Lifesaver achievement in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain


Rescue (extract) 10 prisoners within the time period.

02 Sep 2015 until 16 Sep 2015

1 guide

How to unlock the Lifesaver challenge

  • Jamone the AfroJamone the Afro575,589
    08 Sep 2015 06 Sep 2015 12 Sep 2015
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    Choose side ops for this as there are a few missions which focus on rescuing prisoners. Sneak in (helps if you interrogate an enemy soldier, they usually tell you where the captive is being held), get to the prisoner, use the Fulton recovery and they are counted as extracted. If the prisoner is held inside a building or tent, carry them outside so that the Fulton won't get stopped by the roof. Do this with 10 different prisoners and you should get your challenge pop up.

    EDIT - if you rescue a prisoner by getting them to "da chopper", this also counts towards this challenge. I can confirm this unlocked for me on my 10th prisoner, during mission 10 - angel with broken wings.

    Mission 10 - Angel With Broken Wings gives you the chance to rescue multiple prisoners, if you can get to them before they are executed.

    This pops once you have completed the mission.

    EDIT -as confirmed by Xtowers, there are at least 7 prisoners in mission 10. Advise that you rescue some prisoners, die and reload checkpoint. Each time you Fulton one out it counts.
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    Xtowersany idea how long this could take or how far in to the game you need to be?
    Posted by Xtowers on 07 Sep 15 at 02:39
    FshguyI'm 6 or 7 main missions in and 4 or 5 hours in... Not enough side missions have unlocked to give enough prisoners to unlock this challenge.
    Posted by Fshguy on 08 Sep 15 at 04:17
    The Red SpiderDoes this include replayed missions?
    Posted by The Red Spider on 08 Sep 15 at 14:51
    Jamone the AfroThis took me several hours, as I was only completing the side ops which involved rescuing a prisoner. I wasn't able to redo those as once you complete them, you can't replay them. The more main missions you complete; the more side ops will unlock for you.

    Try mission 10- angel with broken wings. If you are quick, you can extract 3 prisoners before they are executed. And that can be replayed too. Should pop when you get to the completion screen.
    Posted by Jamone the Afro on 08 Sep 15 at 20:47
    FshguyYes, mission 10 is best way to get the prisoners... I think you can play the first part over, watch the counter. Also, should just skip the side missions if you're going for this and get to Mission 10 which opens up after you do missions 1-6.
    Posted by Fshguy on 10 Sep 15 at 01:33
    XtowersI counted at least 7 prisoners in mission 10. Another tip: rescue some prisoners, die and reload checkpoint. Each time you Fulton one out it counts.
    Posted by Xtowers on 12 Sep 15 at 04:26
    Jamone the AfroSweet, I'll add it to the guide, thanks!
    Posted by Jamone the Afro on 12 Sep 15 at 07:53
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