Celebrate the Two Year Anniversary of Uncharted 3 with Patch 1.18

Two years ago, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception released, giving PlayStation gamers an exciting new story and adventure featuring our favorite hero, Nathan Drake.  To celebrate the 2-year anniversary of Uncharted 3, Naughty Dog is dropping DLC prices and making quite a few multiplayer changes based on forum feedback to celebrate the strong multiplayer community as well.

The first major reward for being an Uncharted 3 multiplayer fan is the fact that all maps are now free… FREE!  For those who haven’t played much of the Drake’s Deception multiplayer, now would be the time to start; I mean, who doesn’t like free DLC?  Check out the “2 Year Anniversary Free Map Mania” announcement video below:

Here is the full list of changes made in Patch 1.18 (via the Naughty Dog Blog):

Maps

  • All DLC maps are now available to download for free! Go to the in game store and download the Flashback Map Pack 1, 2 and Drake’s Deception Map Pack.
  • Dry Docks makes its triumphant debut and is available in all competitive playlists and custom games!

Co-op

  • Old Quarter map has been added to Co-op arena mode
  • The drop rate for all co-op treasures has been increased
  • Old Quarter has been removed from the Hunter Arena playlist.

Weapons

  • Hipfire accuracy has been greatly reduced on all weapons along with the angle and distance at which the auto lock engages. But Blindfire from cover has not been changed
  • Increased recoil on the M9
  • Decreased recoil on FAL-SS
  • Rate of Fire mod has been decreased on the M9, Arm Micro and KAL-7
  • The recoil of the last round fired in a G-MAL burst has been significantly reduced
  • The burst delay and recoil have been reduced on the Raffica
  • The accuracy mod on the Raffica has been slightly improved
  • The recoil has been reduced on the Tau Sniper and the weapon does not automatically scope
  • The rate of fire mod has increased effectiveness for the Tau Sniper

Gameplay

  • Sprint maneuverability moderately reduced
  • Mega Bombs and Cluster Bombs can no longer be thrown back (competitive mode only)
  • The Marked Man power play now occurs when a team is up 8 kills instead of 6
  • The Exposed power play occurs when a team is up 10 kills instead of 8 and the range that player names appear has been reduced from 40 meters to 20
  • The Double Damage power play now occurs when a team is up 15 kills instead of 10 and the damage the losing team does is only x1.5 instead of x2
  • Deathmatch has been removed from Team Objective
  • Increase score limit in three-team Deathmatch from 20 to 25
  • Increase score limit of free-for-all from 15 to 20
  • Multiple steps have been added during the matchmaking process to help find games with lower ping. Wait times to find matches during off peak hours may increase

Medal Kickbacks

  • The Medal Kickback Creepy Crawler now costs 12 medals and lasts for 25 seconds
  • Quick Boom now costs 12 medals and lasts for 12 seconds
  • Explosives now costs 5 medals

Boosters

  • Slot 1 now has Kickback Endurance, Ammo Award, Bargain and Team Safe
  • Slot 2 now has Beast Mode, Regeneration, Explosive Expert and Explosive Shell Expert
  • Bargain paid booster cost increase from $100k to $250k
  • PING paid booster cost increase from $100k to $250k

New 3rd Buddy Boosters

  • Cutter – Cutter KAL-7 – Jade Para 9 – Sugar Buddy
  • Eddie – Eddie’s AK – Jade Para 9 – Booty Buddy
  • Draza – Draza’s Dragon – jade Para 9 – Thanks Buddy
  • Flynn – Flynn’s G-MAL – Jade Para 9 – Explosive Buddy
  • Lazarevic – Lazarevic’s FAL-SS – Jade Para 9 – Stealth Buddy

Map adjustments

  • Gate added to London Underground tunnel to block off dead end
  • Plunders chests have been rebalanced on Syria and Museum

Patch 1.18 marks the final large patch for Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.  Now we can only hope that the next bit of news is something related to Uncharted 4… am I right?

Also, if you’re interested in asking Naughty Dog any questions about the patch, head on over to Reddit on Friday, November 1st from 3:00pm-4:30pm (PST) as Justin Richmond (Game Director) and Robert Cogburn (Lead Game Designer) will be hosting an AMA to celebrate the 2-year anniversary!

You can check out the Official Naughty Dog Blog Post here for all details regarding the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception 2-year anniversary.

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