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Is Metal Gear Survive’s matchmaking broken?

If like us, you’ve become rather addicted to the wave-based defense building multiplayer mode of Salvage, then you may also be as frustrated as us too. It’s pretty clear that there is something wrong with Metal Gear Survive’s matchmaking.

Unless you have a ready-made team of four, then you are at the mercy of sitting in a lobby for up to 5 minutes as the game attempts to pair you with other players. In the beginning this wasn’t too much hassle, because despite the waiting time, we always got a game. Not any more.

After wading through easy and normal mode, Greg and myself needed a new challenge and hard mode not only gives us that challenge, but also rewards with the best loot – trouble is, we can’t beat the levels with just the two of us. The cost in materials and the juggling of enemies eventually overwhelms us, but with matchmaking taking so long and usually coming up blank with pairing us with other players, what is left to do? Surely the community hasn’t given up on the game already?

Thankfully, we have found the solution – Xbox’s Looking for Group feature. Accessed quickly through the blade, I was able to post a message to the board and specify who we were looking for, what we planned to do and a start time, within minutes I had two messages replying to my advert. I read their comments – which were perfect – and easily invited them into our party and the game. Problem solved. Thanks Xbox!

Metal Gear Survive shows off its single player offering

The new trailer, which has been exclusively revealed via IGN, clocks in at nearly 6 mins and shows off an altogether different Metal Gear world – one filled with the undead – I must admit, it’s a little odd and feels like a strange move, stepping into a the very worn world of zombies and survival – there are certainly elements of Dead Rising and Fortnite in the below trailer.

If the comments, likes/dislikes are anything to go by, the latest reveal hasn’t gone down too well either, with 8,000 giving it the thumbs down while only 3,000 have given it the thumbs up.

Metal Gear Survive given release date of February 22nd 2018

Metal Gear Survive has been given a release date of February 22nd 2018 in the UK, and two days earlier in the USA. It will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Konami listed a handful of incentives that will be offered to those who pre-order the game on PS4 or Xbox One. These include four gold-plated weapons, two emote gestures (“happy” and “thumbs up”), four metallic survival scarves, kabuki-style face paint, a Mother Base nameplate and an accessory called “Boxman” — a throwback to Metal Gear Solid’s “The Orange” cardboard box.

 

Metal Gear Survive announced

Earlier today at Gamescom, Konami announced a surprise new addition to the Metal Gear franchise, Metal Gear Survive, revealed exclusively by IGN.

Metal Gear Survive will be a four-player stealth co-op game set within the Metal Gear universe, and is due for release on Xbox One in 2017.

Metal Gear Survive is set directly after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Mother Base has been destroyed and strange portals open up in the sky dragging the survivors to an alternate universe where they’re forced to battle a force of crystalline zombies.

Metal Gear Survive will offer a fresh take on the series’ famed stealth elements,

said Konami European president, Tomotada Tashiro in a press release,

but within a unique co-op setting that is designed for a truly engrossing multiplayer experience.

Metal Gear Survive will be the first full Metal Gear game made after the departure of series creator Hideo Kojima, so it’ll be interesting to see how the series develops from here. The focus on a four-player co-op experience is certainly a new avenue for the series, but whether fans are willing to except these big changes is yet to be seen. We’ll find out next year.