Metal Gear Solid V’s Not-So-Secret Nuclear Disarmament Event Is Go, Still Seems Impossible

Metal Gear Solid V’s Not-So-Secret Nuclear Disarmament Event Is Go, Still Seems Impossible

Uncovered via datamining way back in September, Konami has confirmed Metal Gear Solid V‘s Nuclear Disarmament event. All players need to do to activate it is dismantle every nuclear weapon in their platform’s region, a task so easy Superman could do it.

Nuke are the ultimate deterrent in The Phantom Pain‘s FOB (Forward Operating Base) mode, keeping all but the most heroic of players from being able to invade your stronghold and steal your things. Conversely, building a nuke makes you a massive target to the super-heroic players. The idea is a player builds up their base, crafts a nuke (which takes more than a day to build) and then rakes in points as players fail trying to grab it. Eventually someone is going to steal it, but in the meantime, points.

But now we know for certain what we were pretty sure about already — there’s a special event that occurs when all players in a given console region band together to remove nukes from the game. That means no nukes in existence, no nukes in production.

Metal Gear Solid V’s Not-So-Secret Nuclear Disarmament Event Is Go, Still Seems Impossible

Since the Nuclear Disarmament ending leaked back in September, players have attempted to organise in order to secure the ending naturally. Other players have risen against them, attempting to keep MGS V nuke-friendly. It’s turned into a meta-game that’s doubtlessly far more entertaining than whatever Konami has up its sleeve.

Along with confirming the event, which will trigger once all conditions are met, Konami also released statistics showing the number of nukes per platform region at the beginning and end of November.

Nuclear weapons owned per platform

By November 1st

  • PlayStation 4: 2761
  • PlayStation 3: 1685
  • Xbox One: 525
  • Xbox 360 : 1011
  • PC(Steam): 36552

By November 25th

  • PlayStation4: 352
  • PlayStation 3: 250
  • Xbox One: 96
  • Xbox 360: 85
  • PC(Steam): 15691

The Xbox One and Xbox 360 are the closest to achieving the goal of total nuclear disarmament. This means Microsoft console owners are more concerned with peace. Or less of them are playing FOB mode. The significantly higher PC numbers indicates that the PC community is full of dirty cheaters that cheat.

I don’t see players coming together to make the event happen. I mean it could happen, but there’s always that one person who wants to see the world burn. Our best bet is the cheating PC players banding together to cheat in reverse. Or maybe we just wait until not enough players are bothering with FOB and the nukes just run out.

Whatever happens, I love the idea of it. There’s no reason a video game (or video game website for that matter) can’t educate gamers about the futility and horror of the nuclear option.

Metal Gear Solid V’s Not-So-Secret Nuclear Disarmament Event Is Go, Still Seems Impossible


  • This means Microsoft console owners are more concerned with peace.

    I’m going to say that the those versions of the game didn’t sell that well in Japan.

  • Am I the only person in the world who didn’t like Superman IV: The Quest for Peace? How the shit does Lex Luthor cut Superman’s hair which is tied to 1000lbs weight with a normal pair of scissors?

    • I don’t think there’s anybody who would claim that it’s a good movie. It’s more that it’s so bad it’s… not that bad. I mean, check out that screen grab of the sun powered clone. So 80s!

    • Konami are saying it’s an ‘event’ though… I wonder if it is just the cutscene, or there’s something more to it.

      • Konami’s events so far leave alot to be desired :/
        The Mosquito FOB thing is just downright dull as shit and the constant pushing towards FOB’s and the overly drawn out development times for the online developed items is just garbage.
        Their events have done nothing to advance the half assed plot/story or develop characters or explain how ‘The Truth’ is relevant in the direction of chapter 2…

  • LOL that’s the thing that bothered you? What about

    1. The human woman breathing in space?
    2. Superman moving the moon without causting giant tsunamis and disasters on Earth.
    3. Superman’s brand new powers where he can rebuild the Great wall just by looking at it.

    Haha damn there was a lot of goofy shit in that film.

  • Terrible terrible movie! I’m sorry but it’s hard to watch any of those movies now. For my anyway. Your mileage may vary!

  • Pretty flawed methodology there. Rather than taking the lowest numbers and calling it progress, you could do what you can to remove the effect of just how many/few people bought the on ______ console. That would give a closer idea of the culture of each platform’s playerbase when it comes to nukes.

    Using those figures, in the past month Xbox 360 players have wiped out around 91 percent of its nuclear stockpile. In the same time, PS4 players have destroyed 88 percent of its nukes, PS3 86 percent, Xbox One 82 percent, and Steam only 58 percent.

  • Comparing the stats from the 25th November to the most recent ones makes me think this will probably actually happen on at least one platform sometime soon:
    By Nov 29th – PS4:188, PS3: 140, One: 52, 360: 35, Steam: 11473

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