How To Get Quiet Back After Mission 43 | MGSV Phantom Pain

After you finish Mission 43: Shining Lights, Even In Death, Quiet will leave you. You won’t be able to use her as a buddy anymore for the rest of the game.
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However, there are ways to prevent her from leaving. There may even be a way to bring her back after she leaves, but we haven’t been able to find it. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to stop Quiet from leaving.

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How To Stop Quiet From Leaving

Note: If you want 100% completion, you’ll have to let her go. If you prevent her from leaving, it will keep you from doing a mission that leads to the true ending.

Supposedly, there are two ways to stop Quiet from leaving your side:
  • Lower your bond level – if your bond level isn’t at 100%, she won’t leave. However, this is hard to maintain, and locks out certain abilities of hers.
  • Put the Butterfly (front) design on your emblem before you finish Mission 41 – this is the option you should go for.
We haven’t been able to confirm this ourselves, as we haven’t reached the mission in question, but many people have said this worked for them.

How To Bring Quiet Back

We still haven’t discovered a way to get her back on consoles. The method we’ve found only works on the PC version. It relies on modding the game files, so keep in mind there’s a chance the developers will frown upon it, or patch it out of the game. If you decide to follow these steps, you do so at your own risk.

Before you begin, back up the save files and the data1.dat file, which is what you’ll be editing. Here’s what you need to do:
  1. Download the MGSV QAR Tool
  2. Create a folder in SteamSteamAppscommonMGS_TPPmaster called “QAR Tool”.
  3. Extract the contents of the archive you downloaded into the new folder.
  4. Open Run from the Start Menu.
  5. Type cmd and press Enter.
  6. Type cd C:Program Files (x86)SteamSteamAppscommonMGS_TPPmasterQAR Tool and press Enter.
  7. Type MGSV_QAR_TOOL.exe “C:Program Files (x86)SteamSteamAppscommonMGS_TPPmasterdata1.dat” -r and press Enter.
  8. Once it’s unpacked, use Notepad to open data1AssetstppscriptlibTppStory.lua
  9. Find line 595 : function e.CanArrivalQuietInMB(n)
  10. Immediately after it, add the following:
    gvars.str_didLostQuiet=false TppBuddy2BlockController.SetObtainedBuddyType(BuddyType.QUIET) TppBuddyService.UnsetDeadBuddyType(BuddyType.QUIET) TppBuddyService.UnsetBuddyCommonFlag(BuddyCommonFlag.BUDDY_QUIET_LOST) TppBuddyService.UnsetBuddyCommonFlag(BuddyCommonFlag.BUDDY_QUIET_HOSPITALIZE) TppBuddyService.SetSortieBuddyType(BuddyType.QUIET) TppBuddyService.SetFriendlyPoint(BuddyFriendlyType.QUIET,100) TppMotherBaseManagement.RefreshQuietStatus()
  11. Save the changes.
  12. Back in the command line, type MGSV_QAR_TOOL.exe “C:Program Files (x86)SteamSteamAppscommonMGS_TPPmasterdata1.inf” -r and press Enter.
If all goes well, she should be back with you. You’ll be able to take her on missions again, and even develop her equipment.

How To Get Butterfly Emblem

In order to get the Butterfly (front) design, you have to be awarded the codename Butterfly three missions in a row. This is awarded for effective use of Quiet on missions, which means you need to finish three missions in a row where she has more kills than you. You should also get spotted at least once, so as not to get the Fox codename instead.

A good place to get this is Mission 3: A Hero’s Way. You can have her kill the Spetsnaz commander without firing a weapon yourself, then run away.

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