Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Servers Down & Undergoing Maintenance on PS4, PS3 (Update)

September 3, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Update (September 4):

As of 8am PT/11am ET, The Phantom Pain servers are “operating normally” on all platforms except the PlayStation 4, which is still “undergoing maintenance.”

On Twitter, Konami said:

Good Morning: Servers for MGSV:TPP are up on Xbox Systems, PC and PS3. PS4 will be up and down as we finish checks with all parties.

Development teams thank you for your patience & are continuing to look for ways to improve the online experience on all platforms.

You can follow along to all updates on Konami’s website.

Original Story:

After disabling some Forward Operating Base features at launch to help with server issues, the official Konami website has confirmed that all Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain servers on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC are “undergoing maintenance.”

Konami says:

We sincerely apologize for the current difficulties in connecting to online features. We are currently looking into the problem and working on solutions. For the time being, please continue to enjoy the main game while you wait.

There wasn’t a time given for when the maintenance will end, but up-to-the-minute status updates will be given through the official Japanese Metal Gear Twitter account and the Konami website.

If you want to play The Phantom Pain offline, simply head to the pause menu and disconnect the game. As Eurogamer adds, “Once you’re offline the menus respond more snappily, and there’s no need to wait around while the servers snag.”

Hopefully all of these server issues are worked out by October 6, which is when Metal Gear Online goes online for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 owners of The Phantom Pain.

[Source: Konami, Eurogamer]