Konami announces Cloaked in Silence, the upcoming DLC for METAL GEAR ONLINE
the online component of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. The pack will come
next month, adding Quiet, the previously
new character, along with other new content. This will come alongside
additional paid content as well as a free content patch that adds a new
competitive map called SABOTAGE. Here's word:
Entertainment, Inc. has announced a new DLC campaign for METAL GEAR ONLINE, the
dedicated, squad-based multiplayer component of the best-selling METAL GEAR
SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. Entitled ‘Cloaked in Silence’, the new content will
be released in March 2016 and adds new maps, a new character and additional
content to the multi-player experience.
‘Cloaked in Silence’ is an ongoing part of KONAMI’s commitment to continually
enhancing the METAL GEAR ONLINE element. The downloadable content adds three new
maps to the multi-player game:
- Coral Complex: A dedicated Motherbase
environment, allowing players to access tall towers, use storage containers
and other internal areas as cover for tactical advantage. Coral Complex
mixes open areas and a myriad of hiding opportunities.
- Rust Palace: Set within Afghanistan, the
Rust Palace is a large multi-level building. The skeletal nature of the
decrepit ruin means that cover is scarce, and the internal areas are rich in
dusty rooms and high-up sniping positions.
- Azure Mountain: An outdoor plain under
Africa’s baking sky. A small cluster of buildings offers scant cover, with
only derelict walls and occasional scrubland surrounding the massive rock
known locally as the Cradle of Spirits.
METAL GEAR ONLINE’s ‘Cloaked in Silence’ DLC also sees the debut of Quiet as
a playable character. A buddy character familiar from METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE
PHANTOM PAIN, Quiet is a legendary sniper who can take out distant targets with
excellent accuracy. Quiet’s movement speed is extremely fast and allows for
unique jumping abilities over high steps where a player would usually need a
ladder. She can also temporarily cloak her visibility while sprinting to
activate a boost in movement speed.
Additional DLC includes APPEAL ACTION features, which trigger a unique character
pose known as APPEAL ACTION. Players can preset up to five different slots per
character with additional APPEAL ACTION packs available for purchase in-store.
Released in tandem with the DLC, a free update to METAL GEAR ONLINE includes a
brand new competitive mission, SABOTAGE. Attackers must destroy or fulton the
enemy Missile before the round expires. To access the Missile, attackers must
first hack into the Terminals to deactivate the Electromagnetic (EM) Barrier
that is protecting it. Once the Terminals are hacked and the EM Barrier is
deactivated, defenders can choose to reactivate the EM Barrier or protect the