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May 05

Metal Gear Online – Race Mission and “Patriot” Details Unveiled

Brandon Laurino's Avatar Posted by on May 05, 2009 // Executive Producer, Dust 514

Hello all! The SCENE Expansion pack was recently released for Metal Gear Online, which came with a ton of exciting new features, maps, and of course two new playable characters, Vamp and Raiden. But there’s even more content coming soon! Starting on May 12th 2009, all players, not just those who have purchased SCENE, will be able to play an entirely new game mode, Race Mission! This mode pits two teams against each other, with the Blue Team searching for and protecting the KEROTAN target, and the Red Team searching for and protecting the GA-KO target. Each time a team passes a check point with its target in hand, a new checkpoint will be generated. If a team drops its target and the target is not retrieved within a set period of time, the target’s position will be reset and the checkpoint will change.

Metal Gear Online – Race Mission 1 Metal Gear Online – Race Mission 2

Metal Gear Online – Race Mission 3

There will also be an exciting new “Patriot” feature available to all players, starting on May 26th. This feature will select a few lucky players every week starting from the 26th, and give them exclusive access to a 5.56mm Hand Rifle with infinite ammunition and no reload. Players will have access to these unique “Patriot” features until the next ranking update. You’d better watch out when a “Patriot” joins your game!

Metal Gear Online - Patriot of the Week! Metal Gear Online – Patriot

These new features are open to all players, but there’s even more content available in the three MGO Expansion Packs: SCENE, MEME, and GENE. All three are available via Metal Gear Online’s in-game shop and Konami’s shop. Along with all regular methods of payment, you are now able to use the PlayStation Network Wallet payment system.

Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks, as the one-year anniversary of the launch of Metal Gear Solid 4 approaches, we’ll be revealing even more awesome stuff to celebrate!

//Add Your Own



+ GAFRadioHeadAche on May 5th, 2009 at 10:52 pm said:

Poster number 89 has a good idea. I would love to boot MGO directly from the xmb rather than having to go through MGS4.


+ Mobius_124 on May 5th, 2009 at 10:53 pm said:

“Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks, as the one-year anniversary of the launch of Metal Gear Solid 4 approaches, we’ll be revealing even more awesome stuff to celebrate!”

I hope its the Trophy update and PSN support instead of that stupid Konami ID BullS**t.


+ BigPoppaB on May 5th, 2009 at 10:59 pm said:

just as i said. of the 100 posts… basically 95% of them are asking for trophies.

Address this issue Konami.

Either say they are coming or that they will never come. Stop ignoring the number 1 issue and address it. Please. It is interfering with your marketing of any new MGO product


+ Thrasher20 on May 5th, 2009 at 11:19 pm said:

Looks bad ass.

Trophies please :)


+ Nagash_MalKaVian on May 5th, 2009 at 11:22 pm said:

we need trophies, I already finished the game 6 times. Need more reasons to keep playing and trying new things.


+ Ti_dus on May 5th, 2009 at 11:54 pm said:

Trophy support please :)


+ phinnv8 on May 6th, 2009 at 12:04 am said:

I wouldn’t buy a single bit of DLC for this game unless they add TROPHY support


+ phinnv8 on May 6th, 2009 at 12:05 am said:

Oh yea, add TROPHIES too Castlevania: SOTN too Konami


+ EnterpriseE on May 6th, 2009 at 12:12 am said:

@89 Yeah me too. I really wish we could load up MGO straight from the XMB instead of loading the entire game first then MGO. They did it for the beta and I am pretty sure they can do it now.


+ Spathis on May 6th, 2009 at 12:44 am said:

@83 I guess i am a liar. At the time i posted there was 249 people on instead of 300. That includes matchmaking, training areas and lobbys. I am talking UK server here.

Clap Clap.

Seriously Konami MGO is dying. PSN intergration or no DLC buy.


+ djchayan on May 6th, 2009 at 12:47 am said:

Trophies…we need them enough said…


+ afrosheen on May 6th, 2009 at 12:50 am said:

I was going to comment with something useful but since Konami doesn’t have a single person watching these blog posts, I changed my mind.


+ mlataupe on May 6th, 2009 at 12:58 am said:

Yeah… trophies for MGS4 is a must!

Tha community has been waiting for it eversince trophies were announced.

It’s up to you konami but this could actually be a big push for the Platinum/Greatest Hits versions still in retail.


+ usjvc on May 6th, 2009 at 1:31 am said:

Who cares? Don’t you realize all we are asking for is trophy support?


