Tomb Raider multiplayer includes team deathmatch, “Rescue” modes – report

Thursday, 3rd January 2013 05:59 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Tomb Raider’s late-announced multiplayer will include at least two different modes, as well as character and loadout customisation.

According to details harvested from OXM’s exclusive by Tomb Raider forum members, one available multiplayer mode is team deathmatch.

Players take on the role of shipwreck survivors or scavengers – hostiles living on the island prior to the wreck – with teams alternating between roles in best-of-three matches.

The preview apparently described the maps as not “too wide open” and equipped lever-triggered traps, climbing walls, and destructible environment items such as bridges.

The second mode described is called Rescue, and has players working together to collect and deliver med-packs to rotating drop-off points. Meanwhile, scavengers attempt to reach a kill tally to secure a victory.

In Rescue mode, players bleed out and can be quickly offed with a melee finisher.

It’s not clear if there are further modes; global brand manager Karl Stewart is said to have referenced a potential third mode called Cry for Help, which will involve “discovery and collection”.

In all modes, players have access to a “deep roster of characters” – not Lara, apparently – with different stats and loadouts. Each has a primary firearm or bow, a sidearm, a grenade-like projectile and a climbing axe for melee. By earning XP, players can unlock new characters and customise existing ones.

Tomb Raider’s multiplayer is in development at Deus Ex: Human Revolution developer Eidos Montreal. It’s due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in March.

Thanks, Gematsu.



  1. HauntaVirus

    I have hope this will be compelling.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. anik_lc

    Feels good to be a TombRaiderForums member. :D

    Not much innovative but it feels great to see Multiplayer in Tomb Raider. :)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. dex3108

    I still don’t understand why developers are putting MP part in some games when they and we know that it will be live for only couple of months.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Maximum Payne

    @3 I guess they want to look like Uncharted in terms of gameplay,set pieces moments and MP.
    I hope.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. dex3108

    TR is not Uncharted :D Also TP games are not ideal for MP unless developers do some creative mods. Standard TDM, CF etc. mods are for FPS games and TP game should have something new. My prediction is that Tomb Raider MP will bi alive for 5-6 months and after that abandoned. If R* couldn’t make good MP experience in Max Payne 3 i doubt that CD/Eidos could do it.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Maximum Payne

    @5 Imagine Hunger Games mode for MP
    How cool would that be.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. dex3108

    It would be interesting but i am always for puzzle related CO-OP :D

    #7 2 years ago
  8. LuLshuck

    Wasnt TR underworld supposed to have multiplayer dlc before it got scrapped for poor sales

    #8 2 years ago

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