Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta: Update 1.02 goes live

By Posted 6 Jul 2011, 14:10

Not even 24 hours had gone past before fans began taking to the official Naughty Dog forums last week to express both praise and complaints about the recently launched Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta. However, it wasn’t actually the various bugs and glitches that were splitting fans down the middle in terms of opinion, but rather the brand new features that the developer has added to the upcoming game.

However, according to a recent article by Ipfisher over on thegamershub.net website, the 1.02 update has now gone live, bringing with it a number of content updates and various fixes. The latest patch has not only increased the minimum time between Power Plays activating from 30 seconds up to 60 seconds, it has also disabled the activation of a Power Play once 40 kills have been reached in a Team Deathmatch game.

Version 1.02 has also made improvements to reduce the long Matchmaking wait times that some players were unfortunately experiencing, as well as fixed a problem where players were unable to pick up some of the in-game objects. Another issue that has now been fixed is the problem where the idol in Plunder would not reset correctly. The idol should now reset to one of the specified spawn points.

Players also reported an issue in which the team with the lowest number of kills could potentially win in a Sudden Death match, even if they finished the game with less kills than the team that came in first place. Naughty Dog has addressed this issue and players should no longer experience this. The developer has also fixed the issue where some players would take damage through their shield in Co-op matches.

The last place team in Three Team Deathmatch will now get placed into Observer Mode in Sudden Death. The waiting time before the vote countdown after a match has also been reduced, and is now 15 seconds instead of 30. The developer Naughty Dog has also added extra data tracking to the server, to aid the analysis of player behavior, matches and other technical information.

A number of other game problems have been fixed with the latest update, including the issue which caused some players to experience trouble connecting to multiplayer and the issue where some PlayStation 3 consoles would hard reset under certain circumstances. You can read all about the other changes and fixes over on thegamershub.net website.

The Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta was only accessible by a certain number of gamers when it first launched last week, but that all changed yesterday when the beta was finally opened up for everyone. According to Anthony Severino over at playstationlifetyle.net, the developer enabled two new modes in the beta: the ‘Co-Op Hunter’ mode and the ‘Team Objective’ mode.

Have you been testing out the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception game in the multiplayer beta?

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