Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Blueprints Locations Guide

Welcome to the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Blueprints locations guide that helps you find the total of 27 Weapon Blueprints locations for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 & PC action-adventure stealth game.

Finding all 27 Blueprint locations and picking them up will help unlock the following Achievement / Trophy:
* “Collector” (30 Gamerscore / Silver Trophy) — Obtain all blueprints and key items.
* Bonus: Secure the Blueprints to help advance your weapons technology at the R&D platform at Mother Base.

The Timeline for all these in-game Blueprints locations is listed below.

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

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Blueprints

How to find missing Blueprints?: In-game the Blueprints will appear simply as a grey suitcase with a white blinking light on top, that houses the blueprint inside (with a yellow folder icon appearing as you get near it), which you can pick up to collect when you stand next to it. It can be confirmed as being Blueprints simply by walking up to it, as the on-screen text will then tell you can press the action button/key to “Obtain Blueprint”.

• 12 of the Blueprints are actual collectibles in the open world. You have to make a lot of progress in the main story to pick all of them up. The earliest you can do this is after story mission 31.
• 6 are rewards for completing the blueprint side ops (you have to pick them up as part of the side ops). To make these side ops show up you must
• 9 come from completing all key dispatch missions in the game. The key dispatch missions require you to send your combat unit on missions via the iDroid. The higher level ones are only available after story mission 31! There are also other key dispatch missions in between that do not reward you with a blueprint (they only unlock emblem parts and such).

Tip: To see how many of the Blueprint collectibles you have found at any time, from the menu open your iDroid and go to “Mother Base” and select “Database”, “Documentation”, and finally “Blueprints”. Each blueprint has its own name, so they are very easy to keep track of. (We’ll list all names in a list below.)
Do note that the game will not pause while you’re browsing the iDroid in-game, so you may want to download the iDroid app on iOS or Android to access it as part of the game’s second-screen experience (and so you can keep playing).

Does the game save each Blueprints you collect?: Yes, the game will automatically save the Blueprints you just collected if you picked up the Blueprint, so you don’t have to play to the end of the mission. After picking up each collectible you can safely quit the mission without losing collectibles progress. – Once collected, these Blueprints cannot be picked up again.

Note: Collecting the Blueprints will also allow you to develop new weapons at Mother Base’s Research & Development platform.

Where to find all Blueprints in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain? The in-game collectibles locations for the Blueprints are described in this detailed video guide.

The Blueprints are listed in the video in the order that they appear.

Timeline in minutes for the Blueprints Locations Guide:

• Blueprint Location #1 – [UN-ARC] – 0:05
• Blueprint Location #2 – [Bambetov SV] – 0:36
• Blueprint Location #3 – [PB Shield] – 1:17
• Blueprint Location #4 – [UN-AAM] – 1:42
• Blueprint Location #5 – [Isado RGL-220]- 2:16
• Blueprint Location #6 – [G44] – 2:42
• Blueprint Location #7 – [Stun Grenade] – 3:15
• Blueprint Location #8 – [Kabarga-83] – 3:42
• Blueprint Location #9 – [URAGAN-5] – 4:13
• Blueprint Location #10 – [MACHT-37] – 4:36
• Blueprint Location #11 – [Brennan LRS-46] – 5:00
• Blueprint Location #12 – [Flamethrower] – 5:39
• Blueprint Location #13 – [Riot SMG] – 6:03
• Blueprint Location #14 – [Stun Arm] – 6:38
• Blueprint Location #15 – [IR-Sensor] – 7:12
• Blueprint Location #16 – [Antitheft Device] – 7:49
• Blueprint Location #17 – [Gun-Cam Defender] – 8:16
• Blueprint Location #18 – [UA-Drone] – 8:47
• Blueprint Location #19 – [Geist P3] – 9:16
• Blueprint Location #20 – [WU S333] – 9:31
• Blueprint Location #21 – [ZE’EV] – 9:51
• Blueprint Location #22 – [FB-MR R-Launcher] – 10:10
• Blueprint Location #23 – [AM MRS-71] – 10:28
• Blueprint Location #24 – [LPG-61] – 10:45
• Blueprint Location #25 – [Hail MGR-4] – 11:00
• Blueprint Location #26 – [Zorn-KP] – 11:19
• Blueprint Location #27 – [Bullhorn SG] – 11:35


There you go! All Blueprints in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain are yours! 🙂

Huge thanks to Powerpyx for the guide videos and tips.

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