The main goal of plunder is to bring the treasure (a large idol) back to a treasure chest in your teams base. The game mode shares similarities with "Capture the Flag" from other online franchises. The treasure can be picked up by pressing when the player is beside it. It can be arc-thrown by holding L2 to aim, and releasing L2 to throw. While carrying the treasure, players can aim their pistol using L1 and can fire it with R1. The player moves much more slowly than they normally would when carrying the treasure. You can only use your secondary weapon while holding the treasure.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
In a standard match, the first team to capture the treasure five times or the team with the highest score when the time runs out, wins.
When Title Update 1.09 was released, all plunder related medals were increased in value and all kill-related ones were decreased. This was to get people to stop playing plunder in order to get easy kills and focus on the objective of getting the treasure to their base. The Captured medal, for example, was only worth $2,000 before 1.09, but was raised to $4,000.
Plunder appears in the following playlists:
|Captured||Your team captured the Treasure. Awarded to all team mates.||Medal||$4000|
|Drop It||Defeat an opponent while they are carrying the Treasure in a match.||Medal||$1000|
|No Cigar||Defeat the Treasure carrier while they are about to score during a match.||Medal||$2000|
|Protectorate||Defeat five enemies that were damaging the Treasure carrier during a match.||Medal||$2000|
|That Was Embarrassing||Earn a shutout in a match (your team wins without the other team scoring), awarded on completion.||Medal||$10000|
|Tip Off||Be the first player to grab the Treasure in a match, awarded only once.||Medal||$1000|
|Plundered!||Get 200 Captured medals.
Only awarded if the player has the Drake's Fortune Multiplayer Pack.
|You Run, I'll Shoot||Get 10 Protectorate medals.
Only awarded if the player has the Siege Expansion Pack.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
The gamemode is pretty much the same from Uncharted 2. The only different is look of the Idol.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
The gamemode reappeared in Uncharted 4 multiplayer.
The main difference from the previous version of this gamemode is that you only need to capture the Idol three times to win the match (It was previous first to five).
- The Uncharted 2: Among Thieves treasure also appears at the end of the Nepal Warzone (Co-op Objective).
- The Idol in Uncharted 2 Among Thieves is a small version of the El Dorado statue from Drake's Fortune.