Metal Gear Survive Beta Is Live On PS4 And Xbox One

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Now Playing: Trying To Survive The Metal Gear Survive Beta

[Update 2] The Metal Gear Survive beta is now available on both PS4 and Xbox One. The beta runs through January 21 and features two maps, three missions, and live events, according to Konami. As described below, those who play the beta will receive in-game bonuses in the full version, should they decide to purchase it. You can check out the video above for an idea of what to expect.

[Update] Konami has clarified on Twitter that, as of yet, the Metal Gear Survive beta is not available for PlayStation 4 in America. However, it is now available for both PS4 and Xbox One in all other regions.

Metal Gear Survive, the upcoming spin-off episode of Metal Gear Solid V, has a free beta on coming to PS4 and Xbox One ahead of the game's February 20 release date--and that beta's already live for some. It's available now on Xbox One, though it seems the PlayStation Store is being a little slow to update. We'll update when the trial is available on PS4.

Survive's beta will run from January 18-21 inclusive on both PS4 and Xbox One; publisher Konami says the beta will provide an opportunity "to jump into co-op mode to build, defend, and fight alongside friends online."

Those who participate in the beta will receive bonus items in the full game. These include a FOXHOUND name plate, a Metal Gear REX head accessory, and a bandana. It's unclear if there will be a way to unlock these without having played the beta, or if they'll be available at all in the PC version, which isn't receiving a beta.

Bear in mind the final game requires a constant internet connection and contains microtransactions, despite being a paid game with a single-player mode. Survive was originally due out in 2017, but it was delayed back at E3. It marks the first Metal Gear game to be released by Konami since Hideo Kojima, the series' creator, parted ways with the studio. For more on the game, check out our breakdown of its class system or our preview impressions on whether Metal Gear Survive is any good.

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spo562

This game is crap. Glad they released a beta so I wouldn't be surprised by the garbage this game really is. Way to destroy a great franchise. :(

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Alucrd2009

i tried the beta ...... Total crap ... no und no

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siemper

tried the beta, its total bullcrap. Be ready to wait a lot before even playing. not worth my time.

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N-REAL

Multiplayer this...multiplayer that...microtransactions.....and not an Actual Kojima game ? Pass.....too old for this.

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Yams1980

heh, microtransactions. Good luck with that

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md3blue

Cant wait this game looks amazing

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chiefwiggum16

Lol nice try

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Plus_1

Watched some beta footage. So MG is riding the horde mode D? Pass. Terrible idea. Enough with the horde modes and zobiesque bs. Smh

Edit: Only one more game that has zombies will get any time from me and thats Day Z when it comes to Xbox later this year(so they say). After that Im done with the undead.

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treymok

It's amazing to me why Konami would even waste their time on Metal Gear at all. There is NO Metal Gear without Kojima. The fans are going to deficate all over this game. Puck Konami

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Bread_or_Decide

@treymok: except revengeance, metal gear acid, and portable ops. After MGS5 I welcome kojima no longer being involved. He’s so far up his own butt his games suffer.

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treymok

@Bread_or_Decide: You said except yet proved my point. All of those spin offs you mentioned failed. Lmfao

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@treymok: If metal Gear Acid was a failure it wouldn't had a second game.

If Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops was a failure it wouldn't have been more successful than Peace Walker.(And Peace Walker wouldn't have copied some ideas from it)

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LoDDEMOCIDE

This game needs to bomb. Konami has become a terrible company that is basically just holding great IPs hostage. If they don't want to release games they should sell their IPs.

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Bread_or_Decide

@loddemocide: says random internet person

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itchyflop

People are gonna voice their frustration, but Kojima is doing HIS own thing now and looks to be very exciting, if this flops i'm sure Konami already know about the explosion they caused with the split from Kojima.

Its their money and time invested in this, the sales will show them if they have made a huge mistake.

Fans of the series should invest time in kojima and his new title which already looks amazing!!

I hope this does do well, Konami have been around a long time and have made some great titles in and out of the arcade, gaming is about fun and going somewhere else for a while, diversity. The more gaming developers we have the better choice.

:)

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GirlUSoCrazy

@itchyflop: Konami is blind and stubborn AF and will never admit to anything

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itchyflop

@girlusocrazy: with respect they don’t need to, theyre a business!!

Konami made a decision and let go of a long time game designer, probably the best in the business with oodles of experience and time within the genre since the early 80s.

Kojima has moved on, maybe everyone else should who holds s grudge.

Their decision will either harm the company or won’t, they already know the bomb they dropped.

🤤

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GirlUSoCrazy

@itchyflop: I fully agree, and the reality is most people will have absolutely no idea about any of the behind the scenes sentiments and business reasons and will just think "oh, a new game in the metal gear franchise"

I commend Kojima for moving on and pushing forward

Konami however has not moved on and the old guard still has some crazy grudge and something to prove, hopefully not to the detriment of their works, or their employees

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itchyflop

@girlusocrazy: or maybe that his ever growing ego still dominating everything he does which he had at Konami!!!

:)

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GirlUSoCrazy

@itchyflop: It sounds like he has about as much ego as other auteurs like Swery and Suda51

Just has a vision is all, and raises up and accredits the people around him as well

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itchyflop

@girlusocrazy: agreed!

Gaming wouldn't have been the same through they years without him.

