Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is getting ready for a new December update.YouTube

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the FPS video game from Konami gets its first details for the upcoming December update.

We now know that the December update will consist of several improvements and additions to this popular game from Konami, thanks to Crazygamers (DualShockers), a Japanese gaming blog.

One of the things that could be the update's highlights is the addition of Raiden character, host migration in Metal Gear Online, option for selection of more match conditions and more.

New improvements will be rolled out to Forward Operating Bases, new gun camera emplacement, Raiden suit, Wormhole weapon, challenges on the base including a Skulls encounter.

The players should note that the below features are only a part of the full update, whose patch notes have not yet been revealed.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was released on 1 September for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

A Reddit user, hecheff has provided us with a translated version of the features that will be seen in the December update of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain:

Free placements of Gun Cameras and land mines in FOB, Raiden and SKULLS debut, MGO host migration and more!

On yesterday's "PHANTOM PAIN MGO & FOB Update Special!" broadcast on Famitsu's Nico Nico channel, part of the December update for METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN has been revealed. Here we will introduce the announced changes.

Free placements of Gun Cameras (Surveillance Cameras) & Land Mines

Featuring a special mode for placements of cameras and land mines, which seems to be included in addition to standard placements up to the player's choice. You can also check the placements for a set period of time.

Debut of Player Character Raiden

Can use wormholes for warping, and appears to be using special weapons. It is unclear what conditions need to be met to use him.

Security Team (?) SKULLS Debut

SKULLS units have appeared on the FOB Platforms. Conditions for doing this are yet unclear.

Other FOB-related updates include: "Challenge Tasks" are added with rewards for completing them, friend connectivity enhanced to allow friend supporters including infiltration.

Host Migration

According to designers' notes revealed yesterday, host migration has become possible. In the event that the host leaves an ongoing game, one player in the room will be selected to become the next host and the match will reset. All players with exception of the host will gain EXP from the match.

Select Match Condition Expansions

Walker Gears ON/OFF, Weather, Room Names are conditions that can be used for filtering rooms in search.

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