Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots FAQ

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Following this week’s announcements regarding Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots on the PLAYSTATION 3, a lot of questions popped up in the comments area of the PlayStation.Blog. We put together this FAQ to address your concerns:

Q: When is the game shipping to retail?
A: The game is scheduled to arrive at retail stores in North America on June 12, 2008.

Q: What’s in the Metal Gear Online Starter Pack?
A: The Metal Gear Online Starter Pack, included with Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, is a squad-based, online multiplayer tactical shooter that supports up to 16 players and takes place in the Metal Gear Solid universe.

Q: When is the Metal Gear Online multiplayer beta test?
A: The Metal Gear Online multiplayer beta test is scheduled to begin on April 21, 2008.

Q: How long will the Metal Gear Online beta test run?
A: The Metal Gear Online multiplayer beta test will run for approximately 2 weeks

Q: Where can I get the pre-sell?
A: The pre-sell program will be available nationwide at all major retailers.

Q: Is there a time frame for the pre-order to gain access to the beta? When does the pre-order period begin?
A: The pre-order will begin April 2008. Check with your local retailer on availability.

Q: Is there any special process that consumers must go through to verify their participation in the beta?
A: When the pre-order program begins in April 2008, consumers who pre-order Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will receive the Metal Gear Saga 2.0 DVD, containing a Prologue that recaps the Metal Gear franchise, a 20th Anniversary retrospective, character bios for Big Boss, Liquid Snake, Solidus Snake, and Solid Snake, plus a collection of international trailers of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. This pre-order package also contains an insert with a download code and special instructions for accessing the Metal Gear Online beta test when it goes live in late April.

Q: How many people will be allowed to participate in the Metal Gear Online beta test?
A: The special Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots pre-order package (which includes the insert with the Metal Gear Online download code) will only be available while supplies last.

Q: How do consumers who have already pre-ordered participate in the beta?
A: Consumers will need to contact their local retailer for more information.

Q: Will consumers who don’t pre-order have any chance to join the beta?
A: If additional promotional partners are secured, there is a possibility of making beta access available, but nothing is confirmed at this time.

Comments are closed.


  • You forgot the most important question. Why can’t we get the MGS PS3 here in Europe. I am sure a lot of people here would love to buy a 80GB, PS2 compatible MGS branded box here in Europe.

  • Any plans on doing this for Europe and Australia/New Zeeland?

  • *That should be Zealand :)

  • thanks for that, very helpful,one more Q’s
    Is the beta in europe to?plz god be in europe.

  • Thanks for the break down in how it will play out. Can’t wait i got my copy pre-ordered already! Does it need to be paid in full? Just curious because pre-sell sounds like you’d have to have paid 60$ plus tax. Thanks for the feedback.

  • awesome. I didn’t really want to preorder just yet just in case so when april rolls by i’ll go pay in full for the game then!

    Will the US get different edition to the game? [E.G. Normal, Collectors, Limited, Special]

  • I really hope my Gamestop will honor my pre-order as qualified for the Beta. I pre-ordered MGS4 as soon as it became available on their system.

  • I can’t wait! Will the pre-order package also be available in Canada?

  • Number One Reason for buying a PS3.

    I cant wait, its getting soooo close.

    This makes up for the lame PSN update this week.

  • And what about the rest of the world??

  • Quick question, how long will the beta last? There’s almost 2 months between the start and the on sale date? Let us know if you can. Thanks!

  • WOW! This is great!

    This game is going to bring our PS3 community closer than it has been yet! This and Home will cement the PS3 as a bonafide must have system.

    Hopefully this game sells a million on day one!


    Any customizable skins or goofy costumes available for MGS4online?

    I know it would make us get killed easier, but it’s always fun to be something wacky every know and then!

    I say a Psycho Mantis skin for multiplayer!


  • Crap. Gotta cancel my current pre-order so I can snag it all.

