UNCHARTED 2: Multiplayer Pack “Drake’s Fortune ” in PSN Store Today
“Drake’s Fortune Multiplayer Pack” for UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves is available today on the PlayStation Store.
The new “Drake’s Fortune Multiplayer Pack” will include two new maps and six new character skins based on the first Uncharted, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. All 6 skins will be available for $2.99, and both maps will cost $3.99. There will also be a bundle with all 6 skins and both maps for only $5.99.
The six skins, as shown above, include the original Uncharted costumes for Nathan Drake, Elena Fisher, Gabriel Roman, Atoq Navarro (same as the SDCC exclusive ?), Eddie Raja, and Javier.
The two maps include “The Flooded Ruins” and “The Facility.” The Flooded Ruins is based on Ch. 10 of Uncharted, “The Customs House,” and will take place during a thunder storm. The Facility is based on Uncharted Ch 18, “The Bunker,” and takes place around a rusted out U-boat.
The Multiplayer Pack will also unlocks 12 NEW Trophies(11 Bronze and 1 Silver). Buying just the skins will not give you the trophies, however the map pack alone will.
The trophies will be the following:
Brass Knuckles – Get 100 Melee Kills in Deathmatch or Elimination Games
Gold Digger – Finish Wave 10 in 1 Gold Rush Game
I Told You I Was Hardcore! – Complete All 3 Co-op Objective Maps on Hard Difficulty
Made It – Finish Wave 10 in 1 Survival Game
Plays Well With Others – Win 50 Objective Games
Plundered! – Get 200 Captured Medals
Rapid Fire – Get 7 Tripled Medals in Deathmatch or Elimination games
Sneaky… – Get 50 Stealth Kills in Deathmatch of Elimination games
Still Alive – Win 50 Elimination Games
Tastes Like Chicken – Get 20 BBQ Medals in Deathmatch or Elimination games
Wipe Them Out… – Win 50 Deathmatch Games
Cold Blooded – Get 2,500 Kills in Deathmatch or Elimination games
All players supposedly can play from the same matchmaking pool whether they have the new maps or not, but might need to change their profile settings. Naughtydog.com posted the following:
Purchasing either the maps or the bundle unlocks an option in your online profile, which is accessible by pushing the square button on your controller.
As you can see in this set of screenshots, the new option is called “Matchmaking.” The option has two available options: “Default” and “DLC.”
Leaving the option at “Default” essentially tells our matchmaking system that you want to get into matches as quickly as possible. The matchmaking system will then prioritize your matchmaking based on the installed content.
The matchmaking system will first attempt to place you in matches where all players have the new maps installed – up to 10 players in competitive modes and 3 players in cooperative modes. If it cannot find an open slot for you, your party or create a new full match within a reasonable amount of time, the matchmaking system then expands its search and attempts to place you in any match using the original on-disk maps with open spots.
This does mean that you risk the chance of not playing the new maps very often until enough players with the new maps installed have entered the matchmaking pool.
Choosing the “DLC” option tells our matchmaking system that you want to be matched with players who also have the new maps above all else. This means you are essentially forcing yourself to ONLY play with players who also have the new maps installed. This can potentially mean long waits if there are no open slots in existing matches or if the system cannot create a new match where all players have the new maps installed.
If you have a party of friends who all have the new maps, have the “Matchmaking” option selected to “DLC” and THEN a new friend joins your party without the new maps, the system will recognize this and only place your party in matches playing the original on-disk maps to ensure that your party does not have to break up.
This looks to be an awesome add-on, and I will definitely be picking it up.