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Hero

Clear all missions (including Side Ops and Extra Ops) with a S-rank

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Achievement Guide for Hero

  • ReiKaz316ReiKaz316165,623
    20 Mar 2014 05 Nov 2014
    20 3 12
    First you need to complete "Ground Zero" mission (to unlock other, Side Ops missions) and collect all 9 XOF emblems (for unlocking "Jamais Vu" Extra Op mission).
    XOF emblems guides you can find:
    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox 360)InsigniaThe Insignia achievement in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox 360) worth 97 pointsObtain all XOF unit patches

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    For this achievement you need to complete all 6 missions with S-Rank with any difficulty. There is guide how you can do that, and abtain other achievements in missions.

    MISSION
    "Ground Zeroes" S-Rank:


    SIDE OPS
    "Eliminate the Renegade Threat" S-Rank:
    (Sniper Rifle also you can get from the the back of the truck 1:44)


    SIDE OPS
    "Intel Operative Rescue" S-Rank:


    SIDE OPS
    "Classified Intel Acquisition" S-Rank:


    SIDE OPS
    "Destroy the Anti-Air Emplacements" S-Rank:


    EXTRA OPS
    "Jamais Vu" S-Rank:
  • Chaotic FiascoChaotic Fiasco126,365
    19 Jun 2014 06 Aug 2014
    4 1 0
    Here's a guide I made just for the first mission, Ground Zeroes. I found this to be the easiest way to do it. Please see the other guides for help on other missions.
  • Game Master 136Game Master 136326,808
    28 Mar 2014 05 May 2014 15 May 2014
    6 3 1
    It should be quite obvious that you need to complete the Main Mission "Ground Zero" in order to unlock the Side Ops. "Jamais Vu" is unlocked after completing this achievement:
    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox 360)InsigniaThe Insignia achievement in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox 360) worth 97 pointsObtain all XOF unit patches

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    It doesn't matter which difficulty you do these on. It can also help to have received an "A" rank on the mission before going for your "S" rank since it will allow for some extra equipment to be used. Some of the Side-Ops can be difficult but these videos I made while livestreaming can provide some useful tricks to make them quite easy.

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    Main Op : Ground Zero on Hard (33:25)

    http://www.twitch.tv/gamemaster136/c/3985043

    Pretty straightforward. You can take your time and make mistakes as you can make up for them by rescuing prisoners.

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    Side Op : Eliminate The Renegade Threat on Hard (7:06)

    http://www.twitch.tv/gamemaster136/c/3977787

    Shows where the sniper rifle is if you don't already have it and how to score some free extra points by extracting one of the targets.

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    Side Op : Intel Operative Rescue on Hard (11:35)

    http://www.twitch.tv/gamemaster136/c/3982161

    Just don't kill anyone okay.

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    Side Op : Classified Intel Acquisition on Hard (5:47)

    http://www.twitch.tv/gamemaster136/c/3977833

    Did you ever find a good use for that LAV? Well here's how to make good use of it.

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    Side Op : Destroy The Anti-Air Emplacements on Hard (Hard Way | Without Unlocked Rocket Launcher) (11:27)

    http://www.twitch.tv/gamemaster136/c/3977857

    It is recommending to get an "A" rank on this so you can do the easy way.

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    Side Op : Destroy The Anti-Air Emplacements on Hard (Easy Way | With Unlocked Rocket Launcher) (5:11)

    http://www.twitch.tv/gamemaster136/c/3982229

    Makes an annoying mission quite easy.

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    Side Op : Jamais Vu on Hard (15:55)

    http://www.twitch.tv/gamemaster136/c/3985028

    You thought the end was hard? You're not making great use of what's available to you then.

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    Hopefully these help. First guide so I hope everything is sufficient.
  • Barker GuruBarker Guru379,580
    25 Apr 2016 25 Apr 2016 25 Apr 2016
    1 1 0
    I was able to follow Solution for Hero in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox 360) pretty well. The only mission I had problems with was the Eliminate the Renegade Threat mission. Every time I got to the bald guy, he was already in the car driving away, and after I had followed him down to prison area and killed him, the guy in the tower had already left and was wandering around in the underground cell area, making the mission take too long and stopping me from getting the S rank.



    I had much more luck using this method above. I was able to get the S rank after two attempts (because someone spotted me whilst I was sniping from the tower). I got 51838 points (not sure what the S rank cut off is) and completed the mission in 4 mins 11 secs.

    If you didn't get the S rank on your first attempt, you most likely got an A rank (like me) which unlocks the sniper at the beginning of the level next to the landing zone. This means that you can skip out the part when you have to grab the sniper from the truck, getting you more points and hopefully the S rank.

    I did not create the video. All credit goes to http://www.youtube.com/PowerPyx
  • a Fi1thy Casuala Fi1thy Casual258,633
    28 Jun 2015 29 Jun 2015
    3 3 2
    S Ranking in this game is not really that daunting of a task, as long as you play the game as it was intended. So the forumla becomes:

    If you complete all the missions required (Deja Vu is not necessary) 100% stealth with no kills (1 level being an exception), no reflex on, next to no checkpoint abuse in a relatively quick amount of time, then you will get the S rank.

    I know that may sound like a lot, but the fact is this game is one map that, once effectively learned, can be a breeze to run through no matter what the objective. So learn the map - complete a few runs on the mission, understand the enemy patrols, and steer clear of high guard concentrated areas, and you will be fine.

