Metal Gear Solid V’s latest update sneaks in a Quiet surprise

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I loved Metal Gear Solid V. Past tense because as time’s gone on, my opinion of the game has soured considerably – mostly thanks to post-release fiddling on Konami’s part. The inclusion of all of that FOB nonsense and the addition of insurance microtransactions, coupled with the half-baked, nonsensical story has turned what should have been one of the best games of this generation in to one of the most soul crushing.

Don’t get me wrong. The core gameplay is phenomenal, but the story isn’t – and the online nonsense, seemingly made to push microtransactions is even worse. The game’s just received another update that brings with it it…more FOB stuff, more microtransactions, and more convoluted nonsense!

Most of the new content and feature-set revolve around your Forward operating bases. There are new security devices, such as gun cameras and you can now invest in Anti-Reflex research’ which will shorten the amount of time an invader’s Reflex Mode is active.

You can now also spend your MB coins (which cost real money!) to buy yourself a third Forward Operating Base. The update also makes it easier to get the Chicken Hat and Lil Chicken hat if you’re seriously, seriously struggling with the single player campaign or are new to the game.

The most intriguing change though, is one that requires massive spoiler warnings so here, have some MASSIVE SPOILER WARNINGS

SERIOUSLY, SPOILERS.

In the main game, once you’ve hit a certain point in the story, your mostly-naked mute Sniper companion, Quiet, pretty much defects, leaving your party. Now, thanks to the latest update, you can bring her back. The way to do that? Play mission eleven – the one where you first encounter the sniper. Easy enough. Only you have to play it seven times. And not kill Quiet. Do that, and she’ll return to your Mother base, available as a comparison character once more. It’s nonsensical, and pretty much craps all over the silly narrative that the game tried to weave, but I digress. Personally, I can’t help but feels it’s just a way to get people to spend more real money on costumes for her.

SPOILERS ARE OVER.

According to Konami, the update also makes these changes:

  • The top rankings for PF Rating and Espionage Rating will now be displayed.
  • Whereas until now only resources in your offline inventory could be sold, from now on your online inventory can also be sold.
  • The issue with certain DLC uniform equipment not having its advertised effect is now fixed.» more
  • In-game notifications of events and other news have been improved.

Konami, meanwhile, has sort-of confirmed that it’s getting ready to work on the next Metal Gear game. Whether or Not Kojima is involved this time, remains to be seen.

Last Updated: November 11, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Hammersteyn

    Seven times? Anything for my Star I found in the Dust in Afghanistan

    • No! Stop it!

      • Hammersteyn

        Hey I didn’t pick the number 😛

        • How do I know this? Seems very odd. How do I know there aren’t mails flying around all major publishers begging them to 7 something somewhere in all their games?

          • Hammersteyn

            Like Konami listens to gamers

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Hey Rants, how many days in the week? *run*

          • ….. you just ruined weeks for me

    • Ir0nseraph

      XD

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      You, I like you

    • WitWolfy

      She is the best buddy of them all, I agree.

    • lol

    • oVg

      … BWAHAHAHA

    • WitWolfy
      • Note the deliberate increasing of certain… Assets. I’d be embarrassed of the stupid doll.

        • WitWolfy

          Must be awkward when she gives it to a family member trying to gloat and they press the boobies.

          • Haha! Yeah, like “my character is so deep, I do… wait, what are you doing to my doll!?”

      • oVg

        Oh… my x)

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Press x to… pay respects.

          • $$$$!

          • oVg

            XXXXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx………. ….. .. .

      • Hammersteyn

        shiny

  • Why did it have to be 7 times??????? WHY KONAMI!!??!?!?! WHY!?!?!??!

    • WitWolfy

      The question is.. Who woke up one day going.. “You know what, fudge it I’m going to do the Quiet mission 7 times JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT!”

    • Shame man lol

    • oVg

      I just restarted like I do with all my games. I actually have more enjoyment on the second play by speed running.

  • (Umar) Must be Cipher

    Tried it and couldn’t believe it worked lol………..My gawd

    • Hammersteyn

      Imagine SJ gets wind of this. Gamers hunts scantily clad women to be forced into service O_o

      • (Umar) Must be Cipher

        haha, after the 7th time she gives up. Sexist male gamers!

    • WitWolfy

      Now go back and rescue Kaz 7 times.. Maybe he’ll have all his limbs now. LOL

      • oVg

        bwahahaha

      • oVg

        lol he actually turned into Kojima on the higher difficulty 🙂 I threw him on the ground and left him there.

