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    Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal
    Online Guide
    By Thomas Hartley AKA Smithy Jones
    Version 2.7
    1. Version History
    2. Info
    3. Online Play
    3.1 Geting Online
    3.2 creating a Profile
    3.3 Online Play Menu Basics
    4. Creating a Game
    4.1 Different Game Modes
    4.1.1 Seige
    4.1.2 CTF
    4.1.3 DM
    5 Base Defenses
    6 Nodes
    7 Weapons
    8 Vehicals
    8.1 Turbo Slider
    8.2 Hovership
    9 Misc. NPCs
    10 Battle Tactics
    11 FAQs
    12 Credits
    10-7-06 Stats have been back up for a while now and that game is still going 
    4-15-06 Online Stats have have been taken down due to Excessive Stat cheating 
    thanx to the user known as Komoto V2 aka Woot Woot. He basically made games 
    that were 1 on 1 CTFs and he just sat there and spawn camped with a turbo 
    controller all night long while him and a friend of his slept, who was also 
    doing the same. Dont expect to see the stats up anytime soon. You can still 
    view your stats it is just that you can compare to the rest of the UYA OC or 
    the top 10
    1. Version Histroy
    1.0 Created a Online FAQ with my knowledge about the game
    1.5 I added more to the FAQs section plus I fixed most of my typos
    2.0 News has been added Will try and keep it semi updated
    2.5 Vehical info and NPCs have been added
    2.7 Partial update, added a couple things
    2. Info
    This FAQ will pertain to the Online aspect of 
    Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal. For those of you that bought Ratchet and 
    Clank: Up Your Arsenal just for the Online mode this FAQ should help enlighten 
    you. This is the first Online game as well as the first game to have a 
    Multiplayer mode in the Ratchet and Clank video game series. JUST SO YOU KNOW 
    you will not be able to play online. It is highly suggested that you watch the 
    Multiplayer Tutorial but in my opinion it helps you with the basics but it 
    seems to be more of a Q-Force Reqruitment vid than anything else
    3. Online Play
    Online play is very fun due to the fact you can play aginst people across 
    either North American or with people in Europe and Australia depending on 
    where you live. Playing against other people is very fun and is a good 
    learning experiance. While online you will develop relationship with your 
    fellow players. Myself I know alot of the vets I like most of them and 
    dislike a handful. 
    3.1 Geting Online
    Getting online should be easy, if it is your first time going online with you 
    PS2 I suggest using the Online setup that is provided through Ratchet and 
    Clank: Up Your Arsenal instead of the Network Adapter Startup disk.  But if 
    you already have a Network settings from the Start up disk, then you dont need 
    to use the online setup that is provided through the game. When going through 
    the Setup procedure through the Ratchet and Clank: Up YOr Arsenal game disk, 
    it is pretty easy to follow. After setup is complete now you can play but 
    first you must make a profile
    3.2 Creating a Profile
    Creating a Profile can be done either before or after you go through the 
    Online Setup. When making a Profile you will have to choose a name, the name 
    can be anything from your real name to that of a nickname or a made up name 
    that you think sounds cool. If you are going to be playing online then you 
    will have to make a password. if not, disregard the password section of your 
    profile. Now you will have to choose a Character Skin. the Character skins are 
    made up of various Ratchet and Clank Characters. The Character are 
    Robo Rooster 
    Evil Clown 
    Beach Bunny 
    There are 2 Hidden Skins, The Dan SKin and Nefarious Skin. The Only way to 
    unlock these skins is to go to Insomniacgames.com and register. When 
    registering it is best to make sure you name on Insomniacgames.com make sure 
    your name is spelled the same way as your profile or will not get the correct 
    code. After you have registered you will be given the code and instuctions on 
    how to enter it. You press and Hold L2 then enter you code for example my code 
    These codes will Only work for the Username: Smithy Jones
    3.3 Online Play Menu basics
    As soon as you log in you are presented with a menu. 
