Metal Gear Online Getting "Survival," New Patch Makes It Easier to Level Up

MGO is changing.


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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's multiplayer mode, Metal Gear Online, is getting new DLC, Konami has announced. In a tweet, the developer said additional maps and Survival mode, which was featured in previous versions of the game, are coming to MGS V sometime later down the road.

More details will be announced later regarding all of this content.

In addition, Konami has pushed out a new MGO update, 1.02, that makes it easier to level up (required amount of XP has been reduced for each level) and changes weapon values. In particular, the update increases the lethal shotgun' knockback range. On top of that, draw speed has been reduced for machine guns and the SERVAL AMR-7 gun.

Adjustments were also made to MGO's Stun Grenade.

"In version 1.01, even if you are not facing the point of the explosion you can find yourself temporarily blinded due to the flash, however in Ver. 1.02 as long as you are facing away from the explosion, you will not be affected," Konami said.

You can check out the full MGO 1.02 patch notes here.

Looking further out, a future MGO update will make changes to the character revive system.

"In previous MGO titles, it took a little more effort than a single kick to wake up your knocked out allies," Konami said. "Listening to player feedback, we're looking into requiring that extra effort to wake up your allies, so that there is greater risk when you stick your neck out to revive your friends."

Konami is also planning to introduce the MGO T Shirt to the game through another update--but unlike past games, this one will be customizable with different colors and patterns.

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