Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Konami
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Genre
    Action-adventure
  • Guide Release
    1 April 2014
  • Last Updated
    21 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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Combat System

Combat System

Taking damage

Entering combat will result in enemies shooting at Snake. If Snake is hit, he will take damage and this is represented by the burn marks that appear around the outside of the screen. Too much damage will have our hero die and force a checkpoint re-set. As we don’t want this to happen, taking cover to avoid incoming fire, breaking line of sight and hiding from enemies will allow the damage to regenerate slowly over time.

If Snake takes too much damage, it becomes critical and you will be required to use a medical spray ('Y' or 'Triangle') when an spray icon pops up in the centre of the screen. Doing so will restore health, but take too long and snake will bleed out and head back to the previous save point.

Damage is indicated by the burn marks around the edges of the screen and the screen slowly turning red.