You’ll be able to wear a Chicken Cap in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

On Kojima Station Episode 31, which took place on December 25th 2014, Kojima announced a new item you’ll be able to use in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.


Called the Chicken Cap, headwear that lets Snake dress up as a chicken, this piece of equipment will have several benefits that will make things easier for people who get spotted a lot.


If you frequently get spotted, a message will pop up asking if you want to use the cap. It will make it harder for enemies to see you, and easier for you to see Snake. The crown on its head lights up during nighttime.

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If you’re wearing the cap during gameplay you’ll still be wearing it during the cutscenes. You’ll also be able to use it online.


There are plans to release a real Chicken Cap after The Phantom Pain releases, though it won’t be as heavy as the one that appeared in the episode.



Source: Kojima Station 31, JunkerHQ, screens from Famitsu, via NeoGAF

  • gerber

    I was there, watched the whole stream. The chat went nuclear and wild when this got announced

    • Invader_skoodge

      Actually everything went Nuclear when they were about to end the show and no release date was announced after 3 hours of teasing. The YouTube chat almost hit Chernobyl levels of nuclear radiation.

      • Kojima just had to top Hashimoto before the year ended.

    • The viewers should’ve known there were more damn fiddles waiting to be played by Kojima.

      • Big_Boss88

        People were underestimating our God’s skills.

  • Big_Boss88

    That Chicken Hat is so epic.
    I hope they make a different hat too, that makes things harder. A Pig Hat or something.

    • gerber

      Good idea. Reminds me of Hotline Miami

    • Sly

      Pig Boss! Never Be Game Over

      • Big_Boss88

        Indeed 😉 !

      • gerber

        For me TPP will never be game over haha

  • Golgari

    Nyxus, welcome back! Happy New Year to you and I hope that you had a great time.
    Also, best wishes and I hope that you can bring us top notch news again in the year of 2015.

    • Thanks! And best wishes to you as well.

  • Venom_Sina

    oh,that thing again!!!every time I see this chicken cap,I remember that Kojima-san played Us like a damn fiddle on Christmas Eve!!!Thanks Nyxus.

    • Sorry about that.

  • Big_Boss88

    Kaz… I’m already a chicken.

    • Shalashaska

      hahaha man even after 10 days, this is still making me laugh!

      • Big_Boss88

        Thanks ;D, I used my “epic” drawing skills to make it lol ^_^.

  • Ilja Y.

    Hope there will be more then just a normal and a hard difficulty-level in Phantom Pain

    • Timmy Hortons

      Yes! I agree, I want Extreme back!

  • PrinceHeir

    Awesome!! This reminds me of the Crocodile Cap from MGS3 🙂

    I hope we get more of these goodies in the game!

    • PrinceHeir
      • Big_Boss88

        xD so funny.

    • turkishgamer35

      legendary crocodile cap!!!!!!! still remember i saw this on first mgs3 trailer but didn’t find it until saw youtube videos (2006) 🙂

  • Daburcor

    Good LORD, that’s amazing! xD

  • turkishgamer35

    that chicken cap kojima pic lol

  • MichaelPayneV

    @Nyxus:disqus, Welcome back man, we missed you.

    What a great year 2014 was (Sarcasm)

  • NakedSnake85

    of topic.. but. ENDING OF GROUND ZEROES.. kazuhira Miller after the destruction of mother base talking to snake… GIVE IT BACK THIS ISNT RIGHT THAT WAS OURS.. we built it damn it.. all i know is that Snake in GZ and in PP isnt big boss…..

    • MichaelPayneV

      Well, looks like you clearly don’t know sh*t, sire!

      • NakedSnake85

        i didnt know that i needed ur perimission to have a theory

        • MichaelPayneV

          You didn’t, i was also a theory, and my theory is that you think that nothing is what it seems, and create stupid theories that Big Boss in GZ and TPP is not Big Boss, just because of a Recast.

