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'Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain' Glitch Unlocks Secret Location

Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain Facebook image. March 5, 2015. |

A glitch discovered in the recently launched "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" allows players to unlock and explore a secret location.

Hideo Kojima's last installment in his successful action-adventure stealth "Metal Gear" franchise has just been launched last September 1, and players have already come upon a glitch in "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" that enables them to unlock a previously unknown location and explore it.

While it has been rumored Kojima has included a great number of secrets for fans to uncover, including multiple areas that have yet to be disclosed, the discovery of the glitch by a Reddit user and posted on the NeverBeGameOver subcommunity a week ago has spurned a great deal of activity among gamers who have tried to unlock the secret location themselves.

In fact, the tipster has posted a step-by-step guide for fellow players to access the previously unknown region of the game, reported to be located in the Serak Power Plant where the Metal Gear Sahelanthropus is kept.

The detailed guide shows players how to unlock the secret location until they find themselves in front of the Serak Power Plant's hanger hidden behind obscuring sand and smoke.

The hangar may or may not be one of the many secrets Kojima has incorporated into his last installment for the "Metal Gear" series, and it is expected dedicated players will uncover other "secret glitches" as they progress through the game.

Meanwhile, one other critical issue which caused saved game files to become corrupted has already been fixed by a patch update from Konami. Known as the blueprint glitch, the bug effectively eradicated a number of mission blueprints, preventing players from achieving a 100 percent completion rate in their missions.

"Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" garnered universal acclaim upon its launch early this month, shipping three million copies of the physical game within the first week of its release, making it the most successful release in the UK this year, and the third biggest game title for 2015.

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