    Quick Play 
    Create Game 
    Find Game 
    Quick Play will put you into a game of your skill level. It is good for those 
    that dont like to wait for games. 
    Create Game is Where you go to create a game.
    Find Game is where you would go to look for a game you have different search 
    peramiters when looking for a game. then range from Skill to what map will be 
    used to the game type to how many players in each game. 
    Cities are for a lack of a better term different In-Game Servers. There are 5 
    in all 
    Most of the time game can be found on Aquatos durring the day when the game 
    dies down but in the after noon, the out sities will have games as the number 
    of active players increases. In each city there is a chat board, much like a 
    Chat room on the Internet. some people like to use it while others just PM one 
    Buddies are well Buddies. You can basically put anyone you want on your 
    buddylist even if the buddy on your buddy list does not like you. You can 
    have up to a maximum of 65 people inculding yourself, if you dont want to put 
    yourself on you buddylist then there is a max of 64. I myself have my name on 
    my buddylist for quick access to my overal stats like 
    Kills, deaths, wins, loses, Nodes and your overall ranking. 
    Clan is where you go to check on your clan, if you dont have a clan then you 
    can either make one of what till you get and invite from another clan. If you 
    want an invite from a really good clan then you will have to improve on your 
    skills and battle tactics. 
    Now Stats is what it is Stats. You can check on anyones stats in the game, 
    you just have to find them. In stats there are 7 different catagories. 
    Overall is a more indepth version of you buddy profile, it will have not only 
    your wins, Loses, kills, and Death but it will also have Win/Lose raito, 
    Kill/Death Raito, Node per game, total base damage, Suicides  and Overall Rank.
    Ever since March 2005 the overall rank has been screwed up. every now and then 
    the ranking system seem to be working fine but a day or 2 later it is on the 
    fritz again so if you think you have a good rank dont let it go to you head 
    because it could become alot worse. As for the other stats they are fine its 
    just the overall rank that doesnt work. 
    Stats for Seige CTF and Deathmatch are more specific for each game mode. As 
    for Weapon stats, it will tell you how many kills you have gotten as well as 
    how many times you have been killed by a certain weapon. Squat rank in for how 
    many time you have either squated and how many time you have been squated. Now 
    at first you will not beable to access the Squat stats but all you have to do 
    is press Up down Left right square in the Stats menu then squats will be 
    selectable. If you dont get it in the first try, it again slowly 
    4. Create a Game
    When you create a Game you have a few options. You have the choice of what 
    map, How many players, What weapons will be on and what settings like weither 
    or not there will be 
    Charge boots, Base Defences, Spawn with Weapons, nodes, player names, 
    Vehicals, Unlimited ammo.
    4.1 Different Game Modes
    Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal comes with 3 different modes of Play Seige, 
    CTF and DM
    4.1.1 Seige
    Seige or as it is know in others game Conquest or Assault, is where you have 
    to protect your base from being destroyed while you destroy your opponents 
    base at the same time. There are 2 different ways to play seige, Attrition and 
    Normal. In Attrition Seige, the base defenses can either get stronger or 
    weaker depending on how many nodes you controll. The more Nodes you have the 
    stronger your base becomes and the weaker you opponents base becomes. the Same 
    is true if the situation is reversed. Best way to sum up Attrition is that 
    Nodes are Everything. Normal Seige is different than Attrition in the fact 
    that it has a set strength limit so it will not get a boost from any nodes you 
    capture. Nodes are not as important in Normal as Attrition due to the fact you 
    dont get a base power boost but there are still important. Node can either 
    help or hinder you.
    4.1.2 CTF
    CTF or Capture the Flag, there isnt an online shooter than doesnt have CTF. 
