Details on Metal Gear Online’s new item, the Fulton Trap

To celebrate posting their 1000th tweet on their official Metal Gear Online Twitter account, the developers of Kojima Productions LA have shared an artwork of one of the items from the game: the Fulton Trap. You may remember seeing this device in action in the trailer that premiered at last year’s Game Awards.


The developers describe it as ‘a trap that detects movement within a radius, fires a self-inflating balloon onto its victim and carries them into the air’. Here are some detailed specifications:

  • Material steel alloy
  • Weight 27.5 lbs
  • Diameter with stand: approx. 609.6 mm
  • Height: 381 mm (approx. knee height)
  • Muzzle Velocity 100 m/s
  • Maximum firing range 5 m
  • Filling weight 2.5 lbs
  • Self-inflating balloon that attaches to a lift line on a V-shaped yoke
  • Braided nylon line
  • Mylar marker


The developers also answered a bunch of questions about this specific item on Twitter. Below is all the information gathered from the responses.

  • The Fulton Trap’s current range is 5 meters, and it works in 360 degrees.
  • The default capacity is 1, but this can be increased. There are ways to carry more.
  • It can be placed anywhere on the ground, even indoors.
  • It takes less than a second to place the trap.
  • The trap expires after one use.
  • If you step on the trap you are removed from the map until you respawn. This doesn’t count as a kill, the game notes it as the player being fultoned. It also counts towards the statistics.
  • You can shoot the balloon if a team mate is fultoned, but if you’re the one in the trap, you can’t.
  • You’ll have two seconds to free the one in the trap. There are ways to make this shorter.
  • Only people can be fultoned, not objects.
  • You can destroy the traps by shooting them.
  • Currently all classes can make use of the item, but this can still change. Same goes for availability in different game modes.
  • You can place a trap next to a tranquilized enemy, and it will fulton him once he wakes up.
  • Different game modes have different goals or objectives, and removing a player from the map has various purposes.


Source: Metal Gear Online Twitter

  • Ricardo Oe

    I like traps …this is MGO what makes it different and unique compared to other action games.
    We like camp…
    Ho ho ho..

    • Ravenous

      Motionsensing huh, wonder if that means we can pivk up random crap from the map, like bottles, bricks and other items, and trigger the trap without using ammo?

      • Apparently you can only disarm it by shooting it.

        • I assume it’s just another trap and it should work like them.

          It’s just like a C4, or Claymore or even the puppy we saw on the trailer so simply shooting it would destroy it just like it used to be on past MGO. BUT, I have a question: in the previous MGO, your own team mates could get stuck in your traps (the magazines for example) is there any information if this thing will do the same?

          • Hm, seems like this didn’t come up.

        • Ravenous

          Aaaaw, but I’ve wanted motionsensing to include more than just players since the gunmounted cameras in MGS1 :
          Well, not much one can do about that I suppose

    • Hirouakan

      Ricardão, fala aí, cê é brasileiro né, meu chapa?

      • Ricardo Oe

        è noixx…

        • Adamska

          Hahah, mais brasileiros aqui, legal.

          • Rheulan

            Huehueheuehue! Filhos de Peri, descendentes de Robério Dias e herdeiros de Estácio Correia, uni-vos!

          • Solid O. #V


  • MrVux007

    ahhhh these will be the new *sleep gas bombs*…i hated those fuckers : / especially in the Midtown maelstrom map(aka campers map)

  • Gonna be usefull on RES/TSNE!

    • DarpaLT.Sigma_

      Dude, you don’t re spawn in rescue or team sneaking … This is gonna be a tricky one 😛

      • That’s the point :p if you get caught by one of these and no one helps you… Adios, see you next round lol

        • DarpaLT.Sigma_

          Lol that’s pretty OP and annoying if you ask me . In custom lobbies, ppl will jus block that item from play. But I guess if your dumb enough to jus prance around the map , you deserve to be Fultoned lol

  • This sounds good, the more info on MGO3 the better.
    It would be much better if when a player gets Fulton-ed fiddles start playing until he gets re-spawned.

  • Shalashaska

    :'( At this moment, they could give me MGO beta and i’d still be pissed :’/

  • DarpaLT.Sigma_

    All hail the over powered trap for rescue and team sneaking!! Lol seeing how you don’t re spawn in those game modes, I guess your done for.

