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165w ago - Naughty Dog Community Strategist Arne Meyer is here with all the details on the Uncharted 3 PS3 Multiplayer Beta today, as follows:

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 ([Register or Login to view links]).

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 [Register or Login to view links] 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 [Register or Login to view links] 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 [Register or Login to view links]?

Stay tuned - we've got some cool things in store for [Register or Login to view links] real soon. We'll keep you updated on the [Register or Login to view links] 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 [Register or Login to view links] in the [Register or Login to view links] 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.



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#3 - elser1 - 165w ago
Such a shame, I got bored of waiting 30 minutes and not finding any players at all Sat here 3D Spec's on, "Searching for players..." not the quality I was expecting from Naughty Dog, such a let down...

After the hassle of firmware 3.66 being forced on me, which reset my friends list and I was left unable to launch downloaded content for just over 10 minutes before it fixed itself... Sigh
3.66 reset your friends list?

thank god but my update worked 100% this time. fewww!!

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#2 - PS3 News - 165w ago
Here are some more videos of it in action for those who haven't tried it yet...













Jordandyckes's Avatar
#1 - Jordandyckes - 165w ago
Such a shame, I got bored of waiting 30 minutes and not finding any players at all Sat here 3D Spec's on, "Searching for players..." not the quality I was expecting from Naughty Dog, such a let down...

After the hassle of firmware 3.66 being forced on me, which reset my friends list and I was left unable to launch downloaded content for just over 10 minutes before it fixed itself... Sigh

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