The Metal Gear Online Beta, which started last week, has received an update. The update adds a new map, Midtown Maelstrom, and gameplay mode, Sneaking Mission, to the beta. The Midtown Maelstrom map is set in the Middle-Eastern town that also serves as Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots’ setting. Midtown Maelstrom promises to be a paradise for the more tactically-oriented players, offering a lot of narrow alleys and passages.
In the new gameplay mode, Sneaking Mission, one player plays as Snake, while everybody else gets divided into Red and Blue teams, with each of the three groups having their own paths to victory. For Snake to win, he must get a set number of dog tags from other players. For the teams, whichever side takes Snake out first wins. If nobody manages to kill Snake, the side with the most number of kills once time runs out wins.
Konami also announced that starting with this update, rankings will be updated after each maintenance session. The update also includes fixes to the following Community Support Page problems:
- In-game mail couldn’t be read.
- Clan Emblems couldn’t be displayed.
- Posts by KP and GM accounts were very difficult to read.