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Metal Gear Online 2 Is Coming Back To Non-Modded PS3’s

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Many years ago now Metal Gear Online 2 was taken from us. The game was a glorious beacon of hope in what has become a bland and bleak land of similar playing multi-player games.Metal Gear Online 2 offered something unique and fun.It was overall one of the best multiplayer games I have ever played, but due to Konamis cruelty it was taken from us.

But not all hope was lost. The awesome team at MGO2R have brought it back. While they have had it running on CFW for a while now, this time. It is for everyone. The new update which is aimed at an April release will bring the game to all Un-modded PlayStation 3s.

Below you can view their information-

I’m proud to announce that we here at SaveMGO finally have MGO2 working on Official Firmware, along with the infamous 1.36 update!

This means that anyone on official firmware, meaning any console, will soon be able to play MGO2.
This is accomplished by restoring a custom backup from USB.
This method uses files to spoof MGS4’s Game Data version to 2.00, to circumvent the Trophy update, and to replace the URLs within the game to connect to our servers.
This update will include the 1.36 update, as we currently aren’t able to use the in-game updater.
All you will need is a USB flashdrive with enough space for the backup (about 6GB, may increase later), and a copy of NA MGS4 or EU MGS4.

At this time, we only have the 1.36 update for NA and EU, but if you have the 1.36 update for JP MGS4 or JP MGO, then please contact us.
The game is still region-locked but we will be looking into methods to bypass the region lock.

In addition, we have also figured out they key to getting 1.36 working again. If you remember, this update changed Drebin prices, changed skills, increased runner speeds, added anti-cheating measures, and removed the lag (invisible grenade) phenomenon.

You can view the original MGO2 1.36 version changes here:
http://pastebin.com/KH1NEDLN

Ghz has been hard at work on re-writing the server code. He has fixed a lot of bugs, and will be adding an immense amount of functionality in the near future. Notable changes are: correct game listing and info, saving host settings, adding friend and block lists, proper skill/gear sets, player searching, match history, and much more. Survival and Tournament however, are not coming out as of yet. There is still a lot of work that needs to be done in that department.

And finally, Ghz and I will be working on the site, to start bringing everything together. Soon, you will have one login for all of SaveMGO—a single login for the forums, MGO2, and the /MGO2/ section of the site. Speaking of, the MGO2 section of the site will be thoroughly updated and fixed, providing more functionality, one example being host settings presets.

The forums will also be integrated with MGO to show your clan information and ranks, and along with this, we will provide access to an API to allow you to create your own tools to share with the community.

All in all, there is a lot coming very soon. “So, when will this be,” you might be ask…

We’re aiming for the start of April (no, not April Fools), but it we may be push it back if necessary.

As we come closer to the release date we will be testing a few things, such as stress testing the server, so we don’t have the same issues as last time (if anyone remembers, that was a nightmare).

See you soon guys, be sure to stay tuned!

Here is the announcement trailer-

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  • Jacob Kellogg

    I am suuper hyped for this.

    I am going to have a mini party when it comes out.

  • Aaron Wilkins

    Surprised they weren’t shut down by Konami.

    • Jacob Kellogg

      Konami isn’t in games anymore XD

      • TimesTicking

        Yep,they are all into Pachinkos now.

        • Jacob Kellogg

          Made them more money..

    • nodickwilliams

      Dude this is probably so obscure, I’d be surprised that anybody at konami would even know this existed.

    • Leon Evelake

      Konami would have to care

  • adan

    How is this possible

    • Dub-Sempar Pa

      It says in the link. Modifies save data to trick the game into thinking it is running old firmware so it cam act as the outdated firmware allowing the old game data to run.

  • fsfsxii

    Amazing work to say the least. MGO2 and Resident Evil Outbreak coming back to life are some of the best gaming news i’ve ever heard.

  • TimesTicking

    This is sweet :D
    I never got to play MGO2 so this has me excited to try it out.

    • Jacob Kellogg

      It is abit old, but I played it a little bit ago and it is super fun still!