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Guide Name: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
First Published: 01-10-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 14-08-2018 / 21:38 GMT

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Strategy Guide

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Chapter 1 Main Missions

Chapter 1 Main Missions

M27 - Root Cause

# Mission Task Mandatory/Optional
1 Extracted Intel Team member. Mandatory
2 Extracted Intel Team member before he could have an accident. Optional
3 Exfiltrated the hot zone with Intel Team member by land. Optional

A member of the Intel Unit has gotten a lead on the epidemic that’s crippling Mother Base, but he was captured in the process, so it’s up to you rescue him. Head straight for the camp as soon as you land, where you’ll find a bunch of enemies waiting for you. It should be said that there is a hidden timer of sorts for this mission, but not because the prisoner will be killed.

If you bring along D-Dog, he will mark the prisoner for you and you will notice that he is escaping. What you don’t see is that he is trying to make it to a truck, but he is in no condition to actually drive it. Not long after taking off, the prisoner will crash the truck, causing a big explosion and alerting the enemies to come take a look.

Catch up to the truck (or wait for it to explode) (left) and then carry the prisoner to the extraction point (right).

This makes it an even more dire situation, as you will need to contend with more enemies than usual, with even more arriving. So, you can either quickly make your way to the prisoner at the initial camp and catch him before he takes off in the truck, or you can go after him once he crashes, opting to not bother with any more enemies than those in the way. Once you grab the prisoner, either call in a chopper or exfiltrate the hot zone via foot to complete the mission.