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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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Side Ops

Side Ops 151-157

Note: All of the following Side Ops are target practices that take place on each of the main platforms at Mother Base. Apart from the R&D one, the rest of them are fairly straightforward and don’t require much trouble on your part. Each of them has a time limit of 5 minutes and there will be 35 targets in each one.

151 - Target Practice (Command Platform)

This is a pretty easy one, once you know where all of the targets are located. From where you begin the Side Ops, you should be able to find a total of 25 of the targets without moving. Just make sure that you look up high and all around, including using the NVG to try and highlight any. Once you get those, move backwards to the helipad and look up again to spot 6 more. With those down, stay on the helipad, but go to each edge and look down to spot two more on each side.

152 - Target Platform (R&D Platform)

This target practice is definitely the hardest out of the whole bunch, as the targets are scattered all over and will require you to run around like a chicken with its head cut off to get to them. As such, it is very difficult to write a specific walkthrough for it, so we have provided a video.


153 - Target Practice (Support Unit Platform)

This is another very easy target practice, with all but three targets hittable from where you begin the Side Ops. For the last three, head to the opposite side of the inside part of the platform and look to the right.

154 - Target Practice (Base Development Platform)

Another pretty easy target practice, with a majority of the targets being hittable from the platform you start on. There is one target hidden behind the metal containers on the platform that is surrounded by the ramps. The rest of them should be easy to spot from where you’re standing, though.

155 - Target Practice (Intel Team Platform)

13 while on top level, 10 more as you go down to the second level, 3 more on level above ground, 6 more on ground level, then 3 on outer ring before base level. You have more than enough time to explore to find all of the targets and remember your NVG will help them stand out in case of the harder to find ones.

156 - Target Practice (Medical Platform)

The targets for this round of practice are all viewable from where you start the Side Ops. If you’re having trouble locating them, the nightvision goggles will highlight the targets as yellow, making them easier to see.

157 - Target Practice (Combat Unit Platform)

This is another easy one, because as soon as you start it, some targets will appear on the nearby stairs going up. All you have to do is follow the trail of targets, which will eventually lead you to all of them. Note that some of the targets are on the towers to the sides of the trail, so keep an eye out for them and use your night-vision goggles if needed.

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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