    There are 2 ways to play CTF like with Seige, There is Normal then there is 
    Chaos. In normal CTF you have to grab your opp-onents flag and get it back to 
    you base to cap it but if your opponent manages to grab your flag before you 
    can return your base to cap their flag, you will be unable to cap seeing as 
    you need to be in possesion of both flag in order to score. Now Chaos CTF, is 
    a little different that Normal, you can cap a flag even if your opponent 
    manages to take you flag, you only need top be in possesion of you opponents 
    flag in order to score. Wait that is not all, there is an interesting twist 
    with Chaos CTF, much like Attrition Seige you base and Nodes get stronger with 
    each Node you currently have possesion of. If you have all the nodes in Chaos 
    CTF on most maps you will not really need someone on defense because the base 
    defenses will stop them before your opponent can get away. That is if your 
    opponent didnt already destory both Gatlin Defense Turrets.
    4.1.3 DM
    DM or Deathmatch as it is better known is know for straight up killing. You 
    can either do Normal, which is a free for all or Team deathmatch which can 
    have from 1 to 8 teams. You could do 1 team on deathmatch but that wouldnt be 
    anygood seeing as nobody can get kills that way. Deathmatch is won by either 
    being the first to reatch the kill limit or having the most kills before time 
    runs out.
    5. Base Defenses
    There are quite a few base defenses. There is an option to turn off base 
    defense but that only takes the Galltin Turrets out of that game. You will 
    have 2 Troopers and 2 Vulcan turrets. The troopers are not that good on normal 
    or if you dont have that many nodes. The same goes for Vulcan Turrets. The 
    Vulcan turrets are those small automated guns the pop out of the ground. Now 
    the Gatlin Turrets are those big balls that are on the 2 front corners of the 
    bases. they can do a decent ammount of damage if they hit you. If either on 
    Chaos or Attrition the accuracy of the Gatlin Turrets is increased or decrease 
    depending on how many node you possess. It is very hard to dodge a Gatlin 
    turret if your opponent has 3-4 nodes, if not all the nodes.
    6 Nodes
    What are nodes? Well nodes are used for a few things, main thing is Spawn 
    points and well as base power boost, addtional weapons and even vechials, if 
    there are allowed. Nodes are important seeing as they tend to give you a 
    tactical advantage when the node is deep in enemy territory. Depending on the 
    map there are different types on nodes, these are unofficial name but these 
    are want the online players call them. There are 3 specialty Nodes, Base 
    Nodes, Vechical nodes, and Anti-Vechical Nodes. These nodes give good tactical 
    advantages if in your possession. Base nodes are right near the base so you 
    can easy acess to your opponents base. The Vehical node will spawn 1 vehical, 
    either a Turboslider or Hovership. Now Anti-Vehical nodes have a Rocket 
    Platform that will fire rockets at your vehical if you get within it's target 
    area. Nodes usually from anywhere from 2 - 4 Vulcan Turrets and 0 - 3 trooper 
    depending on what map and where the node is located
    7 Weapons
    In Multiplayer there are 10 weapons and 1 Gaget from the Ratchet and Clank 
    series that are used. If you manage to get 3 kills on 1 weapon without dying, 
    you will get a much deadlier V2. 
    BTW RPS stands for Rounds/Shots per second in the rate of fire.
    Ammo: 500
    Damage: 13.5
    Rate of Fire: 4 rps
    V2 N60
    Ammo: 500
    Damage: 20
    Rate of Fire: 8 rps
    The N60 is probably the most underated weapon in the game mainly due to the 
    fact not many people try to make an upgrade with it. V2 N60 is one of the best 
    weapons to use, it is the best thing to use when taking out Gatlin turrets
    Little Easter Egg for you Ratchet and Clank Fans that have been playing Since 
    the beginng of the Series, The Icon used on the N60 Ammo is not that of the 
    N60 but that of the Hologuise from the First Ratchet and Clank
    Gravity Bomb
    Ammo: 8
    Damage: 60
    Rate of Fire: 1 rps
    V2 Gravity Bomb
    Ammo: 16
    Damage: 94
    Rate of Fire: 2 rps
    My personal favorite, the grav bomb is quite useful as it can be used as 
    either a close ranged weapon or a somewhat long distance weapon. It is 
    possible to Snipe with the Grav bombs and some opponent dont even suspect that 
    you can. What make the Grav bomb useful is its splash damage it is very 
    noticable when you have a V2 Grav bomb which has the best Splash damage in the 
    Mini Rocket Tube
    Ammo: 15
    Damage: 54
    Rate of Fire: 1.25rps
    V2 Mini Rocket Tube
    Ammo: 15
    Damage: 66
    Rate of Fire: 2 rps
    Mini Rockets are fine to use but are overly abused when used in a game. 
