Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain cover
Kojima Productions
Fox Engine
Release dates
Windows September 1, 2015
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain guide on StrategyWiki
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on Wikipedia
Metal Gear
Metal Gear 1990
Metal Gear Solid: Integral 2000
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance 2003
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 2014
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes 2014
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015
Metal Gear Survive 2018
Metal Gear (2020) 2020

General information

PC Report
GeForce Graphics Guide
Metal Gear Wiki
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Only the Steam installer is included.[1]
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Incorrect store name. See here for available options.
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Only available for US customers.
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Incorrect store name. See here for available options.
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All versions require Steam and Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.[2]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Basic Appeal Pack
Battle Appeal Pack
Dance Appeal Pack
Cloaked In Silence
Fatigues (Naked Snake)
Hero Appeal Pack
Jumpsuit (EVA)
Parade Tack
Sneaking Suit (The Boss)
Sneaking Suit (Naked Snake)
Western Tack

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

Template:Game data/row
System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/287700/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

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System Location
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/287700/pfx/[Note 1]
Save game data location is shared with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.[3]
Save data from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes can be "uploaded" (imported) with associated bonuses.[4]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud

Video settings

Video settings.
Video settings.
Camera settings.
Camera settings.

Field of view (FOV)

  1. Download the mod
  2. Extract the contents inside the game installation folder
  3. Edit fov.cfg with your desired horizontal FOV.

High frame rate

By default, enabling Adaptive V-Sync in the driver control panel will disable V-Sync entirely on a 60 Hz display. Unlocking the framerate will fix this.
  1. Go to the configuration file location.
  2. Open TPP_GRAPHICS_CONFIG in the text editor of your choosing.
  3. Change the line "framerate_control" : "Auto", to "framerate_control" : "Variable", and save the file.


If you make any changes to the graphics options in-game, this preference will be reset.
Affects camera/mouse input; Higher/variable FPS = higher/variable sensitivity.

Input settings

Controller settings.
Controller settings.
Control settings.
Control settings.
Keyboard settings.
Keyboard settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Can't use NumPad keys.
Some of the iDroid controls use Q and cannot be remapped, which creates a conflict when using a ZQSD control scheme on an AZERTY keyboard. It's easier to just switch your keyboard to QWERTY.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Under Control Settings, Mouse Sensitivity.
Mouse input in menus
Partial support. Left-clicking enters highlighted menu option while right clicking backs out of a menu.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Presets only. Action and Shooter.
Controller sensitivity
Under Camera Settings, Camera Speed.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
For DualShock use the DualShock 3 and 4 button icons mod
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M

Audio settings

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Option to adjust volume of custom soundtrack only.
Surround sound
Automatically detected.
Choice between foreign languages or full (all speech) subtitles.
Closed captions
Full subtitles on speech only, no true CC.
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese

Issues unresolved

Player will involuntarily move in a random direction indefinitely

This glitch occurs both on foot and in vehicle.
Has a higher chance of occurring if the user frequently uses the Steam overlay and chat while in-game.
Can trigger on any key press not just movement keys e.g. call key
  • Tap in the direction you are moving to stop.
  • Pausing the game, tapping WASD (up, down, left & right for controller) then un-pausing will reset all camera and movement control back to normal.

Shadow bug occurs when using Alt+Tab in Fullscreen mode

Minimising the game (Alt+Tab ) while using Fullscreen mode may cause shadows to become artifacted.[5]

Issues fixed

White screen after starting the game

  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.

Game won't start / MFPlat.dll error fix

The MFPlat.dll error occurs on N/KN versions of Windows when the Media Feature Pack is not installed.

Install the Media Feature Pack (Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7).

