Test out weaponry, explore for resources, co-op strategies and more
From 18-22 January, you’ll be able to get your first taste of Metal Gear Survive as beta kicks off. You and up to three friends will be able to step (sorry, transport) into the world of Dite. Your objective? Work together to defend a Wormhole Digger from waves of enemies. Oh, and you’ll need to keep each other alive too! Do that and do it well, you’ll be rewarded with the best loot.
It’s a blast, especially if you’re playing with friends, and we’re super excited for you to get a taste of the online co-op, but also want to make sure you’re fully prepared. This survival thing isn’t easy, you know. Plus, if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail. So without further ado, here’s a list of some handy tips that will help you do exactly that:
1. Spend time in the Staging Area
Like a lobby menu come alive, the Staging Area is where you and your friends come together before transporting into your mission, but don’t go jumping straight in. That would be foolish. Have a look around and you’ll see it has so much to offer. There’s a training area, a space to craft items and you can even test out weapons/gadgets without having to worry about loss of ammo. Most importantly, you can plan your mission and have some fun with you friends in the process…
2. Resources, resources and… more resources!
You’re not going to be able to create any items if you haven’t got the necessary resources. It will also make it tough to defend the Wormhole Digger and complete the objective, so any chance you have to go wandering a bit and gather resources… do it! You’ll have some “free” time at the start and between waves, making these the ideal points to go looking for precious pieces of wood, iron and many other important bits. Remember, break everything that can be broken and gather away. Just keep an eye on your weight!
3. Defend smartly
It might seem like a good idea to just put a barrage of fences to cover all gaps leading the Wormhole Digger, but that won’t get you too far once the bigger waves of enemies start to attack. Instead, it’s better to defend smartly by looking at the arrows telling you the projected route of the nasties and placing defensive items appropriately. Also, don’t place fences too close to each other as they might all go tumbling down at the same if a big group decides to attack. Instead, back up a fence with a low barricade or get stuck in yourself and stab away through the holes (the good old “fence-and-stab” technique as we call it).
4. Together stronger!
This one ties everything about the co-op together. Communicate with your buddies or at the very least look at what they’re doing so you can tackle the objective in the most efficient way possible. Duplicate fences or (even worse) placing one in a place that hinders your team (we haven’t done this…) is not the way to go! Work together as a team instead. This is a big part of any co-op game, but it’s essential to succeed in Metal Gear Survive, especially if you want finish the harder mission and earn the best loot!
5. Explore, you never know what you might find
Don’t be scared to go exploring between waves (and sometimes even during) because you might stumble across some very helpful items. The maps are quite sizeable and resources are not the only things littered around the environment…
That’s it. The rest we’ll leave for you to discover and enjoy as you play the beta. Download it now and have fun!