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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
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Guide

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Chapter 1 Main Missions

M26 - Hunting Down

Obtainable Skills/Blueprints
Savage, Video Surveillance Specialist, Surgeon
# Mission Task Mandatory/Optional
1 Pinpointed the trafficker's escape route from an intel file. Optional
2 Eliminated the trafficker. Mandatory
3 Eliminated the trafficker before he reached Kiziba Camp. Optional
4 Extracted the trafficker and 5 escort soldiers. Optional
5 Extracted 4 prisoners being held at Ditadi Abandoned Village. Optional
6 Extracted a side-striped jackal near Kiziba Camp. Optional

It’s best to bring along D-Dog for this mission, as hunting down the human trafficker can be problematic. You see, you have no clue as to his location and he will roam the savannah, so you normally have to wander around for a good while until you can spot people moving across your screen. He will be accompanied by a bodyguard close to him, as well as others that keep their distance.

Luckily, there’s an intel file located at Ditadi Abandoned Village, which will not only give away the trafficker’s destination, but also show his predicted travelling route on your map. The downside of this is that it is guarded by a few enemies, with two near one tent with a prisoner, and another three by the intel file next to the second tent up top.

Locate the enemy documents by the radio tower (left) and then hunt for the target along the suggested route marked on the map (right).

Note: While it’s a good idea to save the prisoners at Ditadi, it might be better to leave them be for now, due to the illness spreading throughout Mother Base.

With the intel file in hand, run to the predicted route on your map and look around for enemies moving about. If you spot two close together, then one of those will likely be your target, so mark them both to get a confirmation. Being careful of the other enemies in the area, put both the trafficker and his bodyguard to sleep, then Fulton extract the trafficker to fulfill your sole mandatory objective. Exfiltrate the hot zone to finish.

Mission Task 4

The trafficker has five soldiers in his entourage, although all five are pretty spread out. If you know where he is coming from, you can head straight over to the location and easily pick off the stragglers who aren’t close to him, then go after him and his bodyguard.

Mission Task 5

If you decide to go to Ditadi to get the intel file, you might as well go after the prisoners as well. All four of them will be inside of tents, so it’s wise to clear the outpost of enemies before bringing the prisoners outside for extraction.

Mission Task 6

Bring D-Dog with you to help in locating the jackal, which should be west of Ditadi Abandoned Village and northwest of Guardpost #14.

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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