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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Strategy Guide

First Published: 01-10-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-07-2020 / 13:24 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 09-08-2020 / 22:27 GMT

Note: Complete Mission 41, then complete Side Ops until you get sent back to Mother Base for a cutscene. This mission doesn't get graded like the other Main Missions.

# Mission Task Mandatory/Optional
1 Identified the person who sent the transmission Mandatory
2 Eliminated the infected Mandatory

This is a pretty linear mission, with really nothing in it that will make you deviate from the path set out for you. The important thing to remember is to not shoot anyone or you'll fail the mission. You can check the side rooms, but they don't really contain anything of importance, so keep following the path until you get to the top floor, where you'll find the person who sent the transmission.

Well, things have certainly turned for the worst, now. You need to make your way back down to the entrance, only this time you'll be asked to kill anyone who is infected. With your newly acquired goggles, you can see who is infected, although you don't really need it for now, so just shoot everyone you come by, as you won't be able to leave with them still alive.

Equip your new goggles (left) and look for the glow in the people's throats (right) to know if they're infected or not.

Continue on, unfortunately having to shoot everyone in your way, until you come to the exit, which you can't open yet. That's because there's more infected to find, who are in the basement. Find the stairs leading down and open the door to find a lot more, but be careful here, as the guy on the floor isn't infected. Grab him and bring him to the exit, where you'll need to put him down to check again. Turns out that he is now infected, so set him down and gun him down, then leave the place to finish the mission.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action-adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    1 October 2015
  • Last Updated
    22 July 2020
  • Guide Author

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Big Boss wakes up from a coma after nine years to find himself in a world that has moved on completely. But war never changes. And old enemies from the past are still searching for him, to put an end to his legacy once and for all. You are the legendary soldier, Big Boss, codenamed "Venom Snake". Fight past demons and confront new ones in Hideo Kojima's swansong for the Metal Gear series. Let us guide you on your journey for Hideo Kojima’s final Metal Gear Game: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

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  • The ultimate guide to 100% completion: Every mission and side-ops, all secrets and collectibles at your fingertips.
  • Hi-resolution screenshots and videos to S-Rank every single mission.
  • Information on the Mother Base management meta-game.
  • Carefully designed to avoid unnecessary story spoilers.
  • A full trophy/achievement guide.
  • Locations of all of the collectibles, such as Blueprints, Wild Animals and more.
  • A detailed list of every Key Dispatch Mission.
  • An analysis of every single Side Ops.

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