Buddy Up in the Uncharted 3 Beta

Now that the Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception multiplayer beta is underway, the Playstation Blog has a post up with a video from the developers along detailing what features you can look forward to.

In addition to a new set of boosters, the beta will prominently feature a new buddy system-one that will pair you with another player on your team at the start of every match. You'll gain cooperative bonuses for working together with your buddy and you can also elect to spawn on your buddy should you not want to randomly spawn. While you are automatically paired with a buddy-whether or not you work with them is up to you.

There's also a beta FAQ on hand detailing what you'll be able to use and unlock in the beta, along with a playlist schedule.

When does the Beta end?

The UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta will end on Thursday, July 14.

What modes and maps are available?

Throughout the three weeks of the Beta, we'll be rotating through a variety competitive and co-op gametypes, along with access to three different maps.

June 28 to July 3
Gametypes: Team Deathmatch, Plunder, Three Team Deathmatch, Hardcore, Co-op Arena
Maps: Airstrip, Chateau

July 4 to July
Gametypes: Team Deathmatch, Free For All, Team Objective, Hardcore, Co-op Hunter
Maps: Airstrip, Chateau

July 10 to July 14
Gametypes:Team Deathmatch, Plunder, Three Team Deathmatch, Hardcore, Co-op Adventure, Co-op Arena
Maps: Airstrip, Yemen

Are you currently playing the beta? Be sure to talk about your experience in the comments!

Buddy Up in the Uncharted 3 Beta

UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer BETA Details! via Playstation Blog