“The Lab” – November 2010 Schedule

“The Lab” – November 2010 Schedule

We reveal the November schedule for “The Lab” -- it starts later this week on November 12! The full "The Lab" schedule for November is listed after the jump.

November 9, 2010

“The Lab” starts up again later this week with a weekend of M32 - Hammers Only -- we'll post full details, including variation parameters and maps on Thursday, November 11 -- and then we'll be closing out the month with a Thanksgiving themed event. If you’re new to “The Lab,” welcome! “The Lab” is a special playlist we will be running for a limited time on designated weekends, roughly every other weekend. You can access “The Lab” playlist within the set of playlists found in Matchmaking in UNCHARTED 2 multiplayer. During each weekend “The Lab” is active, we’ll be running a specialized playlist featuring one or more custom-tuned gametype variations from the tons of variables we can tweak in our multiplayer gameplay settings. We’ll also be hosting a new thread for every event on the Naughty Dog community forums to get your feedback and thoughts on each one of our “The Lab” events. “The Lab” episodes for November are: November 12 - 15 M32 - Hammers Only You've experienced RPGs Only through our Deathmatch variations options and been through "The Lab" episode of Grenades Only to get your fill of explosives-only action in multiplayer. In that vein, we've focused on that one power weapon -- the M32 - Hammer, just in case you didn't catch that just now -- that you all both love and hate. We're keeping Boosters active expressly so you are presented with the difficult choice -- do I go for Sure Foot or Launch Man? Of course, some of you are going to go with Come Get Some for the extra cash -- although with relatively limited ammo in your M32 - Hammer, you may not want to opt for Half Loaded unless you're exceedingly masochistic or just want a challenge. There's a few other gametype parameters we're working out for this episode, so check back later this week for our regular Thursday update on "The Lab" for full details. November 24 - 29 Thanksgiving Event: Plunder - Snipers Only This episode of the "The Lab" should be rather interesting to play -- you may just find yourself running a gauntlet of sniper scopes trained at you from well-placed defensive positions as you try to bring the treasure to your team's chest to score. Or not. I do know that you WILL be able to get a visual on your target, I mean opponent, a bit easier for this Thanksgiving Event, but remember, the hit boxes are the same size as the less, er, voluminous versions of Drake and Lazarevic. We're keeping Boosters active -- so get your Deposit on for maximum cash in this Plunder variation, which will be DOUBLY effective during this Thanksgiving Event version of "The Lab." See what I did there? As always, more full details will be available the day prior to when "The Lab" launches for the weekend. UPDATE: Thanksgiving Event dates changed to reflect a start date of Wednesday, November 24.