    • Hammersteyn

      Also the first time I used my pistol. Now I’ve got a rifle XD

  • SPOILER ALERT BELOW!

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    Just kidding. There are no spoilers here. Only nonsensical story elements

    • Hammersteyn

      I can work with ladders

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        lol

      • Only saw this now…. Why…. Just… What did I do to deserve this?

        • Hammersteyn

          It’s because we like you 😀

    • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

      Took me seven seconds to scroll down

    • oVg

      bwahahahahaha

  • WitWolfy

    Not that I care about this game anymore.. It can go sucka bag of dicks for all I care BUT.. If you put a butterfly emblem on your MB she never goes away either.. I did that and it never trigged “a quiet exit” stage.. BUT then you cant finish the game, or some mumbo jumbo like that.. I wouldnt know ’cause I Got to mission 47 or something, called it a day and Youtubed the “ending” if you can call it that..

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Oh, I thought we’d be able to buy her a micro-bikini because she’s feeling short of breath. DISAPPOINTED!

  • Guava_Eater

    Glad I didn’t waste my cash on it…

    • oVg

      Na, its cool. If you are into style and melodramatic retro story telling with the best gameplay ever conceived. Give it a shot.

      The story is only 5hours long with 200hours of unadulterated fun.

  • WitWolfy

    “Konami, meanwhile, has sort-of confirmed that it’s getting ready to work on the next Metal Gear game. Whether or Not Kojima is involved this time, remains to be seen.”

    I’m going to be honest here. I’m curious to see where Konami takes the franchise from here, especially after the departure know and ego Kojima. My love for him quickly became a hate while playing MGS V… Lets hope its not ANOTHER MG Rising… I’m not really a dude for hack and slash.. Sure it was great, in its own way. But just not for me…

    • Ego Kojima, you got that right.

    • oVg

      Ill bet you a muffin that the 3rd chapter is all there. It will be released as a third game. Why Not? they released the prequel for $30.

      • WitWolfy

        I’ll Youtube that, then send Koji Productions a video of me watching it on Youtube. LOL

  • oVg

    SPOILER

    I thought Quiet activated the virus in her lungs by speaking English rendering her as good as dead, as she has to contain the English strain by dying out of site. It makes no sense for her to come back.

    • IT MAKES NO GODDAMNED SENSE SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

      • oVg

        bwahahahaha

    • What you THINK and what the actual story are are two different things. No one but Kojima knows what the fudge was going on 😛

      • oVg

        Im going to make the horse shit in a portaloo and unlock a special chapter. lol

        I think Kojima is the last remnant of the 80s. That nonsensical mind of his has no place in this serious age.

        • I think he fried his brain with some seriously strong stuff from back in the 80s…

          • oVg

            Actually it was the naughty’s lol lots of rumors during MGS4s production.

          • lol

    • (Umar) Must be Cipher

      Some say she never had the virus in the first place. WOLBACHIA

      • oVg

        But, she said she has it when she spoke Bulgarian. Or was that some STD?

        • Her whole character is an STD

          • oVg

            Sexy Trash Diamond

          • slutty, titted, doff 😛

          • oVg

            now now, She is a Dog… A DIAMOND DOG

          • hahahaha

          • WitWolfy

            *face palm*

            Stupid Trash Dike?

        • (Umar) Must be Cipher

          She thought she had it, and Skullface played her like a fiddle.

          • oVg

            THEN WHERE THE FCUK IS THE 3RD VILE?

            ARGHHHHH…. I give up.

            RUNS to call Air strike on sheep.

          • YOU were actually the third vial… Why not, Japanese 😛

          • oVg

            Or maybe its the English civilization 😉

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            It’s like that movie we watched where they built all those walls to keep the americans out.

          • HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

          • oVg

            I still want to find out if the Japanese version of MGSV still had English as the dominant language for the future of the Planet or if they made it Japanese, because it dwells allot on xenophobia.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Maybe it’s a tactical advantage?

          • oVg

            What makes it sad is that an 18 is slapped on the cover. Are all 18 year olds as randy as a per-adolesant teenager?

      • And some say she’s actually the Stig? 0_O

  • b1nd3r

    Serious spoiler???? they fixed the quiet bug/issue two patches ago >.<

    • oVg

      bwahahaha

  • oVg

    bwahahahah some funny buggers at N4G

  • Jonah Cash

    So maybe I should have bought this at launch. It would seem that they are screwing up the game more and more with every update! Aaarghhh

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