Everything you need to know about the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta

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Everything you need to know about the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta

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A quick update to confirm that the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta is starting to roll out now internationally! Surprise! Yes, the beta launched a little earlier than expected, but it was ready to go and, hey, it’s 4th December in Japan and Australia.

Before you dive in, we’ve gotten the full lowdown from Naughty Dog on everything you need to know. You may want to look over the below list of answers to common questions that Naughty Dog put together to prepare you for the Multiplayer Beta.

The basics

What is the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta?
It’s an opportunity to test various aspects of Uncharted 4 multiplayer, including the online infrastructure. The Naughty Dog team is also hoping to get your impressions and feedback, so that you can help shape the final version of Uncharted 4 multiplayer.

How long does it run for?
The Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta is available now and will run through to 13th December.


Is the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta available worldwide?

How do I get access to the beta?
By obtaining a physical or digital copy of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. You will also need PlayStation Plus membership to access the beta.

Please note: You must have valid application save data from Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection saved in system storage in order to access the beta.

How do I download the beta?
Once the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta is available, please follow the instructions below. A voucher is not required to download the beta.

If you purchased a digital version from the PlayStation Store, please skip to Step 2;

  1.  Insert the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection game disc into the PlayStation 4
  2. Highlight the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection game icon
  3. Select ‘Overview’
  4. Select the Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Beta tile and press the X button to begin your download from the PlayStation Store


Please note: You must have valid application save data from Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection saved in system storage in order to access the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta.

What size is the beta download file?
The download is approximately 7 GB, although in some regions, you may see a larger installed size on your PS4.

Do I need a PS Plus membership to access the beta?

Will my progress from the beta carry over to the full game when it launches?

What type of internet connection is required?
The Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta requires a broadband internet connection. We recommend at least a 1Mbps/1Mbps connection.

Will the beta undergo maintenance at any point?
As this is a technical test, there will most likely be patches deployed, downtimes, restarts, and so forth. Please follow @Naughty_Dog for the most up-to-the-minute updates regarding beta status. We will also be posting details on the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta forum.


How can I provide feedback and report bugs?
Please visit the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta official forum to leave your thoughts, feedback, and bug reports.

A survey will be sent out to certain players after the Beta period has ended, so look out for an email from PlayStation to provide valuable feedback to the team.

New beta features

What is a mystical and how do you deploy them?
The beta includes a load-out item called Mysticals – letting you harness some of the well-known supernatural elements from the Uncharted games to aid your team in attaining victory. There are five Mysticals in the beta that players can redeem through the Store:

  1. Wrath of El Dorado – When thrown, the El Dorado sarcophagus from Uncharted 1 appears to unleash spirits that track down the enemies near where it is placed, and damage them.
  2.  Spirit of Djinn – The Djinn magic from Uncharted 3 imbues the player with the ability to teleport short distances, but they won’t be able to take cover.
  3. Cintamani Stone – Activating this mystical from Uncharted 2 revives Downed allies within its area of effect to full health instantly.
  4. Staff of Ayar Manco – This staff, from the Uncharted: The Fourth Labyrinth novel, casts a magical force across an entire map revealing where the opposing team is located. It will also show up on the mini-map and can be destroyed.
  5.  Indra’s Eternity – From the Uncharted: Eye of Indra motion comic, this Mystical slows down any enemy that enters its visible area of effect.


What are Sidekicks and how do you use them?
Sidekicks are another load-out option, which spawns an NPC ally, each with a unique skill to help you or your teammates along. Players can redeem and spawn Sidekicks from the In-Match store, accessible via the DualShock 4 touch pad. Sidekicks will earn you cash as they fulfill their role. There are four Sidekicks in the beta, each with a specific function:

  1. Sniper – defends a location with a sniper rifle to take out members of the opposing team
  2. Savior – field medic who will revive Downed players, hand out ammo and help your team replenish their Gear faster
  3. Hunter – when called in, hunts down the nearest enemy and puts them into a hold for the player to KO them
  4. Brute – heavily armored with a lot of fire power but slow moving

What is available in the Uncharted Multiplayer Store?
You are awarded 150 Uncharted Points at your first log-in during the beta. These points can be redeemed for a variety of vanity items in the Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Store.
You can also earn Relics by completing Daily Challenges during the beta, or pick them up during a match. These allow you to unlock Vanity Chests in the Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Store in the Main Menu. Vanity Chests have a chance of giving you a hat, outfit or a taunt (or a taunt with a prop!).


