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Uncharted 4 co-op mode Survival is coming this December

Grab a couple of friends and dive in.

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Uncharted 4: Survival is the new co-op and solo mode being introduced next month.

"Survival is a wave-based mode where you and up to two additional friends can take on swarms of increasingly powerful enemies and unique objectives," Naughty Dog explained on their blog.

"If you played Co-Op Arena from Uncharted 2 and Uncharted 3, you’re going to feel right at home in Survival. We’ve built upon and evolved the core gameplay experience with an entirely new level of depth, challenge, and variety. From new enemy types and powerful new bosses to a dedicated progression system and expansive upgradable arsenal, Survival is all about strategy, camaraderie, and skill."

There are a total of 10 maps to play out the 50 waves, with a boss thrown in at the end of every 10 waves, but it's not as easy as just mowing down enemies.

"To reach wave 50, you’ll need to work your way through objective modes where victory depends on defending a particular area, collecting treasures within a time limit, or taking out marked enemies. We might even throw a curveball at you from time to time, like when an active modifier makes it so only pistols, headshots, or melee attacks do damage to enemies."

Completing objectives and waves will net you in-game cash that you can spend on unlocking an arsenal of weapons found in crates dotted around the maps.

There's a dedicated progression system and weapon upgrades that come with increased ranks, as well as Survival exclusive vanity items that you can use in both co-op and multiplayer modes.

"Best of all, the challenge grows with you. Enemies will adapt to your increased firepower and there are multiple difficulties to choose from. Those that finish Survival on Hard Mode will unlock Crushing Mode, which as the name suggests, is the ultimate test of your will and determination."

Uncharted 4: Survival will be playable at PlayStation Experience next week, and will launch in mid-December.

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