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Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Beta Arrives A Day Early

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Sony confirms that the multiplayer beta test for Uncharted 4 will be arriving a day early for The Nathan Drake Collection owners on Thursday, December 3.

The highly anticipated multiplayer beta for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End has been bumped up a day from its original start date on Friday, December 4 to tomorrow, and will last all the way until December 13. Eager gamers should be able to start logging in around 9 AM PST / 12 PM EST.

The news comes over from Sony who posted a Tweet revealing the new start date for owners who originally purchased Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection. As of right now, there is no alternative way into the beta.

During a streaming session, Naughty Dog also confirmed that the Uncharted 4 beta will require around 7 GB of hard drive space and that there won't be a pre-load option available. Reports also indicate that the beta will contain two maps, only one game mode, and any progression players earn will not carry over to the main retail version of the game once it releases in March.

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Naughty Dog has only recently started talking about the multiplayer portion of Uncharted 4, first with a reveal trailer at Paris Games Week last month, which gave fans their first look at some of the new gameplay mechanics at work including the ability to call in sidekicks and utilize powers from items call mysticals. Just recently, Naughty Dog took to their Twitch channel to debut even more gameplay footage, giving gamers a chance to take in over an hour and a half a beta gameplay including seeing new mechanical tweaks in action such as rolling and melee.

Following a recent online trend thanks to games like Halo 5: Guardians, Uncharted 4 is adding in a RNG-based loot system, where players will open virtual "chests" to unlock new customization options for their characters. This also means that microtransactions will be available for players who would rather spend real money in order to gain access to these options faster than they would by earning in-game currency. Naughty Dog has made assurances to fans that normal gameplay items will not be locked behind these microtransactions and can be earned through normal gameplay. Depending on how fully featured the beta is, we should have a better ideas as to how unlockables work starting tomorrow.

Are you taking part in the multiplayer beta tomorrow? What are you most looking forward to checking out during the beta period? Hit us up in the comments!

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End launches for the PlayStation 4 on March 18, 2016.

Source: PlayStation Europe Twitter

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