Metal Gear Online update will introduce ‘Sabotage’ mode, DLC prices revealed

Konami has shared some details on the upcoming DLC and update for Metal Gear Online. The free update will introduce a new mode called ‘Sabotage’. In the press release, Konami states:

Released in tandem to the DLC, a free update to METAL GEAR ONLINE includes a brand new competitive mission, SABOTAGE. Attackers must destroy or fulton the enemy Missile before the round expires. To access the Missile, attackers must first hack into the Terminals to deactivate the Electromagnetic (EM) Barrier that is protecting it. Once the Terminals are hacked and the EM Barrier is deactivated, defenders can choose to reactivate the EM Barrier or protect the Missile.

The DLC will include 3 maps, the playable character Quiet and Appeal Actions. The press release reads:

‘Cloaked in Silence’ is an ongoing part of KONAMI’s commitment to continually enhancing the METAL GEAR ONLINE element. The downloadable content adds three new maps to the multi-player game:

  • Coral Complex: A dedicated Motherbase environment, allowing players to access tall towers, use storage containers and other internal areas as cover for tactical advantage. Coral Complex mixes open areas and a myriad of hiding opportunities.
  • Rust Palace: Set within Afghanistan, the Rust Palace is a large multi-level building. The skeletal nature of the decrepit ruin means that cover is scarce, and the internal areas are rich in dusty rooms and high-up sniping positions.
  • Azure Mountain: An outdoor plain under Africa’s baking sky. A small cluster of buildings offers scant cover, with only derelict walls and occasional scrubland surrounding the massive rock known locally as the Cradle of Spirits.

METAL GEAR ONLINE also sees the debut of Quiet as a playable character. A buddy character familiar from METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN, Quiet is a legendary sniper who can take out distant targets with excellent accuracy, Quiet’s movement speed is extremely fast and allows for unique jumping abilities over high steps where a player would usually need a ladder. She can also temporarily cloak her visibility while sprinting to activate a boost in movement speed.

The new ‘Cloaked in Silence’ DLC also adds the APPEAL ACTION feature, which triggers a unique character pose known as APPEAL ACTION. Players can preset up to five different slots per character, with additional APPEAL ACTION packs available for purchase in store.

The DLC will be released in March. For some screenshots of Azure Mountain, go here. For screens of Coral Complex, go here, and for Rust Palace, go here.

Konami also revealed the prices for the DLC:

DLC Price
Expansion Pack: ‘Cloaked in Silence’ (3 Maps + Quiet) $/€ 3.99 SRP
Basic Appeal Pack $/€ 1.99 SRP
Battle Appeal Pack $/€ 1.99 SRP
Dance Appeal Pack $/€ 1.99 SRP
Hero Appeal Pack $/€ 1.99 SRP

Source: Konami Press Release, Konami UK Blog

  • Antonio Russo

    Well done Konami. This is the price that peoples were awaiting for . Good way to get some fanbase lost back in the game . Now focus on game expansion DLC since storyline and FOX Engine are currently under used lol .

  • VenomSnake123

    That’s a good price! Hope to see more people playing MGO now.

  • Mr.Pony

    Well, that DLC price went better than I expected

  • Tong Ninja

    Even though I don’t play online at all, I’m glad they did gather feedback from the MGO fans and managed to add new maps, unique playable character and 1 new mode for the online players along with the weekly updates/adjustments.

    Maybe not as much as players wanted in terms of new online content, but a small step in the right direction. haha

  • Gatsu

    I was expecting something like 30€ :). I have to see if I can get more time for MGO, so many games to play and thanks to Steam Lunar sale I have even more now :D…

    • Jav

      I was expecting it to be free. Anyway, I’m not playing mgo since 2 weeks.

  • Yup, 4 USD is a very great price. I was affraid of a price about 9-12 USD like in MGO2.
    Wondering who will purchase those stupid animations.
    Do people really dance in a middle of a combat? -_-

  • XIFF-5

    Is the survival mode included with the DLC or the new update?

  • Jav

    What is the meaning/reason for appeal?

    • Probably they are to be used as taunts, other games have that as well.

      • Jav

        Thanks. I’m not very familiar with online games. I won’t pay for that.

  • kirtanloorii

    I was hoping for some single player DLC.

  • MrVux007

    Well ,to my own surprise, those prices are reasonable.Almost tempting i might add…but i as ive said many times before(and im sorry if im repeating myself),my wallet is closed for them.

    • Full Options


  • booty warrior

    This game is finished for sure, at least on the PC version.
    Hardly any active players and there is paid DLC (in a game with microtransactions that cannot be earned with gameplay). No matter the price no one wants to spend money on a game they can’t see themselves playing months from now.

    To fracture an already half dead community is just nailing the coffin.

