Metal Gear Online Added With Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Update 1.04

Out yesterday in Japan, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain update 1.04 is now available in other regions, adding Metal Gear Online on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. PC players will have to wait until January 2016 for MGO.

A 650MB download on PS4, update 1.04 just says it “added Metal Gear Online” and includes “Additional Features and Enhancements for FOB missions.”

To fully access MGO though, you’ll need to download the actual file from the PlayStation Store today in North America or Europe. It’s roughly a 915MB download on PS4 and 380MB download on PS3, with North America getting the file later today when the PS Store updates.

Until MGO is fully online in your region, Konami says, “At the moment, only Free Roam is available on #MGO.”

Konami UK said in a press release:

All console version Metal Gear Online servers are now up and running, and a download patch for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is already available. The online component is visible from the main game’s menu, allowing users to experience multiplayer action within the main game’s stunning open world locations.

Metal Gear Online is built around a dedicated squad-based competitive multiplayer structure. Following its inclusion with Metal Gear Solid IV: Guns of the Patriots for PlayStation 3, the mode has been fully redesigned with the familiar gameplay and aesthetic styling of the acclaimed series. The online element introduces Tactical Team Operations and features a ‘class system’ that more uniquely defines the strengths and abilities of player characters on the battlefield.

Additionally, all The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition content is available for use within MGO. So, feel free to redeem your codes to access the gold WU S, Pistol and AM MRS-4 weapons, an XP Boost and a Metal Gear Rex Helmet. Day One edition owners can also access their XP Boost content.

With the start of MGO, Konami has noticed an issue with PlayStation Vita Remote Play where the System Menu cannot be accessed. They’ll address this in a future patch, but for now, “To open the System Menu and/or return to the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain main game, please terminate PlayStation Vita Remote Play and use the PlayStation 4 system to control the game.”

You can keep track of Metal Gear Online’s server status over here.

While they didn’t give out sales numbers, Konami called The Phantom Pain “best-selling.”

Are you excited for Metal Gear Online today?

[Source: Konami, Konami Blog, GearNuke]