    Rockets are not the best weapon to use but it can give newbies an edge if used 
    correctly. Rockets have a lock on feature that is kind useful but rockets are 
    easy to dodge seeing as they are kinda slow. Now with V2 Rockets they take 
    some skill to dodge but if you cant, they kill every time.
    Lava Gun
    Ammo: 250
    Rate of Fire: 6 rps
    V2 Lava Gun
    Ammo: 300
    Damage: 66
    Rate of Fire: 6 rps
    The Lava gun is a some what strange weapon to use. It spews molten lava to 
    damage your opponents. It is a cross between a watering can and flamethrower. 
    Aimming side to side will fling the lava back and forth making it hard for 
    your opponents to dodge
    Blitz Gun
    Ammo: 40
    Damage: 7 - 54
    Rate of Fire: 3 rps
    V2 Blitz
    Ammo: 40
    Damage: 14 - 100
    Rate of Fire: 3 rps
    it is the Ratchet and Clank version of of the Shotgun. The Blitz gun is 
    probably the best close range weapon you can use. It is use in every game and 
    you very rarely find a game where the Blitz gun is not used. What make the 
    Blitz gun different is the Variable Damage it can do. At the very edge of the 
    Blitz gun's range it will either do 7 or 14 damage depending on wiether it is 
    V1 or V2
    Ammo: 6
    Damage: 40
    Rate of Fire: 2 rps
    V2 Mines
    Ammo: 8
    Damage: 74
    Rate of Fire: 2.5 rps
    Mine are very useful for setting traps. Placeing mines in out of site places 
    in well traveled areas used by your opponents is a very smart Idea. You can 
    place a max of 8 mines before they will disappear. if you place a 9th mine, 
    the 1st mine you place will disspear.
    Flux Rifle
    Ammo: 8
    Damage: 87
    Rate of Fire: 1.25
    V2 Flux Rifle
    Ammo: 12
    Damage: 100
    Rate of Fire: 1.25
    The Flux Rifle can either be used as a Sniper Rifle which is its primary use 
    or a Muskett through Hip Sniping. Hip Sniping is done in Lock Straif mode very 
    useful for killing your opponents
    Morph O Ray
    Ammo: Unlimited
    Damage: N/A
    Rate of Morph: 1 morph every 2 seconds
    V2 Morph O Ray
    Ammo: Unlimted
    Damage: N/A
    rate of Morph: 1 morph every 1 second
    The Morph O Ray will turn your opponent into either a Sheep or Duck. Even 
    though your opponment might have 100 health they can be killed by 1 shot from 
    any of the other weapons except the Holoshields, Hell even charge boots can 
    kill a morphed opponent. The Beatifulk thing about a Morph O ray is that when 
    you morph they lose their pack and you can take it from them while they are a 
    helpless barnyard animal. If you manage to morph everyone in a 8 man 
    Deathmatch, well you are now the proud owner of a Petting Zoo
    Holo Shield Glove
    Ammo: 8
    Damage: N/A
    Rate of Fire: 1.5 rps
    The Holo Shield Glove is the only Defensive weapon in the game. you can have 
    out 4 holo shields at a time and unlike in Stroy mode they can take an 
    unlimited ammount of damage but they only last 45 seconds. Holo Shields can 
    protect you from almost everything except for Mine, Splash Damage from Gravity 
    Bombs and Mini Rockets, and the Wrench. 
