Metal Gear Solid 5 Mother Base coins cost $$$, prices revealed

With all the recent controversy surrounding Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain’s introduction of micro-transactions, and the subsequent uproar of false claims that some of the game is hidden behind a paywall, we know get confirmation of the prices that will be charged for purchasing Mother Base coins.

Ranging from $1.65 for 100 coins up to $79.95 for 6000 coins, players will be able to purchase Mother Base coins to help construct their off-shore base.

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Buying Mother Base coins isn’t in fact required as the in-game currency can be earned throughout the Forward Operating Base (FOB) multiplayer mode. However, players can get a significant headstart by purchasing coins instead of earning them.

If you’re wondering how much you might spend in FOB mode, we spotted these prices on NeoGaf.

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Earlier this month, Konami clarified that the FOB is not hidden behind a paywall, but can be accessed by just buying the game.

“To clarify, the initial FOB, which includes the FOB command platform and all sub-platforms, is not behind a Mother Base coin paywall. Maintaining other FOBs past the initial set of FOB platforms can be purchased with Mother Base coins. More information regarding the payment model for FOB will be provided closer to launch,” wrote Konami in a statement to Gamespot.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain launches worldwide on PS4 on September 1, 2015. Read the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain review.