How to Unlock MGSV: Phantom Pain Key Items and Rewards

By   /   Sep 4, 2015

How to unlock Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Key items and what rewards await you once you do.

There are plenty of rewards to reap in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but one specific kind of rewards demands special attention. These are called ‘Key Items’, and are special rewards that are acquired by performing specific tasks.

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MGSV: Phantom Pain Key Items

Each Key Item obtained itself is of no practical use, but it further unlocks rare equipment for development at the Mother Base. Here’s a list of all the Key Items in the game, along with how to unlock them, and what effects they have.

Children’s Reward
How to Unlock: Complete Mission 18
Effect: Enables you to develop the Water Gun

First Aid Manual
How to Unlock: Found in Masa village after completing Mission 18
Effect: Enables you to develop Tactical (Fulton) D-Dog device

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Master Certificate (Marking)
How to Unlock: Mark 500 Targets
Effect: Distinguish between enemy soldiers and decoys.

Master Certificate (Box)
How to Unlock: Pick up all invoices in either Afghanistan or Angola
Effect: Develop C.BOX (WR)

Grand Master Certificate (Box)
How to Unlock: Pick up all invoices in both Afghanistan and Angola
Effect: Develop C.BOX (SMK)

Master Certificate (Fulton)
How to Unlock: Fulton-extract 500 Targets
Effect: Develop Grade 3 upgrade for Fulton Device

Grand Master Certificate (Fulton)
How to Unlock: Fulton-extract 1000 targets
Effect: Develop F-BALLISTA for D-Walker

Couch Shell
How to Unlock: Complete Side Op 113
Effect: Develop Petrol Bomb and Fulton Upgrade (Children Compatibility)

Skulls Machete
How to Unlock: Complete Mission 29
Effect: Develop TASK-ARM SM for D-Walker

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Strangelove’s Memento
How to Unlock: Complete Side-Op 143
Effect: Develop Bandana

Man on Fire (Corpse)
How to Unlock: Complete Side-Op 144
Effect: Develop Furicorn for D-Horse

Quiet’s Examination Report
How to Unlock: Watch the cutscene where Quiet is interrogated, or complete Mission 40
Effect: Develop Gray XOF for Quiet

Handkerchief
How to Unlock: Complete Mission 40
Effect: Develop Sniper Wolf for Quiet

Emmerich’s Research Notes
How to Unlock: Watch cutscene where Emmerich is exiled
Effect: Develop Stealth Camo

The Codename: Big Boss
How to Unlock: Complete the secret mission
Effect: Develop Leather Jacket

Master Cerfiticate (Standard)
How to Unlock: Complete all missions (only normal difficulty levels)
Effect: Develop Cyborg Ninja Uniform

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Grand Master Certificate (Standard)
How to Unlock: Complete all missions (only normal difficulty levels) with S-Rank
Effect: Develop Raiden uniform

Master Certificate (Elite)
How to Unlock: Complete all missions on high difficulty levels
Effect: Develop Naked (Silver) uniform, and Bionic Arm (Silver)

Grand Master Certificate (Elite)
How to Unlock: Complete all missions on high difficulty with an S-Rank
Effect: Develop Naked (Gold) uniform

Star of Bethlehem
How to Unlock: Complete secret mission
Effect: Develop Infinity Bandana.