Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zeroes Mega Guide: XOF Patches, Tapes, Collectibles, S Rank

A complete guide for Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes.

Posted By | On 18th, Mar. 2014 Under Article, Video Game Tips | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet


Check out this guide for Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zeroes. Using this guide you will be able to find collectibles like XOF patches, Chico’s tapes/recordings, Unlock Jamais Vu and Déjà Vu missions, unlock all trials, complete each of the missions with ‘S’ rank, find the escaped prisoner in the Ground Zeroes mission, find agent’s recording/tape, and unlock trophies and achievements in the game.

You can check our full review of the game here. Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zeroes is now available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments section below.

All XOF Patches Locations:

There are nine XOF patches in the game. If you collect all of them you will be able to unlock Déjà Vu mission featuring Solid Snake for PS3/PS4 versions or Jamais Vu mission featuring Raiden for Xbox One/Xbox 360 versions. The video below gives you the locations of all the XOF Patches:

How To Unlock Jamais Vu or Déjà Vu mission:

As mentioned in the guide above you need to find all the XOF patches to unlock these missions. We have the walkthrough for both the missions below.

Chico Cassette Tapes Locations and Agent’s Recording Collectibles:

Chico Cassette Tapes:

There are seven Chico Cassette tapes in the game. You can find all of them using the guide below. Further more, you can also find the other 5 cassette tapes using the same video below.

Agent’s recording/tape:

You will earn the Agent’s recording/tape when you complete the Classified Intel Acquisition mission. See the ‘How To Earn ‘S’ Ranking In All Missions’ guide below.

How To Earn ‘S’ Ranking In All Missions:

Below are video guides for each mission that will help you to achieve ‘S’ Rank in the game.

Ground Zeroes Mission:

Classified Intel Acquisition:

Intel Operative Rescue:

Eliminate the Renegade Threat:

Destroy the Anti-Air Emplacements:

Jamais Vu or Déjà Vu mission: [Jamais Vu’s video is not for S-rank but it should give you a good indication on how to achieve one]

Finding the escaped prisoner and extracting him:

There is a prisoner in the Ground Zeroes mission. Your mission is to capture and extract him. This will unlock the Rescue trophy/achievement.

Trials Guide:

Trials are challenges that the player can complete in each of the missions. Let’s take a look:

Ground Zeroes Mission has two trial variations:

Normal

  • Fastest marking of all enemies
  • Fastest Neutralizing of all enemies

Hard

  • Fastest Completion Time
  • Fastest Completion Time (with stealth and no kills)
  • Fastest Completion Time (with no weapons used)
  • Fastest Prisoner Cell to Chopper Paz Rescue

Eliminate the renegade threat has two variations:

Normal

  • Fastest marking of all enemies
  • Fastest Neutralizing of all enemies

Hard

  • Fastest Completion Time
  • Fastest Completion Time (with stealth and no kills)
  • Fastest Completion Time (with no weapons used)
  • Fastest Target Extraction

Intel Operative Rescue has two variation:

Normal

  • Fastest Neutralizing of all enemies

Hard

  • Fastest Completion Time
  • Fastest Shooting of all Moai

Classified Intel acquisition:

Normal

  • Fastest marking of all enemies
  • Fastest Neutralizing of all enemies

Hard

  • Fastest Completion Time
  • Fastest Completion Time (with stealth and no kills)
  • Fastest Completion Time (with no weapons used)
  • Fastest Acquisition of second tape.

Destroy the Anti-Air emplacements:

Normal

  • Fastest marking of all enemies
  • Fastest Neutralizing of all enemies

Hard

  • Fastest Completion Time
  • Fastest Completion Time (with stealth and no kills)
  • Fastest Completion Time (with no weapons used)
  • Fastest Acquisition of second tape.

Jamais Vu:

Normal

  • Fastest marking all enemies
  • Fastest Neutralizing of all Enemies
  • Fastest Collection of all Mines
  • Fastest Extermination of all Crows
  • Fastest Unlocking of all doors

Hard

  • Fastest Completion Time
  • Fastest Completion Time (with stealth and no kills)
  • Fastest Erasing of all Markings
  • Fastest Completion of FOX Logos
  • Fastest Extermination of all Rodents

Overall Trial Records:

  • Longest Range headshot
  • Longest range headshot with tranquilizer
  • Farthest distance enemy sent flying
  • Fastest destruction of wooden watch-towers

Achievements/Trophy Guide:

Using the guide below you will be unlock all the trophies and achievements in the game.

Reunion: Rescue Chico and Paz.

Downfall: Clear the main Ground Zeroes mission.

Genesis: Complete a Side Op or Extra Op to unlock this trophy/achievement.

Accomplished: Finish the main story, side and extra ops.

Skilled: Complete any mission with ‘S’ Ranking. Refer the S-Ranking guide above.

Hero: Complete all missions with an ‘S’ ranking. Refer the S-Ranking guide above.

Rescue: In the “Ground Zeroes” mission, rescued the escaped prisoner and extract him via helicopter. See the Rescue Guide above.

Depth: Complete the Eliminate the Renegade Threat Side Op by extracting both targets.

Pacifist: Complete the Intel Operative Rescue Side Op without killing any enemies.

Infiltration: Complete the Classified Intel Acquisition Side Op by escaping in the back of a truck.

Extraction: Rescue and extract all the prisoners in the Destroy the Anti-Air Emplacements Side Op.

Unlocked: Unlock all trials. See Trials Guide above.

Information: Collect all of the Cassette Tapes. See ‘Chico Cassette Tapes Locations’ guide above.

Insignia: Collect all of the X.O.F. Patches. See ‘All XOF Patches Locations’ guide above.

Hidden: Complete the Jamais Vu Extra Op with 0 enemy combat statuses. [for Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions only]

Reminiscence: Recreate all scenes in the Deja Vu Extra Op. See respective guide above. [for PS4 and PS3 versions only]

Note: This guide will updated once we have more information about the game. You can also check out the complete video walk-through of Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zeroes here.


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