UPDATE: It looks like the beta is now available on the PS4 in the Americas as well. So, everyone in Japan, Europe, Asia, and the Americas should have access to the beta on either the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.
The open beta for Metal Gear Survive has arrived... for most regions. If you live in Japan, Europe, or Asia, then you should be able to hop onto your platform of choice (PlayStation 4 or Xbox One) and download the beta now. If you live in the Americas and want to play on the Xbox One, then you're also good to go. However, if you want to play the beta on the PS4 and live in the Americas, then you'll have to wait a bit.
Yesterday, the official Konami Twitter account posted that the open beta, which is focused on the co-op wave/survival mode of the game, was starting to roll out. Then, around 3:00 AM EST, the Metal Gear Official account posted this:
Quick update everyone. Metal Gear Survive's beta is unfortunately not yet available for PS4 in the Americas. The beta is available in all other regions for PS4 and available globally on Xbox One.— METAL GEAR OFFICIAL (@metalgear_en) January 18, 2018
They followed up by saying they're working to resolve as quickly as possible, but no time frame has been given for when the beta will be live for PS4 in the Americas. Hopefully it'll go up before the Monster Hunter: World beta kicks off later tonight.
As a quick reminder for everyone interested in the Metal Gear Survive beta, it's only available for a limited time (today until sometime on Sunday, January 21) and there are a few requirements/caveats. Specifically:
- Internet connection is needed to play the BETA
- You can download the game on PlayStation®4 without PlayStation®Plus
- You will need Xbox Live Gold Membership to play online multiplayer on Xbox One
- The save data will not be taken over to the full game.
Like the full game, the beta supports four player online co-op in the co-op mode.
Metal Gear Survive launches next month on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 20.