Memento Photos | MGSV: The Phantom Pain

Memento Photos are collectible objects in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. They are carried by members of the old Mother Base, survivors scattered around the world after the attack 9 years ago. You can obtain them by finding and recruiting those old comrades. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to obtain all 11 memento photos in MGSV. Collecting all the photos unlocks Reminiscence achievement / trophy.

Miller and Paz – Photo #1

This photo is obtained after finishing the Side Op called 51 – Extract The Wandering Mother Base Soldiers 1. You should go to the area by the road, north of Mountain Relay Base. He will try to run away if he sees you, so you should lay low, put him to sleep and use the Fulton device on him.

Proffesor Galvez – Photo #2

You’ll get the second photo after you finish the Side Op called 52 – Extract The Wandering Mother Base Soldiers 2. Your old comrade is just south of Shago Village (Da Shago Kallai). Sneak up to him, and disable him using tranquilizer darts. After he’s down, use the Fulton device to send him to Mother Base.

Swimsuit Paz – Photo #3

This photo is obtained after you finish the Side Op 53 – Extract The Wandering Mother Base Soldiers 3. This comrade is roaming the lush forests of Angola. He can be found near Bwala ya Masa, in the north-western part of the map. Make sure he doesn’t notice you, and put him to sleep or knock him out. When you Fulton him, the mission will be over.

Nuke – Photo #4

The fourth photo is a reward for finishing the side op 54 – Extract The Wandering Mother Base Soldiers 4. He can be found in Angola, west of Nova Braga Airport, in a secluded area surrounded by cliffs. Sneak up to him and knock him out. Once he’s asleep, send him to your HQ using the Fulton balloon.

Fishing – Photo #5

Photo #5 is obtained after finishing side op 55- Extract The Wandering Mother Base Soldiers 5. You’ll find him in the area around Kungenga Mine, in the Angola-Zaire region. He’ll try to run away from you – knock him down before he notices you, and extract him with a Fulton balloon.

Gallo Pinto- Photo #6

You’ll get the sixth photo after completing Side Op 56 – Extract The Wandering Mother Base Soldiers 6. His location is in the southeast part of Africa, north-east of Munoko ya Nioka Station, towards Ngumba Industrial Zone. When you approach him, he will disappear, thus you’ll need night vision goggles to find him again.

Birthday Party- Photo #7

After completing Side Op 57 – Extract The Wandering Mother Base Soldiers 7, you’ll be rewarded with Photo #7 – Birthday Party. The soldier can be found in the west part of Afghanistan. Just look under the bridge to the south of Yakho Oboo Outpost.

Costa Rica- Photo #8

Completing Side Op 58 – Extract The Wandering Mother Base Soldiers 8, rewards you with Photo #8 – Costa Rica. You’ll find the soldier in the southern part of Lufwa Valley. If he detects you he’ll use grenades.

Chico- Photo #9

Photo no. 9 is obtainable after completing Side Op 59 – Extract The Wandering Mother Base Soldiers 9. This Side Op becomes available after completing mission 38. In the eastern part of Afghanistan you’ll find the soldier on top of a hill, just east of Qarya Sakhra Ee. The soldier is equipped with stun grenades.

Futbol- Photo #10

The last photo named Futbol is your reward for finishing Side Op 60 – Extract The Wandering Mother Base Soldiers 10. He can be found in northwest region of Afghanistan in the Aabe Shifap Ruins. He’s wearing a huge shield on his back and uses stun grenades.

Morpho Butterfly- Photo #11

When you collect 10 photos visit Paz on the Medical Platform, and give her all photos. She will get some rest every time you give her a new photo. Use the Phantom Cigar to speed up the time and wake her up. After giving her all 10 photos, the last one Morpho Butterfly will spawn outside, on the wall of her room. Once you collect the 11th photo you’ll unlock the Reminiscence achievement/trophy.

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  1. M

    hey if you build your medical platform you can visit a hospitalized paz and give her these momentos, not sure what happens when you do ive only given her the first so far (can only do one per day i think, possibly one per main mission; once you give her one she talks for a but then goes to sleep and starts talking about various things, and wont get back up till [i’m assuming] the next day)

  2. G

    Mechcondrid, you get some story from the first 10, and the last one, is the last time you see paz, you also get a tape every once in a while, totaling 5 tapes, the last one is heartbreaking, if you ever came to appreciate what Snake wanted and how everything he loves goes away.

  3. J

    For an easy way to extract the Wandering Mother Base Staff, equip your cardboard box and wander into their field of view. If you don’t move when they see you, they’ll stagger over, recognize you, salute and then you just Fulton them whilst your still in the box.

  4. P

    If you play Love Deterrence on your iDroid with the speakers on while getting close to the wandering soldiers, they will recognize you and won’t run away

  5. H

    Thank you for detailing an easily overlooked item of the morpho picture. I turned off item indicators so I couldn’t see it on the wall at all.

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