Here’s Every Unlock a Ground Zeroes Transfer Gives You in Metal Gear Solid V: TPP

You may have forgotten, but The Phantom Pain is actually the second Metal Gear Solid V. The first one, Ground Zeroes, served as a sort of extended demo to the new experience Kojima and company were creating. But serving as a taste wasn’t all that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes was good for, it also triggers quite a few unlocks for The Phantom Pain, provided that you meet certain requirements.


Transferring a save file from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes to The Phantom Pain opens up the ability to recruit specific soldiers. All you need to do to recruit them is complete meet the following requirements in Metal Gear Solid V: TPP.

Ochre Chamelon – Complete either mission 03, 04 or 05.

Grizzly Hedgehog – Complete either mission 03, 04 or 05.

Hungry Crocodile – Complete either mission 03, 04 or 05.

Wild Harrier – Complete either mission 03, 04 or 05.

Gray Wallaby – Complete mission 06.

Blue Chameleon – Complete mission 06.

Midnight Mastiff – Complete mission 06.

Eye – Complete Mission 6.

Finger – Complete Mission 6

Frigid Mongoose – Complete any two missions from 07-10.

Hunting Stallion – Complete any two missions from 07-10.

Assassin Harrier – Complete any two missions from 07-10.

Mad Wallaby – Complete any two missions from 07-10.

Wild Stallion – Complete any two missions from 07-10.

Night Tree Frog – Complete mission 12.

Pirate Capybara – Complete mission 12.

Roaring Capybara – Complete mission 12.

Bitter Centipede – Complete mission 12.

Crying Sturgeon – Complete mission 12.


Costumes are wearable suits for Snake in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. In order to equip them, transfer over your save file, then head to the Mother Base menus and produce the suit. Simple as that.

Sneaking Suit

Solid Snake

Hideo Kojima

Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear Solid series, gets his own heading because he’s Hideo friggin’ Kojima. To unlock this man among men, you will have to had completed his mission in Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes titled “Intel Operative Rescue.” He will then be able to be recruited in The Phantom Pain as the player progresses through the story, after the Honey Bee mission.

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