Metal Gear Online beta sneaking to Europe April 17

SCEE confirms major content update after two lean weeks; confirms revamped PS Store coming April 15.

Yesterday, Sony Japan issued a release saying that the new and improved PlayStation Store would be coming April 15. It was assumed by many--but not officially confirmed at the time--that this was going to be a global launch, due to the nature and history of the store.

To remove any doubt, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has now reconfirmed that the "enhanced" PlayStation Store will indeed be coming on April 15.

It also had more good news for Europeans: On April 17, the first content update for two weeks will include the launch of Metal Gear Online Premiere Beta. The beta had already been confirmed for Japan, but those outside of the country had been left hanging.

The online beta will be running from April 21 to May 6 as an online multiplayer companion to Konami's highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, which is due for release on June 12. Two maps will be available for testers to explore: Blood Bath and Groznyi Grad, each of which "requires unique strategies" for success. Up to 16 gamers are able to play together in each.

The full Metal Gear Online will be launched in the UK in June "as a starter pack" and will have five unique stages--three of which are not included in the beta--Ambush Alley, Urban Ultimatum, and Midtown Maelstrom.

In Ambush Alley, trenches and sandbags have been placed in an arena built for short- to medium-range combat, whereas Blood Bath will be a two-tier battle. Groznyi Grad will take place in the expansive Shagohod development complex that was in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, where players can employ catapults to propel themselves to different parts of the environment. Midtown Maelstrom is set in some Middle Eastern alleyways that will feature in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, while Urban Ultimatum will take place on the rooftops.

The Metal Gear Online beta will also sport five different game modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture, Base, and Sneaking missions.

Also included in the April 17 PlayStation Network update will be Warhawk: Operation Broken Mirror and two sets of downloadable content for Lair: the Diabolical Dragons pack and Skyguard Upgrade pack. The latest Grand Theft Auto IV trailer will also be available, along with "a collection" of other trailers and a Sega Superstars Tennis demo.

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12almo12
12almo12

I just got my MGS4 DVD with the beta code. The DVD content is awesome! I did however have a problem with MGonline. When I entered the code, it gave me an error message saying that the code is invalid. Has anyone else had this problem or have any suggestions?

louguystalker
louguystalker

Hold on a sec.!I have a BIG question.Is MGS4 online or will that be totally a differnt game.Because if u look on the release dates,it say MGS4 relase 6/12.Then,it say Metal Gear Online relase date,TBA?

DivineDragoon
DivineDragoon

Haha, I love how majority of the people take things like this SO damn seriously. That's really the only reason I read posts like this xD, Just relax and be patient, can't rush greatness.

00Rambol00
00Rambol00

Hmm what about Europe though.... Both US and EU have different beta dates now, which pretty much sucks ass! I don't think its 25th April for both US and EU

xibalbai
xibalbai

yeah... it takes ages to doenload the damn update...

pause422
pause422

on Konami Japan's website apparently(got this at an update from IGN) The beta is supposed to relaunch April 25th,this Friday at midnight,but also says..that could change too because of "unforseen circumstances

nieuwuss
nieuwuss

damn im downloading that update 1.01 but it is taking ages, 8 procent in like 40 minutes

00Rambol00
00Rambol00

Yeah, i agree with pause422, i just wanna play the damn game too. It was my day off college today aswell, i was gonna play it all day today but, so much for that eh....

pause422
pause422

Ok so...yeah,gotta wait until tomorrow now for another anouncement of when the server will be going up.God...this is so lame,I just wanna play the damn game.

pause422
pause422

I think the server might not be up yet? or if it is i've seen a "cannot connect to " message everytime I try...

lordspamulon
lordspamulon

I was going to express my anger at how i cannot connect to the server - but it appears that i am not the only one. At least it's not just me, but they really should have anticipated the huge demand!

00Rambol00
00Rambol00

Wow lol By looking at that link, didn't think it'd be that bad that they'd have to sort another date out Funny stuff!

ilovealicea
ilovealicea

after trying to get a konami id last night to no avail i tried about 7 this morning and it worked first time however i know get the "Unable to connect to server. (0901:FFFFFFE0)" message when trying to connect is the server up yet?

00Rambol00
00Rambol00

Keeps on saying "Unable to connect to server. (0901:FFFFFFE0)"

00Rambol00
00Rambol00

Is anyone able to play MGO yet? Am trying to play it but it keeps on saying server error.... hmm probs not been put up yet

Brandon2127
Brandon2127

@Daveiops ask them to re-send the confirmation e-mail early in the morning, it'll be low traffic and they need it for you to get online. I cant believe they bloody postponed it in Europe...

00Rambol00
00Rambol00

Okay, thats me sorted out.... Now all we have to do, is wait :D Daveiops, it'll probably say that because the servers for the game won't be on until 21st April, even tho in the UK it actually is the 21st of April lol Can't wait to kick some bum on the multiplayer tomorrow woo!

Daveiops
Daveiops

I already got da ID..but no confirmation email yet and wen i try to log in it says " GAME ID or password not correct" but its da correct thing lol... Any clues?

00Rambol00
00Rambol00

I managed to download the update just about today! Atm am waiting for the agreement page to load for the Konami ID but its taking ages to load lol

Omnislash_
Omnislash_

Got the e-mail but can't access the game afterwards... I introduced my Game ID and password correctly, but then an error occurs, saying that I was "unable to establish a connection", although I can access Playstation Store and other pages with no problems what so ever... I guess the 21st it is then... Just don't quite get it, why did they put the beta out before, if you can't actually play it 'till later. Is it to avoid too much traffic on the REAL launch day?

