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MGO Beta Available On Store Now?

As most of you are well aware, the beta testing for Metal Gear Online won't begin until Monday (April 21), but it seems some users over at the official PlayStation forums are saying you can download the beta right now.

Apparently, it's a matter of having either a 9-digit or 12-digit beta code, and that may be the difference between downloading now or Monday. If you're one of the lucky ones who secured a spot in the beta by pre-ordering Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, you can give it a try by going through the relatively simple process. First, just go into Account Management and Transaction Management, then select "Redeem PlayStation Network Card Or Promo Code," and enter the code you have. If it works, you will start downloading the beta, even though the servers don't go up until Monday. Without any doubt, this is going to be one of the biggest beta tests anybody has ever seen, so it's no surprise to see a lot of eager beavers. Konami hasn't said anything besides confirming the April 21 start date, so at the very least, you get to start testing in a few days time.

If you've managed to download the beta and have any details you wish to add, feel free to leave a comment below. We'll update the story if necessary, but this is all we know for the time being.

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Online

4/16/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (17 posts)

Cheysan
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 @ 10:45:07 PM
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I downloaded the beta, and the update. I can't register a the Konami site though, been trying for hours and it must be getting hammered ><

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whodatt
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 @ 11:16:17 PM
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i downloaded as well. the update took forever. had a 12 digit code if it matters. i registered with konami a few days ago. but if u try to sign in using your game id, you just get a connection error.

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Advent Child
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 1:16:18 AM
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I seriously dont like this, stupid online freken orders dont get the stupid code until after the game releases. How stupid is that?

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Syn
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 2:10:07 AM
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Hey Ben, here's a bit of information I know:

The Beta is 741 MB in size and takes the average user about 30 minutes to an hour to download. From there (after installation) you will be allowed to boot up and into "Metal Gear Online Premiere B." The Function inside, as of April 16th, is limited to "Start Game" and "Trailer." The "Trailer" feature shows a cool video of a bit of online play, mostly cinematic scenes rather than actual footage.

Now, onto the juicy part... well sort of. After clicking the "Start Game" button you are Prompted by Terms of Service followed by patch 1.01 (If this is your first time logging on). You are able to choose from the achingly slow Peer2Peer patch option or the less reliable, but rather fast HTTP patch. Personally opted for the second when the first practically died 18% in.

After the patch is installed you must restart the game. Afterward you will boot it up again, load in the patch and pass through the "Start Game." You will then pass the ToS and head into an area that asks whether you have a Konami Registration, if you do then you are golden. If you don't well you'll be waiting in line for Konami to fix their servers, as the server crashed from overuse. Once this account has been set up you can then relax for a couple days and then hop right in on the 21st!

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There you are with all the gory details!

Enjoy guys.

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Ben, I do have to state that there isn't an issue with people have priority over others with the number of digits in their codes, but rather invalid codes in general. Many people have contacted both Sony and Konami and both have assured that they know of the issue and are attempting to fix it.

Cheers mate, hope this helps your quest for information!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 12:47:00 PM

Thanks, we appreciate it! :)

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Syn
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 7:55:56 PM

Just another update it seems that a couple people who have had invalid keys that emailed Konami have had replacement keys sent to them.

The process is said to take a day or so to complete, more than likely to do with the heavy traffic.

Just a heads up!

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Minishmaru
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 4:45:12 AM
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sweet i signed up a couple days ago :) now i just download the beta n wait woo!

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fatchad420
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 11:56:00 AM
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I downloaded the beta and patch but the Konami ID server is getting swamped so there is no possible way to sign up for an ID or log into the game "Because the game uses the same server as Id.konami.net to log online) So until konami gets more bandwith and fixes this issue A lot of people aren't playing anytime soon.

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 2:56:24 PM
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I have a 9 digit code but it keeps saying invalid. I know a bunch of my euro friends got the beta. Did anyone in the states download the beta yet?

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solid_ocelot
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 3:03:56 PM
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konami is just screwing our brains. i got a code, sweet i'm about to play early.. nope, just an early download of nothing. okay well at least i'll be playing on the 21st.. nope, maybe not even then.... aaaaaarggghhhhhhh!!!!!!

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screw_off
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 3:13:48 PM
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It does not actually say "Metal Gear Online Premiere B". The "B" is actually a lower case, Greek, letter of Beta. Because this is a beta trial. Even though it isn't any easier to copy and paste the Greek letter instead of typing "Beta", it saves room and gives way to the "undercover-esque-ness" of the original Metal Gears.

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Advent Child
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 4:30:02 PM
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YAY I downloaded the European beta, so I am going to play it hopefully even though my stupid pre-order didn't get me a code

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Rob_12
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 7:25:59 PM
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I downloaded the beta but i couldnt get into the konami site to get the konami id. i think the site does not work

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Rob_12
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 7:26:02 PM
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I downloaded the beta but i couldnt get into the konami site to get the konami id. i think the site does not work

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Rob_12
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 7:26:02 PM
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I downloaded the beta but i couldnt get into the konami site to get the konami id. i think the site does not work

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Rob_12
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 7:26:05 PM
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I downloaded the beta but i couldnt get into the konami site to get the konami id. i think the site does not work

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Rob_12
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 7:26:07 PM
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I downloaded the beta but i couldnt get into the konami site to get the konami id. i think the site does not work

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