Hero achievement in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Hero

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

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How to unlock the Hero achievement

  • Maka91Maka911,168,160
    19 Mar 2014 19 Mar 2014 19 Mar 2014
    131 11 27
    For this achievement, you will need to complete the main mission, the 4 Side Ops and the 1 Extra Ops available in the game with the "S Rank".

    A FULL WALKTHROUGH of the game can be found HERE, as well as embedded below. Upon completing the final mission with the S Rank, the achievement will unlock.

    Ground Zeroes:

    Eliminate the Renegade Threat:

    Intel Operative Rescue:

    Classified Intel Acquisition:

    Destroy the Anti-Air Emplacements:

    Jamais Vu:

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    DELT4 UKIn "Eliminate the renegade threat" the target on the far left of the map never turned up as he was being driven around the map in a car. As I also didn't have the sniper rifle, I basically sedated the first guard at the start, ignored the others and continued up the path to where the truck can be located before it drives off. I quickly sedated all enemies in the area, grabbed the sniper out the back of the truck and waited by the exit (sedating the guard here too). You can identify the target in the tower at this point using the sniper rifle. I then patiently waited until the second target in the car turns up just to the left of the truck, I sedate both guards (they get out the car to wake up the guards on the path). Then put a bullet in the targets head with my silenced machine gun. I then snipe the tower target and run out the exit.

    *EDIT ** - I can also confirm this method on hard although the guards wake up a hell of a lot faster!
    Posted by DELT4 UK on 03 Jan 17 at 21:28
    Warboy925Just to clarify something, it CAN be a mix of normal/hard modes, you need at least one S rank in each mission....I just popped this a few minutes ago, here are my ranks

    Mission/Normal/hard

    Ground Zeroes S/A
    Eliminate the Renegade Threat S/C
    Intel Operative Rescue S/C
    Classified Intel Acquisition S/A
    Destroy the Anti-Air Emplacements S/B
    Jamais Vu D/S

    As you can see, I got all S ranks on normal except the last mission, where I got an S on hard, yeah, I know, weird.....
    Posted by Warboy925 on 26 Jan 18 at 23:06
    Darr112I am finally trying to finish this game off a few years after starting it.
    I struggled with getting S rank for Jamais Vu but found this vid very helpful.

    https://youtu.be/K6Lwl2CLUxs
    Posted by Darr112 on 21 Mar 19 at 20:29
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  • Zasta 360GameTVZasta 360GameTV150,544
    24 Mar 2014 24 Mar 2014 06 Aug 2015
    55 2 0
    Hi, here are my Videoguides for the 6 Mission in this Game. My Videos are All in One Videos, they are all inclusive Collectibles, the missionspecific Achievement and of course an S-Rank. I put all Videos in a Spoiler for better Overview.

    Ground Zeroes

    Time: 20:12:09
    Points: 69190

    Eliminate the Renegade Threat

    Time: 07:22:04
    Points: 59946

    Intel Operative Rescue

    Time: 09:37:08
    Points: 25078

    Classified Intel Acquisition

    Time: 05:31:01
    Points: 58035

    Destroy the Anti-Air Emplacements

    Time: 14:53:00
    Points: 68719

    Jamais Vu

    Time: 07:25:05
    Points: 26282

    If you have any Question to my Walkthrough then ask me!

    Regards
  • a Fi1thy Casuala Fi1thy Casual294,786
    25 Mar 2015 25 Mar 2015 29 Jun 2015
    24 0 0
    Both guides above are fantastic, but I just wanted to add as a general rule of thumb:

    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.
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