Naughty Dog has announced that patch 1.11 for Uncharted 3 will be available to download by the end of this month. The update is entirely multiplayer focused and sees the return of two Uncharted 2 staples – The Lab and Elimination mode – as well as a few other tweaks including a more severe penalty for rage quitters.
The Lab is a unique playlist that is only selectable when Naughty Dog deems it appropriate. The game type and available weapons are the two elements that are typically tweaked during Lab events so you might be given the opportunity to play a round of Elimination using only the sniper rifle, for example.
Take a look at the patch notes below or you can just skip ahead to a video featuring lead multiplayer designer Robert Cogburn and game director Justin Richmond talking us through the various changes introduced in patch 1.11.
The Lab returns and we begin the playlist with a T-bolt/Pistole-only map. We will be rolling out other game types as the year progresses.
- The Lab will contain treasure drops from whatever the base game type is (the T-bolt/Pistole map is considered Team Deathmatch)
Elimination Mode has been added.
- Elimination mode will contain treasure drops from Team Deathmatch
Message of the Day returns ‒ a daily message will pop up with news, tips, and other information.
The following custom game settings are now available via a menu in Custom Game mode called “Advanced Settings.”
- Respawn Time
- Buddy Spawning toggle
- Health Multiplier ‒ by percentage
- Sprinting toggle
- Weapon Mode (Default, Basic Weapons, Pistols, RPG-7)
- Medal Kickbacks toggle
- Boosters toggle
- Grenade Throw Back toggle
If you leave a game, disconnect, or turn off your PS3 mid-game, it will be counted as a loss.
Kill and deaths no longer count towards your career stats in Plunder and Team Objective modes
The technical hooks to make the Game of the Year edition (EU) work properly with DLC were added
In Team Deathmatch mode the Airstrip and London maps now are listed with “No Intro” variations. If these variations are selected you’ll start those maps with no convoy events.
The Long Ranger Medal can now be earned by achieving 3 kills at 50 meters in a match instead of 3 kills at 70 meters.
Source: PlayStation Blog