Bug Corrupting Metal Gear Solid V Save Files

Careful if you’re far along in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It’s a long and massive game but there’s a bug corrupting save files in some later missions, halting player progression.

Spoilers for a specific buddy you can get in the game ahead. You probably already know, but just in case…

Konami issued an announcement today stating the bug in question:

In METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN which was released on September 1st, 2015 there is a possibility that the game stops progress if having Quiet as a buddy while playing “Mission 29” or “Mission 42“. This situation can be avoided by not using Quiet as a buddy while playing either “Mission 29” or “Mission 42”.

I’ve put in about 25 hours so far on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and I love it. Hopefully not too many players are affected by this bug now that it’s out in the open, and here’s hoping Konami gets a fix out there soon.

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Mark Sullivan

Mark is a student in Philadelphia currently working towards a B.S. in Information Science & Technology. Starting in 1998 with a hand-me-down PS1 and the demo for Spyro The Dragon (which he played COUNTLESS times), his love of gaming soon elevated when he borrowed Final Fantasy VII from a friend for the first time. Now he's an avid collector, a semi-expert trophy hunter, and an overall lover of video games. Favorite games are Final Fantasy VII (I know, deal with it), Metal Gear Solid 2, Resident Evil 4, Dark Souls, and Psychonauts, to name a few.