+ CinderShadow on May 6th, 2009 at 1:49 am said:

Konami ID = Utterly Arrogant Fail. Sorry, but I don’t know why you wanted to introduce such a level of segregation from the established norm, of requiring people have a PSN ID.
This must be limiting the amount of people who’ll play your introverted game.

It’s just the wrong side of flaming awkward. You even look at the sign up process (not regarding the horrific situation of that at launch), and you have to create a separate username and password, that will be unlike any other you regularly use, because the stupid system won’t accept anything but the most intricate, and obscure details for you to use for login…For one game! Really?!?

For one game, I’m asked to remember these stupid codes, because of your arrogance, Konami? Hell no, will I play that game – At the end of the day, Why Should I? I feel insulted that you demand these extra measures. I’ve no interest in your game, until such time as you sensibly, integrate it into the regular Playstation community.


+ Meryl_Gear on May 6th, 2009 at 2:00 am said:


send your mail direct to kojima productions


+ Mattimeoo on May 6th, 2009 at 3:08 am said:

Yeah, gotta agree with the other 96% of the posts, get some trophy support going on!

If trophies were supported, I guarantee this game would pick back up considerably.


+ BigRon3400 on May 6th, 2009 at 3:16 am said:

Add trophies!


+ Carl-G on May 6th, 2009 at 3:53 am said:

Maybe at E3 09′ they will give us Trophies for MGS4? :)
I would like a MGS4:Subsistence? That would be coooooool to :P


+ zombie9 on May 6th, 2009 at 4:00 am said:

MGS4 online is still one of the Best and I still enjoy it. Trophy suport is not that big of a deal to me. I would like to have the feature for in game music on the ipod would even be cool. But any way I hope on there one year anniversary they give detail on MGS5. ONLY ON PS3!!!!


+ astrocrack on May 6th, 2009 at 4:35 am said:

Trophies ftw


+ Keebzerz on May 6th, 2009 at 5:12 am said:

Sony is listening to the people about as much as the morons in Washington. The way they continue to ignore us for trophy support and PSN ID’s for this (and trophies for VALKYRIA CHRONICLES) is shockingly stupid. They seriously have no one but their own dumb @$$es to blame for being in 3rd place this gen.


+ RRstrong on May 6th, 2009 at 5:32 am said:

I believe that the trophie support noise is loud and clear, but I realized something…the trophie support was already established in the game (single player mode of course). Getting the trophie support that you can view outside the game would be nice, but as you guys can see, thats not on their priority list concerning all the DLC they managed to dish out. ITS STILL A DAM MASTER PIECE.


+ RRstrong on May 6th, 2009 at 5:35 am said:

Oh yeah, finally the payment system is upgraded. I found that other nonsence too confusing (although I forgot what the old way was all about).


+ TheInfectedBy590 on May 6th, 2009 at 5:38 am said:

Didn’t Konami state they were working on a trophy patch? Are there any updates on it?


+ AlphaBravoCandy on May 6th, 2009 at 5:51 am said:

bought this PAL day-1, cleared it, sold it, re-bought as a Limited Edition NTSC with the Blu-Ray disc, watched that, but can’t bring myself to play the game again without trophy support.

I may NEVER put the game into the machine again without trophy support.


+ AlphaBravoCandy on May 6th, 2009 at 5:53 am said:

Bluody Hell, everyone is asking for trophies! why not just do it?? are Konami trying to breed resentment?


+ Andrefpvs on May 6th, 2009 at 5:53 am said:


You’re talking about 3rd party games, I don’t think that’s Sony’s fault.


+ Andrefpvs on May 6th, 2009 at 5:55 am said:

But yes, Trophies for MGS4 and Valkyria Chronicles would leave me with a grin on my face for about a week. Other than those 2 games I only wanted Trophy support for Eternal Sonata, and my PS3 gaming would be perfect.

I hope I’m not sounding too shallow, it’s such a great feature.


+ drdre74 on May 6th, 2009 at 5:56 am said:

stop asking for trophies please! Its been almost a year and if they havent done it yet they are going to do it. So get over it already. Yeah I suck bad enough at this game to have to worry about a Patriot who is pretty much unstoppable with no reloads well unless I’m the Patriot then thats something else. Then again I’ve never been able to go past level 3 online so yeah i suck and i put alot of time into the game.


+ AEREC on May 6th, 2009 at 6:12 am said:

If they implemented trophies and integrated MGo with the PSN and got rid of the konami ID system then I would definatly get back into MGO…as of now though it’s just way too much hassle to play it.

