Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – Side Ops [Guide]

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes features four Side Ops. Complete and master
them all with this guide.

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes [Guide]

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes – Side Ops [Guide]
Written by Dalton “HorrorSpooky” Cooper and Trade
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1. Introduction
2. Eliminate the Renegade Threat
3. Intel Operative Rescue
4. Classified Intel Acquisition
5. Destroy the Anti-Air Emplacements

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1. Introduction
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In order to unlock the Side Ops in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, you
first have to complete the main mission, Ground Zeroes. Upon completing that
mission, you will then be able to find the four Side Ops in the Mission Select

These are the four Side Ops in the game:

Eliminate the Renegade Threat
Intel Operative Rescue
Classified Intel Acquisition
Destroy the Anti-Air Emplacements

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2. Eliminate the Renegade Threat
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After getting dropped off, open your iDroid. There will be two highlighted
areas. These are the last known areas of your targets, the Finger and the Eye.
These two are notorious snipers that need to be killed…though there is
another way to complete the mission that I will get into here in a second.

Make your way to the highlighted area that is closest to you. When you reach
the streets, climb up the guard tower, take out the guard, and then return to
the ground. Start making your way west, and stick to the ground. You’ll come
across another guard tower, and as long as you stick to the grass, the jeep
that is driving around will not spot you.

That jeep is of importance, but first we need to get rid of witnesses. Look
up at the next guard tower, which will be just across the road. Wait for the
guard to look away, and then climb up the ladder yourself. Knock out the guard
and then get the jeep stopped.

Your first target will be a passenger on this jeep. Use tranquilizer darts to
get the jeep stopped by shooting the driver. The jeep will just drive around
the highlighted area in circles. When the driver is knocked out, the
passengers, which will include one of your targets, are easy to pick off.

If you want to get an extra achievement/trophy for completing this mission,
then you should get rid of the targets non-lethally. How? Well first knock them
out. Then call in a helicopter at a safe landing zone. Carry their bodies to
the helicopter and throw them in. Do this with both of the targets as an
alternate means of completing the mission without having to deal with any

The second target is a lot harder to get to. He’s at the helipad area, just
walking around. The best way to handle this is to sort of “snake” your way
up the helipad, finding the closest threat, eliminating it silently, and then
going to the next threat. Sticking close to the ground is a good way to avoid
being seen in this very wide open landing area.

Take out the second target or carry him to the helicopter…whatever you want
to do to complete the mission.

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3. Intel Operative Rescue
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Unlike the other missions in the game, this mission is a straight up action
mission. Hell, it starts with an on-rails segment inside of a helicopter! So
why not, eh?

During this on-rails segment, you are to shoot everything that you see. After
your first encounters, you will go by a roof that has an enemy on top with an
RPG. Obviously this man poses the biggest threat right now, so kill him
before he can get you with his second shot (his first shot will always miss).

Red barrels are good ways to kill a bunch of enemies at once with a nice, big
explosion. You’ll eventually come to the target as he is trying to escape in a
jeep. Enemies will surround him. There are some obvious ones to kill, but
there is an RPG guy hidden on the rocks down there, against the cliffside. Take
him out first, then get rid of the other enemies around the target.

By the way, the machinegun you use during this mission has an alternate firing
mode. While holding in the left trigger, tap Y or Triangle (depending on what
system you’re playing the game on) to switch from the standard firing mode to
the grenade launcher mode. Use this to take out the jeeps that will pursue
your target as he also escapes in a jeep.

A large truck will block his path on the road. To stop the truck, you have
three options. You can repeatedly hit it with grenades from your gun until it
flips over. You can wait for it to start to pursue your target and shoot the
red barrel on the side of the road next to it to make it flip over as well. Or
you can shoot through the windshield and kill the driver. Any of these choices
will get the job done.

Continue to protect the target’s vehicle. He will get to the air base area,
and more hostiles will flood in and attempt to kill him, so kill them first.
When you are told to drop out of the helicopter and retrieve the target, don’t
do that just yet.

While inside the helicopter, you have unlimited ammo. Upon leaving the
helicopter, you will have finite ammunition. Because of this, it is wise to
stick in the helicopter just a little while longer to kill the remaining
enemies before you go to rescue the target.

After killing those enemies, hop out of the helicopter and grab the target.
Take him to the top of the guard tower and SPRINT there as a huge armored
vehicle will soon come into play. Leave the target at the top of the tower,
and then stay in the guard tower yourself.

Let the armored vehicle take a few shots at you. Then when it is reloading,
start shooting out its tires. You can take out numerous tires at a time by
shooting the armored vehicle with your grenade launcher.

Once all the tires have been demolished, run down there and start rolling
grenades underneath of it. To equip grenades, press “right” on the d-pad twice
in a row. Make sure you have frag grenades equipped and not smoke grenades.
Anyway, throw enough grenades underneath the vehicle and it will then explode.

Kill the new wave of enemies that pour in, and then retrieve the target from
the top of the tower. Take him to the helicopter. Your mission is not over
quite yet. Keep killing the enemies from the helicopter, and then someone will
start to fire at you with an AA gun. Use the grenade launcher to destroy the
AA gun.

An enemy helicopter will show up next. Try to kill the guy inside the
helicopter with the RPG with the machinegun setting of your weapon. When the
helicopter gets close enough, you can switch to the grenade launcher and start
blasting it with that to destroy it.

There will still be enemies as you leave the island on the helicopter, but
the hard stuff is over. You then get to have a little chat with the target
that you just extracted, and his identity should come as a bit of a surprise…

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4. Classified Intel Acquisition
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The game recommends that you go to the watch tower to the west and signal
the target…but there is a much easier way to do this and it will also get
you an extra achievement/trophy!

Basically, just stay in the truck at the beginning of the game. It will take
you right into the compound. Hop out and you can find the target easily.
Grab him and he will tell you the casette tape is in the nearby tower. Go
into the tower. Destroy the security camera inside, then grab the casette

Now return to the truck and just lie in the bed of it, prone. The truck will
drive you to safety.

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5. Destroy the Anti-Air Emplacements
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This mission can either be fairly easy or fairly difficult depending on how you
approach it. There are two primary objectives:  destroy at least three AA
guns, and then escape via helicopter.

C4 doesn’t have much use in the other missions, but it is extremely helpful
in this mission, and makes it much easier. To equip C4, tap right on the d-pad
until it is equipped. There are numerous AA weapons on the base, but you just
have to destroy three of them to be done with this.

It is perhaps easiest to destroy the ones by the helipad. There are two on
either end, and then one just south of the helipad. It doesn’t really matter
which ones you destroy, though. Just toss C4 on one. Go to the next one, then
detonate the C4 on the previous one.

This will cause the guards to all rush to that location. Throw C4 on the next
AA gun, make your way to the third one, blow up the second one, and then
blow up the third one after you’ve reached the safe area to call in your
helicopter for extraction.

To detonate C4, hold in the left trigger and press Y or Triangle depending
on what system you’re playing the game on. Extract via helicopter to complete
the mission.

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