Legendary Gunsmith Location | MGSV: The Phantom Pain

The Legendary Gunsmith is a specialist soldier in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Having him as a staff member unlocks weapon customization.
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You’ll be able to exchange parts between guns, change the color and patters on them and add accessories like flashlights. In this guide, we’re going to show you where to find the Legendary Gunsmith. Taking Quiet along for the ride is the best choice, since she’ll scout out the areas for you.

NOTE: If you finished Mission 13, and the required side ops aren’t showing up, try doing other ones in their areas. Clean up any side ops available in the Bwala Village region, and this one should pop-up. Repeat for the other two areas if necessary.

Extract The Legendary Gunsmith

Shortly after you arrive in Angola (sometime after Mission 13: Pitch Dark), you’ll get a Side Op called 107 – Extract The Legendary Gunsmith. It will take you to Bwala ya Masa, Angola in search of the specialist. You’ll find him patrolling the area with an escort (3 soldiers). He starts his route by the coast and goes up towards the northern watchtower. The best place for the ambush is while he’s in the village.

It turns out he’s not really the gunsmith you’re looking for, so you have to do Side Op 108 – Extract The Legendary Gunsmith Again. This time you’re going to Afghanistan Central Base Camp, in the north of Afghanistan. This gunsmith is a prisoner being watched by 3 guards, by the shooting range. When you snatch him, he’ll let you customize vehicles.

Sadly, he isn’t the one you’re looking for, either. Finally, the third Side Op (109 – Extract The Legendary Gunsmith Yet Again) will lead you to the real gunsmith. He’s being held prisoner in Yakho Oboo Supply Outpost in Afghanistan. The room he’s in is left from the main entrance. Now you can customize your weapons!


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