Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Multiplayer Gets a Major Update with Patch 1.13

Today, August 7th 2012, marks the day that Naughty Dog makes multiplayer history as Patch 1.13 (ND’s biggest patch ever) rolls out over the next 24 hours.  With loads of new content, gameplay adjustments, and other features to boost the community and maximize your Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception multiplayer gameplay experience, Patch 1.13 may just be the update gamers have been looking for.  While there are some DLC items that won’t be released until August 14th, majority of the patch will be deployed today!

Patch 1.13 will provide players with fresh content including hundreds of new multiplayer features; just to name a few, you can expect to see an expanded selection of customizable items, new medals, and new trophies.  Naughty Dog is also introducing a new “tournament system” in which players can compete against each other and earn in-game rewards based on how they played!  Oh, and did I mention new skins?  That’s right; Patch 1.13 will bring 2 new skins to the table!  You can play as your new favorite hero Spyder (Sony/Uncharted Audition winner), or go out in a blaze of glory with the Djinn.

Straight from the Naughty Dog Blog, you can check out Robert Cogburn, Lead Multiplayer Designer, and Robert Ryan, Game Designer, explain Patch 1.13 below:

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Here’s a recap of all the major features in Patch 1.13 via Naughtydog.com:

*New Features:

  • 137 brand new custom parts among all skins
  • New Custom parts for every UNCHARTED character skin (75 total items)
  • 2 brand new character skins (Spyder and Djinn skin)
  • 25 new emblem parts
  • 11 new taunts for purchase in the PS Store
  • 25 new treasures sets, 50 new treasures to accompany the new head gear with stats (2 treasures per set per head gear)
  • 27 Custom Hero/Villain head gear with stats
  • New Cowboy items (2 full sets for Custom Heroes and 2 full sets for Custom Villains [torso, head, arms, legs and feet] for a total of 20 new parts)
  • Jak Goggles for every character (available for purchase only)
  • 10 trade show shirts for Custom Heroes/Villains (5 unique shirts for each) now available for purchase
  • 4 trade show long guns and 4 trade show pistols now available for purchase
  • The Last Of Us Shirts (Both FREE!, 1 for Custom Hero and 1 for Custom Villain, different color scheme for each)
  • Make.Believe skin, parts & taunts (all of the Make.Believe content is FREE!)
    • 1 Make.Believe Skin (Spyder)
    • 6 New Taunts
    • Custom M9
    • 1 New Custom Torso Item
    • 1 New Custom Head item
    • 1 New Custom Legs item
    • 1 New Custom Feet item
    • All new Make.Believe character parts are also available for the Custom Hero & Villain
  • The option to buy and use new or currently in-game items without having to reach the level requirement
  • Experimental Block Mesh Lab Maps
  • 50 New Trophies
    • 10 per DLC pack (3 Silver, 7 bronze per pack)
    • Must own the DLC pack to earn progression
    • User does not earn trophies based on previous activities
  • Tournament System
    • New Ticketing system. User gets 10 free tickets at the start of each tournament
    • New Tournament occurs on 1 week cycle
      • Bronze tier earns Gold AK, Gold G-MAL, Gold M9 (prizes are unlocked for the entire duration of the next tournament cycle)
      • Silver Tier unlocks Shade Jacket and Shade Armor (prizes are unlocked for the entire duration of the next tournament cycle)
      • Gold Tier unlocks Shade Clown Mask, Shade Skull Mask, Shade Glasses (prizes are unlocked for the entire duration of the next tournament cycle)
      • Leaderboard integration
      • Special long Term Prize (Djinn Skin for getting 6 Gold Tiers is unlocked permanently)
  • 2 New Legacy levels (Legacy 4 and Legacy 5) with an increased Cash requirement to complete
  • New Legacy items to unlock
  • Highwayman Mask unlocks at Legacy 4
  • Lucha Mask unlocks at Legacy 5
  • 5 Emblem Parts unlock at Legacy 5 (Two Skulls, Demon, Mad Scientist, Shade Skull, Super Skull)
  • Legacy 5 Level 75 unlocks new versions of the 4 clown masks, now with stats
  • New level badges
  • Sniper-Pistole TDM gametype has been added to the Advanced Game Settings

*Gameplay Changes:

  • Increased recoil has been added to the G-MAL
  • Deathmatch will now appear in round 5 instead of round 3 in Team Objective game modes
  • Quitting out of Co-op will no longer count as a Competitive loss when signing-out/disconnecting
  • Lab games no longer count towards the Leaderboard
  • Death from Above medal now requires the player to be at least 2 meters off the ground
  • Players can earn more than 1 “Here, Hold This Medal” in a match
  • A collection of trophies have been added for each DLC pack available (50 total new trophies)
  • The TAU Sniper Pistol has been tuned so the rate of fire is up 30% and you pick 6 instead of 3 bullets upon collecting new ammo now
  • The M9 blindfire accuracy has been reduced by 10% efficiency
  • Cloaked level 3 is now immune to the effects of Disruption (it wasn’t working properly so we fixed it)
  • Marked Men now migrates properly to another player if the marked man drops form the game
  • Gunfire is no longer silent when using the shield
  • Teleporting with Smoke Bomb while holding the Idol is no longer possible
  • An issue with the shield that allowed players to remotely control the turret has been fixed

You can find all of the information above and more on the official Naughty Dog Blog, and be sure to check back in with Naughty Dog (and us of course) for details on all the DLC that will drop August 14th!

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