In the age of always online systems and day one patches, it’s pretty rare for a AAA game to launch without any problems. Developers are often hard at work on patches before a game has even officially hit the shelves. Metal Gear Solid 5:
The Phantom Pain is a game jam-packed with content (so much so that some had to be left out) and in a game that big, it’s inevitable that a few bugs find their way to the surface. Luckily, Konami has been quick to address the existing issues with early patches.
One of the most exciting new features in Metal Gear Solid 5 is the recruiting and buddy system. Unfortunately, players who decide to take Quiet, a new female soldier with an affinity for sniper rifles, along on a few specific missions have been punished with a save corruption bug. A new patch for the PS4 version of the game addresses this bug and incorporates a few other changes into the game.
So far, the use of Quiet as a buddy on Mission 29 or Mission 42 would cause a save corruption bug and a huge headache for the player. The latest patch for the PS4 version fixes this issue and makes it safe to take Quiet along on these missions going forward. In addition the bug fix, the latest patch makes some other enhancements to the game, as well.
Konami also released a buff in the patch that increases the daily login bonuses that are set to occur during the Tokyo Game Show. The TGS starts September 17 and runs for four days. The daily bonus will change each morning at 10 a.m. ET, so fans will want to make sure to log in at least once per day, so that they don’t miss any of the bonuses. The details of each bonus haven’t been outlined yet, but hardcore players won’t want to miss them.
The patch dropped for PS4 users over the weekend, but we haven’t confirmed the release of a similar fix for users on other platforms. We expect to see a nearly identical patch for the Xbox versions of the game early this week, as well. All things considered, the launch of Metal Gear Solid 5 has been an incredible success with critics and in sales. Only having one or two bugs to work through in the opening weeks is a pretty strong showing considering other recent games that have launched with major issues on some platforms or entire features missing.
Have you downloaded the latest patch yet? If you’re playing on a Microsoft console, have you received a notification about the fix? Let us know in the comments.
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is currently available for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.