Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Episode 8 – Occupation Forces

By Shabana Arif, Wednesday, 2 September 2015 07:53 GMT

Secure the deployment plans, eliminate the colonel, and stop the tanks from reaching Smasei Fort.

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Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain – Occupation Forces Mission Objectives

  • Secure the deployment plans
  • Eliminate the colonel
  • Eliminate all tanks
  • Extract the colonel
  • Eliminate the colonel and all tanks before they reach Smasei Fort
  • Extract the prisoner being held at Sakhra Ee Village
  • Extract all tanks

Secure the Deployment Plans


The intel is in one of the the buildings high up along the cliffs on a desk. Your iDroid will be updated with the positions of the tanks.

Eliminate or extract the colonel and the tanks

Ideally, you need to have developed C4, rocket launchers, and other explosives to incapacitate or destroy the tanks. You’ll struggle if you haven’t bothered with those, although you can commandeer an enemy mortar or gun turret to destroy them if you’re struggling.

After you find the intel, the tanks and the colonel will soon drive past on their way to the fort. You can create a distraction in the road using C4 or your horse, use the mortar at the village, shoot the convoy with an RPG – the choice is yours.

You need to deal with the tanks and the colonel before they reach the fort to tick off the related mission objective.


Alternatively, you can persuade the soldiers at the village to tell you about the armoured vehicle stationed nearby outfittet with a great big gun and a rocket launcher. It’s best to commandeer this before the convoy arrives at the fort, as they’ll spot you as soon as drive into view and rain down a barrage of hellfire upon you.

Extract the prisoner


You can interrogate the soldiers at the camp to find out the location of the prisoner, which is marked on the map above. He happens to be in the same room as the outpost’s transmitter, so feel free to destroy that while you’re there.

Get him outside and fulton him off, making sure there are no soldiers nearby that would spot him zipping away into the sky.

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