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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Paul Williams
First Published: 01-04-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:15 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 21-09-2020 / 20:14 GMT

To gain an ‘S’ rank on this extra mission, the goal is to skip most of the scenes, instead focusing on re-creating 3-4 of the scenes as quickly as possible before entering the vent to end the level. Remaining undetected throughout will definitely be a plus as you can only activate the scenes whiulst out of combat and the undetected/no kills score boost always help.

Mission Scoring:

The following bonuses will be added to your score at the end of the level if you are able to meet the requirements as you move through the mission.

  • 0 Combat Alerts = +3,000
  • 0 Kills = +2,000
  • 0 Retries = +3,000
  • No Reflex = +7,500
  • Scenes Re-created = +35,000 (7 at +5,000 each)

S-Rank Walkthrough

In order to get the S-Rank as easily as possible, I would recommend the following route:

First make your way across the heliport to the large gate leading to the admin area and re-create the ‘Surveillance Camera’ Scene. Afterwards, turn to the left and quickly run to the centre of the area to recreate the ‘Gunship’ Scene. Now head to the western side of the heliport.

Note: On your way west, you can sneak over to the helipad next to the gunship and recreate the ‘Searchlights’ scene.This is entirely optional as it is tricky to dodge the searchlights, or avoid detection by the guards next to the helicopter from spotting you. If you are detected, it will set you back as you will have to waste time evading guards until they return to normal.

Fear not though, as long as you are quick, you can avoid this scene and still earn the S-Rank.

Now enter the orange door at the western side of the heliport and pick the lock to the transformer area. Disable the power to recreate the ‘Mantis’ Scene.Afterwards, you’ll want to return through the gate we just unlocked, turn left and follow the right hand wall until it stops. Climb over the crates in the alley behind the ladder to your right. Crawl under the pipes at the end.

Enter the vent to complete the mission.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action-adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    1 April 2014
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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This guide includes the following:

  • The basics to combat and in-game mechanics.
  • Complete walkthroughs for each mission incorporating all optional objectives and collectibles.
  • Strategies to earn you those elusive S-Rank scores for each mission with text and video guides for each.
  • Collectible locations guide for every XOF Patch and Cassette Tape.
  • Comprehensive list of secrets and Easter Eggs.

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