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.
- 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
- 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
- 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!
- Addressed several recurrent bugs
Medals Removed from Team Objective and Plunder
- Strike Three
- Spray and Pray
- Long Ranger
- Oh Snap
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.