Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Walkthrough

Episode 46: The Man Who Sold The World (True Ending)

Mission Objective: Escape the hospital.
This mission is essentially the true secret ending of the game. See final cutscene after the ending credits (at the end of the video below). You’ll be replaying the prologue and learn what truly happened.
S Rank Requirements & Tips: Getting the S-rank is easy enough. Just skip all cutscenes and you’ll get it. This will also earn you the “Truth” trophy / achievement.
To unlock this mission you must:
– Complete all other story missions (except duplicates such as extreme, subsistence and total stealth variations).
– Do all important (yellow) Side Ops.
– Build out mother base (build an FOB in online mode to speed things up).

Episode 47: (Total Stealth) War Economy

Mission Objective: Eliminate the CFA official stationed at Nova Braga Airport. He is due to conduct an inspection with a visiting arms dealer, so expect heavy security.

S Rank Requirements & Tips: A very easy and quick mission if you already know the location of the CFA Official. He will always be in the same building, just go where I go in the video. You can find a broken fence on the west side of the airport, use it to skip all the guards. There’s only one guard in the building and another in front. Carefully approach and take them out with CQC (cut throat). Now kill the CFA Official and escape the hot zone. A speedrun will easily earn you the S-Rank.

Note: “Total Stealth” means complete stealth is required, and you’ll go ‘Game Over’ upon detection by an enemy. Also, Chicken Hat and Reflex Mode is unavailable.

Episode 48: (Extreme) Code Talker

Mission Objective: Make contact with and extract Code Talker, the old man who knows how to treat the pathogen affecting Mother Base. In addition to the local PF guarding the mansion where he is located, an unidentified force has been observed operating in the area.

S Rank Requirements & Tips: Bring a light tank to this mission! With it you can drive past the 4 skulls at the beginning. Also bring some active decoys, you can use them to distract the guards near the mansion. Enter the mansion from behind to reach Code Talker quickly. Call the extraction helicopter to the northern landing zone and run there as fast as you can (ignore the enemies, doesn’t matter if they spot you).

Note: “Extreme” means it’s a high difficult level, where Chicken Hat and Reflex Mode is unavailable.

Episode 49: (Subsistence) Occupation Force

Mission Objective: Eliminate the colonel who has been reassigned from Sakhra Ee Village to Smasei Fort, and prevent the tanks from redeploying to Smasei Fort.
Recommended Weapon: Missile.

S Rank Requirements & Tips: Start at the left (western) landing zone. Head west, past the enemy outpost and follow the road until you reach an empty house. Reaching the house triggers the convoy of 3 vehicles. Hide behind cover until the first tank gets close and then sprint towards it. Fulton extract it from the side. Then fulton extract the truck and the other tank one after another. Now leave the area (it’s quicker by helicopter in this case).

Note: “Subsistence” means it’s the ultimate in solo infiltration, where all weapons and items including Chicken Hat, Reflex Mode, supply drops, buddy deployment, support helicopter attacks and support strikes are unavailable.

Episode 50: (Extreme) Sahelanthropus

Mission Objective: Prevent the combat deployment of the upright bipedal weapon Sahelanthropus, and take vengeance on Skull Face.

S Rank Requirements & Tips: Bring the light tank “ZHUK-BR 3”, the grenade launcher “Isado RGL-220” and the rocket launcher “CGM 25” to this mission. With this equipment the S-rank will be a piece of cake. Use the tank until the Metal Gear destroys it. Aim for the gas tanks on his back and for the belly when it’s glowing. When your tank gets destroyed you use up your rocket launcher ammo, this will trigger a supply drop. Now use the grenade launcher until the supply drop arrives. Always keep moving and when Sahelanthropus casts the rocky spikes from the ground you run away or shoot on them.

Note: “Extreme” means it’s a high difficult level, where Chicken Hat and Reflex Mode is unavailable.

[Work-In-Progress: More main story missions will be added daily!]

Big thanks to Konami, Eurogamer, Maka, Brian, XCV & Powerpyx for the walkthrough videos and tips.

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