Metal Gear Survive launched earlier this month on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It didn’t get the best review scores, and to make matters more difficult, the game suffered from some server issues. Developer Konami has now apologised for those problems and announced that it will give away free in-game currency to try to make up for the issues. Not only that, but a new patch has been rolled out to address balance issues and more.
“We know there’s been some bumps during launch and we’re working hard to sort out the final issues,” Konami wrote on Twitter. To make up for the problems, Konami is giving away 100 SV coins and 1 Premium boost pass to everyone who created an avatar in the game before February 27. If you did, you only need to log in to redeem your bonuses.
Secondly, following the scheduled server maintenance, we’ve fixed several issues and made some balancing changes. Please note any equipped ammo was moved to the storehouse. Check out the patch notes for more details. (2/3) pic.twitter.com/pNCvIGXqIL
— METAL GEAR OFFICIAL (@metalgear_en) February 27, 2018
As for the new patch, Metal Gear Survive has been updated to tweak the balance for the Clear Rank requirement on hard-level co-op missions. Additionally, and proving that patch notes are The Best™, this patch “fixe[s] a recipe for custom undergarments.” You can see the full patch notes in the tweet embedded above.
Finally, Konami mentioned in a follow-up tweet that the issue related to Support Defender characters mysteriously vanishing has now been fixed. “Thank you for your understanding, patience, and support,” the studio wrote.
GameSpot’s Metal Gear Survive review scored the game a 5/10.
“For the most part, Metal Gear Survive feels oppressive, demanding, and obtuse, and needlessly so,” reviewer Tamoor Hussain said. “It’s a shame because there’s actually a good survival game in there, but the pressures it places on you make uncovering and enjoying that unappealing. Over time the ability to manage thirst and hunger becomes slightly more manageable, especially if you play the multiplayer, but the lead up to that is debilitating. There’s some satisfaction to be had if you persevere and savor the small victories, but you’ll quickly find yourself thinking about if your time would be better spent playing something else.”