Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Mission 9 S-RANK (Backup, Back Down)
❱ RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
☑ Fulton Cargo +2
☑ Rocket Launcher
❱ MAIN GOALS FOR S-RANK
☑ Extract/Destroy all 7 Vehicles
☑ Don’t Trigger Reflex or get Spotted
The Fulton Cargo +2 extractions of the vehicles is the easiest and safest way to play this. If you want to know when and where you get it, check this video out first.
This mission has a timer of 15 minutes, which you don’t really have to worry about because the vehicles are timed to come in during this exact time span. Be really careful and make sure you don’t get spotted or trigger reflex.
Hop in your tank at the beginning of the mission and make a roadblock. Now hide next to the road and wait for the tanks and vehicles to come in and extract them from behind with your Fulton Cargo +2 device.
Two special targets will come from north later on. But you have plenty of time to prepare and change position. When the second special target is marked, get D-Horse and make a second road block a little further up north on the same street. This will hold up the truck a bit longer and you have time to extract the tank from the south with will arrive at the same time as the truck.
After that, move a bit south and place C4 on the road. Two more tanks will be rolling in and this is usually just when the time is running out. Destroy the first one with the C4 and approach the second one from behind so you don’t get spotted. Either you extract him if he stands still or you fire your rocket launcher at him.
Whatever you do, make sure you don’t get spotted or trigger an alarm. This will cost you a lot of points and will most likely fail the S-Rank.
In my case I missed the time limit by a few seconds which is fine if there were no alarms. If you miss the time limit the events slightly change and you can finish the mission via pick-up helicopter immediately.
If you manage to destroy/extract all vehicles in time, a tank and a helicopter will drive by your position. You can either wait a bit and call the pick-up helicopter and leave, or extract the tank and leave after that. But again, no alarms ;).
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Completed “PROLOGUE: AWAKENING” mission.
Completed “PHANTOM LIMBS” mission.
Completed “WHERE DO THE BEES SLEEP?” mission.
Completed “HELLBOUND” mission.
Completed “TRAITORS’ CARAVAN” mission.
Completed “VOICES” mission.
Completed “METALLIC ARCHAEA” mission.
Completed “SAHELANTHROPUS” mission.
Completed “CLOAKED IN SILENCE” mission.
Completed “TRUTH: THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD” mission.
Completed a mission using a Combat Unit staff member.
Completed all missions.
Completed all mission tasks.
Completed all missions with an S rank.
Completed a SIDE OP.
Completed all “Mine Clearing” SIDE OPS.
Completed all SIDE OPS.
Captured an outpost or guard post.
Captured all outposts and guard posts in Northern Kabul, Afghanistan.
Captured all outposts and guard posts in the Angola-Zaire Border Region.
Completed all key Dispatch Missions.
Played an “Infiltration” FOB mission.
Made D-Dog available for deployment.
Made Quiet available for deployment.
Raised bond with D-Horse to the maximum.
Man’s Best Friend
Raised bond with D-Dog to the maximum.
Raised bond with Quiet to the maximum.
Fulton extracted an enemy soldier.
Interrogated an enemy soldier.
To The Rescue
Extracted a female prisoner.
Increased Mother Base staff to 50 or more personnel.
Increased Mother Base staff to 250 or more personnel.
Raised all Teams/Units to level 99.
Developed 50 or more development items.
Developed 100 or more development items.
Locked and Loaded
Developed 300 or more development items.
Constructed all available platforms for Mother Base.
Developed a nuclear weapon.
Disposed of a nuclear weapon.
Earned a total of 10,000,000 GMP or more.
Extracted all wild animal species.
Obtained all blueprints and key items.
Obtained all memento photos.
Obtained the codename “Hero.”