What are Beta points?
Beta Points unlock gameplay items for your Custom Load-out. Points are awarded for reaching certain levels of cash accumulation as you play Matches. The more Beta Points earned, the more gameplay items unlocked.

What is the In-Match Store?
The In-Match Store is accessed via the DualShock 4 touch pad during a match. As you play, you’ll earn in-game cash to deploy your load-out items such as Mysticals, Sidekicks, Heavy Weapons, or upgrade your Gear during a match. Choose wisely as the cost of each item will go up the more you use it during that individual match!

What are Challenges?
Each day during the beta, Naughty Dog will issue gameplay goals, called Challenges, that players can complete to earn Relics to use in the Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Store. Players can redeem Relics for a Vanity Chest. A single Challenge will replenish once per day at 3.00pm local time for the player. No Challenge will be replenished unless one has been completed.

How do you make a customised load-out?
Players will be given a total of 25 Loadout Points to begin customising their load-outs. Each item in Custom Load-out is worth a certain number of Load-out Points (LP) and players will be able equip a wide variety of gameplay items in their Custom Load-outs that can then be used during a Match.

Can I play as a character other than Nathan Drake?
Yes, you can play as a number of your favorite heroes and villains from previous Uncharted games, including Nathan, Sully, Elena, Sam, Katherine Marlow, Lazarevic and more. Each character brings his or her own unique personality and dialogue to the multiplayer experience.


What game modes will be supported in the beta?
The beta will feature Team Deathmatch.

What maps are included in the beta?
Two maps, including Island, a map influenced by the jungle setting from the PlayStation Experience 2014 demo; and Madagascar City, a map influenced from the settings seen in the E3 2015 demo.

Anything else?

Members of the Naughty Dog development team will be streaming Uncharted 4 multiplayer gameplay on our Twitch channel on 8th December and 11th December. Keep an eye on @Naughty_Dog on Twitter for more details.

Looking for more? Check out the Naughty Dog stream from 1st December as Robert Cogburn, Erin Daly and Arne Meyer provide an in-depth preview of the Uncharted 4 multiplayer beta.

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  • So I have to pay you to test YOUR software?

    No thanks.

    • who do you pay? you pay for PS+ don’t you?

    • “How do I get access to the beta?
      By obtaining a physical or digital copy of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.”

      Did you win a copy, or something?

    • and maybe after they have milked the Nathan Drake Collection the beta will be released to the public ;-)

    • I hope that’s the case, but I fear it’s not.

      After all, if you can keep money-grabbing, why wouldn’t you?

    • @Jacko_the_lad: is anyone forcing you to play it? -.- god, i swear, people these days….

    • Never seen a beta bundled with a game before?

    • Betas get bundled with games all the time, yes, but it’s never the only way to get in to it.

      The fact that they’ve done that with this means it’s not a beta, it’s just a marketing tool.

    • So the survey that we fill in to let them know how things went and what negative things we’ve found and the forum feedback, that’s nothing to do with beta testing, that’s just marketing?

      My god, this blog gets worse every day.

    • Obviously people are okay with paying for demos.

      That’s quite sad.

    • Stop whining.

    • The new trend now is to convince people that they are special or lucky to try out things before everyone else. Suckers every single one… You’re just working as free beta testers. You’ll get the game when it’s ready, no need to feed the ADHD or OCD ;-)

    • Hello, I want to play the beta of this game but probably won’t want to buy the actual game at release and i’m very important because I am me so I don’t want to buy UC 1, 2 and 3 in order to get the bonus of playing in the beta and will therefore try and make out that UC 1, 2 & 3 are in fact unwanted extras to the purchase of the beta of UC4 then simply ignore the fact that UC 1, 2 & 3 are what is for sale and try and belittle the company by making myself believe that I have to buy the beta of UC4 rather than it being a bonus. That way my special flowerness will rise up even higher towards the sun and I will bask in the sun’s radiant glory all the more.


    • @Jacko_the_lad Agreed. Its really sad that people are OK with this.
      “Herp derp try the beta for 70€!” No thanks..

    • I can’t speak for others, but I bought the collection because I wanted it, not for the beta or icon on my PS4. I wanted to play the games. The beta is an added bonus which allows me to try out what is next. Why does it have to be an incentive?

    • I’ve played and replayed the Uncharted games on PS3 too many times to count, and if I wanted to play them again, I’d just play them on my PS3. Why would I want to buy them on PS4 if I already own them?

