Please note that I did not write this guide. It is by Kitedxx
How do you play online?
-From the mission screen, scroll over the the "X" on the menu (this is called "MATCH", and go to "Infrastructure".
What's the best weapon for online?
-This is dependent on your soldier's weapon mastery. SMG and rifle are the most common primary weapons online. I recommend:
-M63 (for strafing headshots)
-SP Knife (all-purpose)
There are plenty of other weapons to be used, but these are by far the most common.
What is a clan?
These are groups of player who have joined together under a certain name. Although clans aren't directly supported by the game (as opposed to SOCOM), people generally create a new username with the clan tag in front of their name. For example, if ABC were a clan you joined, your new username would probably look like "[ABC] NAME". Some clans have different policies, though.
How do you host a game?
Ah, this is a very common problem. You can't host games unless you forward four special ports on your router. The method of doing this depends entirely on your router brand. Type your IP Address into a web browser, and it should prompt you with a login screen. Log in, and look for a section for port forwarding. These are the values you need to successfully host a game.
UDP: 5730 to 5739
TCP: 80 to 80
TCP: 443 to 443
TCP: 5730 to 5733
You need a special connection on your PSP designed to host a game. The simplest way of setting this up is:
1) Create a connection on your PSP with "Easy" connection settings, so it must assign an IP address to itself every time you connect. Test this connection, and write everything down that involves a four-stage address (Primary DNS, Secondary DNS, Default Router, IP Address).
2) Create another connection, and once you get the the screen involving IP Address settings, go to "Manual". Enter all of the values you just wrote down, and finish your connection process as normal.
3) You now have a static IP connection.
In your router settings, put your PSP's static IP address into the ports you forwarded, enable the ports, and save your settings.
You should now be able to host a game. If not, you may need to adjust your router settings to allow gaming ports to be opened.
What are these s you're talking about?
-The general term for a on MPO who uses a hacked soldier online, or hacks soldiers for other players. These people can use hacking to have an edge in online battles by giving their character a high amount of HP, or they may hack something small, such as a skin hack (a swap of a soldier's appearance into another soldier)
How can I identify a hacked soldier?
-Just to be safe, you should identify a hacked soldier by their HP only. The most common test is an AK-47 headshot. This shot does approximately 220 damage, and a very small number of legitimate soldiers can survive this, if any at all. If they manage to survive this, you should consider them as a hacked soldier.
You can use other weapons as guides for this, but legitimate characters can survive most of those. This is an estimated damage chart of common damaging weapons:
Scorpion headshot - 150-160
XM177E2 headshot - 180 -190
SP Knife stab - 200 (need confirmation on this one.)
AK-17 headshot - 220
M63 headshot - 180-200 (also requires confirmation.)
SVD headshot - Instant Kill (250+ damage)
Use these as guides, but the only true way is through AK headshots, as most hacked soldiers have anywhere from 200-250 HP. It is very possible to have soldiers' HPs in the early 200s, but 220 is really pushing it into hacking-level HP.
What are these "special soldiers"?
-There are a lot of soldiers found in MPO that you may not have seen outside of online. There are three of them you can get through AP scan recruitment, and some others that have been leaked from GPS scans in Japan. There is also one soldier skin that is always hacked. These are the appearances of those special soldiers:
AP Scanned Soldiers
KGB: A green outfit with a distinctive hood.
GRU: A green outfit with a ski mask, much like Jonathan (Lynx) soldiers.
Ocelots: Red and black outfit with face completely covered. Not to be confused with Ocelot himself.
Japanese Camo Soldiers [NOTE: All of these characters look like a Jonathan with special colors.]
Sakuraya: Pink outfit with white symbols all over.
Joshin: White and red outfit with the word "JOSHIN" printed all over.
Sofmap: Blue outfit with many colorful logos all over.
Nestage: White outfit with many colorful logos all over.
Biccamera: Snowy-colored outfit.
Yodobashi: Yellow outfit with black symbols all over.
Ubook: White and green outfit with a logo on the back.
Wondergoo: Aqua and green outfit.
Roy: Roy Campbell, just as you see him in the prison and in mugshots during calls.
While it is possible to just simply skin hack a legitimate character into a Roy, it's not a good idea, because Roy is know to be a common skin with lots of HP. The number of camo soldiers online appears to have lessened, but watch out for Sakuraya and Biccamera skins; they were the most common camo skins to have hacked stats, and were widely distributed a few months ago.
That guy just headshotted me without even facing me!
-That's just server lag. When people's connections are low, games tend to be a little "jumpy", with characters appearing to warp from place to place.
There is also a chance of being quick headshotted, which can happen so fast, that you may not even see it coming.
Just keep in mind: there is no headshot hack whatsoever. If someone keep getting a lot of headshots, that's pure skill, not a hack.
That guy is using an invisible Machete!
-That is a weapon hack. Although very rare (and difficult to perform), it appears from time to time. If a character other than Null uses the Machete, the game has no programming to produce a texture for the Machete, making it appear invisible to everyone.
There are also some other less-common weapons being hacked, such as the Laser, Bowie Knife, and LN G.
How do you perform a quick headshot / strafing headshot?
-Quick Headshot: L-lock someone, and when they're stationary, hold R along with L. You'll be aiming directly at their body. Move up a little, and shoot. If you're good, you can pull this off fast enough that other people may not even see your character do the animation online, hence the "quick" headshot.
Strafe Headshot: A bit more complex, it's set up the same way as a quick headshot. However, since they're moving, just aiming up a little to hit their head isn't that simple. Use your camera direction buttons to move around while holding R (and L), and your aim will be fixed. Just follow their movement around with camera direction buttons, and shoot when you're lined up with their head. If you're both moving in the same direction, you may have to shoot ahead of time, so the bullet lands right when they pass through a certain location. For example...
O = Soldier
^ = Line of fire
.....................^... .O <--- This is your opponent.
.....................^... ... [NOTE: This assumes you are both moving left.]
....................O <---- This is you.
The bullet will reach that spot at the same time as the opponent does, getting a headshot.
Crappy ASCII, I know, but deal with it.
How do friend lists and blacklists work?
-During a game, at the pause screen, you will see an option "Add to Friend List". Hover over the person you want to add to the friend list, and press O once. They will be added to your friend list, indicated by a white bar next to their name.
To put someone on the blacklist, hover over their name, and press O twice. They will now have a black bar next to their name.
When someone is on your friend list, you can check their battle score from your online main menu. Also, at the hosted games list, if anyone in your friend list is participating in a game, the host's game will have a white bar next to the game name. You can use this to join up with people you enjoy playing with or against.
If someone is on your blacklist, if they are participating in a game, a black bar will appear next to the hosted game's name. It's nothing more than a warning for yourself, so you don't end up joining a game with people you don't like to play against. This does not stop them from joining game you're already participating in, however.
Can I use something other than the automated messages to chat with others?
-Sadly, you can't. There is no manual message entry, and no mic support, as opposed to SOCOM. Use a gaming board or instant messenger to communicate inside and outside of games.
Can I send messages to people through this "Personal Message" menu on the online main menu?
-No. That is a feature reserved for server administration to contact you when they need to, which is not common at all. In fact, I've never seen one before.
How do you skin hack?
[NOTE: You must have a homebrew-compatible firmware to perform skin hacks.]
REMEMBER I DID NOT WRITE THIS CRDITS TO KITEDXX
If anyone wants to play online with me then look out of [TEA] Senkyouryu