The multiplayer beta of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception launched on the 28th of June 2011 to all PlayStation Plus members, owners of specially marked copies of Infamous 2 and beta code holders. Statistics and levels from the beta do not carry into the full game.
Release and early issuesEdit
The beta was released on the 28th of June to Asia and Australia several hours early to account for the time zone difference. It was released to the rest of the world at approximately 2pm PDT that day. In the hours following the release, the beta was immediately reported to Naughty Dog as being filled with issues, most notably a widespread inability to connect to the servers (with an "Error initializing session manager" message), severe frame rate drops and persistent crashing. Naughty Dog disabled the beta's Facebook connection feature in an attempt to ease these problems. The beta was patched to version 1.01 at 1:30am PDT on the 29th of June, less than twelve hours after its release. Further issues arose with the patch download, with several PlayStation consoles simply resetting when attempting to download.
The beta was patched to version 1.02 at 10:30pm PDT on July 5, 2011. This patch included the addition of Plunder back into the playlist, as well as the removal of Free For All Deathmatch, and the re-addition of Facebook integration. The patch also allows players to disable Uncharted TV.
On July 6, 2011 the beta was patched to version 1.03, with the update fixing matchmaking issues in European regions.
Patch 1.04 was released on the 8th of July 2011.
Toward the end of the beta, several player's beta accounts were reset back to rank 1, and all unlocked beta content was lost. However, Naughty Dog assured that their progress up to the reset was saved and will count towards the full game rewards.
It was announced after the beta had ended that it had been played by a total of 1.53 million unique players. The average number of kills per player was 1,200. In total, approximately 48 billion shots were fired in over 22 million matches. Players earned a total of approximately 1.8 billion kills.
Gametypes and MapsEdit
- Team deathmatch: Standard team deathmatch. Two teams of five face each other, and the first team to fifty kills wins. If the results are close at the end of the match, one minute of overtime is added. If the results are tied at the end of this minute, the match enters sudden death.
- Three team deathmatch: Three teams of two face each other with a goal of twenty kills.
- Free For All: Eight players battle each other with a goal of fifteen kills.
- Hardcore: Standard 5 vs. 5 deathmatch, excluding features like boosters, power plays and medal kickbacks. The cargo plane sequence is also removed from the beginning of the Airstrip map, as well as the short animation being removed from the beginning of the Chateau.
- Co-op arena: Three players have twenty minutes to complete as 10 rounds of challenges. Three gametypes are included: Survival, Gold Rush and Siege.
- Co-op Hunter Arena: Two teams of two (2v2) are pitted against each other, one as the heroes and the other as the villains. The villains are aided by AI enemies and there goal is to stop the heroes from capturing any treasure. The villains start out weaker than the Heroes, like the AI goons. Medal Kickbacks are awarded to the Heroes for returning a piece of treasure while Hunters earn medals for obtaining kills, which allows them to pick a more powerful pirate or soldier to respawn as. After six minutes the teams are reversed. Spawn locations of the AI change throughout the match as well as more powerful gear becoming available as time goes on.
- Co-op Adventure: Similar to Uncharted 2's Co-op Objective, but with added objectives, such as placing numerous treasures around the map.
The beta contains 47 ranks, each requiring varying amounts of XP to reach. Although early information said that the maximum rank would be 25, it was later announced that the cap was level 50. This however was incorrect, and the highest possible rank is in fact 47, as the player can not accumulate more than 10,000,000XP.
|Rank||Cash required ($)|
|1||0 (default level)|
Although this list is complete, it lacks some images. You can help the Uncharted Wiki by uploading them. Several medals below, although having appeared in Uncharted 2, have no image as their appearances have changed for Uncharted 3.
