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Uncharted 3 Patch 1.17 Out Today, Preps it for the “Biggest Update” to Multiplayer Tomorrow

February 25, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

The first phase of the big Uncharted 3 news expected this week has been confirmed by Naughty Dog, with patch 1.17 for the game becoming available before 6:30PST today (that’s soon!). Along with the below patch notes, 1.17 also preps Uncharted 3 for the “biggest update” to multiplayer tomorrow, which is probably a standalone and free-to-play release.

Gameplay

  • Full leaderboard reset – our rationale behind this will be revealed tomorrow.
  • Naughty Dog Paw icon will appear near your rank icon – we love you. We’ll explain more tomorrow.
  • Lab Maps can now be added to the custom game list by Naughty Dog
  • More than one Lab Map may now appear in the Lab Playlist

Characters

  • Additional colors added to every item and skin.
  • New head items item for various characters – available later on
  • New shirts for custom characters – available later on

Tournament

  • Platinum tournament tier – reached at 23,500 points
  • 11 new items just for the Tournament rewards
  • Starting immediate Platinum Tournament rewards are Drake Shade Raptor Mask and Talbot Shade Dive Helmet, these will be unlocked once you acheive Platinum for the first time.
  • There are four new Platinum tier permanent unlocks for the Djinn Skin.
  • You will earn the Djinn Stunner Shades after 2 Platinum tiers.
  • You will earn the Djinn Head Wrap after 4 Platinum tiers.
  • You will earn the Djinn Helmet after 6 Platinum tiers.
  • You will earn the Djinn Horns after 8 Platinum tiers. The Djinn horns have a stat that no other item has: +Aimed Movement Speed!

Technical Fixes

  • Addressed several recurrent bugs

Medals Removed from Team Objective and Plunder

  • Gunslinger
  • Commando
  • Fisticuffs
  • Strike Three
  • Spray and Pray
  • Long Ranger
  • Unlucky
  • Oh Snap
  • Dangerous

Changes to Existing Team Objective and Plunder Medals

  • Expansionist: From 5 territories to 2 and $1,000 to $500
  • None Shall Pass: From 5 kills to 2 and $1,000 to $500
  • Captured: From $500 to $2,000
  • Protectorate: From $250 to $1,000
  • No Cigar: From $750 to $2,000
  • Executioner: From $250 to $1,000
  • Guard Duty: $350 to $1,500

We’ll let you know when that second piece of news is detailed, something that should happen very soon.

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