Naughty Dog Blows Out Details On Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta

Naughty Dog Blows Out Details On Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta

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Naughty Dog has revealed everything you could possibly want to know about the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta.

The multiplayer mode added to Uncharted 2 was a unique, deep, and fun take on both co-op and competitive online play. For Uncharted 3, Naughty Dog is beefing up multiplayer so much it'll barely be recognizable.

Players will get a first taste when the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta begins on June 28 for PlayStation Plus subscribers and InFamous 2 buyers that received a code, while all PSN users will gain access on July 5. The beta will end on July 13.

Naughty Dog will be showing off nine multiplayer modes in the beta, including team deathmatch, 3-team deathmatch (2v2v2), team objective (complete goals), free for all, plunder (capture the flag), high stakes (players wager experience points and cash), and three co-op modes that are still under wraps. In addition, players will get to experience Uncharted 3 multiplayer's power plays, new boosters, medal kickbacks, gun mods, avatar customization, dynamic level content, and the treasure set collection system. Quite a lot.

Power plays are one-minute events that trigger during play. A certain opponent may be marked whose death or safety awards a special bonus. Another power play turns all opposing team members into skeletons and turns on friendly fire with a penalty for killing one of your own. They're sure to spice up every match.

Players level up both their profile and Boosters (equippable abilities) in Uncharted 3 multiplayer, with the beta featuring 8 Boosters. Naughty Dog has revealed that "pricey-but-potent" paid Boosters will also appear as players rise in rank. Evening the odds even further are gun mods that can increase gun efficiency with improvements in ammo capacity and rate of fire, and Medal Kickbacks. Medal Kickbacks are earned when a certain number of medals, say for headshots or multi-kills, are earned, giving players an instant rocket launcher or the ability to vanish in a puff of smoke. Even further, fallen enemies will "occasionally" drop pieces of a randomized treasure set that once fully collected will award an item, gun, emblem, etc.

Cosmetically, Naughty Dog says there are "hundreds and hundreds of parts" with customizable colors used to alter your character's look. Uncharted 2 featured a wide variety of characters to play as, but Uncharted 3 will make each character unique through these parts.

Dynamic level events, such as a fire slowly consuming a Chateau to reveal new weapons and accessible areas, will also be a part of Uncharted 3's multiplayer mayhem. Check out the first Uncharted 3 multiplayer trailer here to see it in action. Could you really ask for much more?

Source: PS Blog, IGN

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Naughty Dog says that Uncharted 3 online is a whole new breed of gaming.

HankMan:
Naughty Dog says that Uncharted 3 online is a whole new breed of gaming.

When I die, I'm going to be stuck with you for all eternity. I just know it.

Looks good, I've got an inFAMOUS 2 preorder down, so I get to play it a little earlier.

HankMan:
Naughty Dog says that Uncharted 3 online is a whole new breed of gaming.

Good one. :D Also AWESOME!

Gun mods? Customizable Avatars? Gambling rounds? Collectibles?

Why does this all sound very familiar......

inb4 everyone starts comparing it to gears/cod

I loved Uncharted 2 and the multiplayer for 3 sounds like it'll be even better. I want to see how crazy the dynamic levels can get.

Keeps getting better and better!

Wonder how many maps and accessories there will be in all though. I'm also really itching for more info on the single player, but I guess that's reserved for E3 2011.

HankMan:
Naughty Dog says that Uncharted 3 online is a whole new breed of gaming.

I guess Hankman was excited as a puppy when he got the first post.

Anyone else realize that with a free month of ps plus when the store comes back up, everybode gets this on June 28?

Whoo!

More co-op! Sweet.

And co-op beta, too.

I accualy enjoyed Uncharted 2's multi co-op stuff im excited for this

Thank you one month of PS+. I get atleast a few days with this!

Uncharted 2's multiplayer is still fun, and this looks like an improvement. I just hope the multiplayer trophies don't involve collecting protectorate medals. I STILL NEED 5 MORE, ARGH!

Onyx Oblivion:
Whoo!

More co-op! Sweet.

And co-op beta, too.

We are going to co-op the SHIT out of this thing.

Sounds great.

I've been playing Uncharted 2 multiplayer a lot recently. I love it!
Can't wait to play the beta.

Im actually not so excited about co-op in this game..

Uncharted is imo a game that is ment to have a superior singleplayer experience compared to pretty much all other games..

Don't hope MP ruin the SP to much..

HankMan:
Naughty Dog says that Uncharted 3 online is a whole new breed of gaming.

You, sir, have a gift! In the same way that Hitler had a gift. It's a gift, but it could be put to better use. A use that doesn't get the rest of the world a mite pissed off with you.

OT: Gimme gimme gimme! I want it now!

Considering Unchartered 2 was Naughty Dog's first foray into online multiplayer, it was very robust and provided a lot of fun - something other multiplayer games struggle to provide.

inFamous 2 was on my (small) list of purchases this year so this is a nice added perk. This will most likely decide whether my 3PS of choice will be Gears of War 3 or indeed this.

On paper, Uncharted is winning by a mile. Especially considering the co-operative strength in 2.

 

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