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The Metal Gear Online beta has been temporarily suspended

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The Metal Gear Online PC beta that kicked off yesterday has already been suspended because of “a possible exploit” that, according to Kotaku, allowed players to acquire MB coins, the in-game currency that's normally purchased with real money, without paying for it.

Konami itself has said nothing about the nature of the exploit in the suspension announcement, nor when the beta will be restored. “Due to a possible exploit, we've removed access to the Beta temporarily while a hotfix is being prepared,” it states. “Once the issue is addressed we'll provide access to the Beta once again.”

Metal Gear Online has been live for consoles for a few months now, but different platforms, different problems, as they say—and getting these wrinkles ironed out is what a beta is for, after all. We'll keep an eye on things and let you know when Metal Gear Online is actually online.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.