Feb 06th 2018

Metal Gear secret ending accidentally unlocked

What was possibly Hideo Kojima's last bit of commentary at Konami has launched prematurely on PC. This has gotten mixed responses from players, and over the weekend Konami made an official statement about it.

In Metal Gear Solid V there is a secret cut scene. It only plays if every player dismantles all of their nukes so there are absolutely no nuclear weapons left. This is especially difficult when nukes give a big defensive boost to a base, and cost quite a lot to build in the first place. So once you've got them, giving them up is harder. 

However, there was a group of players determined to earn the secret cut scene. They thought they could get it if they stole everyone else's nukes and dismantled them. However, the players on PC were met with tough resistance to the point many thought players were using exploits to get nukes easier. Then last Friday the cutscenes is unlocked and plays for all users on PC.

 According to the official Metal Gear Twitter, "The nuclear disarmament event was triggered in the Steam version of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN on Feb 2nd at approximately 12:00 GMT. We are still investigating, but can confirm that the event was triggered while the nuke count hadn’t reached zero."

This was a very tough goal, but that was probably the point. Although, data miners found the footage pretty quickly, and then it accidentally got triggered early like this. Still it isn't as far off as it seems with the total nukes on Xbox One being 331. At least when they were last officially reported. 

Do you think this early unlock makes an attempt at actually unlocking the scene unnecessary, or is it still worthwhile?