Trusty Steed achievement in METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN

Trusty Steed

Raise bond with D-Horse to the maximum.

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How to unlock the Trusty Steed achievement

  • PhillyCh3zSt3akPhillyCh3zSt3ak360,884
    23 Sep 2015 12 Sep 2015 12 Sep 2015
    23 4 5
    You'll get D-Horse immediately after arriving in Afghanistan and she'll most likely be the first buddy that you'll get the bond maxed out with first.
    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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    BLAZE VIIHey man I wanna know H O W you can get the horse to maximum the fastest way. You actually only explaining what we already know...
    Posted by BLAZE VII on 12 Oct 15 at 19:20
    PhillyCh3zSt3akAfter getting it, there is no real fast way like D-Dog or Quiet where if you order them to do stuff during a mission or in free roam it raises the bond level. I've looked at several other sites including the MGS wiki and the wiki that IGN hosts and they've said the same things I've already put up. I can speculate that when taking D-Horse on missions and completing most objectives in a mission or getting a S rank helps raise it faster, but I have no definitive proof that actually helps. It seems completing 10-15 missions (depending on if she gets shot or Fultoned out) maxes her out.
    Posted by PhillyCh3zSt3ak on 12 Oct 15 at 19:57
    FoogaThere were times when I went back and raised a rank to S, her bond went up. And then times when I would S rank a mission first try with her and nothing raised.

    Just keep taking her with you and the bond will eventually max out.
    Posted by Fooga on 12 Oct 15 at 20:08
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  • TheviusRacoonusTheviusRacoonus468,304
    24 Sep 2015 04 Sep 2015 09 Sep 2015
    24 18 7
    You acquire D-Horse at the start of Mission 1. As with the other buddies, using her on missions will increase her bond with you. Once you max her bond rating, the achievement will unlock.

    You can check your bond level with your buddies by highlighting them on the Select Buddy option in the Mission Prep screen, or upon completing a Mission on the bottom left of the ranking screen.

    As you increase the bond with D-Horse, you will unlock more commands and equipment to use with her. To use her commands, hold cn_LB and use the cn_RS to choose a command. Click the cn_RS to issue that command.

    EDIT: I'm not entirely sure why there are negative votes to this solution. If you have an issue with it, please let me know so I can improve it.
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    TheviusRacoonusAre you riding her, and is she not getting damaged? Those can affect her bond with you.
    Posted by TheviusRacoonus on 10 Sep 15 at 03:08
    N3m3si5maybe the negative votes come because you call d-horse a girl laugh
    Posted by N3m3si5 on 17 Sep 15 at 08:15
    TheviusRacoonusCopy/pasted from Quiet's, not to mention that the horse Big Boss used in PW was the Boss' from Snake Eater, which was female, so I didn't bother changing it.
    Posted by TheviusRacoonus on 17 Sep 15 at 08:17
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