This Metal Gear Solid 5 Rescue the Intel Agents mission guide will show you how to complete mission 17 as quickly as possible, in order to earn yourself that elusive S Rank. In order to get an S Rank, you only need to earn 130,000 points. We’ll also list the mandatory and optional objectives for you, but you don’t need to complete the optional ones if you just want the S Rank. The most important thing you can do for that is to get the time bonus for completing the mission as quickly. Follow our Metal Gear Solid 5 Rescue the Intel Agents Mission Walkthrough to complete mission 17.
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Metal Gear Solid 5 Rescue the Intel Agents S Rank Guide - Mission 17
- Extract the Intel Team member escaping through the forest (Mandatory).
- Extract the Intel Team member at Kiziba Camp (Mandatory).
- Extract two CFA officials (Optional).
- Extract the prisoner held at Kiziba Camp (Optional).
- Extract four search team reinforcements (Optional).
- Extract the transport truck driver (Optional).
Getting your S Rank on this mission is all about the time bonus. You want to have it done in under five minutes if at all possible, and besides putting a few people to sleep, you shouldn’t be getting into any combat with the enemy.
Metal Gear Solid 5 Rescue the Intel Agents Mission Walkthrough - Mission 17 Guide
Before you commence the mission, be sure to bring D-Dog, as his ability to spot hostiles (and Intel Team members) is invaluable. You’ll also want to deploy at 18:00 hours, giving you the cover of darkness that is required for a stealth operation such as this one.
Use the landing zone to the north, and quickly start running toward your closest objective marker. D-Dog will keep up, and as you reach a forest with some hills, you’ll find that D-Dog will locate the first Intel Team member. Sneak toward him, using your tranquilizer pistol to take out any enemies that get close. When you find the Diamond Dog, use the Fulton Recovery Device to extract them and send them back to Mother Base. Now you need to continue sneaking out of the forest until you reach the road.
Before you go any further, call for your extraction helicopter to meet you at the nearest landing zone. This will ensure that it’s ready when you are, keeping the mission time as low as possible.
Move along the side of the camp, keeping it to your west. When you get close, look for the enemy’s anti-air radar, and next to it a couple of cages. Next to the cages are some wooden boards, and below that is the second Intel Team member that you need to extract. There are several enemies nearby, but your tranquilizer pistol should work fine, allowing you to sneak in and grab the target.
You won’t be able to use the Fulton Recovery Device on this target due to his injuries, so you’re going to have to carry him to the landing zone and put him on the helicopter the old fashioned way. Start making your way there, keeping an eye out for any nosey soldiers that might be looking for trouble. You can’t fire your primary weapon while carrying someone, so just use your tranquilizer dart, taking full advantage of Reflex Mode if you get the chance.
Once you’re on the chopper the mission will be over. If you were under five minutes you’ll be close to the S Rank, but bonuses for No Retries, No Kills, No Reflex and No Enemy Combat Alerts should help to put you over the top. If you missed the S Rank, replay the mission, using D-Horse instead of D-Dog. Your Intel Team members will be in the same place, so you won’t have to rely on the dog to spot them for you. You can also toss the second solider on the back of your horse, galloping to the extraction zone to save a bit more time.