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Uncharted 3 Mega Patch 1.13 Hits PSN Today, Introduces Tournament System, 137 Pieces of New Content

August 7, 2012 Written by Alex Osborn

Naughty Dog’s massive patch is now available for Uncharted 3 and with it comes some major additions to the experience.

The third chapter in Nathan Drake’s tale may have released late last year, but that doesn’t mean that the developer has simply moved on to other pursuits, as the latest update for Uncharted 3 goes live today and serves as the studio’s “biggest patch ever”.

The update includes a whopping 137 pieces of new content, not the least of which is a new Tournament System, which “ushers in a points-based competition that has three reward tiers which grant you special in-game weapons or items based on how well you played. Once you unlock a weapon or item it’s yours to use until the next tournament period.”

In addition, the patch prepares gamers for upcoming multiplayer DLC that will begin rolling out next week on the 14th. Players will be able to unlock the content by reaching a particular level, collecting enough treasures, or purchasing the add-on over PSN. New “experimental” multiplayer maps will also be released in the coming days, so there’s plenty of content to keep that Uncharted 3 disc spinning in your PS3 for quite some time.

Full details:

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

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