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MGO Beta Patch Takes "Hours" To Download

The Metal Gear Online beta starts on Monday, but in the meantime, we're trying to prepare you for what to expect. And if you're the impatient sort, you might want to pay attention to the following.

You may already have the beta code, and you may have already downloaded the beta, but there's one final step: you have to download a major patch before the beta can actually begin, and from what we've heard, it's going to take a very long time. You have two delivery options, and according to PS3 Fanboy, one of them involves peer-to-peer connections (BitTorrent). This is an "hours-long download," and even worse, it's not something the PS3 can do in the background. Hence, you better not have any plans to play anything while downloading this patch; it's probably better if you set it up and go get something to eat.

However, most will view this long wait as well worth the time, just because you'll be able to test one of the most anticipated online games in history. MGS has been online before, but MGO will be the most fully realized online effort ever, and avid fans are just itching to get started. Just be sure to give yourself some time...

Related Game(s): Metal Gear Online

4/17/2008 Ben Dutka

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screw_off
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 10:09:59 PM
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This is so true. Hint for anyone who is planning on playing, I mean "testing" this on Monday... definatly do this overnight while sleeping. I did it while I was at work. It saves alot of time. The installing part is awesomely fast. It took less then 5 minutes. BE SURE TO GET THIS BEFORE MONDAY!!!

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berzerker
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 10:40:21 PM
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Uh...it took me about 40 min to download the whole thing. You need to do P2P, not HTTP. Once you get a constant 60 kb/s, you get 1% every minute or two or even less. It's really not that bad.

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, April 17, 2008 @ 10:53:02 PM
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I still can't download the beta because I have a 9 digit code, not 12. =(((((

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Mista
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 12:15:37 AM
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I Have a nine digit code also and it says it's invalid.

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Mista
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 12:16:28 AM
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I Have a nine digit code also and it says it's invalid.

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karneli lll
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 12:30:31 AM
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download completed,now if i can only get access to a konami and game id, has anyone succeeded in getting an id?

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Syn
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 12:55:52 AM

Yea, I highly doubt Konami expected such a vast amount of people to try this out. Well, I think it's a little sad that this wasn't ready in advance, but it should be sorted by monday. If it's not I can see some considerable backlash against Konami.

I haven't successfully created my account yet, but I expect to in the coming days.

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dillonthebunny
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 1:31:26 AM
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yeh, took me about 40mins too.. I tell you what is taking the most time though, and thats getting your ID... geeeeeze!


Im now at work trying, and the page hardly loads!

c'mon Konami, pull your finger out!

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Advent Child
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 1:37:23 AM
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I tried http download, it crashed. Did the P2P download, and well it took about 5 hours

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 2:40:35 AM
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It took me 2 hours & i was at 20%, I just it on over night & CHU-CHING! (As you hip kids say), It was done when i woke up.

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The CEO
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 3:33:29 AM
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LegioN
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 4:12:16 AM
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I downloaded it in about... 25 minutes? Yeah after yesterday i was suprised too.

Im lucky i already have a Konami AND Game ID.

When i log in on the MGO beta, obviously it tells me the servers are down.

Monday here i come.

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ThePoetRazel
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 6:49:15 AM
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P2P was really slow for me last night, but sped up like crazy in the early hours (UK). I'm guessing a lot of people decided to do it over night, so there were more uploading at that time.
After the download has finished the uploading seems to continue until you go to the next screen. So if you are downloading the patch and aren't planning on using your PS3 immediately after, leave it uploading for others if you have the time.

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pavlovic
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 9:03:55 AM
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Already dowloaded it. Did it overnight while sleeping. The hard parts is to get the Konami ID *sight*

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LegioN
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 9:35:31 AM
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The konami site works for me :S But i already got an ID so i don't need to register..

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whodatt
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 4:39:06 PM
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on the 16th i used the http d/l and it was done in an hour. and the konami site was working perfectly then too

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Rob_12
Friday, April 18, 2008 @ 8:01:53 PM
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i downloaded like in 3 hours but the hard part is to get the id from konami severs are too busy

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