    The only one I had difficulty with was the Jamais Vu mission, and time was my enemy. I would take too long
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
    and despite not having any alerts, kills, or reflex, the time would kill my S Rank and drop me down to an A.

    I found with that mission you need to no more than 12 mins - if you are taking longer than that, then no matter how amazing you did with the rest of it, you would not get the S Rank.

    For Ground Zeroes, I took a while just because I was trying to mark everyone. Ended up with an S Rank by accident. Just stayed stealth, rescued all 7 POW's, killed no one and kept it under 40 mins.

    The Classified Intel Acquisition was the easiest for me, and you can get it done with no kills and stealth in no time at all. You can follow the very simple guide for this achievement.

    The Intel Operative Rescue was much easier than I anticipated as well, as long as you go for the pacifist achievement, and do not abuse checkpoints.

    Eliminate the Enemy Threat was the only mission where I just straight up killed people (the two marks in question). If you go for the depth achievement, and do well enough to get (I believe) a A rank, then you will have a sniper rifle from the mission start. I picked that up, and made a B-line to the road that leads out of the camp on the right. There is a guard standing in a booth - tranq him. Stand on top of the booth and you have both targets well within your sniping range. Pick them off, and then continue to the road to the right out of the area. Should take you ~2 minutes, and give you an S rank (despite the kills).

    Destroy The Anti-Air Replacements I found to be a lot of fun. Take your time, remain unseen, kill no one, and go for the Rescue achievement, and you will be fine. I highly advise using the C4 for this mission, and remember: you only need to take out 3 of the guns, so focus on the ones that are not overly guarded. A lot of the enemies use the same patrol patterns as in the Ground Zeroes mission, so you should be familiar with what guards are stations where. I had a blast here, and kinda lost track of time, but even using an excessive amount netted me the S rank while saving all 4 POW's.

    Just remember: this is a stealth game. If you run-n-gun, then you going to have a bad time. Remain unseen, kill no one (with Palitz and Glaz being the exceptions wink), and (for most) try to make it snappy and you will get the S rank.

    Also, as an end note: When I say "Do not abuse checkpoints", I mean just that. Hitting checkpoints in the double digits is ABUSE, and you will pay for it with the nasty negative points modifyer that hits you endgame. Understaning where the checkpoints are is helpful, but every time you use one it is -300 points to your total score. No reflex (most of the time) will offset that and then some, but if you are hitting those checkpoints like crazy (i.e. ABUSING THE CRAP OUT OF THEM) and you end up with a -3,000+, then it doesn't matter how awesome you were everywhere else: you won't get the S Rank.
  • REDZERO UKREDZERO UK353,508
    30 Aug 2018 01 Nov 2017
    0 1 0
    Ground Zeroes | S Rank - Hard

    TIME 31:02.310 | 32690
    ENEMY COMBAT ALERTS 0 | 5250
    KILLS 0 | 3500
    PRISONERS RESCUED 6 | 21000
    HELICOPTERS LOST 0 | 0
    RETRIES 0 | 5250
    NO REFLEX | 5250
    -------------------------------------------------------
    SCORE | 72940




    Eliminate the Renegade Threat - S Rank - Hard

    TIME 2:52.705 | 34436
    ENEMY COMBAT ALERTS 0 | 7500
    KILLS 2 | -400
    PRISONERS RESCUED 0 | 0
    HELICOPTERS LOST 0 | 0
    RETRIES 0 | 3750
    NO REFLEX | 7500
    BOTH TARGETS RECOVERED | 0
    -------------------------------------------------------
    SCORE | 52786




    Destroy the Anti-Air Emplacements - S Rank - Hard

    TIME 4:10.667 | 33417
    ENEMY COMBAT ALERTS 0 | 8250
    KILLS 0 | 2750
    PRISONERS RESCUED 0 | 0
    HELICOPTERS LOST 0 | 0
    RETRIES 0 | 4125
    NO REFLEX | 8250
    MOTHERBASE AGENTS RECOVERED | 0
    -------------------------------------------------------
    SCORE | 56792




    Classified Intel Acquisition - S Rank - Hard

    TIME 4:59.983 | 38515
    ENEMY COMBAT ALERTS 0 | 6000
    KILLS 0 | 2000
    PRISONERS RESCUED 0 | 0
    HELICOPTERS LOST 0 | 0
    RETRIES 0 | 3000
    NO REFLEX | 6000
    CLASSIFIED INTEL RECOVERED | 0
    -------------------------------------------------------
    SCORE | 55515




    Intel Operative Rescue - S Rank - Hard

    TIME 10:57.173 | 23996
    ENEMY COMBAT ALERTS --- | ---
    KILLS 0 | 250
    PRISONERS RESCUED --- | ---
    HELICOPTERS LOST --- | ---
    RETRIES 0 | 375
    NO REFLEX | ---
    -------------------------------------------------------
    SCORE | 24621




    Jamais Vu - S Rank - Hard

    TIME 8:32.728 | 21889
    ENEMY COMBAT ALERTS 0 | 1200
    KILLS 0 | 1200
    PRISONERS RESCUED --- | ---
    HELICOPTERS LOST --- | ---
    RETRIES 0 | 400
    NO REFLEX | 1200
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    SCORE | 25889

  • UncouthSquid816UncouthSquid816281,641
    24 Jan 2016
    1 3 0
    Just a quick tip.
    Pausing the game doesn't pause the mission timer.
    So keep playing and don't make a sandwich.
    It caused me to get a B ranking with no other negative points.
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