Four Things That Need To Be Added To ‘Uncharted 4’ Multiplayer
There’s no question that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was one of the best games of this year. Graphically, it was probably the best game there’s ever been, even though it only runs at 30 frames per second, and its story was arguably the best of the series, with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves being the only one that can hold a candle to it.
But while the single player was fantastic, the game’s multiplayer is far from perfect. Sure, the multiplayer is fun, and it has the potential to be one of the best multiplayer games out there, but so far, it has under-delivered.
Naughty Dog has promised that we’ll be getting regular updates to Uncharted 4’s multiplayer over the next several months, and during their latest live stream, they said that the next multiplayer DLC package, which will be released later this month, is going to be a big one, which will include new gear, new mysticals, new weapons, a new map, and a new game mode.
While adding a new game mode is a step in the right direction, Naughty Dog made it clear that it’ll be yet another team based mode, which is what the game is filled with already. So, what should they add? Well, there are a few obvious answers, and a few not so obvious ones.
Several New Maps
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) August 31, 2016
Since its release, Naughty Dog has added two new maps to Uncharted 4’s multiplayer – New Devon and Sunken Ruins. But, even with the addition of the two new maps, there isn’t enough variety, as you’ll play on the same maps continuously, which really gets old after a while.
Following the release of New Devon last week, I immediately fired up my PlayStation 4 because I wanted to check out the new map, but I had to wait roughly two hours to do so, because the game kept selecting all of the other maps for me to play on, instead of having me play on the new map right away.
The game’s map selection process is clearly flawed, as you’ll sometimes play on the same map for three, and sometimes four matches in a row. So that clearly needs to be changed.
During last week’s live stream, Naughty Dog revealed that the new map that’ll be attached to this month’s DLC will be a classic map from a previous Uncharted game. So that’s something to get excited about.
One of the more frustrating things about Uncharted 4’s multiplayer is just how many shots an opponent can take before they’re downed. Also, none of the weapons – aside from the launchers – have any stopping power at all, so your bullets won’t slow anyone down at all.
Most online shooters, with the Call of Duty franchise being the most notable, have a hardcore mode, where if you absorb anywhere from two to three shots, you’re down. Of the many modes that Uncharted 4 needs, this is pretty much at the top of the list, as it would make team deathmatch far more enjoyable for some of the game’s more polished players.
Classic Mode was a game type in Uncharted 3’s multiplayer playlist, and if you never played Drake’s Deception online, then you can check out what the game mode is below.
- Everyone starts with an AK-47 and a pistol
- One grenade and grenades don’t recharge
- No in-game store
- No cash
- No weapon mods
- No sidekicks
- No mysticals
- No radar
This has been the mode that most Uncharted fans have been calling for since the release of the game, but, so far, Naughty Dog hasn’t hinted at bringing it back.
Free For All
Naughty Dog has put a strong emphasis on team play in all of Uncharted 4’s multiplayer modes, which has really hindered a lot of the solo players, who aren’t interested in teaming up with anyone.
Sure, you can look out for yourself in Uncharted 4’s multiplayer, but you’ll be far less successful that way, as the game is designed to have players stick with their team in order to be successful.
Free For All has been a staple in every online shooter for well over a decade, so it’s a bit baffling that Naughty Dog didn’t add it to Uncharted 4 upon release, and that they still haven’t added it in both of the multiplayer updates.
Of all the game modes that could be added, this is the one that the game most desperately needs, because often times you’ll be stuck on a team full of players who can’t, or won’t pull their weight.
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