Metal Gear Online update will enhance Empty Magazine and add Titles and Medals

Some new information regarding the Metal Gear Online Ver. 1.02 update have been detailed via Volume 5 of Designer’s Notes. Changes have been made to the Empty Magazine item, and you will be able to obtain titles and medals in the online mode as well.

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Okay, let’s get to it, time to talk about Empty Magazines in Vol. 5 of the Designer’s Notes.

Looking at how often players have used them, we’re assuming that many of you are not fully aware of the benefits using the Empty Magazines. Generally speaking, the primary benefit of using the Empty Magazine is to “fool an enemy player with the noise it makes”. Once an Empty Magazine hits the ground, the impact causes a distinct noise as it lands. The noise generated by an Empty Magazine has a wider effective range than other throwing weapons, such as Hand Grenades. The noise is also reflected on the radar for a number of enemies spread within that range. Advanced players, wisely, pay close attention to the radar looking out for sudden noises from oncoming enemies. Keeping this in mind, the Empty Magazine can play a huge role in fooling even advanced players.

Players also have a larger inventory of Empty Magazines than most alternatives in their loadout. Since this is more than most other throwing weapons, players can use them frequently without worrying too much of them running out. Since Ver. 1.01 the trajectory of the Empty Magazine has also been hidden from enemy players, whereas other throwing weapons retain their visible trajectory which may cause an enemy to detect your location.

Some of you might’ve already noticed, but hitting an enemy player in the head with any throwing weapon will cause a 1 hit stun! Because of that larger inventory pool for Empty Magazines, they present a good opportunity to test your skills out by practicing this unconventional tactic.

For Ver.1.02, we’re adding new scoring criteria for this particular action. When a player successfully performs a 1-hit stun with a throwing weapon, they’ll achieve an “AMAZING THROW” score. We’ve also added a unique sound effect that plays when you succeed; distinctly different from the iconic headshot sound. We would describe it more as a “wimpy” sound, and of course it can be heard from any player throughout the map.

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We have a couple of new features for Ver. 1.02 that we’d also like to talk about; namely Titles and Medals.

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If you’re familiar with older version of Metal Gear Online, you might also recognize the term “Titles”.
Players will earn different “Titles” as they play matches, and will receive a week worth of earned titles during the weekly scheduled maintenance. The title with the highest priority earned each week will then be displayed on your Scoreboard and the Briefing menu. Iconic titles such “FOX HOUND” or “EAGLE” from the previous series has been added, as well as a good number of exciting new titles for this latest iteration of Metal Gear Online.

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A series of Medal icons are likewise collected with weekly maintenance and are earned with the overall progression of stats. These are similar in look to the single player campaign emblems. Likewise each Title and Medal reward also comes with added GP.

A player’s Title and Medal collection can be viewed under the iDROID menu under STATS < PERSONAL, which also includes information on how they’re earned.

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We’re anxious to release Ver. 1.02, but there’s still more to come, and changes still not revealed regarding this month’s update! Thanks for checking out Designer’s Notes Vol.5, and for continuing to play Metal Gear Online!

Source: MGSV Official Site

  • Can’t wait to get my Hound back *-*

  • Snake

    If they add a GP or a Grade system I will return to play.

  • Full Options

    THyX for the update.
    So no new Jar-Jar Binks DLC hat to wear on this week ?… Ooooh, I am so sad…

    • Spectralbuttplug

      No not that motherfucker

      • Full Options

        xD

        Well, I chose something as ridiculous as Krapnami’s PR’s…

        • Spectralbuttplug

          LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • FoxTamerMGO

    I’ll return if they implement a built-in-game tournaments like in MGO2, I don’t have to register in websites to play with a team in a tournament ;/

    • Dr. Miles Manners

      No long hair, not caring! LOL

  • Spectralbuttplug
  • Full Options
    • Gatsu

      Konami, wtf happened? I used to like that company…

      • Full Options

        I did not finished listening yet :D, but seems they have no fresh meat but just their feelings about all this shitty mess.

