The Last of Us: new multiplayer mode coming tomorrow
posted on 08.28.13 at 06:49 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Interrogation is a four-versus-four, two-party objective mode.

Naughty Dog is bringing a new multipalyer mode to The Last of Us tomorrow alongside the release of patch 1.03 tomorrow, the studio confirmed on the PlayStation Blog.

“Interrogation is a 4v4, two-part objective game mode where rival factions vie to find and open the other faction’s lockbox, stealing the supplies inside,” Naughty Dog community strategist Eric Monacelli said. “Each team must first achieve five interrogations of players on the other team.

“Players can get interrogations by shivving an enemy, or getting an enemy into the down state, then pressing triangle while next to them. Once your team collects five interrogations the location of the enemy’s lockbox will be revealed. Your team must attempt to open the lockbox before the other team can collect five interrogations and open your lockbox first. Whichever team opens the opposing team’s lockbox first wins.”

Watch a trailer for Interrogation below.

The patch will also include single-player and multiplayer fixes, including an increased revive revenge and readjusted starting cameras. Find the full list of updates below.

Single-Player Fixes

  • Fixes for “It’s me” and “By any means” cinematics in the Cutscene Viewer.

Multiplayer Fixes

  • Revive range has increased slightly (about 1 meter). It’s more difficult to crawl out of range when a teammate is reviving you now.
  • Players can prevent opponents from finishing Executions/Interrogations so that the opponent does not receive Parts for the special Execution/Interrogation. The downed player will still lose their life, but this makes preventing Executions/Interrogations more helpful to your team, as you prevent the other team from gaining Parts.
  • Matchmaking update: players should find opponents around their level of experience more often, and teams should be balanced more evenly.
  • Item cache locations adjusted for balance on University, High School, Lakeside, and Downtown.
  • Starting cameras adjusted so they show your player with greater frequency.
  • Item cache disbursement tweaked so additional items are given out more fairly.
  • Winning a Survivors match by a count of 4 rounds to 0 now means your team will get more bonus parts for winning the match by that margin. This applies for games with scores of 4-1, 4-2, etc. as well. Rewards are tiered by how dominant your team is. This system is in place for Interrogation mode as well.
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  • Calvin Chikelue

    Awesome. This for me has to be the first case where I’ve perpetually left the single player incomplete just because I’ve been addicted to the multiplayer.

  • Bob Obb

    Eh. Show me the single player DLC already… and please god let it be Ellie :)

    • Budgiecat

      Single player mode is an Ellie musical rhythm idolmaster like dance game where you play as Ellie singing and dancing alongside or against Infected

  • xMCXx

    Pretty cool, but still no Infected in MP.

    • Gigus

      Im waiting for that also. That would really be an interesting mode where you fight not only humans but infected as well. Firefly vs. Hunter vs. Infected.

  • Gigus

    I dont like the fact they increased the range for reviving fallen teammates. They should have left it as it is.

  • McPoo

    Nice, sounds fun

  • Elvick

    I just want a horde mode. ;_;