          Is just a Recast, get over it, plus Kiefer sounds A LOT MORE like Solidus then David Hayter dose, so it made sense for Big Boss to sound more like his Perfect Clone, Solidus, then like his “Son”, Solid, Kiefer should have been Big Boss since MGS3, but due to the backlash Hideo got for Raiden he had no choice but to bring Hayter to voice Big Boss, which is you ask me was a Big Mistake.

          • glitchbomb

            Yikes man. Its just his theory.Eesh. lol there have been worse ones!!!

          • MichaelPayneV

            True, but that doesn’t make this theory any better, especially since he didn’t elaborate on it with any detail, which is why i call BS on it until he comes with something to support it.

    • Big_Boss88

      I strongly believe he is Big Boss. Why I think so, is because the game is about his downfall to madness after all. To Become evil threatening the whole world and one we know from MG1. So if we would play as a different person, then that would pretty much make that change to darkness pointless imo.

      But I still enjoy reading all these theories :).

      • Mr.Pony

        Exactly, the GZ and TPP will be a kind of Walter White kind of story, good guy goes bad guy. Big Boss starts his downfall by perusing something that is in his view good (MSF and the concept of private mercenary companies) as a means of deterrence during the cold war, but then well GZ happens and he resets his goals to go after Cypher.
        I’m still hoping to see Big Boss during the time that Snake was blowing up shadow moses and Helping Raiden, see how the battle between him and Zero goes down.

  • turkishgamer35

    every mgs fan must read this issue

    • MichaelPayneV

      Nice one.

      • turkishgamer35

        thanks man 🙂

    • Big_Boss88

      Coool :D. Where can I get this XD !?

      • turkishgamer35


  • Ian Reay

    MGS is by far my most favorite game saga of all time but for me personally, these silly items take away the serious tone away from the game, could you imagine this cap for GZ and imagine snake wearing it during the end scene, it would totally destroy it, now if TPP is going to more darker which i cant wait for , im so dreading this, ill just have t o make sure i dont get caught too much so i dont get the option to get this piece of s**t

    • MichaelPayneV

      That’s the point of the hat, being able to create unintentional humor.

    • Big_Boss88

      We’re all entitled to our opinions. Anyway TPP will still be serious, with a touch of Kojima’s special humor as in previous titles. Horse shit stun jeep, C-Box advanced babe images etc. Some people don’t understand the epicness of these items, I mean The Legendary Soldier wearing a kawaii Chicken Cap while keeping a straight face. So cool lol ;). But they aren’t necessary to use or get.

      I will maybe use this on my NG+ just for the fun, but not the whole gameplay lol. On first playthrough I will play without because I like to keep things challenging. I’m glad Kojima still adds the usual Japanese silly items to MGSV, because imo it might be quite bland without them.

    • turkishgamer35

      respect your opinion but every mgs game like this kind of items mgs2 raiden wear glasses different hair color .mgs3 crazy camos ,face paints,mgs4 corpse camo,barrel,gun working with sun power and famous cardbox etc etc but this kind of things are optional just like this chicken cap still playing mgs games but never use these items

    • Sting’s Dad

      “I’ll just have t o make sure i dont get caught too much”

      -Congrats. That’s the entire point of every MGS game!

      • Ian Reay

        cockiness gets you nowhere

  • Le Guy who drowned quiet

    Happy new year nyxus and welcome back.

  • MrVux007

    my head hurts

    • Mr.Pony

      Is that mother base locations? Like several mother bases or chose where you want to build it ? O.o

      • MrVux007

        apperantly you can have shore based and sea based mother-bases(multiple ones)….but i forgot to mention this is from 4chan (in other words this is likely fake)

        • im a dot

          4chan… I hate/love it

        • MichaelPayneV

          Shore Based Mother Base, so this is what Hideo was talking when he said that Ground Zeroes owners will visit Camp Omega in a way only possible in Video Games.

    • also, hope all of you guys had a good time through the holidays!

  • Shalashaska

    Please JUST RELEASE IT ALREADY ! Killing the hype now :'( Im gonna diiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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