Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Key Item location guide

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MGS V Key Items (2)

Struggling to find a certain piece of kit that’ll unlock new equipment and uniforms for the biggest of bosses in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain? While fret no more, because we have you covered. Here’s where you can find what you need in order to get sweet gear like stealth camo, handy bandanas and a Diamond Dog tactical fulton.

That last one is massively important of course.

MGS V Key Items (5)

Children’s Reward – Unlocks water pistol

Finish Mission 18

Conch Shell – Unlocks petrol bomb and fulton upgrade

Finish Side Op 113

Emmerich’s Research Notes – Unlocks the stealth camo

Watch the exiling of Emmerich cutscene

First Aid Manual – Unlocks tactical fulton D-Dog

Finish Mission 18 and search inside Masa Village

Grand Master Certificate: Box – Unlocks C. box (SMK)

Take all of the invoices in Africa and Afghanistan

MGS V Key Items (4)

Grand Master Certificate: Elite – Unlocks the naked (gold) uniform

Finish all missions on Extreme, Subsistence and Total Stealth with an S Rank

Grand Master Certificate: Fulton – Unlocks F-Ballista

Extract 1,000 enemies

Grand Master Certificate: Standard – Unlocks the Raiden uniform

Finish every mission (except hardest difficulty) with an S Rank

Handkerchief – Unlocks the Sniper Wolf uniform

Finish Mission 40

Man on Fire: Corpse – Unlocks Furicorn

Finish Side Op 144

Master Certificate: Marking – Can now tell the difference between enemies and decoys

Mark 500 enemies

MGS V Key Items (1)

Master Certificate: Fulton – Unlocks grade 3 fulton upgrade

Extract 500 enemies

Master Certificate: Box – Unlocks the C. Box (WR)

Take all the invoices in Africa or Afghanistan

Master Certificate: Elite – Unlocks naked (silver) and bionic arm uniform

Finish all missions on Extreme, Subsistence and Total Stealth

Master Certificate: Standard – Unlocks the Cyborg Ninja uniform

Finish every mission (except hardest difficulty)

Quiet’s Examination Report – Unlocks the Gray XOF uniform

Finish Mission 40 or watch Quiet’s interrogation cutscene

MGS V Key Items (3)

Skulls Machete – Unlocks task-arm SM

Finish Mission 29

Star of Bethlehem – Unlocks the infinity bandana uniform

Finish the Phantom Pain’s secret mission

Strangelove’s Memento – Unlocks the bandana

Finish Side Op 143

The Codename: Big Boss – Unlocks the leather jacket uniform

Finish the Phantom Pain’s secret mission

Last Updated: September 4, 2015

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