|Assistant||Assist in the defeat of five enemies by shooting them but not getting the final shot.||$250|
|Afterlife||Defeat an opponent after you yourself have been defeated.||$150|
|Gunslinger||Defeat five enemies using any pistol or pistols in a single Competitive game.||$500|
|Commando||Defeat three enemies using any long gun or long guns in a single Competitive game.||$250|
|Fisticuffs||Defeat two enemies using hand to hand combat.||$500|
|Streak||Defeat five enemies without being defeated.||$2500|
|Fury||Defeat ten enemies without being defeated.||$5000|
|Rage||Defeat fifteen enemies without being defeated.||$7500|
|Rampant||Defeat twenty enemies without being defeated.||$10000|
|Double Down||Defeat two enemies in rapid succession.||$500|
Defeat three enemies in rapid succession.
|Connect Four||Defeat four enemies in rapid succession.||$1500|
|Five Not Alive||
Defeat five enemies in rapid succession.
|Wipe Out||Defeat the entire opposing team.||$1000|
|Fire In The Hole||Defeat three or more enemies at once with an explosion.||$500|
|BBQ||Defeat an enemy with a propane tank.||$1000|
|Assassin||Defeat three enemies using stealth.||$1000|
|Pull Down||Pull an enemy off a ledge.||$500|
|Kick Off||Kick an enemy off a ledge.||$500|
|Perfect||Win a game without dying.||$1000|
|Triple Threat||Defeat three enemies with long guns, three enemies with pistols, and three enemies with explosives.||$3000|
|Spray and Pray||Defeat five enemies with blindfire.||$500|
|Head Hunter||Defeat three enemies with head shots.||$1000|
|The Long Ranger||Defeat three enemies from at least seventy metres away.||$1500|
|Shut'em Down||End an enemies killing streak (Defeated enemy had five or more kills in a row).||$1000|
|First!||Get the first kill of a game.||$500|
|Last Kill!||Get the last kill of a game.||$500|
|Defender||Kill a player that is actively shooting one of your teammates.||$250|
|Put'em Down||Kill someone in the knockdown state with a pistol weapon.||$1000|
|Fly on the Wall||Kill a player who is climbing.||$500|
|Tricky||Kill a player with a pistol weapon while hanging.||$1000|
|Unlucky||Die 5 times without getting a kill.||$100|
|Retaliation||Kill the last player that killed you.||$250|
|Executioner||Kill a VIP on a power play.||$1000|
|Guard Duty||Protect the VIP during a power play.||$1000|
|Avenger||Kill an enemy that just killed a teammate.||$350|
|Acquisitions||Retrieve 5 treasures.||$1000|
|Oh Snap!||Perform stealth from behind kill.||$500|
|Dangerous||Kill every member of the other team once.||$1000|
|Strike Three||Go on a 3 kill streak.||$500|
|Death From Above||Kill enemy with falling kill.||$500|
|Hail Mary||Get a grenade kill from 50m away.||$1000|
|Lucky...||Survive 2 grenade explosions.||$250|
|Riot Starter||Kill every member of the other team twice.||$500|
|Extinction||Kill every member of the other team three times.||$2000|
|Pull!||Kill an airborne enemy.||$1000|
|Headache||Get a head slam kill.||$500|
|Covered||Stay in cover for more than a minute.||$50|
|Stay Low||Stay in cover for a total of 2 minutes.||$100|
|Deep Cover||Stay in cover for a total of 3 minutes.||$150|
|Dizzy||Roll more than 25 times.||$50|
|Sunday Stroll||Run more than 1000 metres.||$100|
|Marathon Man||Run more than 2000 metres.||$200|
|Think Vertically||Spend more than a minute climbing.||$100|
|Bolted||Kill 5 players with the Bolt Action Sniper Rifle.||$500|
