Metal Gear Online Designer’s Notes Volume 8 discusses buddy system and Knife

Volume 8 of the Metal Gear Online Designer’s Notes has been posted on the official Metal Gear Solid V website. This week, the designers talk about the buddy system for Metal Gear Online, as well as a frequently requested item that will be added in the future: the knife. Check out the full Volume 8 of Designer’s Notes below.

Happy New Year 2016, and welcome to Vol. 8 of the Designer’s Notes!
We had an exciting ESL Pre-Season full of lots of amazing moments and close games, and the finals are nearly over. We’ll be awarding players soon; but in the meantime, Cup 1 of the 1st Season also already took place utilizing Comm Control. We still accept late signups, so join Cup 2 this weekend and compete for some great prizes!

Firstly, your buddy is a source of info on the battlefield.
You can check different status/conditions states of your buddy by looking at the different Buddy Icons available:

Metal-Gear-Online-Buddy-IconsWhen your buddy’s icon is red, you know that they’re in danger and need your help!
As you continue to build bond with your buddy, you start to charge up the Buddy Gauge encircling the icon. This enables the use of the Wormhole Generator, which activates a quick warp to your buddy’s current location. However keep in mind, when a buddy is KO’d in battle, the Wormhole Generator is inactive. Similarly, new spawns in proximity to your buddy are restricted while a buddy is taking damage or in an abnormal state.

Metal-Gear-Online-BuddyYour buddy also has a safeguard during interrogations. If you or your buddy is being interrogated, the effect reveals the location of your other teammates, but the buddy is immune. Use this as your opportunity to rescue your buddy during or just after an interrogation since you are the last player the enemy can track. Likewise, when an enemy kills your buddy, they’re temporarily marked for you, giving you a chance to take some satisfying revenge!

We have another sneak peak of a frequent MGO2 player request players can expect in the future:
The Knife will be making its return in a future planned update to Metal Gear Online! Knives are currently planned to be available for all three classes, as well as Attackers in the CLOAK AND DAGGER mission. The Knife represents an alternate tactic for players employing their Stealth Camo to take out enemy combatants.

Metal-Gear-Online-KnifeAlso returning is the familiar control for the Knife, from previous MGO versions. Using a rapid short press triggers a combo action, and holding the button down triggers a stab action. A stab is a 1-hit-kill action, but should you miss, you leave yourself open for counter attack. While veteran players will enjoy the use of the Knife, in general, it expands the core infiltration gameplay to all players.

We’re still collecting different BGMs and Preset Text ideas so please continue to send us all your feedback through the official Twitter and customer support.

Look forward to the next Designer’s Notes next week and thank you for your continued support of MGO!

Source: MGSV Official Site

  • [MSF]Vinicius

    Very nice updates!

    I would like to bring back the maps of MgO 2 and a Date for MGO PC 🙁

    • SiodogRehane

      wow theres still not online on pc?
      shame on konami again

      • It’s still planned for January, they say.

  • Yay, knives back again! 😀

  • BurntFM

    Can they bring knives to the main game? That was really lacking. I had whole runs in MGS3/MGS4/PW wielding just the knife and was disappointed it wasn’t in V

    • Skicher

      There was no knife on Peace Walker was there o.O? It had the stun rod if I recall correctly

      • BurntFM

        It was a stun rod but it acted just like the knife in mgs4 that it could be used as a stun rod too.

  • Jav

    I want the player customization for the main game.

  • Kenny Jackson

    I wish we could use the knife in campaign :/

  • WhatTheJuicay

    Could someone please tell th devs that we need teammates to blink or highlight on the mini map when they are using the codec? I can’t tell how many times that someone is spamming the codec for help but I can’t help because I have no idea where they are or who is spamming for help. It’s clusterfucked.

  • cheez124

    i really hope they consider bringing the knife to single player, too. i would pester em myself, but i don’t have a twitter account, lol

  • WhatTheJuicay

    Will they ever add more rounds per game? 2 rounds makes me play less

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