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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
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First Published: 01-10-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 01-11-2019 / 16:07 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 28-03-2020 / 22:58 GMT

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Guide

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Chapter 1 Main Missions

M22: Retake the Platform

# Mission Task Mandatory/Optional
1 Eliminated the enemy commander. Mandatory

This mission will appear for you whenever you are doing Mission 21 and you have the option to start it right away, which you should. It appears someone has invaded Mother Base and has taken over one of the platforms, so it’s up to you to drive them out. Note that you don’t have a Buddy for this mission and you can’t call in any support, including a supply refill. So, it’s important to bring along a weapon or two with enough ammo to last.

Note: You do not have to worry about any ranking for this mission, so you can simply take all the time you need and if you feel like killing anyone, you can without any repercussions to your score.

Warning: The enemies have taken hostages, who are members of your own crew. Should you send enemies into alert, it’s possible that they will kill them, lessening your crew. It is possible to extract them via Fulton, though, so you can rescue them if you please.

Doing this mission in a stealthy manner is quite difficult, especially if you’re looking to not kill anyone. Not only do you have to be careful of navigating the area, due to the abundance of enemies and having to manually mark everyone, you don’t have resupplies, so you’ll have to watch your suppressor durability. Headshots with something like the Riot SMG or tranquilizer darts will go a long way.

You can climb the pipe to stay hidden (left).When on the top deck you are required to stay low to the ground (right).

There’s only one goal in this mission, which is to make it to the yellow marker, where you’ll find the commander of this group of enemies. Watch the stairs and keep an eye out for any roaming soldiers as you make your way to the top. Once you find the commander, you either need to capture him or kill him to end the mission. It’s preferable to extract him, as he tends to have pretty high stats.

The Forward Operating Base ( FOB ) unlocks upon completing this mission, which is similar to your regular Mother Base, except it has an online component to it. Real-life players can invade it, where they can steal your resources/personnel that are guarding it. You can either rely on your own crew to guard it or do it personally.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action-adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    1 October 2015
  • Last Updated
    1 November 2019
  • Guide Author

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