|Hard Shell||Survive 5 bullets in the back with the Shield on Back.||$250|
|Comeback||Get a kill after dying 5 times in a row.||$150|
|Three Kickback King||Use 3 medal kickbacks in game.||$500|
|In Your Face||Taunt 5 enemies that you killed.||$500|
|Bash||Kill 3 enemies with a shield bash.||$500|
|Down Here||Kill an enemy above you.||$500|
|Up Here||Kill an enemy below you.|
|Killer Curse||Kill 3 players when cursed.||$500|
|Three Medal Pickup||Open a chest.||$50|
|Just Cash||Sometimes picked up off of dead enemies.||$250|
|Yippie-Kai-Yay||Get a kill while on a zip line.||$500|
|No Turret For You||Kill an enemy on a turret.||$500|
|The Redcoats are Here||Kill a player with Militia Man active.||$500|
|Not Goin' Nowhere||Kill a player as he activates Smoke Bomb.||$500|
|Not Fast Enough||Kill a player with Speedy G active.||$500|
|Down Came the Rain||Kill a player with Creepy Crawler active.||$500|
|Hard Target||Survive the entire minute while being a Marked Man.||$500|
|Here, Hold This||Kill an enemy with a thrown back grenade.||$500|
|Defused||Kill an enemy about to throw a Kickback grenade.||$500|
|Cluster's Last Stand||Get a kill with Cluster Bomb.||$500|
|Drake's On A Plane||End the Airstrip sequence as the leading team.||$500|
|Power Killer||Get 3 kills with power weapons.||$500|
|High Five||High five with your buddy over an opponent you defeated together.||$150|
|Captured||Your team captured the treasure.||$1000|
|Drop It||Defeat an enemy player while they are carrying the treasure in a competitive Plunder game.||$500|
|Expansionist||Capture five territories.||$1000|
|Tip Off||Be the first player to grab the treasure in a Plunder match.||$500|
|Protectorate||Shoot an enemy that is damaging the treasure bearer,||$250|
|No Cigar||Kill the treasure carrier while they are about to score the treasure.||$1000|
|None Shall Pass||Get 5 kills during a King of the Hill game while inside the hill.||$2500|
|That Was Embarrassing||Earn a shut out in Plunder.||$2500|
|Treasure Hunter||Find five treasures in Co-op.||$1000|
|Medic||Rescue 3 downed teammates.||$500|
|Big Bang||Defeat three enemies with a single grenade.||$500|
|Purple Heart||Get revived five times in a game.||$500|
|Punch Out||Defeat 3 enemies with hand-to-hand combat in a single Co-op game.||$500|
|Let 'Em Go||Defeat an enemy who is choking a teammate.||$500|
|Covert Ops||Defeat 1 enemy using stealth.||$500|
|Heat Seeker||Defeat three enemies with a single rocket.||$500|
|Master Chef||Defeat three enemies by exploding one propane tank.||$1000|
|Easy Rider||Defeat three enemies by exploding one car.||$1000|
|Dead Eye||Defeat three enemies quickly with the sniper rifle.||$500|
|Gift Giver||Assist in defeating five enemies.||$1000|
|Long Gun Fever||Get 5 kills with any long gun.||$500|
|Wild West||Get 5 kills with any pistol.||$500|
|Head Cracker||Get 2 head shots.||$500|
|Tricky Boy||Get 2 kills while hanging.||$500|
|Gate Keeper||Kill a Co-op boss.||$500|
|If It Bleeds...||Kill a Brute.||$500|
|Hot Potato||Make an enemy drop a grenade by shooting them.||$500|
|While They're Down||Kill a NPC in a knocked down state.||$500|
|12 Parsecs||Beat a Co-op game in 15 minutes or less.||$5000|
|Many Hands||Help retrieve an idol during the Co-op Adventure - Syria map.||$500|
|Everything In Its Place||Place an idol in the Co-op Adventure - Syria level.||$500|
The following list is partially incomplete. You can help the Uncharted Wiki by helping to complete it.
