Metal Gear Survive Campaign Trailer Released, Open Beta Announced

  • Playstation 4
  • Windows
  • Xbox One
  • Open World
  • Stealth
  • Survival
Metal Gear Survive will have an open beta from Jan. 18 to 21 on Xbox One and PS4
Metal Gear Survive will have an open beta from Jan. 18 to 21 on Xbox One and PS4 Konami

Metal Gear Survive will host an open beta on PS4 and Xbox One in mid-January 2018. Along with this announcement, Konami released a trailer detailing the single-player campaign that can be watched above.

Metal Gear Survive’s story is not directly tied to Metal Gear Solid V, but features many familiar locations and ideas. Survive starts with Mother Base falling under attack from XOF, like at the end of Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes. Playing as a soldier at the base, players get sucked into a wormhole that opens up during the attack. After six months, players return to the area, with a new base of operations starting to be built by MSF.

Players will have to hunt for food and resources around the base to survive. Players can use these resources to craft items, like new weapons. The stronger blueprints for weapons and better gear are locked away, and the trailer says players will have to play online to earn them. Players can also craft upgrades to the base, like the ability to grow crops or strengthen defenses, and find stranded people to bring back to the base.

Ammo is a scarce resource, so Metal Gear Survive features a large number of melee weapons alongside firearms. Players will use these weapons to complete main and side missions, but some might require an oxygen tank. A poisonous mist surrounds the base camp, requiring players to constantly monitor oxygen levels when away from camp.

Metal Gear Survive also features the ability to play the single-player campaign in co-op with friends. In fact, some strong enemies and hordes of zombie-like “wanderers” can only be tackled with up to three other friends. Co-op and single-player campaigns are intertwined, so upgrades unlocked in one will carry over to the other.

The trailer doesn’t specify the content included in the open beta, but a smart guess would be the first few single-player missions along with the ability to play with friends in co-op. There may be some competitive online modes available to play as well, but it’s smart to wait for clarification from Konami before getting too excited. Expect to see an update in early January further detailing what people can play during the beta.

So what do you think? Are you excited to play Metal Gear Survive? Will you try out the open beta in January? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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