The Metal Gear Survive grind seems to have captured the attention of many gamers in the last week, despite mediocre review scores, and players are pouring hours into the title. According to the latest update from the development team, there is about to be even more reason to logon with friends starting this March, when a co-op mission is planned to debut.
The upcoming Metal Gear Survive co-op mission is being called Rescue Mission for now and was announced by Konami along with the rest of the February schedule. The co-op mission will likely be added to the rotation of daily and weekly missions that offer players a frequent chance to earn rewards in the game.
Konami didn't provide a release date for the Rescue Mission, but offered the following description of the new challenge:
"Cooperate and coordinate with your squad to go rescue soldiers seeking for help... Compared to Salvage Missions, those missions will require a whole new level of cooperation and Team Spirit More information soon!"
In addition to the update about the March Rescue Mission, Konami also outlined the schedule for the rest of this month. Here's a look at what players have to look forward to this week...
2/23 [Wrecked Base] NORMAL Battle Conditions : Hellfire (Flame element damage increases), Fortified (Damage inflicted on enemies decreases)2/24 [Deserted Mine] NORMAL Battle Conditions : Lucky Devil (Critical hit percentage increases.) / Gunsmoke (Player firearm damage increases)2/25 [Abandoned Airport] NORMAL Battle Conditions : Heavy Hitter (Damage inflicted by enemies increases.) / Sneak Attack (Damage inflicted by units increases)2/26 [Forsaken Ruins] NORMAL Battle Conditions : Greatsword (Player two-handed weapon damage increases) / Famished (Hunger progression speed increases)2/27 [Deserted Mine] NORMAL Battle Conditions : Juggernaut (Player heavy weapon damage increases), Ashes to Ashes (Equipment degrades more easily)
Despite some early controversy, the game seems to be going a great job offering players lots of repeatable content to stay busy with. The service-based approach still feels like a strange approach for the Metal Gear franchise, but clearly the title has found an audience. We'll be interested to see how long players stay engaged and what kind of content Konami rolls out in the coming months.
Metal Gear Survive is available now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.