|Name||Effect||Duration||Medal cost||Purchase cost||Required rank|
|RPG!!||Spawns an RPG||Instant effect||14 medals||Free||1|
|Speedy G||Speed boost||20 seconds||7 medals||$8000||1|
|Smoke Bomb||Vanish in a puff of smoke||Instant effect||7 medals||$28000|
|Militia Man||No reloading||30 seconds||7 medals||$52250|
|Cluster Bomb||One grenade explodes into multiple grenades||Instant effect||10 medals||$63000||15|
|Disruption||Nearby enemies cannot see player arrows||25 seconds||7 medals||Free||23|
|Creepy Crawler||Transform into a swarm of spiders.||20 seconds||17 medals||Requires a voucher code to unlock||N/A|
|Militia Man - Co-op||No reloading||30 seconds||4 medals||Free|
|Team Medic||Heal yourself and teammates||Instant effect||6 medals||$15000|
|Speedy G - Co-op||Speed boost||20 seconds||5 medals||$100000|
|Mega Bomb - Co-op||One massive grenade explosion||Instant effect||7 medals||$200000||16|
|Doubles the damage of all players within 10 meters||40 seconds||6 medals||25|
The following list is incomplete. You can help the Uncharted Wiki by helping to complete it.
|Name||Effect||Required rank||Purchase cost||Slot|
|Scoped In - Co-op||
|Regeneration - Co-op||
|Beast Mode - Co-op||
|Back in the Saddle||
|Monkey Man - Co-op||
|Bargain - Co-op||
|Back in the Saddle - Co-op||
Can be bought at the start of a match, for use in that match only.
The following list is incomplete. You can help the Uncharted Wiki by helping to complete it.
|Bargain||Reduce the cost of medal kickbacks by 1.||$15000|
|Explosive Expert||Carry an extra grenade.||$12000|
|Heavy Bullets||Increases stopping power of your bullets.||$20000|
|PING!||Short range radar||$25000|
|Untraceable||You do not fire tracer bullets||$25000|
Power plays are a means of giving a losing team an advantage, and a chance to improve their score. They can occur several times throughout a match, and can begin with as little as 5 kills between the two teams. They are accompanied by music. They last 60 seconds each.
|Marked Man||A member of the winning team (referred to as the VIP) is marked. The losing team gains extra points for killing the VIP, while the winning team gets extra points if the VIP survives.|
|Exposed||The losing team sees the locations of all winning team members through walls and other obstacles.|
|Double Damage||The losing team deals double damage with all attacks.|
|Cursed||The winning team sees everyone as skeletons and friendly fire is enabled. If a member kills their own teammate, the other team earns extra points, or if a member from the losing team kills a member of the winning team they get extra points.|
Treasures and Treasure SetsEdit
|Valueless Oil Lamp||
|Worthless Bird Lamps||
|Valueless Travelers Set||
|Lost Wrathful Deity||
|Sea of Tranquility||
Character skins and customizationEdit
||French Sweater - Available by default||Common Pants - Available by default||N/A||N/A|
||Havana Shirt - Available by default||Common Pants - Available by default||
|Treasure Hunter (3 variants, 5 voices available)||Stylish Sunglasses - Complete Stylish Jewelry treasure set to unlock||
||Worn Gloves - Available by default||
|Pirate (3 variants, 5 voices available)||
||Leather Gloves - Default||
- ↑ http://www.naughtydog.com/site/post/uncharted_3_beta_101_patch_notes/
- ↑ http://www.naughtydog.com/site/post/uncharted_3_beta_102_patch_notes/
- ↑ http://www.naughtydog.com/site/post/uncharted_3_beta_103_patch_notes/
- ↑ http://www.naughtydog.com/site/post/uncharted_3_beta_104_patch_notes/
- ↑ http://www.naughtydog.com/site/post/uncharted_3_beta_rank_and_profile_reset/
- ↑ http://blogs.bettor.com/Uncharted-3-Drakes-Deception-beta-ends,-over-1-5-million-players-took-part-a84094
- ↑ https://twitter.com/#!/cbalestra/status/87265235035111424