Man's Best Friend achievement in METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN

Man's Best Friend

Raise bond with D-Dog to the maximum.

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How to unlock the Man's Best Friend achievement

  • PhillyCh3zSt3akPhillyCh3zSt3ak360,464
    12 Sep 2015 12 Sep 2015
    13 0 3
    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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    odiedodieUp voted 'cos you actually bothered to get the cheevo :)
    Posted by odiedodie on 19 Sep 15 at 18:29
    InugamiTheHounddo you get any special skill for maxing out the bond??
    Posted by InugamiTheHound on 21 Feb 16 at 23:12
    PhillyCh3zSt3akI don't have the game open in front of me, but if I recall you get additional options when commanding him plus extra items you can research/equip him with.
    Posted by PhillyCh3zSt3ak on 22 Feb 16 at 01:39
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  • TheviusRacoonusTheviusRacoonus465,963
    19 Feb 2017 04 Sep 2015 09 Sep 2015
    10 1 0
    You can find DD as soon as you get off the chopper at the start of Mission 4. He'll be a puppy running around where you start. You should get a call when you are close to him. Fulton him away, and he'll return to Mother Base. From there, Ocelot will train him. After completing missions, return to Mother Base until he is fully grown. After that, he will be able to be used as a buddy.

    Once you have him as a buddy, simply take him with you on every mission, side op, or free roam you do. As with the other buddies, using him will increase his bond with you. Once you max his 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 his bond, you will unlock more commands and equipment to use with him. To use his commands, hold cn_LB and use the cn_RS to choose a command. Click the cn_RS to issue that command.
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