Konami pulls Metal Gear Online beta temporarily to micro transaction-exploit

Jan

15

2016

Konami has temporarily taken off the air, the open beta of Metal Gear Online. The beta began on January 12 and a day later was stopped due to an exploit that allows players did not have to pay for certain micro transactions. Metal Gear Online is now playable again.

For a short while the ingame-currency MB Coins were available to players without them having to pay for it. The MB Coins are normally only available through micro transactions. By an exploit was possible to make the purchases without paying, as the Steam wallet did not contain enough money.

Metal Gear Online is the online mode of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The payment can be used for example in MGO for purchasing costumes. In the single player to use the MB Coins include to build a Forward Operating Base. The MB Coins could be transferred from the multiplayer mode to single-mode use it.

Konami left on the Steam-forum know “that has been temporarily removed because of a possible exploit access to the beta, while a solution is being developed. Shortly thereafter let the publisher know that the beta back online and that the exploit has been resolved. What is the MB obtained Coins via the exploit happen is unknown. Even if action is taken against users of the exploit is not yet known.

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