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Metal Gear Online service has been sub-par, so Konami is doling out in-game cash

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (opens in new tab)'s single-player is almost universally praised. Its new multiplayer mode, which is often laggy when it isn't outright disconnecting players, is not. Konami is addressing Metal Gear Online's troubled launch with an apology and free in-game boosts, which any player should receive upon logging in on the game. In your account you find 3,000 bonus GP (the in-game currency for purchasing items) and you should level up faster if you play this week.

"Since release, the game suffered frequent instances of difficulties maintaining an online connection, and other associated problems such as lag when switching between menu screens," Konami states in its apology. "We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. The game is currently running in a much more stable manner, but to make amends for the frustrating difficulties users have dealt with so far, we have distributed bonus items, etc. to all users." The company also notes that items meant to be given away as part of a Tokyo Game Show promotion should now be correctly distributed.

"Please accept our sincere apologies for these issues." Sound like something you can do, Boss?

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