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Metal Gear Online add-on files kept you waiting, but are rolling out now

Downloads are going live for Metal Gear Online, the traditional multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (opens in new tab) set to go live Tuesday (except on PC (opens in new tab)). Japanese gamers are already downloading the add-on files which weigh in at a relatively light 950mb, according to an image posted by Metal Gear Online League.

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Take note of the fact that MGO is an add-on rather than an update, meaning you'll likely have to go to the PlayStation Store and manually start the download once it's available in your region. Either way, you won't be able to head online until the servers actually go live, but at least you'll be ready for them when they do.

GR+'s own Lorenzo Veloria recently spent some time hiding in boxes and cooing at plush dogs in Metal Gear Online, deciding it was a troll's paradise (opens in new tab) in the best way possible. If that's piqued your interest, take a look at this complete MGO Bounty Hunter match playthrough (opens in new tab), showing off just a few of its delightful eccentricities.

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Connor Sheridan
Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.