    • Full Options

      Can you guys imagine if this nightmare did not happened ? Either they admit in their minds that they did wrong, and issue a strong MGS 6, either they put everything / us under the carpet and focus on whatever we won’t give a sh.t.

  • Grandalf

    Great price. i’ll buy for sure 🙂

  • WhatTheJuicay

    I feel like I already hate Sabotage mode. Don’t think I ever really liked it in Ghost Recon or SOCOM.

  • BurntFM

    I have over 200hrs and 100% game but I have not used MGO once. At all. I don’t think I can get into it. MP isn’t for me anymore I wish they would come up with content for the single player.

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      I tried MGO because I was super excited but I’m just not feeling it.

    • Robert Peeler said this during the stream (answering a question about single player DLC plans): “Beyond the costume stuff that was released last year, I can’t say about anything in particular.”

      • BurntFM

        That’s too bad. If they were just 1% the company of what CDprojekt Red is they could make some awesome story DLC for MGSV like Withcer 3 has done.

    • This is my opinion, so don’t get offended by it:
      The single player is already DONE. It is what it is and they shouldn’t change anything anymore because that’d be stupid, unless it’s a glitch or something like that. Online games is the real deal these days and of course companies are going to focus on that. People should stop expecting “single player dlc’s” because that is NOT going to happen. If they’re going to release something new, it’s going to be something for the multiplayer mode.

      • BurntFM

        The sad think is that you’re probably right about that. And you probably have never played The Witcher 3

  • scarecrow

    Wow! just wow Konami. I’ll never forgive what you did to Kojima but that was a nice first step. No doubt that I’ll buy the DLC 🙂

  • Arnaldo Castillo

    You guys should check out our podcast it’s all centered on Metal Gear.
    It’s called Under the Cardboard Box Podcast.

    • Venom_Sina

      That’s Great.Will definitely check out your work.

      • Arnaldo Castillo

        Thank you very much.

  • Venom_Sina

    I still believe in Konami.I think they can come back to life.Now with this reasonable price for the DLC,I think I wasn’t wrong.I don’t know why I didn’t lose my trust to Konami.For example I don’t believe CAPCOM since 2012,when they showed RE6 for the first time.But for Konami it’s the opposite.Maybe because Konami created way better sequels for their games,like Silent Hill.Sure they weren’t SH2/3,but at least it wasn’t a third-person shooter and they were respectable games.That’s why I believe that Konami can create a good Metal Gear game.

    • Mr.Pony
    • XOF

      Hmm, my own opinion but I really did not like Silent hill homecoming and downpour which were sequels to silent hill 1-4. lol
      Same thing with Castlevania sequel.

      Metal Gear on the other hand had Metal Gear Rising which was a nice spin off hack/slash action game. MGS: PO was good too (except for the gameplay controls imo). However both these games had help from Kojima Productions. yes Kojima wasn’t director for PO but he was producer i believe. Also Shinkawa did the character designs/art as well. So KJP had some influence on PO in the game development phase.
      MGR was a collaboration between KP and Platinum games, which is successful enough that Kojima asked the fans online a while back if they wanted MGR2 to happen.

      Not saying the next MG game will definitely be terrible. It could be a masterpiece. or they might scrap the plan altogether and make a mobile game for it lol. For now, Konami seem busy in updating TPP with MGO, microtransactions and recycling FoB events.

      • Venom_Sina

        Yeah,I had lots of problems with Homecoming/Downpour,but I tried to enjoy them and I did.They weren’t bad.At least they were better than RE6.Also let’s not forget about Shattered Memories which was a great game imo (and Until Dawn copy/pasted a lot from it).

        Castlevania:LoS1 was cool,but I admit the second one was garbage,lol.

        For MGR,I don’t really give credit to KJP for the game.Sure the core idea was from KJP,but it was Platinum who made it happen (and it was a cool game,too).

        Now this next part can be really inappropriate (and I know everyone will hate me after this,lol),but I will write it down:

        Kojima was my favorite game developer of all time before Sep’15.I loved his work,because I thought he was a great storyteller and director.But after TPP,I can’t really respect his work.There’s absolutely no story in TPP and the direction is terrible.Maybe someone say that Kojima is the reason of this great gameplay,but I have a completely different opinion.

        First:The gameplay isn’t great,it’s the controls which is great.

        Second:For the gameplay/controls and the abilities of FOX Engine,I think we should give more credits to the people who actually worked on the engine and designed the gameplay.People like Jordan Amaro and Yuji Korekado.People may say Kojima was the planner of the project and he made this happen.Sure,but who actually sat down and wrote the codes for FOX Engine?Kojima?I don’t think so.Sorry,but I can’t give the credit of gameplay/engine to Kojima.

