Blueprints in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain are extremely useful collectibles that provide the player with new equipment and higher level upgrades for existing equipment.
MGSV: Phantom Pain Blueprints Locations
Found either manually in the large maps of the game, or can be found during specific dispatch missions.
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This guide will tell you how to get all the blueprints in the game:
AM MRS-71 Rifle
Send your soldiers on the ‘Destroy the New Fighter Aircraft’ dispatch mission to acquire the blueprint for this sniper rifle.
This can be found while completing the Side-Op 8 in Masa Village.
Bambetov SV Upgrade
The Bambetov SV sniper rifle can be upgraded to grade 4 by acquiring this blueprint. It is located in the Afghanistan Central Base Camp in the northernmost part of the map.
There is a bunker in the east in this camp that has the blueprint. Note that the bunker will be in lockdown if you raise an alarm, and will not be accessible unless you restart the mission.
In Mission 28, you’ll find this blueprint in the Lufwa Valley.
Send your soldiers out on the ‘Prevent the Coup d’etat’ Dispatch Mission and complete it successfully to acquire this shotgun.
FB MR R-LAUNCHER
Complete the ‘Liberate the Tanker’ dispatch mission to acquire the blueprint for this rocket launcher.
Complete Mission 31 in Munoko ya Nioka Station to acquire this Flamethrower during the mission.
The G44 is a well-round assault rifle that can be upgraded to grade 3 with this blueprint. You’ll need to head to the Ditadi Abandoned Village in central Angola, which is visited in Mission 15: Footprints of Phantoms.
You can find the blueprint in a tent with a large blackboard and photos on the eastern part of the area.
Geist P3 Upgrade
The Geist P3 is a fast and powerful handgun that can be upgraded to grade 3 with this blueprint. You’ll need to send your crew on a dispatch mission called ‘Break through the Blockade’.
The mission rating is E, so you don’t need high-level soldiers to complete it successfully.
Complete Side-Op 9 in Nova Braga Airport to acquire this useful security device.
Send your soldiers on the ‘Destroy the Uranium Centrifuges’ dispatch mission to acquire the blueprint of this powerful grenade launcher.
The infrared sensor can be acquired during the completion of Side-Op 7.
Head to the South Guard Post at the Nova Braga Airport and you should find the blueprint for this grenade launcher.
Head to the Mfinda Oilfield and search for the KABARGA-83 blueprint.
Send your soldiers on the ‘Recapture the Port Facilities’ mission to acquire the blueprint for this powerful machine gun.
Macht 37 Submachine Gun
You can find the blueprint for the MACHT 37 machinegun in two ways. The first is to destroy the gunship in Mission 21, which will drop it. The second is to complete Mission 22, and Kungenga Mine has this blueprint.
The PB Shield can be manufactured by finding its blueprint located near Aabe Shifap Ruins in Afghanistan. Head east from the ruins on the main road to reach a small village.
The house closest to the road has the blueprints in it.
Finish the 5th Side-Ops mission in Wiao Village to acquire the blueprints of the Riot SMG on a table in the prison after a couple of locked doors.
Completing Side-Ops mission 6 will allow you to unlock this
This blueprint is found in Kiziba Camp, Angola between Mfinda Oilfields and Ditadi Abandoned Village.
You’ll visit this location in Mission 14 of the game. You can find the blueprint for the Stun Grenade in a large hut in the middle of the camp on a shelf above the coms equipment.
Complete Side-Op 10 in Afghanistan Central Base Camp to gain access to this device.
This machine gun can be unlocked by finding its blueprint in the Northwest Guard Post of the Kiziba Camp.
The UN-ARC is an assault rifle in the game. In order to upgrade it to level two, you’ll need the blueprint located in Yakho Oboo Supply Outpost in the western regions of Afghanistan.
Inside this outpost, you’ll notice a couple of couches and a table in one of the rooms. The blueprint will be laying on the table here.
In Mission 16, you’ll be able to acquire this upgrade in the Bampeve Plantation.
WU S333 Upgrade
The WU S333 handgun can be upgraded with a dispatch mission called ‘Restore the DMZ’. The mission rating is E, so you don’t really need high-level soldiers in order to complete it.
Ze’ev Submachine Gun
Send your soldier out on the ‘Search and Destroy’ Dispatch Mission to acquire the ZE’EV Submachine Gun.
You’ll need to send your soldiers out on a Dispatch Mission called ‘Defend the Pipeline’ to acquire this blueprint.