Nearly three years after it originally released in September 2015, Metal Gear Solid 5 has just received a new update. Version 1.17 has just launched for all platforms, and gives you the ability to play as Quiet for the first time in an unmodded version of the game.
But there's a catch: you can only play as Quiet in FOB (Forward Operating Base) missions. This is basically the online portion of the main game, where you can invade the FOBs of other players, in an attempt to steal their resources and soldiers to bolster your own army.
As you can probably imagine, the PC version of Metal Gear Solid 5 has featured a playable Quiet as a mod for quite a while now, but this is the first time that you can as the silent sniper in console versions of the game. Even if it is only in the online portion of the game.
It's a bit odd that Metal Gear Solid 5 has just received a new patch, since the game basically launched with an unfinished story. The Kingdom of the Flies mission, which would have tied up the main campaign rather nicely, was cut from the final product, as director Hideo Kojima was fired from the game shortly before it released in September 2015.
But still, as someone who put well over 200 hours into Metal Gear Solid 5, I welcome any new additions to the game.
If you're still playing Metal Gear Solid 5 (as I am), then you might want to check out our main Metal Gear Solid 5 guides hub. We also have an in depth guide on how to expand Mother Base, so you can further increase your Forward Operating Bases in the process.