Here’s an overview of what the November update will bring to MGSV:TPP

The official Metal Gear Solid V website has been updated with an extensive description of all the changes and additions of the planned November update.

Update: the update is now available and it contains the MGO patch as well.

About the November 2015 Update

This page will provide an overview of the November 2015 update to METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN.


New look for the PF Rating screen! PF Rating-related event also coming soon!

This update features changes to the user interface of the PF Rating screen, such as revised displays of the factors contributing to your PF’s overall strength. With this better understanding of your PF’s status, you’ll have all the necessary intel to get the most out of FOB missions, etc. And once the updated UI is in place, look forward to a PF Rating Event scheduled for November 2015!


Added information: Force durability, nuclear weapons owned, and more!


Rating boundaries are now easier to understand too!


Get ready for a new level of gear ? Grade 8! “Online Development” also added!

The update also features new weapons and items to help turn missions in your favor. Following on from the addition of the current highest development grade (Grade 7), you will now be able to develop Grade 8 equipment as well.
What’s more, these will be treated as online development items, so their development will continue even while you are away from your game system or PC. You can even use MB Coins to shorten the development time.
See the following for a look at some of the new equipment.

AM MRS-4R[★7]


A Grade 7 5.56mm assault rifle. The suppressor durability is higher than ever, making this a great choice for infiltration missions.
Also uses a drum magazine for a massive jump in ammunition capacity. Swift and silent, or guns blazing? With this versatile weapon, you can master the situation no matter your tactics. Can also be equipped to your security guards to give your FOB defenses some added punch.



A Grade 8 tranquilizer handgun. This upgraded weapon’s most unique characteristic is its underbarrel construction – in weapon customization, it can be equipped as an under-mounted addition to a range of other weapons!
Try combining it with your choice of assault rifle or other equipment, for even greater variation in your arsenal.



This Grade 8 automatic shotgun boasts upgraded stopping power and a high-capacity magazine to ensure this is the gift that keeps on giving.
Since it also has added option slots, it is even more customizable than its predecessors, and since it can be equipped to your security guards, it will no doubt be a formidable addition to your FOB defenses.


Protect your FOBs from invasion! New security devices added!

There’s never a chance to relax when your FOBs could come under attack at any time, but now, some of the best ever security devices are here to put your mind at ease. All of the newly-added security devices are online development items, so their development will continue even while you are away from your game system or PC. You can even use MB Coins to shorten the development time.


Gun cameras vigilantly watch for intruders


The gun camera on the security devices development screen


“Anti-Reflex Research” added as a Medical Team unit function!

The unit function “Anti-Reflex Research” is newly added to the Medical Team. The higher your Medical Team’s level gets, the shorter an invader’s Reflex Mode time will be.



“Stealth Mode” will now have an effect in FOB infiltrations! Go unseen by enemy searches!

While infiltrating a rival’s FOB, using Stealth Mode (pressing the Action Button while prone) will cause your Predicted FOM (field of movement) to disappear from the defending player’s iDroid, and the defending Intel Team will also be unable to search out your general location.


Press the Action Button while prone to enable “Stealth Mode.”


Stealth mode hides your predicted FOM (red circle) from the defender.


The long-awaited FOB 3 is finally unlocked!

You can now give your PF a huge boost by constructing a third FOB. With the resulting major increases in max. staff capacity, you can look forward to unit functions being upgraded across the board.


At last, players can construct a third FOB


Contributing to the overall scale of your Mother Base


For all newcomers to the game: Rookie and beginner functions expanded!

From now on, it will be easier for players to obtain the “Chicken Hat” and “Lil’ Chick Hat” (awarded to those who repeatedly fail a mission).
For those having trouble with a difficult mission, or players who don’t have the knack for action games, these items will be a significant help.
Also, a “Rookie Assist Function” is added to Espionage Ratings (the results of FOB Missions).
This function prevents rookie players from losing Espionage Points when they fail at FOB invasions or defenses.


Other update details

Other small refinements have been made to various elements of the game, including balance adjustments and bug fixes.

  • The top rankings for PF Rating and Espionage Rating will now be displayed.
  • Whereas until now only resources in your offline inventory could be sold, from now on your online inventory can also be sold.
  • The issue with certain DLC uniform equipment not having its advertised effect is now fixed. »more
  • In-game notifications of events and other news have been improved.

*The above update details are subject to change or cancellation without notice.


Metal Gear Online will get an update as well this month, fixing various balancing and matchmaking issues.

Source: Official Metal Gear Solid V website

  • kirtanloorii

    Cool. I wonder exactly which day this patch will be released. I will be lost in Fallout 4 in less than 24 hours.

    • Gatsu

      Dammit, I wish I had no work tomorrow xD… Can’t wait to play it too when come home :D:D !
      Good luck to wasteland :).

      I see few mixed reviews, probably because of some bugs etc, but I expect to really enjoy it as other Fallouts.

  • Pliskin

    Can they make it so that you don’t have to go through all of the updates or have an option to skip them all?

  • Raven_Sorrow

    Meh. Was hoping they would make a female drop rate for volunteers… It sucks the best females are scripted.. I already have 5 flaming buffalo and I wish I had 1 s++ combat female..

  • Solidus Türk

    shit game how can you support this bullshit?

    • fuck off then

    • Gatsu

      Someone is a little salty.

    • XOF

      Uh this is a Metal Gear Solid news site?? lol
      he is just providing new information regarding mgsv to anyone who might be interested in this.

      No need to shoot the messenger ….

