War Buddy achievement in METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN

War Buddy

Raise bond with Quiet to the maximum.

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How to unlock the War Buddy achievement

  • TheviusRacoonusTheviusRacoonus465,987
    04 Sep 2015 04 Sep 2015 09 Sep 2015
    11 2 4
    Minor Story Spoilers

    You are only able to acquire Quiet during Mission 11.
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    Once she's at Mother Base, return there after each mission, until you get a cutscene where Miller stops her from accompanying you on a mission. This happened to me after completing Mission 12. Complete a few more missions (for me it was after completing Mission 14), and Ocelot will ask you to come back to base. After you talk to him, Quiet will now be an available buddy.

    Once you have her as a buddy, simply take her with you on every mission, side op, or free roam you do. As with the other buddies, using her 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.

    To use Quiet's scouting and overwatch abilities, go to the map screen on your iDroid and press up/down on the d-pad until the "Scout" or "Attack" option is chosen. It works similar to the helicopter extraction points, as you can only have her go to predetermined points on the map. As you increase her bond, 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.

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    Bodhi JonesSame. My achievement says "Unlocking...." but it still hasn't unlocked.
    Posted by Bodhi Jones on 18 Sep 15 at 03:21
    TheviusRacoonusBodhi, that sounds like issue with your Xbox. Achievements have been doing this since day 1, and can take anywhere from a day to weeks to unlock. It's not something you've done wrong in the game.

    Puma, do you have the Butterfly emblem on? If so, try removing it and going into a mission then evac out via Pequod. The other solution says that happens, but I can't confirm it since I didn't put the emblem on until after I got the achievement.
    Posted by TheviusRacoonus on 18 Sep 15 at 04:38
    Dislodged PumaThe achievement moved to "Done!... Unlocking." today so I will just wait.
    Posted by Dislodged Puma on 18 Sep 15 at 11:46
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  • PhillyCh3zSt3akPhillyCh3zSt3ak360,482
    12 Sep 2015 15 Sep 2015
    4 1 5
    You obtain Quiet inside of mission 11. After you do a few main missions (for me it was at mission 15's unlock) you'll get a side-op to visit her at Mother Base. Do it and when you extract you'll have her added to your buddy roster after a cutscene.
    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.

    EDIT: If you get 100% bond rating by the time you reach mission 44
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    . If you wish to keep her after that, you need to equip the Butterfly emblem motif to your emblem. By doing this this prevents her from reaching 100% bonding by stopping it at 90%, but it also prevents you from the event that I have spoilered out. So either you equip the emblem and her and miss out on the achievement, or you just get the achievement, your call.
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    Bodhi JonesSame. Mine says "Unlocking..." but it still hasn't unlocked. I've done side ops and main missions but nothing has changed.
    Posted by Bodhi Jones on 18 Sep 15 at 03:23
    PhillyCh3zSt3akIf you've got that sit tight, it takes time for the server to verify that you've met the requirements. I had this issue so many times in the MCC. If it still doesn't unlock tweet @XboxSupport and they'll redirect you to a site where you can report the error on the achievement specifically.
    Posted by PhillyCh3zSt3ak on 19 Sep 15 at 19:21
    Frankie DrumsNYHaving the butterfly emblem equipped does NOT prevent you from getting 100% bond--I just did it. Also, no achievement in this game is missable; I can change emblems at any time after rescuing Huey to unlock Side Ops 150 & Mission 45 to complete Quiet's storyline.
    Posted by Frankie DrumsNY on 24 Jul 16 at 03:45
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