REMINDER: The Lab – Desert – 5 Shootout
 September 16, 2010

REMINDER: The Lab – Desert – 5 Shootout

“The Lab” returns this weekend with a Desert – 5 Shootout!

Welcome back to another episode of “The Lab” in September. “The Lab” is a special, limited-time playlist for UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves multiplayer that is active every other weekend. “The Lab” playlist features one or more custom-tuned gametype variations chosen by our game designers to test potential new settings, try out alternate gametypes in a real-world setting or just mix things up for the sake of variety. “The Lab” is open from Friday, September 17, at 10:00 AM PDT (what time is that in my city?) through Monday, September 20, at 10:00 AM PDT (what time is that in my city?). This episode of “The Lab” features a Desert – 5 Shootout. All players spawn with only the powerful Desert – 5 pistol and one Mk-NDI grenade. You’ll find some Desert – 5 weapon pickups littered among the maps to replenish your ammo supply. On the other hand, use your sole Mk-NDI grenade wisely – you’ve only got one of these and there aren’t any more available on the maps to replace it. You’ll want to keep your only grenade for key situations, such as flushing a stubborn opponent out of cover or evening the odds slightly if they’ve managed to secure a decidedly advantageous position on the map. If you’re fresh out of grenades, propane tanks are still active on the map… in the event you’re still looking to make an explosive statement. Boosters have been deactivated for all Desert – 5 Shootout matches – individual skill and teamwork wins the day (and the match)! The active maps for this weekend of “The Lab” are:

  • The Sanctuary
  • The Temple
  • The Train Wreck

We’ll be opening the Desert – 5 Shootout discussion thread on the Naughty Dog community forums at about the same time “The Lab” starts this weekend. Be sure to leave your thoughts after you’ve had a chance to play a few rounds!