General information on the mission
The twenty-ninth mission of the Metal Gear Solid V game is entirely devoted to defeating the new Skulls unit, after the emergency landing with the helicopter. Completing the task can prove to be quite problematic, as the enemies from the Skulls unit are tough, they have a number of additional abilities at their disposal, as well as the control over the personnel of the airport. The good news is that you won't have to keep an eye on the health of the Code Talker, as he won't be harmed in any way, allowing you to focus on the mission to defeat the Skulls.
Tasks available in the mission
- PRIMARY (1/2): Eliminated the Skulls - You have to eliminate four members of the Skulls unit, and the best way to deal with them is to use conventional weapons (even if you want to fulton them later on). A thing worth noting is the fact that they have additional armor (pink energy bar), which must first be destroyed, if you want to injure them.
- PRIMARY (2/2): Extracted Code Talker - After defeating the Skulls unit, you have to carry Code Talker to a new helicopter, which will arrive in the area (on the Nova Braga Airport).
- SECONDARY (1/2): Completed the mission without being grabbed by a puppet soldier - a task associated with the airport personnel, which is controlled by the Skulls unit. Keep away from them from the very beginning of the mission, and try to position yourself in places which are inaccessible to them (rooftops are best for this).
- SECONDARY (2/2): Extracted the Skulls - It can be done only when you replay the mission, as extracting members of the Skulls unit is impossible during the first time. You have to reach each one of the members of the squad and send them to the Mother Base with the fulton balloon.
Preparations for the mission
Choosing the time of the day won't change anything during this mission. As for the companion that will help you fight the Skulls unit, you should definitely take Quiet, as her sniping abilities will make this encounter a lot easier. You should always remember to equip her with the best sniper rifle available at the time.
Big Boss should also bring a sniper rifle for this mission. Take a rocket launcher only if your research team has not yet developed any decent sniper rifle.