Metal Gear Solid 5 Update Adds This Ridiculous Cat-Themed Headgear

What a time to be alive.


Cats do whatever they want, whenever they want. That includes going to battle, at least in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. A new update for the game's multiplayer mode, Metal Gear Online, will add new cat-themed headgear, including the Ricky Cat Hat for 300 MB Coins. Check it out below, via MGOLeague.

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"Your cat demanded to join you on the battlefield," reads its official description.

This isn't the first zany headgear to come to Metal Gear Online. In October, Konami released a "fishy business" cap that featured a sharp-toothed fish you could wear around the battlefield.

Konami has also announced that a significant update is coming to Metal Gear Online later this month, though a specific release date was not announced. Included in the patch are new weapons, including some Grade 8 guns, as well as new security devices for the FOB mode.

Patch notes are below, but note that Konami says these are non-final and subject to change. You can also check out this detailed post to see some of the new features and items coming to MGO in November.


- You will now be matched with players of similar level to your highest character level.

- It is now less likely to join a host with poor network connection.

[Mission Adjustments]

  • The game will now end once all teammates are stunned or tranquilized in CLOAK AND DAGGER.

[Loadout/Equipment Adjustments]

  • The "E.LOCATOR" will now only available for the Scout class.
  • Machines guns and launchers will now only be available for the Enforcer class.
  • Shotguns will now only available for the Infiltrator class.

[Character Ability Adjustments]

  • Overall movement speed will be increased.
  • Mobility has been re-balanced to allow faster travelling between objectives.
  • Infiltrators will have health and stamina decreased.
  • Enforcers will have health and stamina increased.
  • Scouts will have health increased.
  • Scouts will be able to mark targets more quickly while using binoculars.

[Weapon Adjustments]

  • Firing sway for Machine Guns will be reduced.
  • Weapon sway will be reduced overall when aiming in first-person view.
  • Damage inflicted by the Walker Gear's Gatling gun will be reduced.
  • Walker Gears and Anti-Aircraft will now take more damage from certain weapons.
  • Weapon damage of certain weapons are being adjusted for better balance.
  • Damage value on the ISANDO RGL-220" will be significantly reduced.
  • Reduced ammo count on "ISANDO RGL-220" .
  • Max carry for "E.LOCATOR,""STUN GRENADE," and "SLEEP GRENADE" will be reduced.
  • The throwing arch of the Empty Magazine will be invisible to enemies.
  • The noise radius made by Empty Magazines when they land will be expanded.

[Item Adjustments]

  • Max carry amount of "C.BOX" will be increased.

[Stealth Camo (STEALTH CAMO.PP) adjustments while using the STEALTH CAMO+ Ability]

  • Stealth camo will be temporarily disabled when taking damage.
  • Battery life will be reduced, and battery will take longer to charge.
  • Marking time for cloaked players will be reduced.
  • Cloaked players detected with NVG will be marked in standard marking time.

[CQC Adjustments]

  • Range for CQC grabs will be narrowed.
  • Icon for CQC grabs will no longer be displayed.
  • Non-lethal damage done by CQC hits and grabs will be reduced.
  • 1-hit CQC knock-outs will become exclusive to Infiltrators with "CQC STEALTH+" Lv.2 or higher.

[Fulton Adjustments]

  • Fulton speed when using "FULTON+" Lv.2 or greater will be slowed.
  • When a player fultons an enemy, the fulton balloon and the enemy will be invincible to other teammates.

[Buddy System Adjustments]

  • Time required to establish a buddy link using the link action will be shortened.
  • Link action will succeed regardless of the direction your character is facing, as long as you are in range.
  • The buddy gauge will now clear at the beginning of each round.

[Other Adjustments]

  • Search filters in "SELECT MATCH" will be now saved.
  • Countdown time on the Spawn screen has been extended from 10 seconds to 15 seconds.

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