MGS 5: The Phantom Pain – Mission 31 S-RANK Boss Fight Walkthrough (Sahelanthropus)
❱ RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
☑ Rocket Launcher
☑ Quiet or D-Walker (Thx to tawilk for D-Warlker Tip : ))
❱ GENERAL TIPS
☑ Get ammo through supply drops
☑ Shoot weak spot at front torso
The difficulty of this boss fight against Sahelanthropus depends very much on your equipment. Having upgraded weapons that deal a lot of damage is all that counts in mission 31. Bring a rocket launcher, grenade launcher or anything that deals a lot of damage and pick Quiet as a buddy since she also deals damage on the boss.
❱ MAIN STRATEGIES
As soon as the fight starts get behind a rock and order an ammo supply drop. You want to minimize the downtime where you run out of rockets. The focus on the center of Sahelanthropus. Almost every body part is highly armored except for his middle torso and a spot at his back if you get the chance.
Damage will be a lot higher in these two areas. There are several other spots that you can hit on him that cripple his abilities, like the radar ball next to his head, which makes his rockets less accurate when you destroy it.
But your goal should be do deal a lot of damage since his abilities are not a great threat if you keep moving.
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❱ END PHASE OF THE FIGHT (03:45)
When his health is very low he will jump to a distant point and will shoot you with a sniper like laser that can kill you in one shot. Stay behind cover and peake out to shoot your rockets. The laser that’s a while to charge but can still be a big threat.
Then there is an attack where the floating creature will attack you in slow-mo. Quickly switch to a different weapon and land one shot to avoid this attack. The trick here is to react fast.
The mission 31 S-Rank for Sahelanthropus should be guaranteed if you complete it in a reasonable time.
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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.”