The Last of Us multiplayer has two parts; team deathmatch and free for all. I know this doesn't sound that interesting or different from everything else out there, but there are other additions to the multiplayer modes that come into play here. Gamers have mini missions they need to do during matches. Completing these missions will better your score and increase your rank and in game bonuses. Most of the missions are kills, special executions, crafting goals or other things. There’s crafting in the multiplayer? Yes there is, gamers can craft bombs, shivs, and health kits. They can also use parts, obtained from disposing enemies, to temporarily upgrade their weapons.
There are also pre-made classes in the Last of Us multiplayer, and gamers can customize their loadouts with perks. Some of them include bigger explosions, faster healing, auto zoom, or extra weapons as well as customized clothing and headgear. The multiplayer will require gamers to work as a team. Communication is key as you can mark enemies and strategize attacks. At the same time healing teammates, getting executions, assists and takedowns will help your score in the long run. Beware, this game promotes working together and a lot of savvy players hunt in packs. This being said, having at least one teammate nearby may keep you alive longer.
The multiplayer gamer isn’t perfect. The lag has been little to none but I have noticed some collision issues between players firing and throwing weapons. For some reason, a player who is several feet in front of you may survive your hail of headshots but cannot dodge the malatov you threw 4 feet behind him. Most of the time it’s not that bad but a lot of gamers with headsets do complain about a few things, one of them being how some of the weapons seem overpowered.
The good news is that Naughty Dog will release DLC and for those of you that bought the season pass you’ll get two packs of multiplayer content. I would think new skins, weapons, and maps? As long as Naughty Dog keeps supporting the game with patches and promotions I could see people playing this for a while. The best part of all is when gamers go against those who are several levels above them, their opponents don’t feel overpowered.