      • Full Options

        Daley was right to underline that whereas we supposed Hideo to be in LA, this blured the fact that they actually banned him from the PS Awards too, since he was hereby in Tokyo… BTFW…
        Those .ssholes managed to ban him fom 2 ceremonies within just 2 days. Should we call the guiness book ?
        I hate them.

  • no_fox

    Too late. Should have been in the game since it’s beginning!

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      If only that was ‘Silent Hills’. 🙁

    • Fun fact though. There is Chapter 3. xD

      • Full Options

        If it is for the same publishers, then no needs to work on this chapter. xD

    • Lewis

      Maybe it’s for a documentary about MGSV, and she screams when she learns, that Chapter 3 is cancelled.

      • Spectralbuttplug

        Wahahahaha

  • proceeder

    Get’s a like every time:
    “FUCK KONAMI”
    The LA guys were cool though. Too bad they’ll B gone.

  • Venom_Sina

    YES…

    • CHAPTER 3 CONFIRMED
      I had to

      • Full Options

        Troll bitch detected… xD
        ;D

        • Ishmael

          Marker placed.

          • Full Options

            xD

      • Spectralbuttplug

        Dude come on stop it plz.I am saying in a way that you don’t get insulted.I could have told you to shut the f up.

  • Ken Shiro

    I wanna be able to CHANGE FACE-PAINT on my other character classes please!!!!!

    Also Survival and tournaments like MGO2 used to have.

  • Jav

    Are the helmets going to give me more protection or it’s the same without wearing them?

  • hunner
    • Mr.Pony

      Konami…Konami has changed…

    • Venom_Sina

      TBH,some parts of this thing is really weird.What happened to Konami?They supported Kojima for 5 years,gave him the opportunity to make Silent Hills (2014),and then suddenly became dicks in March 2015?What happened in March?And I still can’t find a good reason why Konami didn’t allow Kojima to be present at TGA’15,a man who worked for Konami for 29 years.All these things Konami did in past 9 months,it’s bad for their reputation.Why they have to shoot themselves in the balls?Those fans have a point,but… I’m confused.I don’t know what to say now,lol.

      • Mr.Pony

        They changed the CEO if not mistaken. It’s all it takes, to get someone new on board who is not in the mood the understand how his employees work, demanding just results with little to no faith at all on their track records.

        • How can they not see they are completely destroying their reputation?

          • Mr.Pony

            What’s their reputation on the west compared to their business extent in the asian market? Shareholders and administration boards care little about one good employee on the area that raises the less money for the company, especially when they are about to dim the lights on that division.

          • Yes, but Kojima is more than just an employee, he is one of the biggest names in the industry, not just in the west but worldwide. Also, Konami still says they want to continue making console games, and MGS is one of their key franchises. It doesn’t make sense to piss their fans off like this.

          • Mr.Pony

            Kojima is big on the console gaming world yes, but I can only assume that Konami doesn’t see how he can be of use into the mobile game world, which is at the same time different and similar depending on the aspect you are analyzing. As for them saying they are not backing out from console games, that just looks like they are doing one sane thing and keeping that possibility open for a rainy day and also as a strategy to keep everyone else at bay from rushing into their front door and asking the price for their franchises. At the moment I’m really questioning if they are indeed recruiting for a new MGS, I would keep the possibility that it is just a smoke screen and that we won’t hear anything about starting development on new games for at least 2 to 5 years.

