More than a month after Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launched on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, its dedicated squad-based multiplayer component ‘Metal Gear Online’ has now gone live. All console MGO servers are now up and running, and can be activated via a downloadable patch. The online component is accessible from the main game’s menu, allowing you to experience multiplayer action within the main game’s open world locations.
Following its inclusion and subsequent server closure with Metal Gear Solid IV: Guns of the Patriots (PS3), the mode has been fully redesigned. The online element introduces Tactical Team Operations and features a ‘class system’ that better defines the strengths and abilities of player characters on the battlefield.
Metal Gear Solid Online is available at no charge with the purchase of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, however depending on your console you may be required to be subscribed to either the PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold services. MGO is also headed to the PC, but this won’t be going live until January 2016 at least.