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Dead Explorer skin

The Dead Explorer is a multiplayer skin based on one of the dead bodies of Karl Schäfer's expedition crew in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.



He wears an old, brown jacket with several holes in it and cargo pants, along with pale skin and eyes, and has a bullet hole in his head due to Schäfer shooting him along with the rest of his crew of Nazis on a mission to discover Shangri-La.[1]

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The Dead Explorer was first featured as a Multiplayer skin during Halloween of 2009 as a villain skin, and was later included in the Siege Expansion Pack. He appeared again for free in the Halloween 2010 double cash weekend.

The Dead Explorer is an unlockable single-player skin in the The Nathan Drake Collection. In the remastered version of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, he is unlocked by completing the game on Crushing or higher. In the remastered version of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, he is unlocked by collecting 80 treasures.


  • While his single player skin has no voice-overs, his multiplayer skin does. He shares his jumping voice with each of Lazarevic's soldiers, and has a special voice that none of the other soldiers (or skins) have. However, if you listen closely, this voice can be heard when killing some of Lazarevic's soldiers.
  • If you look carefully, numerous dead explorers can be found dotted around the Ice Cave multiplayer map.