I really enjoyed Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. I poured hour after hour into Kojima’s open world stealth action title, quite relentlessly actually, yet somehow, I never reached those rolling credits. I don’t know why, but the game lost its addictive appeal to me.
Perhaps it’s a good thing I stopped, because had I continued to play, I know I would’ve developed as many nukes as I possibly could. It’s something Konami don’t want players to do anymore.
They’ve detailed a (not so secret anymore) nuclear disarmament event, where they’ve asked each player on every platform to cease production, and even disarm devices that have already been developed (via PC Gamer). What incentive is there though? Supposedly there is a hidden event waiting to be unlocked, and it will only be revealed once the nuclear counter hits zero (though was revealed months ago by dataminers).
Feel like jumping onto the global event? Here’s how:
1. You must have completed Mission 31.
2. You must not own or be currently developing a nuclear weapon. If you have any nukes in stock, you must dismantle them.
3. Certain conditions related to nuclear proliferation must be met on the regional server for your corresponding gaming platform (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC(Steam)).
4. All nuclear weapons on the regional server corresponding to your console or platform must have been dismantled. In other words, the amount of nukes on your platform’s server must be equal to 0.
The counts have already dropped significantly. Xbox 360 leads the race, with only 39 nukes left in circulation. Steam on the other hand, well, take a look…
Here are the numbers for nuclear weapons owned per platform. By Nov 28th – PS4?206, PS3: 153, One: 40, 360: 39, Steam: 12081
— METAL GEAR OFFICIAL (@metalgear_en) November 29, 2015
Master race indeed… just look at all that firepower! Guess that platform won’t be seeing the secret event anytime soon though.
As much as I’ve grown to dislike Konami, what with their Kojima fallout and silly micro transactions, I quite like the idea behind this campaign. It sends a pretty solid anti-nuke message, which is what Metal Gear games have been trying to put across for decades. Still, a part of me doubts we will ever get to see this hidden event. There’s bound to be that one person who won’t disarm their nukes, I just know it.
Last Updated: November 30, 2015