  • Venom_Sina

    The online portion of V is going to die.Closure of LA studio,release of other titles like:Black Ops 3,Star Wars etc.A good amount of people will immigrate to those games IMO.

    • They don’t need a full team to patch MGO when it’s already developed. So, no.

      • Venom_Sina

        The problem is not about the patching,they can do it easily back in Tokyo.The real problem is BO3 and SW.No one can survive against these two (online aspect).

        • CoD has always been a leader in online and SW will attract a lot of people but I still think MGO won’t have a problem remaining in it’s niche. Even if it’s base does get smaller a lot of people will remain playing imo.

          • Venom_Sina

            Yeah,a lot of people will continue playing,but only hardcore and professional ones.

          • I think those were the only people playing in the first place. Most people who got the game played it and moved on already so I doubt there will be a drastic drop in numbers. If anything there will be a boost by the time PC gets MGO.

          • Venom_Sina

            There are a lot of guys out there that tried the game for fun and they’re gonna move to other games immediately.The game will lose those guys.Some fans can’t accept other games as long as MGO still here,so they’re gonna continue playing until the server shutdown.There’s a high chance that the game lose a lot of people.But in some ways,it’s good for the other people who want to trigger that Nuclear cutscene.

          • Yamata

            Old school gamers hate the tween troll console peasant filled sespool that is cod. I’ll never understand why anyone plays it. I don’t own any of them but even I know how linier and shitty it is.

    • V3

      FOB is not MGO!

  • According to Konami Europe the update is coming tomorrow.

  • Pillbugable .

    Wait, I thought the gun camera being missing was a bug. Was it deliberate? Why ship the game with GUN CAMERA BLUEPRINTS yet no gun camera at launch?

  • Full Options

    Off-topic : HK is on the Game Awards 2015 advisory board under no official affiliation, but if you hover the mouse on his picture you get the KojiPro logo. xD

    • César H. Sandoval

      He’s a close friend with Geoff aftear all.

      TPP was revealed in the game awards as well, mayve Kojima will show something interesting.

      • Full Options

        I hope so ! 😀

  • ObsessedGeorge

    Too much time and resourses spent on the FOB part of the game. I’d prefer that they would give us the closure of Eli’s story than the FOB system.

    • Venom_Sina

      “Right you are,sir.”-Alfred.

    • I held off on FOB invasions for the longest time but after beating the game I can’t stop doing them. So fun having a bunch of rivals who you keep trading invasions with. This one guy will keep invading and even if he can complete it with no retaliation wormhole he’ll let himself get discovered at the end just so I can invade him. Can’t wait for MGO and FOB is fun af

    • Mini gear

      They really should work on that last story mission before a zillion fob events

    • César H. Sandoval


      That thing is mostly done, just finish the cutscenes, recycle some map in africa and the Sahelathropus Boss battle, it won’t be exactly as the concept art, but at least I would give the plothole some well deserved clousure.

    • OcelotSilver

      Are people still going on about that deletedscene? Jesus guys get the fuck over it already. I wish people stop wanking this crap already and actually use their brains for once for what the game is NOW.

      • Kol Leqejza

        that “crap” was part of the game…

  • Jav

    In mgo, what is the point of ascension? I have lost all my fucking gear.

  • How about you make camouflage being useful against human players, like in MGS4? They can see me from 2 struts away even if I have Squares camouflage and I’m prone.
    Also, defender shouldn’t respawn. Nono.

  • bruiser

    I just saw delight2525 on my indirect retaliation list, he has grade 7 assault rifle for his for defences already, who is this guy?

    • Raven_Sorrow

      It’s the level 7 machinegun.. The icon means middle range, not literally assault rifles. It came in the October patch

      • bruiser

        Did not think of that, thanks. I just thought he was
        Hideo, since he’s number 1 with 20,000,000+ espionage points.

        • Raven_Sorrow

          On ps4 the #1 rank has 80,000,000 points.. The #2 has 19,000,000 xDD I’m rank #150 with 800,000 points 😛

      • bruiser

        Sup,explain this, I retaliated (indirect) against the number 1 ranked player- delight_2525, a few minutes later I get defence successful notice without the emergency notice. I successfully defended 6 attacks from the same player, yes, BIG D! Lasting from 13 seconds to 3 minutes See pic

        • Raven_Sorrow

          People can support you and defend for you. Go to relationships menu and see who is supporting you. And he invaded you 6 times because he has your “address” via indirect retaliation which means until the direct rival retaliates or the wormhole time expires he can invade you has many times he wants. What did you do to piss him off? XDD

          • bruiser

            I know about the relationship thing, I have mine almost full of supporters (mutual), that’s how I found him in “indirect retaliation “,I invaded his based development platform and died just before core. What are the odds that we both have each other on the indirect list?
            Although yesterday I defended two different friends from same attacker back to back,weird.
            Also interesting to hear the PS’s are different for the 3 and 4, makes sense I guess.bruiser

  • bruiser

    I just saw delight2525 on my indirect retaliation list, he has grade 7 assault rifle for his for defences already, who is this guy?

  • proceeder

    Well, this makes me wanna say…

  • BurntFM

    The only thing I care about is the DLC uniform. I got The Boss sneaking suit trying to sneak up on a soldier and he can hear my footsteps like 10 feet away. BS. They never explained the tactical advantage of having the EVA suit unzipped.

  • As Venom still waits for Chapter 3

  • John Rhogan

    I read the specifics for the October update (FINALLY have Phantom Pain), and now I can try FOB recon runs. I wanna see what other players have done with their FOBs.

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  • Cosima Caminades

    Is it true that with this patch you can get Quiet back if you do her mission 7 times?

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