Metal Gear Online Update Sees a Classic Map Added

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Frank Jaeger died there. Solid Snake was tortured there, and Otacon peed his pants there. We’re talking about Shadow Moses Island, folks, which just so happens to be the setting for Konami’s new Metal Gear Online map, dubbed Icebound Inferno.

MGO players that are already in possession of the recent Scene expansion pack will now be able to access the new downloadable content, which also includes a new character and a “reward” feature.

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.

There’s no word on if this new content will become available to all MGO players or if it will remain locked down as part of the Scene DLC.

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