MGSV:TPP bug preventing some players from achieving 100% completion

Update: The bug has been fixed.

Original story:

Some players are encountering a bug in MGSV: The Phantom Pain that prevents them from obtaining an S-Rank in a certain mission (and thus prevents them from unlocking the achievements / trophies that are tied to getting an S-Rank in all the missions and completing the game).

The problem occurs when people play the Mission 4 (C2W) after destroying the comms equipment in free roam. Since the objective of the mission has already been met with the comms equipment destroyed, it will result in a blank rating (-) on the mission list. Once you get this rating, it will stay there, even if you replay the mission and get an S-Rank. Furthermore, if you already had an S-Rank in this mission and you replay it with a – rating, the problem will occur as well. The blank rating will remain on the mission screen and be counted as such. All in all, this bug means you won’t be able to unlock certain achievements or trophies that require getting the S-rank for every mission.

On Steam there is a provisional solution to the problem, which you can find on the reddit post. Konami said they are looking into the issue. In the meantime, make sure you do not select Mission 4 after having destroyed the comms equipment.

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Source: Reddit, PlayStation Trophies, PSN Profiles

  • Greyfox98

    Well that’s upsetting

  • Rcunknown

    The only bug I’m going through right now is the stun grenade blue print going to the abyss

  • Snake

    This is possible guys?? i want her back…

    • Rcunknown

      Can’t watch the vid. 3G sucks. If its pc then yea. Consoles wise you would need to start fresh I believe or from what I read better said.

      • Snake

        but lock man its PS4 not Pc

        • Rcunknown

          O yea she’s in the brig but you can never find her. I think they made it so you can get her back but the game is un finish

          • AeroGre

            Could be DLC, cause removing a gameplay feature for an open world game is kinda dumb. Also people have spent a lot of GMP on her, those rifles and uniforms are not cheap lol

    • DDADDB

      Shes still in my Brig (according to my Staff Management screen) …I just cant use her 🙁

  • no_fox

    ALSO A BUG:
    If you take the STUN grenade blueprint @ mission 14, Lingua Franca, die or reload a checkpoint while on the mission, you don’t receive it and you can’t get it again and/or in free roam! I’ve reportet it to Robert Peeler and Konami on twitter, but no response so far -__- Ofc i’m not the online one with this (google it).

  • No Place For Hayter

    Where is the article on my suffering T_T my precious 100% is alluding em because of one glitched blueprint T_T

    Just joking of course, lol, but I am glitched, lol.

  • No Place For Hayter

    It seems very weird that there aren’t very many bugs in TPP but the few that are there are game breaking and progression and 100% related. Weird, a completionists nightmare, lol.

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    • Rashkavar

      Makes sense – they were developing it for a long time so they could catch most or all of the bugs that happen locally. Bugs like this one happen because a decision very early in the game influences post-game activities. With an in house testing crew, they can run each mission repeatedly to handle bugs within the mission, but they can’t really run potentially dozens of different playstyles front to back to see if an issue crops up – the game is too long, even with developer tools (there’s usually a debug mode in the alpha versions that circumvents resource checkers and, in a game like this, development times, even if it’s written out of the published version most of the time these days.)
      So they miss the ones that happen over the course of the entire game as a result.

      They had just bloody well better fix it now that they know about it. (And from all those sign-in messages updating us about various problems, I get the impression they aren’t just abandoning their product on release like Ubisoft seems to. (Did they even playtest AC3?)

  • Everyone get in here.

    Saw the skip on youtube if anyone’s curious about what Ocelot and Kaz say for it.

    • Kind of a ridiculous glitch, especially considering they recorded dialogue for it and everything haha.

      • Well, the bug isn’t so much that this happens, but that the S-Rank doesn’t replace the – rank even if you replay it and do blow up the comms equipment.

        • Yeah, it’s just weird is all. I S ranked it this way ” https://youtu.be/3G7DtVV960I ” and thought I was cool. (I found this video afterwards) turns out I wasn’t the only one haha

  • Aleezy

    E rank? Lol

  • Gatsu

    This is pretty nasty bug D: … I haven’t encountered bugs yet which is great.

    Anyway, not sure will I try get 100%. I’d like to, but It will take me forever because of work 🙁 .

