Root Cause Walkthrough | MGSV: The Phantom Pain

Root Cause is the 27th main mission in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. At this point, you are knee deep in problems at Mother Base.
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Finding the target is crucial and will possibly lead to less casualties. There is a way to complete this mission rather quickly, but one of the tasks can’t be completed using this method.

Mission Text

Rescue the Intel Team member who has obtained information on the epidemic at Mother Base.

Metal Gear Solid 5 TPP Root Cause Mission Walkthrough

Extracted Intel Team member

The Intel Team member is being held at the enemy outpost marked with 07 on map. If you want to save some time and complete this mission quickly, head to the northern road leading from the outpost to the Bampeve Plantation. This will cause the prisoner to start running away in his truck. He won’t go far, as it turns out he’s a bad driver, and he’ll crash the truck at the first turn. Follow the path toward the smoke on top of the hill.

Extracted Intel Team member before he could have an accident

It feels like he always goes on the run as soon as you try to get close to him. The only way I can think of is to stop him on the road.

Exfiltrated the hot zone with Intel Team member by land

Fultoning him is not the way to complete this task, since he’ll be hurt after the crash.

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