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Uncharted 3 Gets Final Massive Patch, New Map, Free Content

By Ryan Winslett 2013-10-29 15:51:14 discussion comments
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With the sun setting on the PlayStation 3, now might be a good time to go back and enjoy one of the console’s most groundbreaking offerings, Uncharted 3. And what luck! To celebrate the game’s second birthday, the team at Naughty Dog are offering up a new multiplayer map, as well as other free content.

It’s hard to believe, but Uncharted 3 is officially turning two this month. It feels like just yesterday we were running, jumping and clinging to the side of all manner of structures as Nathan Drake. To series faithfuls, maybe that was just yesterday. But for some of us, it’s been a while since we’ve hung out with the wise-cracking, sharp-shooting soldier of fortune. Thankfully, Naughty Dog is offering up exactly the sort of thing that would pull me back into the game, namely a brand new map and some other free goodies.

First up is a new patch, one that offers quite a bit of new tweaks for a game that’s already two years old. I’m guessing this is a sort of farewell patch, one that addresses as many balance/bug issues as humanly possible before the team shifts fully over to its next project. A full list of the tweaks can be found here, with alterations including gameplay adjustments, tweaks for Kickbacks and boosers, some new Buddy Boosters added into the mix, weapon adjustments that affect everything from hip-firing accuracy to recoil, a couple of map adjustments to rebalance Plunder chests and block off a nasty dead end and more.

The Old Quarter map has also now been added to the Co-op arena mode, and all other DLC maps are now available free of charge. Let me say that again: All DLC maps are yours for exactly zero dollars. Just head into the in-game store and get to downloading anything you may have missed in the past.

Finally, and equal parts awesome and unexpected, is the introduction of a brand new (and also free) multiplayer map. It’s called Dry Docks, it’s rather large, and thanks to the wind and crashing waves, it doesn’t exactly live up to its name. Still, it’s a brand new setting for Uncharted’s unique brand of high-flying competitive shenanigans, which is pretty awesome in my book.

And just in case you’re dying to throw Naughty Dog a little cash after receiving all of that free content, this week’s PlayStation Network update is full of discounts on just about every cosmetic good the game has to offer.

“We’re also offering up some super deep discounts on select Uncharted 3 multiplayer items,” said Naughty Dog Community Strategist, Eric Monacelli. “Check the in-game store and the PlayStation Store to see what’s on sale in your region. These deals are incredibly sweet, so don’t miss out as they’ll end November 4th.”
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