facebook friends (maybe have drop down groups for easier searching as well as a search bar) so we can send invites for any game. Kind of like the farm ville people do, only better because people actually play these games.


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+ Detective-E on June 28th, 2011 at 1:45 pm said:

I have my complaints, but it seems Hardcore fixes all of them but then takes some. I’ll hold my opinion until I actually try it, because this is obviously different then other games.


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+ pitythefool852 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:46 pm said:

I hope a few people start trying hardcore. I got into plunder and deathmatches really fast (the loading is very quick ND… you’ve outdone yourselves), but hardcore matches were a little slower to get into


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+ omani-00 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:47 pm said:

@AJC3317 @ Totally agreed .. on Uncharted series I do concern More on the story line rather than MP


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+ pitythefool852 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:49 pm said:

By the way… “cursed” is absolutely horrible, and hilarious.


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+ DaveedT13 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:51 pm said:

Thanks for the post Arne and the AWESOME news!

You really listened to your fans with the Hardcore mode! And you say you’ll look for our comments concerning weapons mods in this mode, you’re a superb dev team!

Also, the only thing I was worried about U3 was the competitive multiplayer balance but now that I’ve read your post here, with the “Regeneration” and “Bargain” boosters (and “Militia Man” MedalKickbacks) by example, being COOPERATIVE Boosters, yeah, VERY nice move ND! : ) That was not stated in the IGN article a few weeks ago.

Can’t wait for the Store Update to play it!!! : )


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+ Lalalandia on June 28th, 2011 at 1:53 pm said:

Dear Arne Meyer:

can you upload the image (or a direct link in awesome HD to put it in mi ps3 wallpaper) that contains the video in no reproduction?(that from drake)

please, if you do it i will give you my heart ;)


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+ OahuGrown on June 28th, 2011 at 1:54 pm said:

Holy guacamole! Time to Get N-A-U-G-H-T-Y Bruh!


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+ Ilyasin786 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:55 pm said:

Hi arnie could you please tell me how the splitscreen works, I mean will it be horizontal or vertical and will it cover up all the screen or will there be empty black spaces around both players screens, thanks very much :)


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+ Ilyasin786 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:56 pm said:

as it has been common with other shooters that splitscreen has a lot of empty wasted space


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+ Jammee1 on June 28th, 2011 at 1:57 pm said:

why isn’t it up in europe yet?


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+ DaveedT13 on June 28th, 2011 at 2:00 pm said:

@27 KwietStorm:
No, Hardcore mean skills vs skills, less “luck” involved, all players are more “on equal grounds”. A lot of matures gamers like it this way! Just a question of taste in gaming…


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+ Budapesti on June 28th, 2011 at 2:02 pm said:

VERY disappointing. He looks NOTHING LIKE Mark Wahlberg. ;)


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+ Ilyasin786 on June 28th, 2011 at 2:03 pm said:

Hi arnie could you please tell me how the splitscreen works, I mean will it be horizontal or vertical and will it cover up all the screen or will there be empty black spaces around both players screens, as it has been common in many shooters now that there is alot of empty space wasted when doing splitscreen, thanks very much :)


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+ kaldenberg01 on June 28th, 2011 at 2:04 pm said:

Can’t wait what time


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+ creepykillr on June 28th, 2011 at 2:05 pm said:

Its up now guys!!! have fun. long download :(


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+ Haskell420 on June 28th, 2011 at 2:05 pm said:

UM, WHERE IS THE SPECIAL PSN BETA AVATAR WE ARE SUPPOSED TO GET, WHEN WE DOWNLOAD THE UNCHARTED 3 BETA?

I LOOKED IN MY ACCOUNT AND THERE IS NO SPECIAL BETA AVATAR

PLEASE ADVISE?


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+ creepykillr on June 28th, 2011 at 2:06 pm said:

Think you haveto download full thing first.


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+ Brandon_2535 on June 28th, 2011 at 2:06 pm said:

Is the damage and health altered in the hardcore mode? I would really love to see that. For the people who feel the game is a bit too bullet spongy, this would make them really happy.


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+ AJC3317 on June 28th, 2011 at 2:11 pm said:

@arne: i said they “seem” like a terrible idea, not that they certainly were ;). i’m definitely going to give everything a try with an open mind. thanx for the reply


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+ station3fever on June 28th, 2011 at 2:14 pm said:

to good to be true. i’m dreaming!!!
ARNE!!!!!! tell me it’s real!!! OMG I”M GETTING GOOSE BUMPS lol


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