Confirmed: These Ain't Helghast.

They're spooky characters in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' multiplayer component, helping Naughty Dog celebrate the Hallowe'en weekend. But that's not all - Naughty Dog have also announced on the Playstation Blog that this weekend will mark the first "double XP" period in Uncharted 2. That means, all this weekend, those playing Uncharted 2 will get double rewards.

There are also a list of tweaks to the multiplayer going into action today:

  • Addressed respawn points when the artifact goes out of bounds in the Plunder gametype
  • Dynamically adjust the win condition for fewer players during the course of a match
  • Added features to deter players from voluntarily leaving during a match
  • Added rate limit to “When a Chapter is Completed” Twitter event
  • Fixed a display issue during letterboxing
  • Fixed Danish Trophy description
  • Fixed screenshot utility in standard definition resolutions
  • Fixed the “Players Met” list not displaying recent players
  • Addressed a variety of Multiplayer connectivity issues

The patch will be available the next time you load up Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Anyone planning on jumping online this Hallowe'en weekend?