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Metal Gear Online PC leaves beta, officially launches

With a bonus reward for playing this week

The PC version of Metal Gear Online has officially launched today. According to a project developer on its Steam Community forum, the beta period is now over, making the game available to all players in its final state.

The post acknowledged the issues facing the beta, which ran over the course of last week. Hours into its launch, Metal Gear Online was taken offline to address a possible exploit found by players, as well as other issues.

For those still on the fence about testing out the game, Konami is offering 3000 Gear Points to all who participate in at least one match during the launch week. This bonus ends on Jan. 26.

The game will continue to receive updates and improvements even into its official release, according to the forum post. These include future DLC for what the post refers to as a "burgeoning PvP community."

Metal Gear Online is also available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, where it's included with those consoles' release of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. The multiplayer component to the Game of the Year-winning title launched in October on home consoles.

Check out our review of Metal Gear Solid 5 for more on the online campaign.

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