During a recent live Twitch stream, Konami announced that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
's Metal Gear Online
will be adding three new maps, as well as Quiet as a new Unique Character, in March as part of a batch of paid DLC. Like Snake and Ocelot, Quiet will only be available if the Unique Character setting is selected prior to beginning a game, whereby one player from each team is randomly picked to spawn as a unique character.
While being new, the three maps - Rust Palace, Coral Compound, and Azure Mountain - will feel familiar to players as they are based on bases from Metal Gear Solid V
's single player campaign. The DLC will also add "new sets of custom combinable animations” called appeal actions, so players will have the opportunity to bust a move or strike a pose.
Alongside the DLC, an upcoming update will introduce a new ranking system and a selection of 15 new musical tracks, including pieces from Zone of the Enders
. The update will also rebalance certain pieces of equipment, such as adjusting the blast radius from the rocket launcher, and give players the ability to use the combat knife as a secondary weapon.
Both the upcoming DLC and update are due to arrive this coming March. No pricing details have been announced.