      Oh right, because the sun shines out of Naughty Dog’s backside and so I must give them money at every opportunity and worship them daily.

      People clearly don’t understand what a real beta is. Which is not what this is.

  • For a shining star of the PS3 generation, they have lost their shine for me this Gen. Keep your virtual currencies and F2P mechanics.

    • All the in-game boosts looked like they were based on in-game money which you won buy playing the game, rewarding those who play more. Obviously casual players, myself included, would be at a disadvantage against a hardcore player, but that will always be the case. I played WOW PvP casually, was always behind hardcore players with gear but still had a total blast.

  • You pay for the uncharted collection and you get the Beta free :)
    It’s only a beta.

    For those who are dumb like me to download you just need to goto the dashboard icon from the game and press down to enter the game page and the tile on the right allows you to download.

  • Download complete, in matchmaking. Not finding any player. Yay.

  • So gamers who have followed uncharted from the very start, day one purchased for all games, get shunned? Then people who haven’t played this before and then suddenly buy this updated version get the Beta?
    Dear oh Dear.
    Keep looking after your fan base, but I’m out!!

    • Why are you getting so mad now? This was announced MONTHS beforehand that the beta would be exclusive to owners of the Collection.

    • No, they said the Uncharted Collection would give you guaranteed access.

      Nowhere did they say it would be exclusive to it.

    • Proof please. “If you missed the end (and you should have watched the whole trailer!), mark your calendars for December 4 – December 13. Those are the dates the exclusive Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Beta will be available to everyone with a copy of the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection.” – September 17th, Naughty Dog website. http://www.naughtydog.com/site/post/uncharted_the_nathan_drake_collection_new_trailer_uncharted_4_mp_beta/

    • Someone’s in a mood, just buy the uncharted collection Jacko it’s easy.

    • Yeah sure, I’ll pay £40 so I can play a demo.

    • NO, you’ll pay £40 to play the remastered versions of UC1, 2 & 3 and you’ll get to play the UC4 ‘beta’ (not demo) of multiplayer for free.

      See how the actual facts don’t quite make your whining seem quite so justified as your version.

      Never mind.

      And I want the UC collection but won’t pay £50 for the digital. So i’ll wait till the price drops to around £30. At that point I will have missed the beta, but when I get round to buying UC4 I’ll get to play the multiplayer of it. Just not NOW NOW NOW and without a sense of self importance that means I believe I should get what I want, when I want, and for free.

    • @frank_littleff Uncharted Collection is £30 in Tesco.

  • Dedicated servers or remove online pay wall please.

  • DL Servers slow as Hell again! I have a 100Mbit/s connection and it says i took abput 3 Hours. Normaly i load a filesize with 8 GB in under 10mins.

  • Yeah it’s not working for me. Can’t find any players at all.
    One thing i’m really annoyed about though…..the floaty camera. I require precision like 99% of the other games out there. I don’t understand why it needs a gradient slow down.
    It’s by far my number 1 issue with Uncharted as a whole. It just makes the game frustrating and painstaking to play.
    I turned the sensitivity up to full and it’s a little better but it’s still has that floaty feel.

  • Doesn’t work for me either, can’t find any players.

  • @Jacko – It isn’t a demo, it is a beta trial. The purpose of this beta, is to assist the developers with the multiplayer aspect of the new game. It is not necessary for the developers to pander to your needs. If you want to assist with the beta, buy the game and help. Otherwise, keep your futile whinging to yourself

  • I’m sorry, but I don’t understand the reason why we need Ps+ to play the multiplayer. Will it improve the gameplay? Or is it needed to improve the wi-fi connection to other players or something?

  • Hey, you made me start eating Subway 4 years ago.

  • That’s absurd . i have uncharted 2 and 3 . why i want buy Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection ?!! and i have to buy PS Plus membership -_- . sorry for my english

  • Download in progress, can’t wait to play the beta.

  • I am loving this. Ok it’s so VERY different to the way it was in uncharted 2 and 3 and feels a bit more like The Last of Us Mp in some ways (but much faster, more agile and fun) but it’s pretty darn fantastic and looks gorgeous. Looking forward to the co op adventure modes.

  • Even with the updated patch it’s still stuck on searching for players

  • Amazing how people are fine by paying for this. This beta should be free to everyone and not to people who buy a remaster…

    Sony wants the €€€.

  • The beta should also be available to those of us who have pre-ordered UC4.

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