Uncharted 3 Multiplayer BETA Details!
 June 25, 2011

Uncharted 3 Multiplayer BETA Details!

The Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta starts just next week – everyone with a marked copy of Infamous 2 or a current member of PlayStation Plus will get Beta access starting on June 28, while everyone else will be able to jump into the Beta starting on July 5.

Hit the jump for FULL details on dates, gametypes, maps, REWARDS and more!

With the Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta right around the corner, I’m sure you all want to know exactly what we’re putting into the Beta and what you can expect over the three weeks it is active. A few weeks ago, just before E3, IGN posted a thorough first sneak peek at the details of our upcoming Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta.

Now, we can give you the FULL rundown of the Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta for things that weren’t necessarily covered in the IGN reveal. We put together a handy little FAQ below with ALL the details.

When can I start playing?
Tuesday, June 28, for all Infamous 2 and current PlayStation Plus members, who all get early access to the Beta.
Unfortuantely, PS Plus Members under the Welcome Back program won't be able to get early access in the following countries: Germany, Portugal, Spain and New Zealand. Sorry!

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?
UPDATE: The Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta is now available for download on ALL participating PS Stores (see above).

Is the Beta available in my region/country?
The Beta is be available in all current PSN Store regions – except Japan.

When does the Beta end?
The Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta will end on Thursday, July 14.

What gametypes 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
July 3

Team Deathmatch, Free for All, Three Team Deathmatch, Hardcore, Co-op Arena


Airstrip, Chateau

July 4
July 9

Team Deathmatch, Plunder, Team Objective, Hardcore, Co-op Hunter


Airstrip, Chateau

July 10
July 14

Team Deathmatch, Plunder, Three Team Deathmatch, Hardcore, Co-op Adventure, Co-op Arena


Airstrip, Yemen

Can you tell me more about a specific gametype or map?
They say a picture is worth a thousand words right? So a video is worth at least 24,000 words per second multiplied by… or something.
Check out the video below for looks at most, but not all, of the Gametypes, Maps, and options you can experience in the Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta.

UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer reveal trailer

Co-op Hunter gameplay - Airstrip map

Co-op Adventure gameplay - Syria map

Chateau multiplayer map flythrough

Airstrip multiplayer map flythrough

Can you tell me about any of the Boosters, Medal Kickbacks, and Weapon I can expect in the Beta?

Competitive Booster Slot 1

Come Here
Weapon Expert
See the opponent that killed you within a specified distance until they die
Decrease sprint recovery time
Opponents will not see your player arrow and you are difficult to hear
Add one additional MOD slot to all pistols

Competitive Booster Slot 2

Power Hunter
Back in the Saddle
See the location of Power Weapons within a specified distance
Taunt over an opponent's body to receive ammo
Respawn time reduced by a specified time
Decrease Medal Kickback cost

Competitive Medal Kickbacks

Speedy G
Smoke Bomb
Militia Man
Cluster Bomb
Creepy Crawler
Spawns an RPG
Speed boost
Vanish in a puff of smoke
No reloading
One grenade explodes into multiple
Nearby enemies cannot see player arrows
Transform into a swarm of spiders

Co-op Booster Slot 1

Scoped In - Co-op
Regeneration - Co-op
Beast Mode - Co-op
Reduced pain wobble while scoped in
Recover from wounds faster
Move faster with heavy objects

Co-op Booster Slot 2

Monkey Man - Co-op
Bargain - Co-op
Back in the Saddle - Co-op
Increase traversal speed
Decrease Medal Kickback cost
Respawn time reduced by a specified time

Co-op Medal Kickbacks

Militia Man - Co-op
Team Medic
Speedy G - Co-op
Mega Bomb - Co-op
Army of Three
No redloading
Heal yourself and teammates
Speed Boost
One massive grenade explosion
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 - they don't even have to also be your PSN friend! 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 Gametype of Competitive Multiplayer and receive the Exclusive Beta Decal Pack 1!
  • Complete 5 matches in every Gametype 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 NaughtyDog.com?
Stay tuned – we’ve got some cool things in store for NaughtyDog.com real soon.

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 forum in the NaughtyDog.com 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.

DEFINITELY see you online!

UPDATE 6/28 2:30 PM PDT: We've temporarily replaced Plunder with Free For All as we investigate an issue with Plunder.