Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain New Update Brings Host Migration to Metal Gear Online

Can’t believe the game launched without host migration in the first place, to be honest.

Posted By | On 16th, Nov. 2015 Under News


Metal gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be getting a new update in December, which will, among other things, be adding host migration to Metal Gear Online. Finally!!! 

According to Japanese gaming blog, this update introduces a whole host of new features, improvements, and additions to the game. Raiden will be added to Metal Gear Online with this update, for instance, as well as the ability to select more matching conditions. We don’t have a full changelog yet, nor do we know when the update is slated to be released, but just the addition of host migration alone makes this one essential- at the very least if you play Metal Gear Online,

Here are some of the changes that we know are coming:

Free placements of Gun Cameras and land mines in FOB, Raiden and SKULLS debut, MGO host migration and more!

On yesterday’s “PHANTOM PAIN MGO & FOB Update Special!” broadcast on Famitsu’s Nico Nico channel, part of the December update for METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN has been revealed. Here we will introduce the announced changes.


Free placements of Gun Cameras (Surveillance Cameras) & Land Mines

Featuring a special mode for placements of cameras and land mines, which seems to be included in addition to standard placements up to the player’s choice. You can also check the placements for a set period of time.

Debut of Player Character Raiden

Can use wormholes for warping, and appears to be using special weapons. It is unclear what conditions need to be met to use him.

Security Team (?) SKULLS Debut

SKULLS units have appeared on the FOB Platforms. Conditions for doing this are yet unclear.

Other FOB-related updates include: “Challenge Tasks” are added with rewards for completing them, friend connectivity enhanced to allow friend supporters including infiltration.


Host Migration

According to designers’ notes revealed yesterday, host migration has become possible. In the event that the host leaves an ongoing game, one player in the room will be selected to become the next host and the match will reset. All players with exception of the host will gain EXP from the match.

Select Match Condition Expansions

Walker Gears ON/OFF, Weather, Room Names are conditions that can be used for filtering rooms in search.

Though this summarizes all the announcements made, this is only part of all of the updates to be rolled out on December. Seems like quite an amount of adjustments and new features are being prepared!

Metal Gear Solid 5 is out now on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

[Translated by Reddit User hercheff]

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