  • Mini gear

    i just noticed again that tpp loos 100x more detailed then GZ, i love this game 🙂

  • Big_Boss88

    Sounds excellent, I love traps and something like this will kick ass :).
    Also nice that it can be used indoors :D.

  • Nacrois

    I got tired of all the new info coming from KP and Kojima (of course, without despising your work, Nyxus).

    I only want a release date!!!

    • Big_Boss88

      I wonder how many times MGS fans say “release date” in a day lol ;D.
      P.S. I never get tired of the new info ;).

      • DarpaLT.Sigma_

        At least 20 times per news thread xD

        • Big_Boss88

          Yeah XD, maybe 1 million times in total each day haha. Not sure but I know it is huge number. A new record for sure :). Just shows how much fans want to know when can play this gorgeous game.

          • DarpaLT.Sigma_

            Gorgeous as in graphics?!! Lol yes indeed fox engine rules !!! This game will be magnificent in every way possible. .. I jus hope Kerotan and Gekko return in team sneaking :'( I love that rubber duck n frog thing *sniff sniff*

          • Big_Boss88

            Okey not sure I chose the right word lol, but yep I meant the graphics and also the whole game, story etc. It will be sooo epic, a masterpiece! (and this we all know 😛 )

          • DarpaLT.Sigma_

            Call of duty (poop game) < mediocre < decent < good < magnificent < godly < Metal Gear

      • Nacrois

        Yep, its the first time I say it and seriously I don’t want more news til the release date lol

      • Shalashaska

        Approximately 915654515324534156348768798798751475423841564542314215644214512348471534178978978979887878797987987897878789798798798789789798798987987 and 65468745415645647875454 times 😛

        • Big_Boss88

          Holy crap, that’s a lot haha !

          • Shalashaska

            But you know it’s true !

      • RevolverRoden

        I’m slowly going insane because of the lack of release date… I don’t know how much longer I can go. I’m just trying to forget about this game, but I can’t. Every day I wake up and check Metal Gear Informer or something like NeoGAF to see if a release date has been announced. Every day i’m disappointed.

        I’m starting to think this game will never release.
        A release date doesn’t exist.
        This game doesn’t exist.
        “Those who don’t exist.”

  • DarpaLT.Sigma_

    Bring in more details MGO3 !!!!!!! Woooooooooohoooooooooo!!!!

  • Zlatan

    hmmm yeah nice… but a fulton mine is cooler, ’cause it’s a real trap.

  • DarpaLT.Sigma_

    Hey guys look!!
    What is kojima doing with all those lady sheep. Why isn’t he working on TPP?! Is he gonna Fulton them to mother base for more quality sheep time ??! Lol , jk kojima, have fun with that.
    Also I request that we get gear jus like the sheep for mgo3 😀

  • Adamska

    Is there anything cooler than Fulton? Anyone?

    • Mr.Pony

      A release date

      • Adamska

        And also nanomachines, son.

    • FOX

      Quiet boobs

    • Big_Boss88

      Nothing beats balloons…well maybe them sheeps do. Sheeps ftw!

    • Big_Boss88

      You changed your name :D? Cool, hmm I guess there is room for only one Shalashaska after all ;).

      • Adamska

        And one Adamska, hahahah

        Well, Shalashaska is here for more time, I’m just a rookie.

  • Vegas

    If just shooting the traps destroy them, we will have a hard time making someone fall for it. It would be better if an alarm raises (or a sign that it was destroyed) to make it harder to avoid.

  • Bartolomeo OP Snake Eater

    Hey. Just joined I have been thinking about this game nonstop for months so I joined this forum. I have 10+ vacation days saved I’m waiting for… drumroll.. “Launch Date” (I know you are all tired of hearing that hehe). Super fan since MTS1 Japanese demo dropped in the 90s.

    This Fulton System does look OP! Can’t wait to capture shit. I still have not gotten 100% in Ground Zeroes have been slacking I think I’ll work on it tonight…

    • ObsessedGeorge

      Welcome comrade! Nice to know you’re a veteran of the series. From now on… We are Diamond Dogs.

    • Big_Boss88

      Heyyy welcome fellow Diamond Doggy ;D! Hope you enjoy your stay in Outer Heaven.
      I’m also saving my vacation days for release hehe ;), about 1 month ooooh yeah xD. Also never tired of hearing release date!

