Kept you waiting huh? Here is our little to keep you at bay in beating Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. The Phantom Pain is one of the biggest Metal Gear game has ever created so far, and it is also a fitting way as the (last?) Metal Gear game to be handled by Hideo Kojima. With the game getting its proper release, it?s time to get yourself prepared with our handy dandy guide as you start your new game.
Just a Box
One of the iconic equipment for the Metal Gear franchise, the cardboard box has evolved through the years. In The Phantom Pain, the cardboard box has many cool tricks to keep you away from guards; you can now pop up posters of female models to distract guards, leaving an opening for you to know them out, you can even put decals on the box to blend it with the surroundings.
DD is your best friend
Early in the game, you can have the option to rescue a little pup in Afghanistan, but sure to take the little puppy to Motherbase and after completing a series of mission, you will be prompt to return to Motherbase to see your pup all grown up. DD is very helpful as a buddy when going stealth in your missions. He can detect enemies within your range and can bark to lure guards in your position.
Take out all radar dishes
The hardest part in The Phantom Pain being pinned with enemy reinforcements, to prevent guards from radioing for help, make sure to disable all of the radio communication dishes in the camp area. Also make sure to destroy all radar dishes to let you place a landing zone at the camp as the guards won?t be able to detect the incoming chopper rescue.
Enemies can adapt
The enemy AI in the game is a lot smarter than before, every time you use a certain strategy, they will be able to adapt to it and prevent a countermeasure, giving you a hard time neutralizing them; love landing headshots on guard? They?ll soon wear helmets, infiltrating their camp during at night? They?ll place more spotlights. However you can also counter these improvements once Combat Deployments are available at Motherbase. You can send out your troops in certain missions that can sabotage your enemy?s factories and supplies that can limit their use of helmets, light posts, etc.
The Fulton Recovery system allows you to kidnap unconscious guards to add them in your army at Motherbase, but rescuing POWs with the use of the Fulton has more benefits. POWs has higher skill stats than the ordinary guards that can give a big boost in the development of Motherbase, so keep an eye on every corner in the map and make sure to interrogate as make guards to gather more intel for any nearby POWs.
So there you have it, we hope that this guide will help you throughout your playthrough. If you have some cool tips you might want to share, you can leave a comment below