After a hidden ending was found in the game files for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, it has since made its way onto the internet.
Konami has provided information as to how players can go about achieving this ending- calling for nuclear disarmament within game, essentially. In order to get this ending, other players must make the same choice not to build nuclear weapons. The conditions are as follows:
1. You must have completed Mission 31.
2. You must not own or be currently developing a nuclear weapon. If you have any nukes in stock, you must dismantle them.
3. Certain conditions* related to nuclear proliferation must be met on the regional server for your corresponding gaming platform (PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, Xbox One, Xbox 360®, PC(Steam®)).
4. All nuclear weapons on the regional server corresponding to your console or platform must have been dismantled. In other words, the amount of nukes on your platform’s server must be equal to 0.
The Metal Gear Solid twitter is currently showing the number of nuclear weapons held on each platform:
Here are the numbers for nuclear weapons owned per platform. By Nov 29th – PS4：188, PS3: 140, One: 52, 360: 35, Steam: 11473
— METAL GEAR OFFICIAL (@metalgear_en) November 30, 2015
In the true spirit of the times, if not the call for disarmerment, much is currently being made about how ”nuke happy” the PC ”Master Race” are.
If you want to see the ending regardless, you can do so through the wonderful medium of YouTube:
* I don’t know, either.