May 8, 2016
‘Uncharted 4’ Multiplayer Guide Reveals Game's Multiplayer Free-For-All

Naughty Dog released Uncharted 4: A Thief's End multiplayer guide, and it only proves how Uncharted 4 will be as pocket-friendly as it can be.

With the dawn of Xbox Live and PlayStation Network and unlimited high-speed internet, paying for additional content has been a common strategy among game developers. Downloadable content is frequently offered at a staggered pace, with a fixed season pass price apart from the actual game title price.

But Uncharted 4 will not go there. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End promises that multiplayer content for the game will be accessible to everyone, regardless of their budget. The Uncharted 4 Multiplayer DLC Philosophy showcases how much Naughty Dog prioritizes an even playing field, giving gamers the opportunity to have access to all in-game items regardless if they have extra cash to spend or not. Unlike other games that offer premium items which can only be bought with real cash, Uncharted 4 assures its players that all in-game store items can be unlocked and purchased through gameplay at no additional cost.

Uncharted 4 Multiplayer DLC philosophy
Uncharted 4 Multiplayer DLC philosophy [Image via Naughty Dog]

Lead Game Designer for Naughty Dog Robert Cogburn also stresses that all DLC for Uncharted 4 will come at no additional cost, too.

"Right off the bat, we want to highlight that all future maps and modes will be included with Uncharted 4 at no additional cost, and all vanity and gameplay in-game store items will be unlockable through gameplay!

"This means that the Uncharted 4 multiplayer community won't be fragmented by different types of DLC, and that those who are loyal in participating in the community will be rewarded. Our DLC release approach will represent an entirely new direction for Naughty Dog, and we are confident it will have a hugely positive impact and keep the Uncharted 4 multiplayer community thriving."

Naughty Dog has revealed their four-step DLC plan for Uncharted 4, and all of the additional weapons, maps, and other items that will be launched every season will come to every gamer free of charge.

Uncharted 4 Multiplayer roadmap (via Uncharted 4 website)
'Uncharted 4' Multiplayer roadmap [Image via Naughty Dog]

After the May 10 release, new content will become available by Summer 2016, Autumn 2016, Winter 2016, and then Spring 2017. But at launch, Uncharted 4 will already come with six unique multiplayer modes, which is a combination of old and new multiplayer modes inspired from Uncharted 4's predecessors.

"Ranked: In Ranked Team Deathmatch, Ranks range from Bronze III to Diamond I. You'll be awarded points for winning a match, and points will be deducted for losing. When you acquire the necessary number of points, you'll enter into Qualifiers.

Command: In this mode, you'll capture Command Sites for a steady flow of points, or knock out enemy Captains for a large point bonus. Command emphasises teamwork and a large part of that comes from protecting your Captain.

Team Deathmatch: A fight to the end with teammates at your side. The goal is to score a certain number of points to win, with each enemy KO being worth one point.

Plunder: In Plunder, grab the idol and return it to your treasure chest for one point. You can throw and climb with the Idol.

Warm Up Playlist: We have made a lot of new gameplay mechanics available, and the Warm Up playlist gives players the opportunity to explore them. You will only be able to play in this playlist for a certain number of matches, to help you understand the multiplayer mechanics before joining the fight.

Trials: Set up as pseudo competitive matches, players go up against enemy NPC opponents with the goal of getting a high score using specific multiplayer mechanics. Each of the 10 Trials will include different levels of difficulty and will award Relics for completion."

Uncharted 4 Multiplayer DLC Economy
'Uncharted 4' Multiplayer DLC Economy [Image via Naughty Dog]

Essentially, there is no such as thing as "pay to win." Unlike other titles, Having money does not assure that you will be able to have a huge advantage over others. Uncharted 4 assures that you will have to work hard and enjoy every step of the way as you unlock all the items and compete with others.

This move by Uncharted 4 is very noble, especially since Naughty Dog can easily rip off people by offering DLC packs for a separate price given that Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is one of the most anticipated games of the season. But by implementing such an economical strategy to Uncharted 4's multiplayer, gamers are back on equal footing when it comes to ranking and fighting it out for the top spot.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will be coming out on May 10, 2016. See you at the multiplayer lobby!

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[Image via Naughty Dog]