Also the single player needs trophies badly.


+ MGSTigerFox on May 6th, 2009 at 6:49 am said:

Metal Gear Solid 4 is a PlayStation 3 Exclusive, which has been in the works for a long, long time, and at almost a year after its release, there is still no trophy support for the game.

I haven’t played Metal Gear Solid 4, or Metal Gear Online, since last fall. If trophies were made available for the game, I would be playing it non-stop. The only other update that would be of an excellent benefit would be the creation of an icon for the XMB to immediately access the Metal Gear Online program off of the MGS4 Blu Ray disc. A hotlink, so to speak.

Please Konami, we can deal with having to have a Konami ID and play off of the PlayStation Network, but please, at least provide us some challenging trophies! Thanks!


+ joseph2411 on May 6th, 2009 at 6:55 am said:

Trophies to celebrate MGS4 anniversary launch please!!!!


+ AEREC on May 6th, 2009 at 6:57 am said:

So…patriot = cheater? Why not give them an aim bot and wall hack as well?


+ NarcMonkey on May 6th, 2009 at 7:07 am said:

Oh Boy, not liking the patriot thing… hope this gun isn’t available in survival. You may as well say, “If a patriot enters your game, its time to abort…” Because that’s what the cowards who are afraid to lose their levels are going to do.


+ GibbShift on May 6th, 2009 at 7:07 am said:


I don’t sign autographs, so stop humping my leg.

The whole thing about this issue is that once trophy support comes, these crybabies will automatically find something else to BAWWWW over.

I’d bet $100 that lag would be the next issue if trophy support gets patched in.

Truth of the matter is that Konami can’t satisfy this immature crowd begging for trophies. They’re only here to complain, hence the reason why you see no replies in this thread.


+ gus_xl on May 6th, 2009 at 7:22 am said:

I play MGO all the time, and frankly, I don’t care if it ever gets trophies.

Although, the gun that doesn’t need reloading worries me a little. It won’t stop me from playing though.


+ Incubuster on May 6th, 2009 at 7:26 am said:

More Metal Gear, please!


+ Sneeches on May 6th, 2009 at 7:26 am said:

@16 = Couldn’t agree more dude. And to all the dev’s if your reading this.. every second or third post is asking for trophies… C’mon already…you can build new modes but can’t take 15 min to code in trophies? WTF!!!!


+ Utmost-Nutszo on May 6th, 2009 at 7:41 am said:

I’m adding my voice for trophy support.


+ adriano999 on May 6th, 2009 at 8:06 am said:

we want trophies!


+ MeltTech on May 6th, 2009 at 8:14 am said:

As amazed as I was with MGS4, this being my first MGS game. I would love to pick it up again to play, but have no reason what so ever. Since the game has no replay appeal without trophies.

Come on Konami, we all praise the game. Reward us with trophies.


+ acerazer1 on May 6th, 2009 at 8:27 am said:

Trophies trophies trophies trophies trophies. Trophies, trophies.

There, I’ve pretty summed up what all the comments have had to say up to this point. Glad you’re all caught up now.


+ Keebzerz on May 6th, 2009 at 8:33 am said:

They deleted my comment! Only in Washington will you see those in power ignoring the people more than Sony and Konami are ignoring the cries of MGS fans here. Sony, you have no one but yourselves to blame for being in 3rd place this gen.


+ Squall2600 on May 6th, 2009 at 8:45 am said:

Please Please
Add dancing monkeys
they make everything better


+ Chase167 on May 6th, 2009 at 9:36 am said:

where are the Trophy at


+ lenigod on May 6th, 2009 at 9:54 am said:

when are they going to put the expansions on playstation network. I have said over and over again, i would buy them if i could on the playstation network. it’s probably the dumbest thing konami has done with metal gear since porting the first one to the nes.


+ angelcoma on May 6th, 2009 at 10:21 am said:

I wish Metal Gear Online worked, everytime I install and update it (and then 50 hours later lol) when i go to launch it, it just crashes my PS3.

:/ I really wanted to try it.


+ BigPoppaB on May 6th, 2009 at 10:31 am said:

They are clearly still working on this game.

They clearly know the #1 thing fans want is trophy support.

Why the EFF don’t they at least address this issue. It is an insult to the team that works on all the MGO DLC as their work is basically ignored by fans, and with good reason.

Come on Kojima productions.


+ FEARthe1 on May 6th, 2009 at 10:43 am said:

trophys would kill the game NO TROPHYS PLZ

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