Jul 062011

News rolled in last night that the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception public beta is now live and available to download on the Playstation Network for anyone interested. For those unfortunate enough to have not gotten some hands on time with Uncharted 3 this is your chance to get in on the action. The beta will run until July 14th and you won’t get another chance to play Uncharted 3 until November 1st, 2011 so if you’re a PS3 owner – don’t miss this.

According to the communication I received in my inbox the following multiplayer gametypes and maps will be playable based on the date you sign on:

7/05 – 07/09 – Team Deathmatch, Free for All, Team Objective, Hardcore, and Co-op Hunter on “The Airstrip” and “The Chateau” maps.

07/10 – 07/14 – Team Deathmatch, Plunder, Three Team Deathmatch, Hardcore, Co-op Adventure, Co-op Arena on “The Airstrip” and “Yemen”.

In addition if you participate in the beta Sony is promising early rewards for folks who pick up a copy of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception this holiday season. The breakdown is as follows:

Goal 1: Download the Beta
Reward 1: Receive the exclusive “U3 PSN Beta Tester Avatar”

Goal 2: Complete 10 mataches in every mode of competitive multiplayer
Reward 2: Receive the “Exclusive Beta Decal Pack 1″

Goal 3: Complete 5 matches in every mode of Co-operative Multiplayer
Reward 3: Receive the “Exlusive Beta Decal Pack 2″

Goal 4: Complete 4 Treasure Sets
Reward 4: Receive the “Treasure Hunter’s Starter Pack”

Goal 5: Rank up to level 25 in the Beta
Reward 5: Receive a handsome reward of in-game starting cash on day one

Of course all of these are digital prizes but the real bonus is getting to get a hands on early glimpse of Uncharted 3. For those unfamiliar with the series I couldn’t recommend Uncharted 2 enough. The first Uncharted is good too if you want to brush up on the story.