On Thursday, April 17, 2008, the beta for Metal Gear Online will be available for download for those of you who reserved Metal Gear Solid 4. The beta goes live on April 21, 2008. When the beta client is downlaoded and installed, you'll sign up for a Konami ID. This is a unified account and access across various Konami products and services. Metal Gear Online is the first game in the United States to use this.
After you register, you move on to character creation. The beta offers only one character slot to create a character with. The character creation includes a wide variety of personalization options, such as customizable and upgradeable skills. Players select up to 4 skills to specialize in .
Once your done in caracter creation, you use the lobbies to get into the action. The beta features two maps, featuring the "piss green" Blood Bath and Groznyj Grad. The beta comes with the game modes Death Match, Team Death Match, Base Mission, and Capture Mission. The basics of Metal Gear Online below.
- Metal Gear Online (MGO), the multiplayer experience that combines the rich Metal Gear Solid universe with online combat, is available exclusively on the PLAYSTATION 3 system!
- MGO carries over the backdrop and control system of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (MGS4) to original online maps and game modes, with future downloadable content (planned to be released after the launch of MGS4) adding additional maps, characters, and other features.
- Among the new components this time around are battles featuring up to 16 players, and the Sons of the Patriots (SOP) system, allowing for enhanced squad communication. Close cooperation is essential to survival on the battlefield!
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