After a short beta testing period, the competitive multiplayer component for Konami?s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is officially available for those who have the copy of the base game on Steam.
According to the Steam page of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the developer announced that Metal Gear Online is officially available on the PC. Previously, only the FOB multiplayer mode was available for Metal Gear Solid V.
“We took in a lot of feedback and made a few key adjustments,” the announcement said. “After some initial hiccups, we’re going forward guns at the ready. However that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped development, quite the contrary. Just like the previously released console versions of MGO, we’ll be integrating new updates to the game to improve the experience and add content.”
During the beta testing period of Metal Gear Online for the PC, Konami encountered an issue with the game, Gamespot reports. The issue came when players were able to get free in-game currency. Konami instantly pulled down the beta so players were not able to fully utilize the glitch. However, even if they were able to get free in-game currency, it would be useless once the full version releases as the currency is not transferrable.
With the full version of Metal Gear Online now live, Konami is offering players a special deal. Those who play at least one match during Jan. 19 to 26 will get an extra 3000 bonus Gear Points that can be used to spend on gear items.
Those who are keen on playing Metal Gear Online are up for a treat this 2016. Konami recently teased that this year will be an exciting time for the multiplayer game. Although the developer did not detail what this means, fans should expect DLCs and content updates throughout the year.