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nikolistary

This game should never have been made. It should be free.

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@nikolistary: Then don't fucking buy it. Lol. This game existing has no impact on your real life, and if it does, you need to get help.

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LTJohnnyRico

@nikolistary: The Beta is free, so why not try it?

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Atzenkiller

@ltjohnnyrico: I did try it but having to read through probably way over 100 tutorial entries hidden in the menu just to figure out how to do things isn't very enjoyable to me. They really could have at least put the most basic tutorials explaining the controls into the beta.

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tsunami2311

i saw the live stream of this and with in minute i was like WTF is this. and why do i feel like i watching a RE or some zombie game?

PES is good it probably only thing left i care remotely about from konami

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SchNerdy

The Kojimatards and Konami haters gonna miss out because it's actually a good game..

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Plus_1

@SchNerdy: good game 😂😂😂, NO. This sh*t is trash

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SchNerdy

@plus_1: nah its pretty good

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treymok

@SchNerdy: Spoken like a true Konami Taint Licker. Make sure you reach the backdoor, Konami likes to let its numerous guests track mud through the house.

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SchNerdy

@treymok: cool story. I'm played 3 Konami series and Contra haven't touched since Contra 4 DS. Idgaf about Konami lol

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ixidjfrizzixi

@SchNerdy: Fake News

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SchNerdy

@ixidjfrizzixi: lol nah give it a chance

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ixidjfrizzixi

@SchNerdy: Look, you cannot say it’s a good game with the title “Metal Gear”. Metal Gear Solid is a game predicated on the littlest details and the genius that is Hideo Kojima. This game is clumsy, clunky, and completely misused. It tries, so hard, to be MGSV; but, MGS greatness stems from all the games having new features, new setting, and (this is a big one) a new look.

Look at the trailer. The character sets up a fence and throws a Molotov cocktail at a group of “those creature”. The game does not negate the fence as a structure and goes right through it.

If you watch the Gamespot video they post; they stab a dog with a spear and it shoots into the air. Then, they stab it AGAIN (while it’s on the ground) and it shoots in the air AGAIN.

It’s one thing if this was a tech demo, demonstrating a future game; but this atrocity is coming out in a month. Konami is banking on the fact that the “Metal Gear” title will grab gamers. They took everything that Americans “like”: zombies, four player co-op, tower defense, and base creator. It’s a sham. It’s a sin. It’s blasphemous. If you feed into this horrid creature that is just prole feed for the mindless gamer, you sir are everything wrong with gaming.

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SchNerdy

@ixidjfrizzixi: honestly it shouldn't be called Metal Gear.. But it's still a fun game. I'm enjoying the beta.

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It's funny how there wasn't any backlash against Red dead redemption : Undead Nightmare even though that it was too similar to Survive.

This whole Survive backlash is just an excuse for fans to trash Konami for focusing less on AAA.

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Atzenkiller

@dorog1995: Those games have literally nothing in common other than the zombie like setting. Many of the survival aspects in this game were already present in MGS3 though.

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itchyflop

@dorog1995: bit of a strange comparison there, undead nightmare not only tied into the red dead game with the missing dead husband mission (empty grave) but was one of the best dlc packages ever, completely visionary, rock star got it 100% spot on.

Your right in the trashing of Konami, Kojima wanted too much control and with it money to develop games, no one is at fault his contract period had expired at Konami who were re structuring the company towards mobile gaming and as youve said non AAA titles. Imo Konami's biggest and maybe final mistake.

This may be a good game, i personally dont care if it uses MGS name, its about the gaming isn't it and the place you go to do so!!!

:)

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LTJohnnyRico

@itchyflop: Agreed!

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itchyflop

@ltjohnnyrico: thanks man!!

Have you tried it yet buddy?

:)

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LTJohnnyRico

@itchyflop: not had chance yet but will have a go later for sure!

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itchyflop

@ltjohnnyrico: any thoughts?

Imo opinion reminds me of 1st lost planet (without the snow setting) in terms of oxygen meets last of us.

I like the quantum "pocketing" concept where any item can be stored and used straight away like the gates etc

Does it have any guns?, iv seen bow and arrow.

Some good game mechanics here, not sure if ill get bored though.

Ill give it a go over the week end, hope you enjoy yours too !!!

:)

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LTJohnnyRico

@itchyflop: we shall catch up after the weekend and see how we both got on!

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itchyflop

@ltjohnnyrico: agreed!!!

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OmegaSloth

@dorog1995: What? What the **** is wrong with you?

Undead Nightmare is a million times better than Survive will ever be.

The main hate with Survive is that it is using the Metal Gear name in a blatant cash grab. It doesnt look like a good game at all, it has micro transactions, and it will be always online.

Undead Nightmare had none of that shit, it was a fun love letter to zombie horror movies in the old west.

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@omegasloth: Come on, fans are trashing this game even before the announcement of MTs and always online. The main reason for that is what I have said.

And Undeads in RDR is as stupid as having zombies in MGS.(Since Red Dead franchise had a realistic story in wild west setting)

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DEATH39PROOF

Interesting story details, love it, thanks Konami.

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KevO44

Konami is dead.

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iohannfus2015

mtx, supply crates, same shit as battlefront 2, destiny 2, not my kind of game

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edussz

Pass

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