This Metal Gear Solid 5 Memento Photos guide will outline all the Photo locations within MGS5. To earn these pictures, you must complete the Extract the Wandering Mother Base Soldier Side Ops missions. Each of these secondary missions task you with incapacitating (not killing) and then extracting one soldier. Follow our Metal Gear Solid 5 Mememtos Photo Locations guide for all the info you need.
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Metal Gear Solid 5 Mememtos Photo Locations
When you earn a photo, bring it to Paz to advance the story. You can only bring one picture and view one cut scene per visit, and Paz is located on the first deck of the Medical Platform at Mother Base. Side note, Paz will place all of the photos she sees near her bed.
Metal Gear Solid 5 Wandering Mother Base Soldiers Tips
- You can’t visit Paz until you build the first section of the Medical Platform. This unlocks the ability to bring the photos and complete this storyline.
- You must beat these Side Ops in order, starting with 51 and finishing at 60.
- Each soldier is hyper sensitive, and will attempt to flee if you make noise. Stealth is the only way to complete these Side Ops missions, so use cover as much as possible. D-Dog will help you identify the target.
- Deploy at nighttime to improve your chance of success.
- Always use a sniper rifle with tranquilizer darts, and make sure you achieve a headshot. Don’t rush things! Be patient. If you miss the target’s head, he’ll throw grenades (or use other means) to escape, forcing you to spot him again.
- Slip beneath the cardboard box and you’ll have little to no trouble getting within range of the Wandering Mother Base soldier.
- If you don’t have a cardboard box handy, play Love Deterrence through the iDroid. This should be the easiest way to distract your target.
MGS5 Memento Photos Side Op Guide
- Miller and Paz: Finish Side Op 51
- Professor Galvez: Finish Side Op 52
- Swimsuit Paz: Finish Side Op 53
- Nuke: Finish Side Op 54
- Fishing: Finish Side Op 55
- Gallo Pinto: Finish Side Op 56
- Birthday Party: Finish Side Op 57
- Costa Rica: Finish Side Op 58
- Chico: Finish Side Op 59
- Futbol: Finish Side Op 60
Morpho Butterfly: This picture is available after you give Paz the 10 Memento Photos. Afterwards, walk outside of his room and you will see it on the wall. You will receive Emblem Parts for your trouble.
Metal Gear Solid 5 - Extract the Wandering Mother Base Soldiers Walkthrough
Side Op 51
- Location: Southeast region of Afghanistan
- Condition: Beat Mission 06
- Reward: 30,000 GMP
- Notes: Look for the soldier on a hill to the northeast of the Eastern Communication Post.
Side Op 52
- Location: Southwest region of Afghanistan
- Condition: Beat Mission 08 and Side Op 51
- Reward: 60,000 GMP
- Notes: Find him southwest of Da Shago Kallai. He will use a smoke grenade if spotted.
Side Op 53
- Location: Northwest region of Africa
- Condition: Beat Mission 16 and Side Op 52
- Reward: 80,000 GMP
- Notes: You will see this target east of Bwala ya Masa. Mess up and he throws a sleep grenade.
Side Op 54
- Location: Southwest region of Africa
- Condition: Beat Mission 20 and Side Op 53
- Reward: 90,000 GMP
- Notes: He’s west of Nova Braga Airport. He uses stun grenades upon detection.
Side Op 55
- Location: Northeast region of Africa
- Condition: Beat Mission 23 and Side Op 54
- Reward: 100,000 GMP
- Notes: You will spot this soldier close to Kungenga Mine. He has a shield on his back. He also has stun grenades.
Side Op 56
- Location: Southeast region of Africa
- Condition: Beat Mission 31 and Side Op 55
- Reward: 120,000 GMP
- Notes: He’s east of Munoko ya Nioka Station. Should he make you, this soldier will use a cloaking device to escape. If this happens, equip your night vision goggles to find him again.
Side Op 57
- Location: West region of Afghanistan
- Condition: Beat Mission 31 and Side Op 56
- Reward: 140,000 GMP
- Notes: Look for this soldier beneath a bridge to the south of Yakho Oboo Outpost. He will use both a smoke grenade and cloaking to give you the slip.
Side Op 58
- Location: East region of Africa
- Condition: Beat Mission 35 and Side Op 57
- Reward: 180,000 GMP
- Notes: Look in the southern area of Lufwa Valley. If he sees you, the soldier will cloak and use a sleep grenade.
Side Op 59
- Location: East region of Afghanistan
- Condition: Beat Mission 38 and Side Op 58
- Reward: 200,000 GMP
- Notes: The soldier hangs out atop a hill to the east of Qarya Sakhra Ee. This guy can cloak and use stun grenades.
Side Op 60
- Location: Northwest region of Afghanistan
- Condition: Beat Mission 38 and Side Op 59
- Reward: 300,000 GMP
- Notes: Find this guy within the Aabe Shifap Ruins. In addition to carrying a shield, he will cloak and throw a stun grenade.