Welcome to a very special episode of “The Lab” as we present Co-Op Crushing! “The Lab” is open from Friday, August 6, at 10:00 AM PDT (what time is that in my city?) through Monday, August 9, at 10:00 AM PDT (what time is that in my city?). Co-op Crushing takes the Co-op Arena matches you’ve gotten used to and makes them much harder by giving you and your teammates Crushing level health. That means at about 80% your normal health, you’re a much softer target for the wave after wave of enemies trying to dispatch you in Survival or stop you from capturing the treasure in Gold Rush. We suggest that you find one or two more-than-capable teammates to get the most out of this “The Lab” variation of Co-op Arena! The active maps for this weekend of “The Lab” are:
- The Plaza – Gold Rush
- The Village – Gold Rush
- The Lost City – Survival
Please note, our original schedule stated that this episode of “The Lab” would have both Co-op Objective and Co-op Arena modes. We’ve since learned of an issue that prevents us from including Co-op Objective into this episode of “The Lab.” It works out better anyway since Co-op Arena does not have the selectable difficulty setting which Co-op Objective has. Head over to the Naughty Dog community forums to post your impressions of “The Lab” once you’ve had a chance to play a few rounds. We’ll open the thread up when “The Lab” launches.