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.
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.
WU S.PISTOL CB[★8]
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.