Konami is Offering FOB Insurance in Metal Gear Solid V, Purchased with Real Money

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Alongside the Metal Gear Online update that launched for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on consoles, Konami has released a new update to the core game that adds some … questionable gameplay additions.

The publisher is now offering paid in-game insurance for your forward operating base (FOB), however it’s purchased with real-life money. Here’s a blurb of the new micro-transaction, via the game’s official site:

Your FOBs are always at risk of coming under attack. Now, you can rest easy with FOB insurance (paid service). If you sign up for insurance, then during the insurance period you will be compensated for any materials and staff lost due to rival infiltrations.

  • Staff/materials stolen by the rival will in fact remain on your base, and an identical amount of staff/materials will be handed over to the rival instead.
  • MB Coins are purchased with real money, but free MB Coins are also distributed periodically as login bonuses, etc.

The following are not covered by FOB insurance:

  • Staff/items that are not fully your property, such as abducted staff being held in your Brig (FOB)
  • Wounded staff (staff lost due to death or extraction will be compensated)
  • Staff used by you to deploy in defense of the FOB (neither death nor extraction will be compensated)
  • Nuclear weapons

In case you missed it, you can find our review for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain here.

What are your thoughts on the entire thing? Is this Konami going too far (if they haven’t already)?

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