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UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer BETA Details!

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Director of Communications, Naughty Dog


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
Airstrip, Chateau
July 4 to July 9 Gametypes:
Team Deathmatch, Free For All, Team Objective, Hardcore, Co-op Hunter
Airstrip, Chateau
July 10 to July 14 Gametypes:
Team Deathmatch, Plunder, Three Team Deathmatch, Hardcore, Co-op Adventure,
Co-op Arena
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
Stay tuned – we’ve got some cool things in store for 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 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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Butters360 said:

June 28th, 12:43 pm

The PlayStation Store needs to update already! PSN is going to have HEAVY traffic :)

hermes200 said:

June 28th, 12:44 pm

Sorry, didn’t saw the same question answered in the FAQ …

Arcadian_Rebel said:

June 28th, 12:44 pm

Cannot wait AT ALL!

saab01 said:

June 28th, 12:44 pm

I just hope the changes that we wanted comes to the game.

For example

Leaving the game without a wait penalty i can understand to forfeit the money from that match but to lose even more money for leaving is ridiculous.

Backing out of games on the main menu i dont like it how were stuck in a game once it shows which map were going to be playing on

Letting us see both our kills and death count when pressing select i dont like waiting untill the end to see the ratio i had

A no team party deathmatch i am still puzzled why we never saw this in Uncharted 2

zekececil14 said:

June 28th, 12:45 pm

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

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    Arne Meyer said:

    June 28th, 1:23 pm

    We were told that the Beta will be active for you even if your PS Plus subscription has expired after you downloaded it. This was since many of you will have downloaded the Beta via your Welcome Back package.

deadeye009 said:

June 28th, 12:45 pm

@6 well your lucky i go to work about 30 minutes before it updates and work til 3am

platanasos said:

June 28th, 12:46 pm

yes. I have the beta codes from infamous 2! wich by the way I have platinum for!

X_Weapon said:

June 28th, 12:47 pm

Thanks for the Hardcore gametype. I viewed a couple of videos on Youtube about the Competitive and I don’t like all that Power Plays thing.

I’ll try to log into the forum for one or two comments about the Beta. This morning I tried at least to lgin but I got a message: “Missing URL …” something like this.


June 28th, 12:47 pm

Have’nt even cracked open infamous 2 yet…Im still working on the Platty’s for CSI: Fatal Conspiracy and Castlevania:Lord of Shadows..then on deck Potal2 and F3AR 3 (Toys R us 2 games for $50.00 deal)…so many games not enough time…oh well I’m ALL about Uncharted SINGLE Campaign anyway!

JeraldJCV said:

June 28th, 12:47 pm

You guys, if you go to the store ad shearch up Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception beta or just uncharted 3. Look up for the beat and you will find the download ;) hope it helps.

Sakari96 said:

June 28th, 12:47 pm


JeraldJCV said:

June 28th, 12:47 pm

and* search* lol

JeraldJCV said:

June 28th, 12:48 pm


hotmyers16 said:

June 28th, 12:48 pm

i gotta wait for a couple more hours, but this will all be worth it!


June 28th, 12:48 pm

I am pumped to play this!!

marlyt said:

June 28th, 12:48 pm

Here’s my impression of 70% of blog commenters:

What’s Playstation Plus? 37th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hope the 30% enjoyed that.

jmScientist said:

June 28th, 12:48 pm

I have waited so long for this, I feel like a child staring outside the toy store to open it’s doors…

Besides that, the FAQ says that the kickback medal Creepy Crawler will be available, I think, for everyone… isn’t it a exclusive to those so hyped IGN codes?

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    Arne Meyer said:

    June 28th, 1:28 pm

    It’s not available for everyone. But the Booster IS in the Beta and some folks will have access to it – so we did want to list it.

ivan_hyuga said:

June 28th, 12:49 pm

yo wth man my beta key that i got with infamous 2 doesnt work

CREAMallDay said:

June 28th, 12:50 pm

Just wonder: how much, percentage wise, does the BETA represent of the FULL game?

JeraldJCV said:

June 28th, 12:52 pm

@CREAMallDay no just the multiplayer part of it

polo155 said:

June 28th, 12:53 pm

Arne, You Guys Do It BIG forreal, I enjoy Ya Studio’s work, keep it up!

Darkined said:

June 28th, 12:54 pm

Hardcore mode sounds just how I already play on my 2nd account. No boosters and all fun!

Charles_Surge said:

June 28th, 12:54 pm

High Fives/Fist Bumps are about to revolutionize MP gaming as we know it!

x_NiiGHTMARE_x said:

June 28th, 12:54 pm

The MP sounds amazing! Can’t wait to play it! The Facebook intergration is a really cool feature.

marlyt said:

June 28th, 12:54 pm

@ 54

Works on gatling gears and beyond good and evil as well. nice tip. ty.

