Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Chicken Hat Item Explained in Detail

January 9, 2015 Written by Mark Labbe

Phantom Pain Chicken Hat

The chicken hat item in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which was showcased not that long ago during a live stream of the game, has now been detailed by Konami as to what it will actually do.

Apparently, players will be asked if they want the hat if they frequently die or fail at missions. If they take the hat, then the level will become easier. However, Konami has also said that the hat will actually let players skip some levels, too, if they wish.

Either skipping a level or making it easier will, of course, brand the player as a “chicken,” hence the goofy hat that Snake must wear on his head. The Phantom Pain currently does not have a firm release date, but is expected to be out later this year. What do you think of the funny-looking chicken hat item?

[Source: Konami (YouTube) via Eurogamer]