The Uncharted Multiplayer Beta is now available on the Playstation store
Uncharted 3 Multiplayer beta has gone live right now although you will only be able to access it if you are a PlayStation Plus Subscriber, but given the recent Welcome Back Package this should easily help accommodate 75%+ of the community right?
You can watch the video for a quick introduction to beta while it downloads on your PS3 and Naughty Dog was generous enough to award a few bonuses to those who are active in 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!
And here are a few handy answers if you have any regarding the beta
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
July 4 to July 9 Gametypes:
Team Deathmatch, Free For All, Team Objective, Hardcore, Co-op Hunter
July 10 to July 14 Gametypes:
Team Deathmatch, Plunder, Three Team Deathmatch, Hardcore, Co-op Adventure,
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
- 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.
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.
Those of you who have PlayStation Plus can head on over to your PS3's right now and can download the beta right away 🙂