Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Buddy Locations Guide

4 September 2015
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Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Buddy Locations Guide

Our Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Buddy Locations Guide shows you how to unlock all Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Buddies in the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PC game. We’ll point you to all the secret Buddies including the Quiet, D-Dog and D-Walker hidden Buddies.

Time to show you how to get all Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Buddies! ^_^

The Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain unlockable Buddy strategy guide follows here-under.

Table of Contents

Index of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Guides:

How To Unlock All Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Buddies

While you will unlock most of Big Boss’s Buddies as you progress through the main story, there are two hidden Buddies that you don’t automatically get.

Tactical Buddies are valuable allies you can take into the area of operations with you. Buddies can be used after fulfilling certain requirements.

How To Select a Buddy: You can select a buddy when deploying to an area of operations, or you can summon them during a mission by going to the iDROID’s [MISSIONS] tab and choosing [BUDDY SUPPORT].

How To Give Orders to Buddies: Give orders to buddies either from the Call Menu (activate by holding the left shoulder button and pressing on the right analogue stick) or by going to the iDROID’s [MISSIONS] tab and choosing [BUDDY SUPPORT].

Note: D-Horse is automatically available as a Buddy from the start of the game (Episode 1).

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain How To Get D-Horse

How To Get: Automatically available from the start of the game

How to get the D-Dog Buddy in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain How To Get D-Dog

How To Get: Found at the start of Missions 3-5, neutralize & extract. Play 6 more missions, then visit & leave Mother Base

Location: How to find D-Dog? D-Dog can be found at the beginning of Episodes 3, 4 or 5 (at the helicopter landing zone). Neutralize and extract the puppy with the Fulton System and then visit him at Mother Base.

How To Unlock: When does D-Dog become a Buddy ready for deployment? Complete 6 more missions and then visit & leave Mother Base to trigger the second cinematic where he’s all grown up and trained to be available for use in the field.

Here’s a video guide to finding the D-Dog secret Buddy location and unlocking him:

How to get the Quiet Buddy in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain How To Get Quiet

How To Get: Complete Episode 11 & don’t kill her. Play 3 more missions to get Side Op 111: Visit Quiet, then visit & leave Mother Base

Location: How to find Quiet? Quiet can be found at the end of Episode 11: Cloaked In Silence during her boss fight. After defeating her in the boss fight — either with 2-3 sniper rifle shots or by dropping 2 supply drops on her head — then at the center of the ruin during a cutscene you’ll be given the choice to kill her or spare her life, choose to keep her alive by doing nothing at all. Then carry her to the helicopter for your return to Mother Base and to eventually recruit Quiet.
Note that you can replay the mission, if you accidentally already killed her, to make a different choice.

How To Unlock: When does Quiet become your Female Sniper Buddy ready for deployment? Complete 3 more story missions until you’re called about Quiet (which is the newly unlocked Side Op 111: Visit Quiet).
Then visit Mother Base’s Medical Platform (as Big Boss!) to find her cell. The way to get there is from the landing helipad go down the stairs in front of you. Revolver Ocelot will suggest she might be useful in future missions. – Right after that, you should call back the helicopter topside to leave Mother Base and you’ll get a cutscene with Quiet appearing, now available as a Buddy.

How To Keep: Warning! You risk losing Quiet after “Episode 45: A Quiet Exit”. If you do not want to lose Quiet as a Buddy, then make sure to equip the “Butterfly Emblem” before starting this mission and she will stay with you!

This video guide shows where to find the Quiet secret Buddy location:

How to get the D-Walker Buddy in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain How To Get D-Walker

How To Get: Complete Episode 13 & save Dr. “Huey” Emmerich

Location: How to find D-Walker? D-Walker can be found in Episode 13: Pitch Dark. Complete Episode 13 by locating and rescuing Dr. “Huey” Emmerich, who will then join your Mother Base staff.

How To Unlock: When does D-Walker become a Buddy ready for deployment? At Mother Base, Dr. “Huey” Emmerich will join the R&D Platform (the Research & Development unit) and start construction on your very own D-Walker, which will be available after Episode 13’s completion.

This video guide shows how to find the D-Walker secret Buddy location:

These are all the special new Buddies in this possibly final Metal Gear Solid game. 🙂

Credits: Maka & AcceleratedIdeas.

Who’s your favorite Buddy to use in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain?

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