        I don’t expect Konami to create another MGS2 (which is my favorite MG).They can never do that and I’m sure of it.It’s similar to that Silent Hill situation.But I think they can give something good to fans.Something that fans can accept as a part of MG franchise.

        • XOF

          Yeah, that was my bad. What I meant was, it was KJP that handed the core ideas over to Platinum games and then they made it happen. Although the script was written by one of the KJP writers i think.

          “But after TPP,I can’t really respect his work.”
          Sorry but what do you mean by this? one game that he made that you didn’t like, makes him a bad game developer now?

          The gameplay was great. Many people can agree on that. But it is your own opinion, and I’ll respect that.

          Um, actually it was confirmed by Julien Merceron that Kojima was involved in building the Fox Engine.
          Also he is the director ( also producer/writer/etc), his job is to find the best people to do all the coding and other jobs. He can’t do everything by himself lol.
          That’s like saying Neil Druckmann didn’t do anything for The Last of Us, the coders did the job. The directors are the thinkers/designers, but the programmers put it on paper. Same goes for movie directors.

          I don’t mind another MGS game to be honest. But I just wonder how many MGS sequels they are going to do in future lol.
          So far we don’t know what Konami will do with the next MGS. I think the fans (whether they liked or hated TPP) are happy that Kojima isn’t doing another MGS game and so is Kojima himself.

          • Venom_Sina

            Sorry for answering late.

            About that respect part:Yeah it was a little harsh I think,lol.I mean I didn’t like what he did for TPP.You know,the way he presented the game was like V will close the story of the saga and every question will be answered,but it was exactly the opposite,lol.Bad story and the main focus was on gameplay (which imo was repetitive and not that great).So I expected something like PW,but the final product wasn’t that good and it didn’t lived up to the hype it generated.For this reason,I said that Kojima’s work wasn’t that special in TPP and I won’t follow his marketing campaigns again,cause I know it will fail me,lol.But I won’t forget what he did for past MG games.I just wanted to clarify that.Thank you.

          • XOF

            It’s okay. 🙂

            As for Kojima, same questions asked for him. Can he make a game (or series) that is as good or better than MGS games?
            Maybe or maybe not. This is an opportunity for him to do something different.

    • Full Options

      Is Konami going to provide to what’s left of MG team the right lead ?

      A great MGS would make everybody happy, even Hideo.

      But after the lawyer for TGA’s thing, it is going to be hard for me to trust their decisions again. I was a bit like…

      • JoJo

        You’re all better off keeping your expectations very low.

  • Spectralbuttplug

    i know this is old but……………..

  • Eliwood Stormageddon

    I know people are saying it’s good the prices are low, and they are right, however i feel as if some of this SHOULDN’T be DLC. Maybe I’m the only one who feels this way….

    • Tong Ninja

      haha I think people want the Mission 51 DLC (or the rumoured Chapter 3 DLC) 😛

      • Mr.Pony

        Or something else besides recycled stuff from the main game

      • Spectralbuttplug


      • Eliwood Stormageddon

        Totally. Except it shouldn’t be DLC, it should have ALREADY BEEN IN THE GAME.

    • Venom_Sina

      Yeah.They’re recycling single player maps (and it’s not a great thing),but at least they didn’t put a 15$ price on the DLC.
      I think if they’re working on new single player missions,it would be better,but they’re not listening to me,lol.
      And I said the price is good,but the fact is I will never buy DLC,unless they put it in a disc and release it as a complete experience.

      • Mr.Pony

        And it is not just the multiplayer maps, look at FOB events and weapons from grade 7 and up. I’m starting to worry that this is will end up just being the pattern for the rest of what is to come to TPP. If they released a shadow moses map, something built from scratch I would be more inclined in getting it, so far this just seems an easy and cheap way to make content.

        • Venom_Sina

          Yeah,you’re right.Why they don’t recreate some MGO/MGO2 maps?Like you said,they’re just recycling everything.Easy peasy,lol.

          • Eliwood Stormageddon

            that would actually be pretty cool.

        • Eliwood Stormageddon

          Yeah, I know how you feel.

      • Eliwood Stormageddon

        what we need is CO-OP Campaign, like Peace Walker

  • Mr. Sir Shpee

    I just wish we could have Quiet and Ocelot playable in single-player 🙁

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  • Jav

    Is this not going to “separate” the players? I read once the maps in an online game should be for everyone.

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Yep.This is not cod

  • BurntFM

    Hideo has come to.

    Thanks for waiting, maybe tomorrow HIDEO TUBE "top 10 movies in 2015" will be up on YOU TUBE! Guest: Mr.Kenji Yano

    • Victory…

      But… English.. Translation…. I need it.

      • BurntFM

        They are in the CC closed caption button on the youtube video

    • Jav

      He can translate it or pay for that.

  • XIFF-5

    : )

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