    Swing: 20 Damage
    Wrench Throw: 20 - 40 Damage
    Comet-Strike: 60 Damage
    The Wrench is a weapon of last resort when you run out of ammo. The wrench is 
    useful but it can only be used in close range combat. if you do use the wrench 
    Throw you will do 20 damage but the Wrench is used like a boomerang and will 
    come back doing another 20 damage if it connects
    Hyper Shot
    The Hypershot is an electromagnetic grapling hook that allows you to use the 
    green swingshot points. Most of the time, the hypershot will auto-equip when 
    you jump towards the Green Swingshot point then you press the fire button to 
    make the hypershot active. this will prevent you from becoming a sitting 
    target for the Veteran players that would pick you off will a Flux Rifle
    8 Vehicals
    There are 2 types of Vehicals for use in Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal
    There are the Turboslider and the Hovership. Both present a very useful 
    tactical advantage. Each vehical has a capacity to hold to players of the same 
    team at once
    8.1 Turbo Slider 
    HP: 100
    Driver: 6.5 Damage
    Driver Rof: 4
    Gunner: 40 Damage
    Gunner Rof: 4
    The Turbo slider is a ground based vehical that resembles a car. It is a rear 
    wheel drive vehical is has to ski-like supports in the front. It has front 
    guns and a turret on the back with 360 degrees of rotation allowing to attack 
    or defend from any direction.
    8.2 Hovership
    HP: 125
    Pilot: 66 Damage
    Pilot Rof: 4
    Bomber: 80 Damage
    Bomber Rof: 2.5
    The Hovership has the ablitiy to fly giving it a major advantage over the 
    turboslider. Not only that it is also more powerful then the turboslider. It 
    is able to attack from high in the sky or right along the ground. Most people 
    manily use it for aerial attacks and manuvers, but that is only using half of 
    the hovership's potential. it can sneek along the ground as well as along the 
    water in Bakisi Ilse and below the platforms on Metropolis.
    9 Misc. NPCs
    There are a few NPCs in Online mode
    NPCs are there to aide you when needed when it is to attack the enemy or to 
    help defende of base and/or node.
    The Stats of NPCs can be effected by the game mode
    If it is either Attrition or Chaos then NPCs can either be weak or strong
    the current stats that are shown as followed is for the Normal mode of 
    NPCs are:
    HP: 100
    Damage: 20
    Rof: 3 round burst
    The Trooper are the only NPCs that use a 3 round burst to attack the an enemy 
    that comes with in their range. They only have the standard Issue Glactic 
    Ranger Weapon. Can sometimes be an annoyance but are most of the time easily 
    Vulcan Turrets
    HP: 125
    Damage: 20
    Rof: 1
    Vulcan Turrets are used both as Node and Base defenses. Sometimes called Mini 
    Turrets you can always find 2 of This along with 2 Troopers around any base
    Shock Droids
    HP: Coming Soon
    Damage: 20
    rof: 1
    Shock droids are best described as Angry bees seeing as they tend to swarm 
    around you and try to sting you
    Shock Droid Maker
    HP: Coming Soon
    the Shock Droid Maker make Shock droids to protect your base. 
    Roller Bombs
    HP: Coming Soon
    Damage: Coming Soon
    Roller Bombs attack by colliding with you and exploding on contact.
    Roller Bomb Maker
    HP: Coming Soon
    Roller Bombs come from the Roller Bomb maker. A base has 2 Roller Bomb makers, 
    allowing for 2 Roller Bombs on the feild at a time
    Anti Vehcial Turret
    HP: Coming Soon
    Damage: Coming Soon
    An Anti Vehical Turret will attack any enemy vehical that comes into its range.
    They can be found at either 1 of 2 places, an AV(Anti Vehical) Node or at the 
    base. 2 will be found on the top of any base that can be approched by 
    Hovership seeing as the ones on top of the base will only attack Hoverships. 