Game boots to black screen and freezes


Significant performance loss when using Fulton or helicopter


Game hitches periodically



Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
Asynchronous multiplayer
Mother Base raids. Part of singleplayer campaign.[6]

Connection types

VR support

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio Wwise

FXAA tied to effects post processing level

By default, you cannot disable FXAA while using Extra High post processing.
  1. Download MGSV_QAR_Tool.
  2. Extract it to the master folder inside the game installation folder
  3. Hold Shift and right click the master folder and pick Open command window here
  4. Type MGSV_QAR_Tool data1.dat -r then press Enter.
  5. Inside the newly created data1 folder find gr_init_dx11.lua open it in your text editor of choice.
  6. Ctrl + F to find the FXAA settings {settingName="PluginFxaa",settingTable={{name="G7",EnableFilter=1},{name="G8E",EnableFilter=1},{name="Default",EnableFilter=1},{name="Off",EnableFilter=0},{name="Low",EnableFilter=0},{name="High",EnableFilter=1},{name="ExtraHigh",EnableFilter=1}}
  7. Change name="ExtraHigh",EnableFilter=1 to name="ExtraHigh",EnableFilter=0
  8. Save the file, then go back to the Commandline Window and type MGSV_QAR_Tool data1.inf -r then press Enter.
As of patch 1.02+ Use the same steps to modify gr_init_dx11.lua in 00.dat file in the MGS_TPP/master/0/ folder instead.

Enable HBAO+

  1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel and go to the Manage 3D settings page.
  2. Switch to the Program settings tab
  3. Cick the add button next to the drop-down box and pick METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN. If METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN is not there click browse and select mgsvtpp.exe in the game installation folder
  4. Highlight the Ambient Occlusion box and change the setting to Quality and then press save.
  5. While in-game disable Ambient Occlusion so that the NVIDIA Control Panel setting applies properly.


Make sure you have Nvidia GeForce 355.82 or higher drivers installed.[8]
Using in-game Ambient Occlusion may stop hitching in certain cut scenes

Build a Forward Operating Base (FOB) without invasions

You must have not already completed the FOB mock infiltration tutorial.
  1. Begin Mission 21. Shortly after beginning, Kaz will tell you Mother Base is under attack (Mission 22).
  2. Accept and successfully complete Mission 22.
  3. Create an FOB when prompted.
  4. Alt+F4 when prompted again to perform a mock infiltration.
  5. In Windows, bring up Windows Firewall with Advanced Security.
  6. Right-click on Outbound Rules and create a New Rule.
  7. Click Program, Next.
  8. Enter the path to the game's executable (e.g. %ProgramFiles% (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\MGS_TPP\mgsvtpp.exe), Next.
  9. Click Block the connection, Next.
  10. Check all boxes, Next.
  11. Enter a name, Finish.
  12. Load the game and play offline.


Save data will continue to be synchronized by Steam Cloud. Only communication between your game and Konami servers is blocked.

Remove mission intro credits

  1. Download
  2. Extract the Zip folder
  3. Go inside your "0" folder located here: (Steam\SteamApps\common\MGS_TPP\master\0)
  4. Backup your 01.dat
  5. Replace your 01.dat with the extracted One

How to open Metal Gear Online directly from a desktop shortcut

  1. Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager
  2. Click the details tab
  3. Right click the headers
  4. Select Select Columns
  5. Enable Command Line
  6. Launch MGSV
  7. Launch Metal Gear Online.
  8. Wait for the game to fully load to the Press Enter Key screen.
  9. Alt-Tab to Task Manager
  10. Right click the mgsvmgo.exe process
  11. Click Open File Location and Windows Explorer will open
  12. Right click mgsvmgo.exe
  13. Click Send To
  14. Click Desktop
  15. Alt-Tab to Task Manager
  16. Ctrl+C the mgsvmgo.exe row. Paste it into Notepad and then copy the line that looks like /AppData 99c85cdbf2c837d50d37c82af2c85874f6x4987c837d5f2c837d5f2c837d5f2
  17. Win+D to get to the Desktop
  18. Right click the desktop shortcut to mgsvmgo.exe
  19. Click Properties
  20. At the end of the Target field, paste the data you copied from the Command Line field in Process Explorer. The Target field should look something like "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\MGS_TPP\mgsvmgo.exe" /AppData 99c85cdbf2c837d50d37c82af2c85874f6x4987c837d5f2c837d5f2c837d5f2
  21. Click OK
  22. Right click the shortcut
  23. Click rename
  24. Rename the shortcut to MGO or whatever

System requirements

64-bit only.
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7, 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-4460 3.40 GHz
Quad-Core or better
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 28 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/287700/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (287700) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.