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Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Tips And Tricks

If you’re looking for some Uncharted 4 multiplayer tips, you’re in the right place! Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End just launched to universal critical and commercial acclaim, and it’s well-deserved. The game is fantastic, and one of the best on the PS4. That being said, one portion of the package that’s equally as fantastic, but gets swept under the rug, is the Uncharted 4 multiplayer.

It’s understandable though. Uncharted is, first and foremost, a singleplayer series, and despite Naughty Dog’s best efforts that hasn’t changed. But like Uncharted 2, 3 and The Last of Us before it, Uncharted 4 packs a superb multiplayer that’s easy to learn, but hard to master.

So, here is IGCritic’s complete Uncharted 4 multiplayer tips guide, complete with all the advice and tricks you need to become a master fortune hunter.

How To Get Relics Fast

Uncharted 4 - How To Get Relics Fast

Relics are the in-game currency used by Uncharted 4’s multiplayer that allows you to unlock vanity items, boosters, mods and hero weapons. Vanity items range from skins to taunts while boosters are single-use and the mods are for sidekicks and mysticals. Hero weapons come pre-equipped with two weapon mods, so they’re powerful items that are worth collecting.

Getting relics fast isn’t easy, but there are a few main ways that it’s done. You do get 10 relics for winning a game, but even the best loadout in Uncharted 4 won’t guarantee you a victory. It’s a team game, so you’ll lose a lot. Out of the current selection of Uncharted 4 multiplayer modes, Team Deathmatch is quickest and easiest, so play that.

Now, onto some quicker relic-earning methods. Firstly, you can download the free mobile app, Uncharted: Fortune Hunter (Download HERE for Android, and HERE for IOS), which allows you to earn relics by completing puzzles. It’s not clear exactly how many relics you can earn in the Uncharted: Fortune Hunter app, but it’s feasible to attain 250 each day by just finishing a few puzzles.

Fastest Route To Relics: Complete Multiplayer Trials

Uncharted 4 Trials

Multiplayer Trials are quick to complete and yield pretty decent relic rewards upon completion. The amount of Uncharted 4 multiplayer modes is thin, and you only get 10 for a victory, so you’ll have to play through these slightly boring pseudo-tutorials if you want those relics fast. You do get an easy PS4 trophy for finishing them on moderate, so it’s not all bad.

There are 14 Trials in total (besides the Introduction) and each has three difficulty levels. Complete a trial on moderate and you earn 50 relics, hard is 100 relics and crushing is 150. So, if we do some quick math, we can figure out just how efficient this method would be:

  • 50 x 14 = 700 (14 trials on moderate)
  • 100 x 14 = 1,400 (14 trials on hard)
  • 150 x 14 = 2,100 (14 trials on crushing)

Add that all together and you get a grand total of 4,200 relics for completing 42 Trials. Each trial takes about 2 minutes, which puts your total Trials playtime at roughly 90 minutes, factoring in load times and one or two failures. Considering you only get 10 for winning a 7 or 8-minute match, the Trials are an excellent way to hoard some relics relatively quickly.

Lastly, you can complete daily challenges to earn anywhere between 250 and 450 relics a pop. 1 challenge will appear every day, giving you roughly 1 or 2 chests to open daily.

Alternatively, you can buy Uncharted points to unlock cosmetic items, but you can’t get hero weapons this way, so I’d stick with Trials and the Uncharted 4: Fortune Hunter app. This is one of the most important Uncharted 4 multiplayer tips that will help you dominate – getting those hero weapons will see a drastic boost to your gunplay.


Uncharted 4 Loadouts

You have a total of 26 loadout points to unlock, and you can do so by using a variety of weapons and equipment. For example, to unlock the gear loadout point you must use gear, and to unlock the pistol loadout point you must get downs with pistols.

Once you’ve unlocked them all, it’s time to start loadout building! Depending on playstyle, the best loadout in Uncharted 4 will vary wildly from player to player – but there are a few staples that should be included in any setup.

I’d start any loadout off with the Stealth 3 booster. This means you cannot be marked by enemy players, sidekicks or the Staff of Ayar Manco, which means a good portion of your enemy’s loadout will be ineffective against you. You will also be hidden from your opponents spawn fly-in, which gives all players a quick glimpse of the enemy location before they respawn.

Uncharted 4 Stealth

Another staple booster to include is Helping Hand, at any level – level 1 will suffice. This will allow you to revive your teammates with lightning-fast speed, avoiding those annoying deaths that occur when you’re caught in the vulnerable revive animation.

Next, I’d put in a grenade. Mines and C4 are good, but they can be marked by the enemy and are harder to get kills with. An upgraded grenade explodes quickly, all but ensuring you’ll get a down.

In terms of guns, it’s a mixed bag. The scoped Copperhead rifle has an incredibly fast rate of fire, but high recoil and low damage – if your aim is perfect, you’ll absolutely murder, but if you have a shaky hand you won’t get far. I’d recommend adding a recoil mod, or unlocking Sam’s Copperhead – this comes with recoil and scoped-in speed mods attached.

The AK47 or HS39 assault rifles are the safest bet for all playstyles. Both have impressive blind fire capabilities and are capable of downing from range. The AK47 feels slightly more accurate, but the HS39 will down quicker if your aim is sound. Either way, whacking one in that long gun slot is a good start.

Multiplayer Modes

Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Modes

What few Uncharted 4 multiplayer modes there are seem disappointingly sparse, although developer Naughty Dog has promised more are coming, for free, further down the line. Right now, though, you have but 5; Team Deathmatch, Plunder, Command, Ranked Team Deathmatch and Trials.

We’ve already covered Trials, and Team Deathmatch is self-explanatory. Ranked Team Deathmatch is the same, but if you win, you will move up in rank, and a loss will move you downwards. This doesn’t affect the game in any way, so I’d just stick with bog-standard Team Deathmatch.

Plunder is Naughty Dog’s take on Capture the Flag, where the flag is replaced by a golden idol. Both teams must fight to gain control of this idol, which will then be taken to your team’s chest – marked as blue on your radar. Pro-tip: you can climb while holding the idol, so don’t be afraid to take the scenic route!

Command is a mixture of Domination and Marked Man, where both teams must gain points by holding down territories. The player who’s performing best on each team is marked as the ‘Captain,’ and each team will get bonus points if they eliminate the opposing Captain. As such, the best loadout in Uncharted 4 is one that includes a revive perk, like the Cintamani Stone, the Savior Sidekick or a booster. You have to keep your Captain alive!

And that just about does it! If you followed these Uncharted 4 multiplayer tips, you’ll be well on your way to online domination. Hopefully. For more on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and other PS4 exclusives, keep it locked to our Twitter and Facebook pages for the latest updates. Happy treasure hunting!

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