    While the AV Turrets found at nodes will attack any vehical that comes into 
    its range
    HP: 5
    Damage: Coming Soon
    ROF: 1
    a Group of 4 can be found on the Droid Pad, which can be found in different 
    locations on the various levels. Each of the 4 droids will attack in unison. 
    Interesting fact about the Droids is that they are miniture versions of the 
    Droids you used the Hypnomatic on in Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
    10 Battle Tactic
    1. How to Get Nodes effectively
    In Attrition Seige and Chaos CTF Nodes are extremely important seeing as a 
    team base's strength depend on how many nodes they have. well what you you 
    should do it put you map up right when the game starts and have your team go 
    for different nodes that way your team can get 4 nodes at once.
    2. Hide with the Flag
    In CTF you should hide with the flag when the other team has your flag. Hide 
    someplace that is good but realitively close to your base that way if your 
    teams flag is returned to the base you cap it right away before the other team 
    can take it again.
    3. Keep your Power Core Safe
    The Best way to protect your Base Power Core is to make sure the other team 
    can never make it inside your base because if they cant get in they are unable 
    to do any damage. From experience I have come across newbie that would hide 
    inside their base and shoot at the warp pad inside. BIG MISTAKE!!! People can 
    still get inside and still do damage even if it is only 1 hit. If it happens 
    enough, the base power core will still be destroyed for if you want to win 
    Just defend from the outside anbd dont be afraid to ask for help defending.
    4. Node Stripping
    The best way to take node from your opponents is node stripping. It is where 
    you go and destroy all the defenses at a node and you dont turn it, leave it 
    for later. Go and strip a few, if not all you opponents nodes. After all their 
    nodes are stripped, you and 1 other teammate agressive go after the 
    defenseless nodes. IIRC it take 3 second to turn a node without interuptions 
    from the other team. 
    5. 5 Things to Remember
    you need to remember these 5 things when playing, they will majorly help you
    If you can remember these 5 simply things for each level then you will be one 
    step above the cannon fodder and noobs
    1. Nanotech (Health Boxes) - you need to remember where all the Nano is 
    located. Nano give you life and can keep you live in the hardest of times
    2. Charge Boots -  these are must, not all games will allow you to spawn with 
    Charge boots so you must find these if you want the added mobility
    3. You favorite weapon - There are times when Spawn with weapons is off so it 
    would be in your best interests to know where you favorite weapon is located
    4. Ammo - what good is a weapon without ammo, it is always a good idea to know 
    where you weapon's ammo is located because that are quite a few games that 
    dont have Unlimited ammo
    5. Vehicals -  it is a good idea to know where vehicals spawn because they 
    tend to give a tactic advantage to those who use them
    11 FAQs
    Q: Why is my Respawn time longer?
    A: Your Respawn time is longer because both of the Gatlin Defense Turrets at 
    you base have been destroyed. To add salt to your wounds, as the game goes on, 
    the spawn time will slowly increase making it possible for a 10 second spawn
    Q: How do I get Dan and Nefarious?
    A: Register at the Insomniac Games website, here is the link so you can just 
    copy and paste it into your web browser.  
    Q: How do you get 4 Bolts?
    A: Getting 4 bolts is not a big thing, if you are just starting out it will 
    take some time. I believe you have to have a positive Kill/Death raito and 
    Positive Win/Lose Raito.
    Q: How long does it take for Weapons/Ammo/Nanotech to reappear?
    A: 45 Seconds
    12 Credits
    Thanx to GameFAQs for the Forums and hosting FAQs
    Thanx to Insomniac Games for making a Great Game Series
    I would like to thank the UYA Online Community for giving me an unique 
    thanx to Nuerotoxic2213 AKA Matt for helping with Battle Tactics
    I created this FAQ to Help educate Newbies and Noobs alike and enlighten 
    my Fellow Online Players. I dont mind if this FAQ shows up on another website 
    Just please give me the credit

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