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Stand Down: Metal Gear Solid V's Save Corruption Fixed

Party time at Mother Base

You might remember Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain [official site] publisher Konami last week warned of a nasty bug that could corrupt your save file if you took a certain character with you on two particular missions - not something someone would expect to break a save. Well, that's now fixed and my Steam has downloaded an update for The Phantom Pain, so consider it sorted.

For the curious - and those who don't mind vague spoilers - I'll explain more about it.

Initial information on the bug was vague and though Konami narrowed it down and explained a way to avoid it, it'd be a brave person who took her on those risky missions:

"The bug is triggered only under certain circumstances in Episode 29 or Episode 42 when Quiet is used as your buddy. However, you may still safely use Quiet in these missions if you use the Butterfly Emblem throughout the mission or avoid raising your Bond Level with Quiet to MAX during the course of the mission."

The patch was due to fix any save files that were broken by folks who didn't know about this too.

I'm really enjoying hanging out with Quiet. She sits on the horizon, dripping with blood (it's an outfit option), her laser flicking over me as a reassurance that she's watching, and her eerie humming saying "Yep, I'm totally ready to shoot a guy in the face." Maybe she's making it too easy; now we've become MAXIMUM FRIENDS, we sweep through bases without breaking a sweat and... it's not the same as all my inept sneaking. I might go back to D-Dog for a while, especially now I can research his wacky weapons.

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Alice O'Connor

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.

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