Avoiding Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Spoilers

Reviews have come in for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, legendary game-maker Hideo Kojima’s final outing in the Metal Gear franchise, and reception to the newest entry in the Metal Gear saga has been extremely positive. Across the board, journalists have praised the level of depth the game offers, citing the many varied gameplay options as wonderful selling points. Although Metal Gear has always had an emphasis on stealth-based gameplay, MGSV allows many different playstyles while tackling the next crazy mission on offer.

MGSV boat shot

Of course, the internet is still directing hate toward the game’s publisher Konami in light of their recent behavior (and rightfully so!) but that’s not what I’ll be writing about today. I’d like to talk about how to avoid spoilers for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain leading up to the game’s release on September 1st.

So! Here’s a few tips on how to avoid spoilers in the lead-up to MGSV’s release.

  1. If you’re on Twitch, disable Twitch chat. I love reading some of the comments on Twitch chat, they can be very entertaining – but there are bound to be at least a few users hoping to spoil the story of upcoming titles for other people, and that’s no fun.
  2. Try to avoid YouTube comments. I mean, I usually try to do this most of the time regardless, but follow this advice NOW MORE THAN EVER. I know, this is a recurring joke, but that’s mostly because it is completely true – most YouTube users post terrible comments. Don’t let the accidental reading of one comment ruin MGSV’s story for you.
  1. Watch the launch trailer for the game at your own risk! I personally have not watched the launch trailer, in fear that it will reveal major plot points that I have not yet been exposed to. Of course, having not seen the trailer myself, I cannot prove that it provides any plot spoilers to speak of, but regardless, I’ll be playing it safe by avoiding watching the trailer until I finish the main story of The Phantom Pain, as silly as it may sound.
  2. Only read reviews for the game that have confirmed a lack of spoilers! For this, I’d highly recommend checking out Game Informer’s review of The Phantom Pain. Great write-up, and avoids any and all spoilers about the game’s story.

    Diamond Dogs

And there we have it! These points might seem like common sense to some of you, but I thought I’d provide a write-up on how best to avoid spoilers for upcoming media, in particular Metal Gear Solid V. I’ve probably said it before, but I am looking extremely forward to getting my hands on this new title. I have a lot of love for the Metal Gear series, and so I’ll most likely write a review for the title within the coming weeks as I binge-play the new game!

Thanks for reading! I hope you all enjoy the final chapter in Big Boss’ story come September 1st, and have an awesome week!

CQC hug

Maybe we’ll get another CQC hug! Who knows!?


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