Konami Japan reveals that a secret event inside Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain can now be triggered under the right conditions.

Although the exact specifications of the event are still unknown, Konami has gone on record as saying that there are a very strict set of conditions that must be met before players gain access to it. Konami has hidden things in Metal Gear Solid 5 before, but this event will take a lot more than repeating the same mission seven times. Apparently, one of the requirements is complete nuclear disarmament on the same regional server.

Of course, that’s just one of the conditions players need to meet. Konami released a list of what Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain players will have to do in order to participate:

  • Players must have completed Mission 31.
  • Players must not own or be developing a nuclear weapon.
  • Certain conditions related to “nuclear proliferation” must be met on the regional server on a player’s corresponding gaming platform (such as PlayStation 4 or PC, for example)
  • All nuclear weapons on a given regional server must have been dismantled.

If getting all of the players in a game that shipped over 5 million copies sounds like a daunting task, it’s important to keep in mind that the requirements are restricted to regional servers. It seems most of the player base is interested in seeing what Konami’s event will be, as rumors of the Metal Gear Solid 5 event and its corresponding cutscenes surfaced a few month ago and resulted in a drastic decrease in nuclear weapons on each platform.

Konami has added that the event will automatically trigger once the conditions are met and a player returns to their main base after completing a mission. The entire event, from its anti-nuclear message to its near impossible-to-satisfy requirements, has Hideo Kojima’s fingerprints all over it, despite the well-loved game director’s extended leave from Konami.

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It seems ambitious for Konami to believe that so many players can co-operate together in order to unlock an event, but Metal Gear Solid 5 is special even as far as AAA titles are concerned. Kojima’s brainchild has always had an uncanny ability to connect with fans, so much so that Konami recently announced they were supporting an amputee gamer’s decision to develop a prosthetic limb inspired by Snake. With that kind of dedication from its players, who’s to say Konami can’t unify an entire regional server under a message of peace?

Do you think gamers will be able to work together long enough to help each other trigger the event? Did you already watch the cutscene when it leaked? Let us know in the comments.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is available now for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

Source: Konami Japan (via Polygon)