Uncharted 4’s Hardcore Survival Mode is Live – Details and Patch Notes Here!

Hardcore Survival Mode

If you’re beginning to get bored with Uncharted 4’s multiplayer options, I’ve got good news for you. The new Hardcore Survival Mode is now live, along with a whole suite of patch notes that you can see below.

The patch also brings Classic mode back to the Beta Test Playlist in Multiplayer, which is a more simple mode that features no in-game store, Mysticals, or Sidekicks.  A new ranked season has also kicked off, along with a new qualifier system to go with it, so there’s a little something for everyone here, including some bug fixes for all previously mentioned modes.

Uncharted 4. 1.20.055 Patch Notes:

Multiplayer

Classic Mode Returns to The Beta Test Playlist

Back by popular request, Classic Mode has returned to the Beta Test Playlist in Multiplayer. For those who missed it when it first launched in November, Classic is a back-to-basics mode that focuses on core combat and movement—there’s no in-game store, Mysticals, or Sidekicks. Find it in the Multiplayer playlist menu today.

New Ranked Season

For the competitive crowd, the next Ranked season has begun, introducing new rewards and improvements to progression. This season, you’ll have a chance to earn a new set of Ranked weapon skins to complement the Ranked Trucker Hats, Shades, and Bandanas offered in prior seasons. What’s more, this season, they’re awarding a special Ranked Huzzah taunt for those that reach Gold rank or higher. Alongside new rewards, they are also improving the Qualifier and Master Rank systems – Qualifiers will focus on points earned, rather than matches won and Master Rank will now have points earned based off an average of matches (Master Rank will give a match rating averaging your 20 previous Ranked matches). This way, your progress is based entirely on your own performance.

New Qualifier System

  • Qualifiers are now based on points earned rather than matches won.  This allows your personal performance to impact your advancement to a much larger degree.
  • To pass from Gold I to Platinum III, for example, you need to earn at least 35 points over the course of 5 matches.
  • Points earned are still based on your grade for that match, with an S grade on a win awarding the maximum of 40 points.
  • Overachieving on points required will gives you bonus points upon advancing to the next rank (to a maximum of 50 points).
  • Failing a qualifier series with negative points will penalize you by that many points.

Master Rank System Update

  • We have revamped the way points are handled in Master Rank. Instead of being a grind for points, the system focuses on your average performance.
  • Players will enter into Master Rank with a 200 match rating average.
  • At the end of a match, you will receive a Match Rating and this will be factored into your “20 game average”. This average represents your Master Rank points.
  • The maximum possible Match Rating is 1000, and the lowest is -1000. Get better scores, higher kills, revives and assists, while minimizing deaths to maximize your Match Rating.

General:

  • Bug fix for awarded chests not opening for the player
  • Bug fix for players that are unable to connect to multiplayer or are taking a long time to connect to multiplayer
  • Fix for profile data loss
  • Accounts that were affected by the profile loss will have their level restored
  • Fixed several crashes
  • Bug fix for multiplayer audio settings resetting when backing out to the main menu
  • Adjusted weapon skins to fix bright weapon skin issues in certain levels

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Survival

Hardcore Survival Mode Introduced

Take on a new challenge in Hardcore Survival Mode, available now. This new difficulty tier introduces an intese high pressure experience, giving players one chance to make it through all 50 waves. That’s right, if your team is defeated, you’re back to square one. Hardcore Mode is not for the faint of heart—it’ll take skill, close teamwork, and careful strategy.

Bug Fixes:
  • Bug fix for clients using c4 and mines against djinn boss
  • Fix for players being able to melee Disciple warlords against walls
  • Indra’s Eternity no longer slows the vulnerable timer of warlord bosses while in the vulnerable state
  • Fix for enemies occasionally bind posing during combat
  • Fix where players will lose HUD and become invincible if the Indra Warlord’s teleport grab is interrupted by an explosion
  • Fix for Explosive Expert not awarding the advertised bonus damage
  • Player’s damage bonuses for level, weapon level, and boosters are now calculated correctly
  • Fix for late joiner losing their gear, cash, and weapon when respawning before completing the wave
  • Armor NPCs will now drop appropriate score
Balance Changes:
  • Arsenal price ramp based on difficulty
    • Easy costs will be multiplied by .75
    • Normal costs will be multiplied by x1
    • Hard costs will be multiplied by x1.25
    • Crushing costs will be multiplied by x1.5
  • All bosses now avoid Indra’s Eternity and El Dorado player mysticals
  • Brute enemies stagger less often from headshots
  • Increased grenade, mine and C4 arsenal cost
  • C4 is now earned at the same rate as Grenades and Mines
  • Increased the cost of Indra’s Eternity
  • Decreased Sprit of the Djinn and Path of Indra price ramp when purchased from the arsenal
  • Double ammo for Barok, Harbinger and Desert 5 when purchased from the arsenal
  • Reduced ammo for Stoner from 150 to 100 when purchased from the arsenal
  • Reduced costs of all Heavy Weapons in the arsenal
  • Increased duration of Sprit of the Djinn from 20 seconds to 30 seconds
  • Increased base run speed of Sprit of the Djinn
  • Path of Indra now revives downed teammates

So, what do you think about the new Hardcore Survival Mode?  Are you and your team looking forward to the new challenge?  Is there any specific part of the patch notes that you’ve been particularly looking forward to?  Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to DFTG for all your gaming news!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier2660 Posts

Ryan is the Lead Editor for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.

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