New Metal Gear Online Update Available Now
Posted June 17, 2009 by Jereme Puik
Kicking off the anniversary week of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Konami has officially released a new Metal Gear Online downloadable map, character and new mode. The new update allows for players to play as Old Snake.
Best suited for medium-to long-range combat, the new map - Icebound Inferno - will be recognized by fans of the franchise as the famed "Shadow Moses" map from the first METAL GEAR SOLID game. The map features an Arctic Island that consists of a large snowfield with buildings of varying heights.
In addition, the download allows players to use Old Snake as a unique character and the Octo-cam suit as a weapon. In a twist, Old Snake will not become completely invisible when using the suit, but will automatically blend with the environment. The latest download will also include an Auto Matching Reward mode in which the winner of the match wins more reward points than normal. When playing an individual match in this mode, only the winner receives the reward points while in a team match, the team member ranked first will win the reward points.