  • Very good news! i hope i can put my hand on one of those beta test :) its working in Canada too right?

  • I think it’s a safe bet that any Gamestop pre-orders put in prior to the promotion can qualify. Otherwise, you could simply get your money back and pre-order again. I highly doubt Gamestop would want to go through the trouble.

    You would most likely just go in April to pick up the DVD for your existing order. They have done that in the past for other titles.

  • Metal Gear Saga 2.0 DVD sounds awesome!

  • thanks for the info about the pre-orders.

  • LOL @ the first 4 comments being all from people outside the US… I very much doubt we’ll get the beta… then again, it’s looking unlikely we’ll ever get Pain or Rock Band at this rate :)

  • The essential Pack and this will be MINE.
    So all of you keep your mits off

  • Quality games and QUALITY PSN content, that is what we need, at the moment lacking in both….

  • We… Europe/Portugal can test the game too?

  • I’m pumped for this game. It’s going to kick ass.

  • I can’t wait. I get chills thinking about this game. :)

  • Hey Europeans, this is the UNITED STATES Playstation Blog. Stop asking EU related questions, kapeesh?

  • I wish there was MGS4 on Send the web guys some trailers or screens so we can all cheggit out!

  • Sweet, Can’t wait to drop my pre-order down :D

  • Thanks for the info! I had mine pre-ordered at EB Games, hopefully they are part of the “pre-sell program”.

  • Great I just marke my $5 bill that says Beta money! teehee

  • Pre-ordering in April!

  • lol I feel kind of scared now, I want to be one of the ones to get that disk with the code on it (plus me AND my brother are going to pre-order it, so there has to be two). I hope no one around my area knows about it because on april first I will be in that store pre-ordering my pass to metal gear online ^_^.

  • What about Canada? Or people who have already preordered?

  • THANK YOU, so much Micheal Shelling, we fans finally know the time frame and the quantity (We now know that everyone doesn’t get in as the first announcement let on). Please come back to the Blog again with news you may have, this is great stuff :)

  • If I order through Amazon will I still be able to participate in the MGSO beta?

  • @31

    Canada is part of North America and ppl who already preordered needs to contact their retailers for details.

  • @ 31

    Canada is apart of NA so yes, you’ll can pre order and get beta

    As far as if you pre-order, I think its up to the decrepancy of the company you pre-order with if they will honor you and give you the package. You may want to check up on that, you may have to cancel and then come back in April and pre-order, as I doubt most will be willing to honor pre-orders before April.

  • @ Micheal Shelling, if you are still here, just one question. Though it maybe obvious just for the sake of not being surprised come pre-order time do we have to put down a certain amount, or will just the pre-order be enough?

  • @ Michael Shelling

    Questions for you:
    *How much will the pre-order cost?
    *Will the BETA have any final changes to MGO?
    *If so, how will we send bugs and glitches info to Konami?

  • Man, I hope I don’t lose out on the beta, seeing as I’ve already preordered my copy. Hopefully I didn’t preorder this TOO early!

  • “Canada is apart of NA so yes, you’ll can pre order and get beta”

    The reason I wanted confirmation of this is that according to my local EB games, it is “United States” only. Note how the FAQ says “A: The pre-sell program will be available nationwide at all major retailers.”. NATION.

  • Europe?!

    K, thx.

  • Thank you for clearing some things up. I look forward to June and I’ll be preordering probably mid-March.

  • will pre order mine in april.

  • now this is a good post

  • I wonder if I can pre-order the pre-order Beta kit… XD

  • Still no replies..?

  • PlayStation has become about one game. :(

  • Absolutely the most informative post I have ever seen on PSBlog! This answered all of my questions about the beta.

  • What about Europe betatest, still no infos on that? :(

  • So if you pre-order you have a chance at the beta. Alos, if you pre-order you get added content like the MGS sga 2.0 right? Will, that extra content be available without pre-order.. at least for a limited time?

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