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Metal Gear Solid 5's Huge Progression Bug Has Been Fixed

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain's game-breaking bug that corrupted player's save files has been fixed. Konami announced on Twitter that they've issued a patch on PS4 and PC thus far, with fixes coming to other platforms in the near future:

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The bug halted player's progression when they tried to clear Mission 29 and Mission 42 while accompanied by the sniper Quiet. After doing so, players would keep encountering black screens while trying to proceed. It was possible to trigger the glitch whether you were replaying the mission or completing it for the first time.

MGS5's new patch also addresses a similar bug. When you try to use selection controllers during the tutorial for FOB mode, the game would also stop player's progression. That bug should be a thing of the past now, though.

What made these glitches especially annoying was that it takes players a significant amount of time to reach them. When these bugs were triggered, players had to replay many hours of the game to get their progress back. Needless to say, it was a huge pain in the ass.

Konami advised MGS5 players to report other bugs to their support site. Also, they ask that you don't take out your frustrations on the tech support you speak with:

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The Phantom Pain launched on September 1st for consoles and PC. Even though the game has its share of bugs, it's still received glowing reviews from many critics. The A.I. companions, base building and open-ended missions were all common points of praise. As is usual for a Metal Gear Solid game, though, everyone seems divided on the story.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.