The Metal Gear franchise and it's developer Konami have been in an awkward slump these past few years. With numerous rumors of creative differences and a new company direction, series creator Hideo Kojima left Konami in 2015 after a 29 year long tenure. Leaving the remaining developers to attempt a comeback with this year's Metal Gear Survive, which received average reviews from critics and bombardment of ire from franchise fans.
So it's with great surprise that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been significantly updated for the first time in eleven months. Players can now can control of the bikini-clad sniper Quiet, whose extraordinary powers include high jumps, quick dashes, and the ability to turn invincible whole crouched. To match her long distance combat, two new sniper rifles have also been introduced. One fires bullets while the other launches non-lethal tranquilizer darts.
Other new items include the lethal and non-lethal Dark Matter Generators, which create an enveloping dark sphere causing damage enemies. And the defensive Energy Wall, allowing Big Boss to temporarily head directly into gun fire while the shield absorbs incoming bullets.
There's only one catch, these new characters and items are limited to the multiplayer FOB missions, which has also received a new difficulty mode. FOB missions revolve around infiltrating another players hide out to steal resources.
The update is currently live on all versions of The Phantom Pain.