Metal Gear Online launches today

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Have you been enjoying the campaign in Konami’s excellent Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain? Have you been hankering after something a little more social though? Today, Konami launches Metal Gear Online, to allow you to do just that.

Metal Gear Online is the dedicated, squad-based multiplayer component of The Phantom Pain and after a short update, should be available to Xbox One and Xbox 360 players from today.

This new option is visible from the main game’s menu, allowing users to experience multiplayer action from within the game’s stunning open world locations. Initially included in the PS3’s MGS IV: Guns of the Patriots, this has been redesigned with the familiar aesthetic styling of the acclaimed series.

The online element will feature Tactical Team Operations and a class system that more uniquely defines the strengths and abilities of player characters on the battlefield.

As if that wasn’t good news enough, all Collector’s Edition additional content can now be redeemed. This means you could now get your itchy trigger-fingers on the gold WU S Pistol and AM MRS-4, an XP Boost and a Metal Gear Rex helmet.

Day One Edition owners can also grab their redeemable XP Boost.

Win-win.

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