Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Developer(s) Kojima Productions
Publisher(s) Konami
Series Metal Gear
Release date(s) June 12, 2008
Release type PlayStation 3 exclusive
Genre(s) Action, Adventure, Stealth
Mode(s) Single-player
GameID(s) BLES00246 (IRD), BLJM67001 (IRD), BLUS30109 (IRD), NPEB02182, NPUB31633
NPEB90116, NPJB90149, NPUB90176
NPEB00027, NPUB90126
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Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the sixth Metal Gear game directed by Hideo Kojima and is set five years after the events of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, the story centers around a prematurely aged Solid Snake, now known as Old Snake, as he goes on one last mission to assassinate his nemesis Liquid Snake, who now inhabits the body of his former henchman Revolver Ocelot under the guise of Liquid Ocelot, before he takes control of the Sons of the Patriots, an A.I. system that controls the activities of PMCs worldwide. The game received universal acclaim, garnering perfect reviews and Game of the Year awards from several major gaming publications, including GameSpot, which claimed that the game was "technically flawless". The game has been considered one of the best games of the seventh generation of console gaming and among the greatest of all time. Its release caused a boost in sales of the PlayStation 3, where it sold over six million copies worldwide.


No options that deviate from the default configuration are recommended for this title. The full list of default options is available here.

Known Issues


The game is very unstable and will frequently crash within seconds even when using SPU LLVM & Accurate Xfloat Off.

No audio

When using anything other than SPU LLVM Recompiler and Accurate Xfloat OFF, the game will have no/some sound only.

Special Notes

There is no need to use custom builds for this game anymore, simply use the canary patch below to stop the game from crashing. This patch is a game specific hack so it won't be merged into the patch manager. You will require firmware 4.87 to be installed, and then copy/paste the patch into a new txt file. Rename it "imported_patch.yml" and place it in the patches folder within your RPCS3 directory.

Canary Patches

  "cellSpurs urgent commands hack":
      "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots":
        BLES00246: [ All ]
        BLUS30109: [ All ]
        BLJM67001: [ All ]
        NPUB31633: [ All ]
        NPEB02182: [ All ]
    Author: elad335
    Notes: [ "Workaround for freezes in Metal Gear Solid 4.\nThis patch applies to a firmware file for all games!\nUsage outside of Metal Gear Solid 4 is for debug purposes only.\nYou must have firmware version of exactly 4.87 in order to use it.\n\nKnown to affect:\nMetal Gear Solid 4" ]
    Patch Version: 1.0
      - [ be32, 0x182B8, 0x38000002 ]