          • Full Options

            It is pure hatred because Hideo actually demonstrated that bringing hard-core features to mobile plats is a challenge that he can very well handle (i.e. his experiences pulling up Portable Ops, doing the math and releasing PW !?).
            I guess he is one of the most top-notch game designers, being able to improve mobile gaming mechanics to something that both HC and even casual gamers want.
            Besides, he loves also apple which represents a great vector towards IOS / IPhones / IPads…
            Pure hysterically childish hatred…

          • Mr.Pony

            If it is pure hatred and stupid decision on their part f*ck them, if it is not f*ck them anyway for handling it a very disrespectful and imoral way. The thing is that Kojima is an artist and a perfectionist for what we’ve seen, how much time would take Kojima to make 1 mobile game (which frankly would be probably the best mobile game ever) compared to a mediocre creative team that can put in the market a new mobile game every 3 months? They want a quick and steady flow of income, not just a big amount every time Kojima is done with a mobile game. And to be honest i really don’t want to see Kojima shackled to mobile games, I want to see him leading the console and PC gaming industry, with the best technology and the best ways to implement all his new ideas. So in a sense I’m glad he’s out of Konami, let the company rot.

          • Full Options

            He probably ran out specifically for staying in HC gaming, and I am happy about that… 😉

          • Full Options

            Yet another pseudo-official confirmation today that they just want Hideo dead.

            Konami’s Treatment of Kojima Is Bad Business, Says Former Square Enix Exec…

            http://kotaku.com/konamis-treatment-of-kojima-is-bad-business-says-forme-1747045420

        • Venom_Sina

          But the weird thing is it seems there’s not a single one “sane” at Konami right now to at least guide this new CEO.Let’s just say he knows nothing about the gaming industry,what about other employees?Why no one (like I said above) have any objections to these “wrong” decisions?Why no one guide him/show him the ropes?Why no one tells him that he’s destroying Konami slowly?What about those guys who bought Konami’s stock.I want to know their response right now.I didn’t check it but I’m sure Konami’s stock dropped after all these stupid decisions.And the most question is this:Who brought this new CEO on board?
          Unfortunately,no one has a right answer for these questions.We should wait until the end of December to see what happens next.Maybe someone comes forward and tells the truth.

          • Full Options

            The market yet seems to have answers to few of them since last Thursday, here are their NASDAQ and NYSE shares numbers … ;D

          • Mr.Pony

            It’s not an uncommon problem/practice in management and upper management to hire someone with no knowledge of the market. When hiring someone for those posts they want someone with an understanding in management, it doesn’t matter if they were previously working on a light-bulb company or any other unrelated stuff. They hire someone on their track record and experience and hope for the best. Then this someone with no knowledge of the market and product (it’s not like they are going to ask if they played all the castlevania games in an interview) starts incorporating policies that worked on the lightbulgb factory, but guess what it’s not the same thing, because the market/products are different, the variables change. People don’t get angry if you fire the Hideo Kojima of light-bulbs, but they will when you fire the one in the gaming industry.

            And finally there’s the problem of distance between public-management. Higher ups in a company with more and more time at the head of a company can lose sight and contact with the public that consumes their products, which leads to some bad decisions, something along the lines of “Let’s fire Kojima because he is expensive and semi-close the console gaming department because it’s not profitable compared to all the other business venues that we have and focus on the quick cash cow that is mobile games, “

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      This is the crazy shit that makes me still believe. I mean, Konami would have to be crazy to destroy their reputation, but there are way too many coincidences.

    • Gatsu

      /popcorn

      Lol I bet this is still going on after 5 years ;).

  • vic boss

    Do you guys think that there will be a story DLC coming ? Before March or april? It’s cause lately I’ve been playing mgsv a lot for the trophies , I’m currently doing the tasks for all the missions because it’s the only trophy left for me to do, currently have 90% overall and I can’t get enough of the game, it is just that good , I enjoy a lot playing it and a new mission or location would be greatly appreciated. But I think that’s not gonna happen. What do you guys think?

    • Ishmael

      nothing will come. not tomorrow, not next month, not in 6 months. just never. it’s done.

      • Gatsu

        Yeah it’s finished.

      • Dr. Miles Manners

        Sadly.

