Uncharted 3 Beta: Everything you need to know
With the Uncharted Beta just around the corner (tomorrow), Naughty Dog has given us a handful of details on what to expect from the Beta.
Oh, and before you read on, you'll probably want a Beta code. Don't have one? Well that's good news, because we're still running a contest that gives you the chance to win an Uncharted 3 Beta code (with a press exclusive perk)! The contest ends tonight, so get your submissions in a.s.a.p. All you need to do is check out our twitter and facebook pages to participate.
Entered the contest? Have a code? Good, now you can know what to expect:
When will the Beta start?
Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28. The beta will be closed and available to those who purchased inFamous 2, or are a current PlayStation Plus member. Open Beta will start Monday, July 4.
When does the Beta end?
The Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta will end on Wednesday, July 13.
How much space will the Beta take on my Hard Drive?
The beta will take about ~1.7GB of space on your HDD (confirmed by Evan Wells via twitter)
What gametypes/maps will be available?
Naughty Dog will be rotating a variety of competitive and co-op gametypes, across three different maps (see below).
June 28 to July 4 – Maps: Airstrip, Chateau
Team Deathmatch, Plunder, Three Team Deathmatch, Co-op Arena
July 4 to July 8 – Maps: Airstrip, Chateau
Team Deathmatch, Free For All, Team Objective, Co-op Hunter
July 9 to July 13 – Maps: Airstrip, Yemen
Team Deathmatch, Three Team Deathmatch, Co-op Adventure
Can the Beta be played in 3D?
Will Facebook interconnect with Uncharted 3?
Yes, facebook friends that have linked their accounts to their respective PS3's will appear on a “Facebook Friends List” found in the multiplayer menu.
Will users be able to upload videos and photos to Facebook or YouTube in the Beta?
No, that functionality is not currently ready for the Beta.
Will Beta progress carry over to Uncharted 3 when it releases this November?
No, but Naughty Dog is offering rewards to members of the Beta (see below):
Download the Uncharted 3 Beta -- receive the exclusive UNCHARTED 3 PSN Beta Tester Avatar
Complete 10 matches in every Gametype of Competitive Multiplayer -- receive the Exclusive Beta Decal Pack 1
Complete 5 matches in every Gametype of Co-operative Multiplayer -- receive the Exclusive Beta Decal Pack 2
Complete 4 Treasure Sets -- receive the Treasure Hunter's Starter Pack
Rank up to level 25 in the Beta -- receive a handsome reward of in-game cash on day one
Is there a level cap in the Beta?
Yes, the level cap is 25.
What to do if you think you've found a bug in the Beta?
Contact Naughty Dog via the Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta forum.
Now that you've been briefed, make sure you have a code, and then join us online tomorrow.
Source: Naughty Dog