Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain achievements

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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There are a maximum of 42 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain achievements worth 2,666 (1,000), and 9 challenges

41,172 tracked gamers have this game, 1,146 have completed it (2.78%)

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Secret Achievement in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Secret Achievement25 (15)

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Achievement Guide for Man's Best Friend

280,291 (179,015)
Achievement won on 12 Sep 15
TA Score for this game: 488
Posted on 12 September 15 at 03:03
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D-Dog is one of the more useful allies in the game immediately from the get go. You obtain him as a puppy in main missions 3-5 usually at the main landing zone for those three missions. Extract him once you see him. Once you do finish whatever mission you did and go back to Mother Base and you'll encounter a cute cutscene. A few mission later (for me it was two or three) and you'll encounter another cute cutscene with D-Dog. Finally you'll return at some point prior to mission 11 and when you leave you'll take D-Dog with you after another cutscene. He is now available for deployment.
Now this is quite an easy achievement to get, it just takes some time to do. Please note that this is a similar solution that I'm posting in the other two bond achievements as well.
Now how do you increase the bond of a buddy (sans D-Walker as it is a robot)? Well you do main missions with them as well as side-ops running around the overworld of Afghanistan and Africa. Now you can see their progress at the end of main missions as well as at the sortie screen. IF in fact you do have the meter all filled up but the achievement didn't pop because you got all your buddy progress (or got the last bit needed by doing a side-op) you need to redeploy and then extract yourself inside of freeroam via helicopter, do not just return to ACC after you hit a checkpoint because the achievement will not unlock. Once the game gets back to the loading screen the achievement should unlock.
Do note that you can decrease the bond if you get your buddies "killed", as they will be extracted, by either enemy fire or friendly fire primarily from explosives.
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