Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain July 2018 Patch Detailed and Released

By Dave Bricker, 24 days ago
We have new details for the July 2018 patch for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Cloaked in Silence available in FOB missions

You can play as Quiet to infiltrate FOBs but you can't change her uniform or head options. She's an expert with a sniper rifle, and takes her shots with minimal shaking. Her movement speed is extremely fast and allows for jumping abilities over high step, where a ladder would usually be needed. She can close in with her special dash. Remaining still for a certain amount of time will make her stealthy.

New Online Development Items

Look forward to the addition of new development items designed to aid in your missions. Below, we take a look at just a few of the new items. All of these are Online Development items, meaning their development continues even when you are away from your game system or PC. You can also use earned MB Coins to shorten the development time.

Renov-Ickx bis Sniper Rifle

New Online Development Items

Sniper rifle that fires rounds that penetrate obstacles. Boasts extremely long effective range and exceedingly high stopping power and penetration. * Only usable in FOB Missions

Renov-Ickx bis Sniper Rifle (Non-Lethal)

New Online Development Items

Sniper rifle that fires rounds that penetrate obstacles. Boasts extremely long effective range and exceedingly high stopping power and penetration. * Only usable in FOB Missions

Dark Matter Generator

New Online Development Items

Emits a massive ball of dark matter that blocks light. Ball inflicts damage on any enemy that comes into contact with it. * Only usable in FOB Missions

Stun Dark Matter Generator

New Online Development Items

Emits a massive ball of stun dark matter that blocks light and has a stun effect. Ball knocks out any enemy that comes into contact with it. * Only usable in FOB Missions

Energy Wall

New Online Development Items

Generates a protective shield that temporarily nullifies shots, stun effects, sleep, and markings. Shield will dissipate if it takes a certain amount of damage. * Only usable in FOB Missions

New Event FOB Difficulty Level

Earn more event points from the new Hard FOB Event. There is no risk of retaliation in Event FOBs (no defending player will invade your base later as revenge), allowing you to steal resources and abduct staff.

There are some other minor patch details that fix some issues. The July patch is now be live.

We've got the full list of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.

This game was featured in our The Best Xbox Action-Adventure Games Available in 2018 article. Why not check it out to see what else made the cut?
Dave Bricker
Written by Dave Bricker
Outside of gaming, I work and live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I work as an air traffic controller for the US government. I have three graduate degrees (two masters and a PhD) and a boatload of tattoos (sleeves on both arms in progress). I have two daughters who also have my love of video games. My wife is a Pokemon Go player.