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Jun 03 2013
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Multiplayer FAQ

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The Last of Us: Multiplayer FAQ

I'll be updating this every time some new information is unveiled, beyond the game's launch. As more questions become commonly asked, I will add them to this thread.

 

 

Contents

Technical

What kind of networking does this game use?

I can't join my friend's party, and he can't join mine. How can I fix this?

 

General

How does the ranking system work?

What's the maximum Loadout Points?

Is there split-screen?

How do I switch Factions?

Can I team up with friends who are in the opposite Faction to me?

I downloaded the Survival Pack DLC but I can't see my bonuses. Where are they?

If my team dominates a match, I don't earn enough supplies. Is this being looked at?

 

Gameplay

Will there be a co-op mode?

Why can't I quick-turn?

What are Parts?

How do I earn Parts?

What are Supplies?

How do I earn Supplies?

What makes me show up on the radar?

What makes me show up in Listen Mode?

 

 

 

The FAQ

 

Technical

 

What kind of networking does this game use?

The Last of Us uses Peer to Peer networking, meaning that one player serves as the host.

 

I can't join my friend's party, and he can't join mine. How can I fix this?

You both need to check your NAT Types. Follow this tutorial on how to open your NAT Type, and get your friend to do the same. You'll now be able to join each other's parties.

 

 

General

 

How does the ranking system work?

There isn't a traditional ranking system. Your main 'leveling up' indicators are how many weeks you've survived (shown next to your name in the lobby) and how many members you have in your Clan.

 

 

A quote taken from EvangM:

 

"There is no such thing as "levels" in TLOU MP. One of the things we wanted to move away from was the traditional progression iconography and descriptions that people use to make snap judgements on whether or not a teammate/opponent is 'good' or 'bad'. Even though it works well for a lot of games, like Uncharted 3 MP, we felt it was too static for a game like this that can vary so wildly from one match to the next."

 

What's the maximum Loadout Points?
Thirteen. You earn the final Loadout Point when you reach 7,500 Supplies.

 

Is there split screen?

No.

 

How do I switch Factions?

You can't manually switch Factions. You need to either complete your 12 week cycle or have all your Clan members die.

 

Can I team up with friends who are in the opposite Faction to me?

Yes. Your choice of Faction has no bearing on who you play with.

 

I downloaded the Survival Pack DLC but I can't see my bonuses. Where are they?

They're there. They simply give you an early-unlock to some of the boosters you can earn in the first few matches of playing.

 

If my team dominates a match, I don't earn enough supplies. Is that being looked at?


Naughty Dog employee MacGruber310 has said:

 

"We'll eventually work on better messaging and I'm pushing to get rewards in for playing very well (winning every round in Survivors, going the whole match without a death). I'm not promising anything and if we do get around to this it will be down the road." (26th June 2013)

 

Additionally, sintax201 (another ND employee) had this to say:

 

"We're trying out some options to make this less frustrating for crafter-heavy players without making that build too powerful.  Hopefully we'll have something we can roll out soon." (8th July 2013)

 

 

 

Gameplay

 

Will there be a co-op mode?
There's always the possibility of a co-op mode coming out in the Season Pass DLC, but nothings been confirmed yet.

 

Why can't I quick-turn?
The quick-turn action hasn't been included in Factions. There has been no official reason given for this.

 

What are Parts?
Parts are an item you can collect in the multiplayer to spend on weapon upgrades, ammunition, armour, or power weapons during a match. The in-game scoreboard will rank people in order of Parts collected in that match. The parts you have collected will be converted in to Supplies at the end of the match.

 

How do I earn Parts?
There are many ways to earn Parts. You can:

 

  • Collect them in Supply Boxes (50 or 100)
  • Craft items (30)
  • Mark your enemies (25)
  • Bandage your team mates (20 per health segment + 5 as a Skill Point)
  • Revive your team mates (100 + 25 as a Skill Point)
  • Assist with a Down (50)
  • Down an enemy (100)
  • Execute an enemy (50 for a gunshot execution, 75 for a Shiv Execution, 25 for a Molotov Execution)

What are Supplies?
Supplies are an item you can collect in the multiplayer that go towards keeping your Clan alive. Supplies are the main focus of the game, and players should focus on earning Supplies in order to progress.

 

How do I earn Supplies?
To earn Supplies, you can:

 

  • Bandage your team mates (1)
  • Revive your team mates (3)
  • Collect Parts (50 Parts = 1 Supply)
  • Assist with a Down
  • Down an enemy (3 for a gunshot Down)
  • Execute an enemy (4 for Shiv Execution, 3 for a Special Execution)
  • Collect them from the dead body of an enemy you Downed/Executed (2)

What makes me show up on the radar?
Any of the following actions will make you show as a red blip on the radar:

 

  • Firing an unsuppressed weapon
  • Sprinting

 

What makes me show up in Listen Mode?
Any of the following actions will make your outline appear in Listen Mode:

 

  • Firing an unsuppressed weapon
  • Sprinting
  • Running
  • Crouch-Walking (unless equipped with Covert Training Level 2 or 3)

Small sound waves will also ripple the air from your direction if you are:

 

  • Holding a nail bomb
  • Holding a molotov
  • Firing a suppressed weapon
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Nice work. Keep this updated.

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Why can't this be stickied right now?


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No mods are here to sticky it. Plus, I would wait for a little more information to be put in the original post. 

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I'm hoping my butt off for some sort of co-op MP. After that comes split screen, then I would be a happy man.

 

The leaked information sounded so great, is there any way it could be false? At least they had something like that planned so hopefully ND haven't thrown those great ideas out of the window.

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Thanks for the kind words, guys.

 

Updated the post with some more information.

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Don't forget theres the Sights and Sounds pre-order dlc

Sights & Sounds DLC Pack
- Official Game Soundtrack by Academy Award winning musician Gustavo Santaolalla
- PS3 Dynamic Theme
- PSN Avatars: Winter Joel & Ellie

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SuBLiMeShoTz wrote:

Don't forget theres the Sights and Sounds pre-order dlc

Sights & Sounds DLC Pack
- Official Game Soundtrack by Academy Award winning musician Gustavo Santaolalla
- PS3 Dynamic Theme
- PSN Avatars: Winter Joel & Ellie


Yeah thanks, but that's not a Multiplayer feature :smileyhappy:

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./facepalm , your right lol

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Thanks for all the information in simple form and keeping us updated, Cal. :smileyhappy:

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