Forward Operating Bases are outposts of Mother Base in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. They work independently from it, bringing in additional resources and money. You can have several (or none), but unlike Mother Base, they are susceptible to attacks by other players. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to build FOBs and how to protect them from infiltration.
How to build FOBAfter Mission 22, you’ll get to build your first FOB. The first one is free, and you can build up to 4. When choosing the location to build an FOB, you’ll have to decide based on the availability of resources. You’ll see a chart with the amount of each resource ranked by letters (S is best, then A, then B…).
Defending FOBOther players will attack your FOBs, trying to steal your equipment, resources and even staff. When you’re online, you’ll be notified of this, so you can stop whatever you’re doing and defend it. If not, the automated defense will have to do.
- The infiltration attempt goes on for 25 minutes
- If you win, you learn the name of the attacker, so you can strike back.
- If the attacker wins, he gets a material reward.
- After an attack, you’ll have the chance to review the fight, learning where your security is most lacking, so you can upgrade it.