Play Metal Gear Solid V on your birthday for a cool surprise

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain has a lot of interesting extras but this special birthday surprise has to be one of the best

Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain is a really, really big game. There's tons of content, huge areas to explore and people to kill or whisk away to the Mother Base. And buried in all of that there's also a moment when the game asks you what your birthday is. And if you happen to be playing on that date, something pretty cool happens.

Obviously enough this is a spoiler, especially if your birthday is coming up soon.

MILD SPOILERS FOLLOW

That's pretty cool, though we don't see why we can't have a smoke on our birthday.

Apparently you get a message in game saying you have to rush back to Mother Base before this happens. The Phantom Pain is a game which tricks you in to having an actual surprise birthday party, right in the middle of a massive campaign of war and violence and luring enemies in with graphics on a cardboard box.

Never let is be said that Hideo Kojima was lacking in ambition or imagination.

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