Naughty Dog: Uncharted 3 beta data gone for good

Wednesday, 13th July 2011 06:02 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Naughty Dog will not be able to restore data lost to a reset bug in in the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception multiplayer beta, but is working to find the cause.

Reports began filtering in yesterday that players had been dropped back to level one and lost everything they’d earned so far.

“We are actively looking into what caused the issue so we can prevent it from happening in the future,” Naughty Do g said in a post on the company blog.

Players who complete certain requirements while participating in the Uncharted 3 beta will unlock bonuses when the game launches, leaving many concerned that their efforts have been wasted.

“The GOOD news is that your progress towards those rewards has NOT been lost – we still have all of your detailed play history by game stored safely and ALL games you have played in the past and are playing right now WILL be counted towards your overall progress,” Naughty Dog reassured players.

“The BAD news is that we won’t be able to update your profile back to your current level, cash and unlocks. Unfortunately, that means all affected players will not be able to check their progress towards the requirements for the Beta rewards.”

Naught Dog apologised for the issue, but cheekily added “finding these kinds of issues early is (thankfully) what a Beta period is for.”

“We know that losing your progress and not having an easy way to find out if you’ve hit the Beta requirements is extremely frustrating. We hope that knowing that your hard-earned progress to date has not actually been lost is some consolation,” it said.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception will launch on PlayStation 3 in early November.



  1. Dannybuoy

    Naughty Bug

    #1 3 years ago
  2. varsas

    The data was all going to disappear after the beta so it’s not that bad; it’s only annoying for this aiming for the beta treats unable to keep an eye on their progress.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Lounds

    WHAT! I was on level 24

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Bluebird

    Breaking News! Beta version has bugs!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. NiceFellow

    @4 shocking isn’t it?

    I’m amazed how often people forget these are Beta tests and not a free demo prior to release.

    Sure, it’s a shame to see my experience and level go down the pan, but it was fun getting them and I’d much rather the bug was exposed and fixed now before I’m playing the full game and racking up levels I wouldn’t want to lose.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. varsas

    @3: No one has lost progress towards the rewards; all the information can be retrieved by NG as stated on their website and in the quoted text of this article; all current progress will also go towards the rewards too.

    @5: It sounds like NG could fix it even if it happened in the live game since all the game data still exists.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. UKTomm

    I’m sure you would appreciate them finding this now so all your data is not lost when the game is actually released. Thank God for betas.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    @5, exactly. Nicely handled ND.

    #8 3 years ago

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