    • Janeo

      No idea if it would actually happen but this game is perfect for dlc, we just need one more area and another story, maybe it can all be about tracking Eli down instead of just having that as one main mission just stretch it out with 20 missions including filler missions that don’t really have any connection to the main story, those missions were always fine. There are many other stories they could tell about diamond dogs too and it would be cool to see how venom handles finding out who he really is but it’s not really shown when he finds out about that. I do have hope for some type of story dlc even though things aren’t looking too good right now, I would be very happy with paying for it.

    • hunner

      Maybe some PeaceWalker costumes.

    • Dr. Miles Manners

      Not story DLC. Kojima is not a fan of that, according to some interviews about that back on 2009 and 2010. Not to mention they don’t have devs to do it anymore.

  • Spectralbuttplug

    Off topic :Yesterday it was Jim Morrison’s birthday yet Nicky minaj’s birthday appeared more important .Heck someone even called missy Elliot hoe.A nick I minaj fan.This is when you realize the pop industry is fucked.I don’t even listen to these type of fsongs.I prefer PBR AND B,JAZZ,underground house music,deep house,hip hop(old things like deltron 3030 del’s cousin ice cube)’Debussy ,Nu jazZ and acid jazz.Fuck the artists that kids today like.

    • Spectralbuttplug

      I know my grammar was fucked up but I was writing on a mobile device.

    • Spectralbuttplug

      I prefer listening someone like ZHU over a shitty artist like Calvin Harris

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      To be honest, I didn’t see anything about either Jim Morrison or Nicki yesterday because yesterday was the 35th anniversary of John Lennon being assassinated.

      • Spectralbuttplug

        Ohhhhh fuuucccckkkkkkkkk
        I’m stupppiiiidddddddd

        • Mr. Sir Shpee

          No harm done 🙂

          • Spectralbuttplug

            And yet my friends call me annoying nerd

      • Spectralbuttplug

        Jims. Birthday is the eighth

        • Mr. Sir Shpee

          Yeah, I realize that. You said that in your post.

  • Full Options

    5th December, of course no Konami logo… xD
    https://twitter.com/HIDEO__KOJIMA_/status/673251411031928832

  • Full Options
    • Very interesting. I really enjoyed the FOX engine video from awhile back, made me appreciate the technical aspects of the game.

      • Full Options

        Have you watched this GDC 2015 round table? Check also Q&A they were very cool, rare.
        http://gdcvault.com/play/1021892/

        “Fox Engine GDC 2013 Keynote – Tech Demo” revealed soo much goodies, also. I am sure you watched it already..

  • hunner
  • Gatsu
    • Full Options

      Yep, I’d really appreciate to finally see Hideo out of this FUCKING SHIT asap (sorry), because this is getting freaking too much now.

      • Mr.Pony

        #FreeKojima

        • Full Options

          … and #FucKonami

  • Full Options
    • ObsessedGeorge

      Yeah right. Not Hill, but Hills. Great word play Donna. 😉 Wooooooooaaaaaooooooooooooooo!!!

      • Full Options

        Lol “Hill” indeed, Donna forget the L’s whereas Mark Hamill adds them instead of 5… xD
        “Metal Gear SooolidSSsss….” xD
        But was top-cool move from Donna (as always) to let us know. 😀

    • Gatsu

      Nice try Donna xD, but we know you’re involved with SH again ;D !

      I suddenly got a huge desire to replay SH 2 and 3 :D…

      • Mr.Pony

        that’s one game that i think it could actually benefit from a remake

        • Gatsu

          I wish they would have arrived to PC’s Steam or GOG someday in the past, I would have gladly bought them again. I got them on console, but Konami being in the current heads up their ass-situation there’s no way it will ever happen now 🙁 and no way I’d buy them anymore.

          It will be interesting to see what they do with both SH and MG series in the future…when they said to still “care” about them. What a load of bullshit lol :P.

  • can’t wait for MGO on PC. Building/defending nukes and capturing vehicles/weapon emplacements for PF battles is keeping me busy till then but the hype is real.

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