A Quiet Exit is the 45th mission in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. In it, you and Quiet will have to defend yourselves from a Soviet tank unit.
This is also the mission that ends Quiet’s personal story. Be prepared to bleed.
How To Unlock Mission 45
In order to unlock this story mission, you’ll have to finish Side Op 150 – Secure Quiet. Be wary, though. Mission 45 starts as soon as you finish Side Op 150, and you won’t be able to abort it. Whatever you do, the game will keep putting you back into the mission until you finish it.
The loadout you choose for the side op will follow you into the main mission, so you best come prepared to fight tanks and armored vehicles.
Extract Quiet, who has been captured by the Soviets.
Made contact with Quiet
You’ll find her at Lamar Khaate Palace, where she’s being held prisoner.
Eliminated the Soviet mechanized unit
After she frees herself, you’ll have to fight a bunch of tanks and armored vehicles coming in from the east. If you’re looking to destroy them, your best bet would be littering the place with mines and using a rocket launcher with homing missiles. Never stay in one place too long, to avoid being blown to bits.
Obtained Quiet’s cassette tape
After you’re revived, follow the footprints in the sand until you reach three trees growing closely together. The tape will be hanging from a branch.
Extracted 7 tanks and 7 armored vehicles
The easiest way to extract the 14 vehicles is by calling in a sandstorm and using the Wormhole Fulton device. They won’t be able to see you that way, and you’ll be able to lift them up regardless of weather and without the possibility of the balloons being shot. Use night vision goggles or Noctocyanin to counter the low visibility.
Completed the mission without Quiet taking damage
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