619Kratos
619Kratos

I'm waiting for this e-mail as well so annoying been trying to get the id for bout 4 days now its like sorry please try later ok how much later would be nice days, weeks, months, when beta ends?

xander4000
xander4000

I tried over n over again to get an ID but its not worth it, u wont get a result, wat i did was put it on at like 7 in the morning, n it worked straight away, however its not yet sent the conformation email, n it crashes if i ask it to resend.....but yet again i guess thats coz of the traffic, i still cant beleive that all they have dun is put a sign up saying try again later........im doin it now because of the beta u tards!!!! they shud set up another site to get an ID from to relieve some congestion or summit.......im sure theyll love the feedback they get lol......n no btw, the servers arnt open untill monday......better be worth it lol.....so yeh, wait unitll early mornin to get an ID when nobody else is trying......n dus anybody know when the server opens time wise??? i wanna be a real nerd, waitin for it to start lmao

Brandon2127
Brandon2127

I havent had any problems at all for some reason.

parvyb
parvyb

ive got an id but it wont let me play i tnink i might have too wait till april 21 st

mattay94
mattay94

omg this is ridiculous, konami should of been prepared for this wow the service for konami id sucks ive tryed like over 100 times over and over again. whoever has been able to make an id is a luky guy cause konami services suck dont bother downloading it.

00Rambol00
00Rambol00

Think i might poo this stupid beta off, everyone seems to be having damn problems and its frustrating.... I'll leave my PS3 on today to see if i can download it, if not.... curse konami! lol

00Rambol00
00Rambol00

Actually, ignore that question... lol Crap, there are no clients on the PS3 atm. What am I gonna doooooo lol Damn the stupid HTTP Server download, it just won't work! Is it too late to get an ID now?

00Rambol00
00Rambol00

Hmm am trying to bloody update the beta game now but it is taking aaaaaages Has anyone managed to update the beta MGO game yet?

619Kratos
619Kratos

Well i'v manged to get a id kinda they just won't send me a conformation e-mail this has been done so poorly and this is one of there biggest games

Vancha_15
Vancha_15

Yeah i've had the same konami id problem as you guys, hopefully it'l all work out soon :)

xander4000
xander4000

Is it just me, or have they completely removed the terms of service page??? oh yes konami, dont worry i will give u feedback (slash hate-mail)

camzoo
camzoo

I downloaded through bittorrent at 7:30 this morning (UK) and it took about 20 minutes! Then after about 4 hours managed to get an ID - Just waiting now till monday to play the bloody thing!!!

xander4000
xander4000

finally downloaded n strugglin to get an id....hopefully the problems are only coz its a beta......well at least iv got till monday before the servers open cant get onto the terms of agreement page lol....its easier to access on a computer though btw.....im gonna try at like...midnight when theres less people......this better be worth it.......n that update was massive!!!! i think the origonal download was just the titile screen lol, the update was probs the actuall beta lol.....LONG LIVE SNAKE!!!! coz he needs a long life to get past the updates lol

Agermemnon
Agermemnon

KONAMI this is a joke and i hope some mug from KONAMI is reading this as you really are very lame at sorting stuff out ! Downloaded the demo Installed the demo download the patch install the patch NOW NEED ID lol and yup like all are saying error ? ERROR yeah enough said just pure AMATEURISH .

dmcphillie
dmcphillie

Downloaded it days ago now i have been trying to get an ID for two days practically constant, managed to get to the details screen once!! then ERROR!!! This is a nightmare, imagine what it'll be like when its officially released, they should have been better prepared. they know how many PS3's are online, need to compensate for traffic, should just take the site down and fix the problem, i can wait

creamyzish08
creamyzish08

Oh yeah and use the bit torrent thing to download it, the other one takes forever it only took me 5 or 10 minutes to download

creamyzish08
creamyzish08

Downloaded the whole thing 100%, don't even bother if you haven't got a konami id its basically a login you need to play the game with. Any way you cant register because they're having technical difficulty's. Just thought id give you a heads up!

619Kratos
619Kratos

If you think downloading it is the hard part wait to you get past that get a id to play it is near impossible

xander4000
xander4000

I left mine on this mornin n then found it at 20% lol.....it carried on downloadin at bout 50kb/s untill it hit 62% and just stopped dead :( has anybody actually downloaded it yet?? n (to the godfather) wats the BitTorrent way?? (4 hours now!!!! one hour downloadin n 3 hours waitin for a client to download from lol)

Cpl_Bodmas
Cpl_Bodmas

mine stopped at 9%, then i started again and I'm on 20% downloading it at a HUGE 20 KB/s, lol i think i will hav to leave it overnight.

xander4000
xander4000

Well it worked, for five mins lol.....ill just have to keep my ps3 on untill its dun...or give up n wait till june lol thanks anyway

xander4000
xander4000

Thanks...its started to work lol.....still gonna take forever.....0.2 killabytes a second lol...oh!! 0.4 lol cant wait for the game lol

KING_Godfather
KING_Godfather

I've already download it. I put this definitions: UPnP - ON PORT - Default ? - Disable EDIT: use the BitTorrent way, it's better and you will never lose done work and %(I doenload it at 55 KB/S)

xander4000
xander4000

Iv been on o% all day....i may cry lol.......is there somwthing im not doing to get a client to download from??

Cpl_Bodmas
Cpl_Bodmas

yay, i'm now on 6%, at this rate it will only take me another 24 hours now downloading at 1 KB/s

playmemike01
playmemike01

It is taking forever. I downloaded it from the store which took and hour then I had download somthing else in the game. Its almost half 6 now and I started at half 3. Ridiculous.