Uncharted 3‘s multiplayer is receiving a huge boost with the latest patch, version 1.13, which is the game’s “biggest patch ever.” The patch, available today, will bring new multiplayer DLC which will be available in the August 15th PS Store update. The DLC is able to be unlocked “by earning the necessary in-game levels, completing specific treasure sets, or if you’d rather unlock a certain item quickly you can purchase it in the PS Store.”
Naughty Dog Community Strategist Eric Monacelli also added that a Tournament System will come to multiplayer, adding:
“Another major aspect of this patch is that we’re introducing a whole new feature to Uncharted 3 multiplayer. The Tournament System 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.
You can buy into a tournament using tournament tickets. You’ll always carry a balance of ten tickets per tournament period but you will be able to purchase more via the PS Store. A tournament leaderboard will be added to the leaderboards section so you can track your skill level among your friends.”
In addition, experimental block maps will be coming to The Lab after Patch 1.13, which are “maps of coloured block mesh that have been designed by imaginative artists here at Naughty Dog to provide some wild and distinct multiplayer gameplay.”
And as usual 1.13 brings the typical fixes and improvements that come with any patch. The patch is described in greater detail at the Naughty Dog blog, so be sure to check it out.