Uncharted 3 patch 1.13 introduces Tournament Mode and readies 137 pieces of FREE content
Uncharted 3's latest patch brings with it a slew of new content; aside from adding new DLC, Tournament Mode allows players the opportunity to win character items to use until the next tournament.
Editor's Note: I included the highlight reel of the new features in this post.
A new patch has just emerged on to the Uncharted 3 scene, patch 1.13 to be specific. The 263 MB download has quite the amount of content, the biggest of which is arguably the introduction of Tournament Mode. The way Tournament Mode works is that every person is given 10 Tournament Tickets each week; you can then use these tickets to change any regular TDM match into a Tournament match. If you win the match you accumulate points based on your individual performance.
Your tickets also diminish by the amount of party members you have, so don't expect to easily aggregate points by being in an overpowered team. If you run out of tickets but would like more before the next week, you can purchase them from the Playstation Store. Once you garner a certain amount of points you are placed in prize tiers from bronze to gold. The prizes are character items ranging from weapon skins to player accessories. These items are only accessible until the next tournament so they primarily serve as bragging rights.
The patch also preps the game for upcoming DLC, which includes more character accessories and taunts. If you're poor or uninterested in the latter, consider this your lucky day; new taunts and a character modeled after a person named "Spyder" who recently won an Uncharted 3 contest are initially unlocked... for free. Perhaps the most interesting character items are the addition of hats. You can unlock these hats like all the other items, by finding treasure sets in their respective game modes. These hats change the stats and abilities of your character, with one beneficial attribute while the other is negative.
"But wait, there's more!" Upon installing the patch, you also gain access to "Block Mesh maps" in 'The Lab' game modes. Think of it as the prototype of an actual map - No colors or comprehensive shapes (Just blocks, as the name implies). The total number of DLC pieces has been tallied to 137. Now seems like an excellent time to look back into Uncharted 3 if you were trying to find a reason to. I've recently just picked it back up myself, and would love to do a community night. If enough g1s are interested, I'm sure we can get a game set up.
If you repurchase the GOTY edition it comes with the majority of the DLC so far. Lab changes content every few weeks, so we have had T-bolt+pistole , 99 RPG's , Shield+arm micro(by far the lamest). Been interesting so far, bar the fact you HAVE to play the new rules, you cant for example choose RPG's
More colour/better customisation has been asked for since the Beta, I honestly cant see people caring about these new items enough to unlock them every week.
There were some treasures with apparently "0.5% drop rate" that we got 3 of. Heck we got 2/3 for a set and did not have to die once o_O.
I just replied to Sean's commented about next weekend, either Friday or Saturday night, or both; I would prefer it not be this weekend because I just got my wisdom teeth extracted today so I'd rather not sound like an idiot on the mic. I also go back to campus the week after that.
Not completely, the customization of the colors is the same. The tournaments do reset every week, and it is kind of upsetting it only lasts for a week meaning you'd either play average and get it by the end of the week or have to play really well and sacrifice a lot of hours - Then you have to play more if you wanted to 'show off'' your items. But if you're not overwhelmed, it does give you a reason to keep playing.
I think I just noticed that too; when I jumped back to playing I remember it was super annoying that all the treasures I found were completed or the same piece.
How about next weekend? Friday or Saturday night would be best for me; I'd rather not do this weekend because I just got my wisdom teeth out so I'd prefer not to sound like an idiot on the mic. Also, I'm leaving to go back to campus on the weekend of the 25th.
...but does it add the ability to completely customise the colour of clothing? thats been asked for since day one. Also im not near the PS3 atm, how frequently are these "tournaments", I was under the impression it just kept going, so does it reset every week? kinda harsh if your only getting new items for that long, Id rather you unlocked all from the previous "rank" for good (ie getting silver unlocked bronze forever) seems like a lot of effort otherwise.
Finally its semi-related, but they recently made getting the hard mode "skeleton skins" MUCH easier to get, drop rates went from "you might get one every 40 games" to me and two guys getting 4 in the space of 3 games, ridiculously easy now.
I gave the multiplayer a good month or so earlier this year. Didn't buy any map packs, not much point. Kinda still tired of the game. The Lab sounds cool for people still playing, though.
Looks like I should dust off my old copy of Uncharted 3. Never did get into the multiplayer that much on that game.
I am down for whatever time you or any g1 comes up with.
Haven't played the mulitplayer since the launch month. So never bought any of the DLC up to this point. Which is sad, since I had a lot of fun in the beta and whatnot. It amazing how much your friends influence how much of a game's mulitplayer you really play.
Possibly, but I don't have my PS3. I will see what everyone has on their agenda for the various hours.
would you guys be able to do one during the livestream today?
Naughty Dog <3
This is why I love both Naughty Dog and Uncharted 3. I'm willing to do g1 game day also.
I would be down for a game night, but can never find time to organize one. If someone else did and had a date and time, I would find the time to be there.