In a recent tweet, Konami has announced that the bug that caused Metal Gear Solid V save files to be corrupted has been fixed on PC and PS4. Next up: the rest of the platforms! Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Steam players will still have to wait for a final fix.

The bug in question is easily avoidable. It occurs when players bring the sniper character Quiet on either Mission 29 or Mission 42.

Konami also revealed an alternate way to get around the bug. Apparently if you use the Butterfly Emblem during the mission, you’ll be fine. Konami also cautioned that players should, “avoid raising your Bond Level with Quiet to MAX during the course of the mission.”

Konami will keep working on patching the bug for the remaining platforms, but until then that will have to do.

Meanwhile, let’s reminisce on some other freaky bugs in games that are a lot funnier than losing your whole save file.

1) Heavy Rain “Shaun” Glitch

Oh, Heavy Rain. A game that takes itself very seriously becomes hilarious when the prompt to scream “SHAUN” just won’t stop popping up.

2) Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Ship Ascends

Assassin’s Creed never disappoints when it comes to glitches. It’s hard not to shed a tear as you watch Edward Kenway’s crew ascend into the sky, accompanied by their entire galley ship. Amen.

3) Skyrim Sabertooth Ascends Also

Look, things like gravity, and friction, and ragdoll physics, are really hard. That’s why sometimes video game characters are called into the sky. We cannot stop it, we can only admire the fragility of life.

4) Assassin’s Creed Unity’s Entire Launch Period

I love AC: Unity more than a person reasonably should. Coincidentally, I also never got any one these glitches. Personally I like the one where the man falls into the abyss, because video game characters don’t just fly into the sky. They also tumble endlessly into the void.

5) Sims 3 Nightmare Toddler

Glitches in The Sims 3 are so great there’s a whole (NSFW-named) tumblr devoted to them. Here we see a toddler with spidery limbs that will make any parent of a regular-sized toddler grateful.

6) Metal Gear Solid V Sliding Soldier

And here’s another one from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain itself. Friction simply doesn’t apply to this soldier, who slides off on his merry way.


Video games are surreal little nightmare boxes sometimes. What weird glitches do you wish you had caught on camera? Let us know in the comments!

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Simone de Rochefort is a game journalist, writer, podcast host, and video producer who does a prolific amount of Stuff. You can find her on Twitter @doomquasar, and hear her weekly on tech podcast Rocket, as well as Pixelkin's Gaming With the Moms podcast. With Pixelkin she produces video content and devotes herself to Skylanders with terrifying abandon.