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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Big Boss

Jarrod Garripoli

Big Boss, formerly known as Naked Snake, was the founder of the elite black ops unit called FOXHOUND. He would learn a majority of his techniques and training from his legendary mentor The Boss, as well as develop CQC with her in the 1950s. Disgusted with his government after the events of Operation Snake Eater, Big Boss would retire from war.

After the San Hieronymo Incident, Big Boss became one of the founding members of The Patriots, but would leave due to Major Zero’s actions, becoming a mercenary. It was at this time he met with Kazuhira Miller in Colombia while on a mission, eventually forming the Militaires Sans Frontieres (MSF), with Miller becoming the second in command.

This would lead to the events that happened in Ground Zeroes, with their Mother Base being attacked by XOF forces. In their escape, Paz would jump out of their chopper, revealing that there were two bombs inside her. The resulting explosion would send their chopper on a crash course with the XOF one. This crash would lead to Big Boss ending up in a coma for nine years, beginning the events of The Phantom Pain.


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    PC, PS3, PS4, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action Adventure, Stealth
  • Guide Release
    1 October 2015
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
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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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