BlackSpeed2x said:

June 28th, 12:55 pm


DTS_MAN said:

June 28th, 12:55 pm

Is it 9pm or 10pm uk time? #tiredalready. :)

xXLEXINXx said:

June 28th, 12:55 pm

So will we be able to play after our Welcome back Playstation Plus time runs out?

TruRage said:

June 28th, 12:55 pm


osamaFTW said:

June 28th, 12:56 pm

@JeraldJCV wow, thanks man downloading it now

BlackSpeed2x said:

June 28th, 12:56 pm

Also I got a question??
Can my brother load is profile while playing split screen with him in the beta??

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    Arne Meyer said:

    June 28th, 1:32 pm

    YES! Split-screen supports a second person logging in via their own PSN ID.

Jawad_UK said:

June 28th, 12:57 pm

Will there be custom music in Uncharted 3 for online?

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    Arne Meyer said:

    June 28th, 1:33 pm

    No, that’s not a supported feature – at least in the Beta. I can’t speak for the full version at launch for sure, but I don’t think we’ll end up supporting that either. We’ll see

JeepnDave said:

June 28th, 12:59 pm

OMG!!! i just nerded all over my keyboard, i can not wait! now get that store updated immediately!!!!

norway-1997 said:

June 28th, 1:00 pm

just 1 hour left!!!

egee22 said:

June 28th, 1:00 pm

wahooo OMG, the best game of the year 2011 : )

CREAMallDay said:

June 28th, 1:01 pm

@JeraldJCV Oh, sorry. I meant the Full game’s Multiplayer.

jeepers23 said:

June 28th, 1:01 pm

Does that mean that everyone that activated the free trial of PSPlus gets into the beta? I already have a code though…

shadysaiyanz said:

June 28th, 1:01 pm

Thanks for replying Arne :D no one ever replies to me. I’ll keep my hope high and hope no one abuses it and if they do, you guys can correct it :)

Also i hope that Creepy Crawly kickback has something to do with the story, cause its really random haha.

colmiak said:

June 28th, 1:03 pm

JeraldJCV is right! i thought he was just messing around but i searched for “uncharted 3” on PSN and if you scroll through the list that comes up you can find and download the beta! downloading as i type!

5% done :)

egee22 said:

June 28th, 1:04 pm

ok The best Multiplayer Beta of all time :)

VectorRaven said:

June 28th, 1:05 pm

Darn it. My PS3 is out of commission at the moment :(. Save me Sony

JeraldJCV said:

June 28th, 1:06 pm

@colmiak lol i am no troll! lol Go me ;)

killercroc119 said:

June 28th, 1:06 pm

SO PUMPED !! Gotta warm up on some Uncharted 2 !!

D-Squad3 said:

June 28th, 1:07 pm

So stoked! Why must this and Battlefield 3 release so close to each other?

colmiak said:

June 28th, 1:07 pm

yea i was like.. “yea right… *runs and checks* omg omg omg!” lol thanks bro

pitythefool852 said:

June 28th, 1:08 pm

I’ve been playing for the last couple of hours, and really enjoying it.


Sometimes I see the idol in Plunder on the ground, but can’t pick it up. Turns out that the idol wasn’t even there, and someone else was carrying it away. Me and another guy saw this at the same time, as we were both trying to pick it up before realising that our team already had it.

Besides that, it’s all good :)


Can we have the voiceover lady’s voice stream through the headset too? Sometimes when “marked man” or another surprise game mode kicks in, I didn’t really know what was going on. If she said it through the headset instead of on the TV speakers it would be great.

Anyway… sleep time now (I’ve been playing UC3MPbeta until 4am here in HK – happy days). Enjoy your beta, friends in the Americas!

Also, get every one of your friends to turn on the Facebook integration… you’ll find people you didn’t even know were gamers :)

JeraldJCV said:

June 28th, 1:09 pm

@Colmiak Yea but idk if we can actually play it right now. i think we have to wait until 2PM cause i think thats when the server is up. But idk

hulkrock said:

June 28th, 1:09 pm

Super awesome good news

teofilito said:

June 28th, 1:09 pm

This was incredibly helpful!! Thanks for posting all the info in a nice organized matter. :]

Also: Hats confirmed, GOTY

joseph2411 said:

June 28th, 1:10 pm

Will it be available through PlayStation Plus automatic download feature?
I just want to skip the whole downloading part and get straight into the game
when i get home please! :D

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    Arne Meyer said:

    June 28th, 1:37 pm

    I personally have no idea. I wouldn’t see why not?

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