      Havent 100% GZ yet either haha, ashamed to admit it ’cause been too lazy and so many games to play. I will do it when TPP release is getting closer, so GZ ending wont feel so painful to me then when knowing can continue the story soon 😀 !

      • Mini gear

        s ranking the renegade thret side op took me so many dang tries

    • Welcome!

    • glitchbomb

      ↑ saving up vacation days as well!

  • FOX

    We DO NOT all theese information.All we need is a god damn relase date.Also Kojima mentioned diffuculties of he has been through.I wonder if he gave us the signal for games not relasing soon or maybe delay?İ know most of the work is done and he’s testing the game but ım guessing there is trouble with the game again like MGS4 which caused game delayed about 6 months.

    • Big_Boss88

      Well it is their first huge open world game, so in a way problems appearing is not a big surprise. But don’t worry, 2 months behind us already so can’t be much more :D….

  • Theo Cevallos

    Guys, a bit off topic but this is something I’ve been thinking for some time.

    How about we send a few words of encouragement to Kojima? I mean, put yourself in his shoes. He has billions of fans around the world just HUNGRY for his game which he’s devoting to everyday. It’s as if no one here cared about him, we just want the damn game even if that leaves him ill.

    I care about the man, he’s a genius. He has created an awesome franchise that is actually one of the biggest now worldwide. And he seems to be going through some hard times with game dev.

    Sooooo… what do you say instead of putting our energies into complaining/hype/desilusion/releasedate we write something for mr. Hideo? Perhaps a signed letter from this community?

    Just a though, but I’d like to make this happen. We might cheer Kojima’s hard working days 🙂

    • Invader_skoodge

      Is your other account FoxHorn?? We’ve already covered that. Or are we posting this every article? You really want to kill all the fun while we wait for the game? That’s all we have.

    • Big_Boss88

      I think it would be kinda cool idea to write some appreciation letter on the behalf of whole metalgearinformer to him, or something like that ;). Maybe Nyxus coukd do it, or someone else or everyone if want lol :D. I will do my twitter account tomorrow to give him some boost. I am sure he knows many fans support him but to see some letter etc can make difference maybe. Seeing that he found out ppl dont like when he post chopper images made me sad and wanted to cheer him up yesterday ;(.

      But I have to disagree with what you wrote in the end, yes we could send a letter but to also stop using our energies ln those things ? No way :O, because I think they are part of our every discussions, the hype, complains etc is part of the fun while waiting TPP. I understand you mean well and respect Kojima as all of us do, and I can only imagine the stress Kojima is having 🙁 .

      But to say no one here care about master Kojima?

      How can you say that to huge MGS fans in a great MGS site such as this one? Do you really think so. Well I for one also respect and love the man more than any other game developer in the world :), and hope he dont get a burnout for working 24/7.

      • Theo Cevallos

        I’m so sorry, I wasn’t referring to this site when I said ‘no one here’. I just meant it in general, myself incluided (kitchen hat episode, chopper season) My bad.

        • Big_Boss88

          Its okey friend ;), I guessed you didnt mean it but I wanted to make sure :D. And I was really tired when I made the reply, so apologies if it sounded somehow mad in the end lol.

          Because I always try post in nice way :P.

          But your idea is really great ^_^.

    • Shporet

      Exactly what I was thinking. Mr. Kojima…please take as much time as you need!!! We love you all!!! And even if Phantom Pain fails to deliver (not likely)…you’ve done enough already. Push that release and take a week off… 😀

  • Invader_skoodge

    Sometimes I put this video on full screen grab my dualshock controller and pretend I’m the one playing :'[

    • glitchbomb


  • Takezo

    Aw man, I remember loop stunning people on the original mgo. Then stunning people, and stealing their weapons in capture the flag.. Stunning someone then placing a Fulton trap next to them will probably be my new trolling technique ;p

  • thetrooper1989

    Almost every night, I pop an MGS V: TPP gameplay demonstration video from Youtube as I’m falling asleep and pretend i’m playing the real thing. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, I have a deep dream about the game and guys its better than we can ever imagine

    :’) …*sobbing*

    • Big_Boss88

      I do the same but always watching the epic trailers XD, well I used to watch them many times a day and before going to sleep, but now I have managed to calm down a little and do other stuff lol :).

  • PrinceHeir

    Can’t wait to see more gadgets in this 😀

    • Big_Boss88

      Aye 😀 !

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