Metal Gear Solid V opens the race to total nuclear disarmament


Consoles in the lead to Peace

Metal Gear's never been shy about having an anti-nuclear message (despite arguably glorifying most other types of military violence), but for the most part, the series has put making the world a nuke-free place out of the hands of players. Not so in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. In that game players can choose to develop their own nukes to defend themselves against invasions by hostile players. Conversely, they can also steal each others' nukes, or disarm them in a bid for peace (or to earn an achievement).

Now Konami's challenging its playerbase to do the right thing with its "Secret Nuclear Disarmament Event". As the rules go, each regional server for Metal Gear Solid V will measure the total amount of nuclear weapons in circulation for each platform. When the count hits zero, a "special event" will trigger once players return to Mother Base. 

It's a hefty challenge, considering the many advantages having costly nuclear weapons can have for a player of means in MGSV, but based on the latest figures Konami has put out, fans are up to the task. Since November 1st, nuclear weapon stockpiles have dropped dramatically all platforms. The Xbox 360 and Xbox One are in the lead, with the lowest number of nukes left as of November 27th, and all four console platforms report disarmament rates of between 80% and 95%.

PC players are lagging behind, with just 65% of nukes disarmed. That's understandable, since the PC had by far the largest stockpile, over thirteen times larger than the next largest one on the PS4. Perhaps gaming's most belligerent fanbase may have to work hardest to make Paz's dreams come true.

Metal Gear Solid V Official Site [Konami]

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