Metal Gear Survive open beta sneaks onto PC next week

While I’ve little interest in Konami hypothetically making new Metal Gear Solid games without Hideo Kojima, I must say I am curious about them taking the guts of MGS5 and spinning them off into the open-world base-building survival sandbox Metal Gear Survive. I would like to build a wacky funhouse base full of traps to trip, trap, and repel crystal-headed zombies, especially as I’d get to muck about with my pals in co-op. Well, Konami have announced they will run an open beta test of Metal Gear Survive on PC next weekend, packing several missions and four-player co-op. Ah yeah, go on.

The open beta will run through Steam from Friday the 16th of February through to Sunday the 18th. Consoles have seen a Survive open beta before but this is the first to include us too. This beta test will include three missions across two-maps in the four-player cooperative mode, Konami say.

While save data from the beta will not carry over to the full game, beta players will receive some cosmetic trinkets in it: a Fox Hound name plate; the classic Metal Gear Solid bandanna; and a giant novelty hat styled after Metal Gear Rex. Hey, the Metal Gear Ray head that Survivors get if they played The Phantom Pain is even weirder.

I’m not that into zombies or survival but MGS5 is such a cracking sandbox of a game that I am quite keen to play this. Messing with guards, sliding around in boxes, and generally being foolish is so much fun, and I would like to see what happens when that collides with wacky weapons, silly traps, and four-player co-op. It seems a promising game for dicking about. I suppose I’ll see for myself next week.

Following the beta, Metal Gear Survive will launch for real on February 22nd.


  1. Evan_ says:

    Can’t say I’m overly excited about the game, but that trailer definitely had the best use of a Sweet track.

    • Jalan says:

      There’s no way for this not to seem like it’s a joke when asked, but is ANYONE excited for this game?

      I’ve read comments where people have said “Eh, I might buy it and play it bit” and things along that line but none that indicate the level of excitement noted if it were, say, an actual new Metal Gear title.

      • Veav says:

        I am, since you ask. Co-op tower defense with lively mobs is my jam.

      • PuppySwarm says:

        I played the PS4 beta and everyone else who played it is hype AF for this game. It’s super fun, reminiscent of the first time picking up L4D.

        Sucks that they used the Metal Gear name but the game is exciting and a blast with your lads.

      • 111uminate says:

        I’ll be playing it.

        As others mentioned, it’s a shame they used the Metal Gear name, but I suppose there’s no going around it considering the engine, assets, and mechanics used. I think people need to get over themselves just a little, but Konami is still a scummy company.

  2. Chaotic Entropy says:

    Does it count as sneaking if everyone is just actively ignoring you?

  3. markus says:

    there are some doubts about this game. but i get round to play a beta version