    • Full Options

      Hey Gats, good news then, don’t be sad. I am working too, so I am glad to have a therefore nearly infinite MGS to play with slooowly, Yum ! 😀

      • Gatsu

        You’re right 😉 ! Also I’ve never been the type of player that try chase after platinum trophies/100%, but I take my time and see how it goes with TPP. Enjoying every moment :D.

        I have to try Japanese voice acting too, so will have to create new save file for it later.

        • Full Options

          Neither do I, the only one I’ve 100%d was GZ (guess which one 😉 because I had nothing else to help me in waiting for V !

          Definitely +1 for ni-hon go ! I may try too ! 😀 There are a lot of animes that are so much more authentic in Japanese.

          • Gatsu

            “There are a lot of animes that are so much more authentic in Japanese.”

            I never watch anime in English ;D, it just sounds so weird. But MGS is one of the rare game sagas, that have both voice acting languages excellent.

          • Full Options

            😀 you are right, all of them !
            Some sentences can be tricky for me when no subtitles are available, but even without daijobu-des !

          • glitchbomb

            I do both. It depends on the anime. Ever do English subs and English dub at the same time so you can see what is missing?

          • Rashkavar

            Some anime work better in a given language because of their setting. Hellsing is set in Britain, so having it in Japanese is incredibly odd, especially since the dubs actually put the effort into finding people who have or can reasonably impersonate British accents. Basilisk, on the other hand, is equally bizarre in English because its feudal Japan setting demands the Japanese speech.

            Other than that, for me it depends on how well the performances are done. I tend to give both a chance, since sometimes an actor really nails his character (David Hayter’s Snake, Crespin Freeman’s Alucard (going back to the Hellsing example), whereas other times the performance is totally lackluster or outright unbefitting of the character (no examples here because forgettable performances are forgettable). There’s also the convenience of actually being able to understand the dialogue without watching the bottom 5th of the screen all the time when the English performances are handled decently.

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  • Nekkedsnake

    i got one bug last week that scared the shit out of me: this was when i had just recovered the Honey Bee launcher. i proceeded to exit the cave and then ran into the Skull Unit. i couldn’t outrun them so i had to fight them off. i died a few times but after the first death i was restarting the checkpoint and a freaky message popped up on screen saying “FAILED TO SAVE. PLEASE EXIT THE GAME, DELETE FROM YOUR HARD DRIVE AND START A NEW GAME.”

    suffice it to say that i nearly shit my pants at the thought of me losing the 40+ hours i had already put into it. even though i’m still at the beginning stages as i like to do the side ops and develop other platforms and weapons etc, i did NOT wanna lose whatever progress i’ve made so far. i was so startled that i didn’t take a screenshot. muttered “FUCK THAT!” out loud and attempted to play where i left off. luckily i was able to continue my original game save. but have any of you run through the same glitch? i swear the SKULL UNIT was fucking with me MGS2 style!

    • Steven Michael Brown

      If you want to outrun them, don’t run in a straight line. If you say veer to the left for a few seconds and then veer right they will re spawn to your left where your projected path would have been had you kept running straight in that direction. At least this has helped me a lot.

  • vic boss

    Actually you know what I’ve encountered , I was doing mission 12 hell bound , just for the three containers at the beginning of it, but they just disappeared , they aren’t in the mission even if I restart it or even if I Beat it again , they won’t pop in . Idk why, anyone knows? It’s a fast way to get resources but they will not appear I’ve tried like 5 times but they don’t pop in anymore.

    • Nick Wheaton

      You have to wait for them to respawn.

    • Tong Ninja

      My friend did the same thing as you. haha.
      She said you have to play 3-5 main missions and the containers will eventually respawn again. Hope that helps! 🙂

  • John Rhogan

    Does this affect the console version of TPP? If not, then it shouldn’t be a problem.

    • Nick Wheaton

      It does. My C2W rank is – as well.

      • John Rhogan

        Okay, thanx for the heads-up. *Note: Do NOT blow up anything during free roam (DAMMIT, CAMERON!!)*

        • Nick Wheaton

          From the looks of things, the comms equipment in C2W is the only thing that’s bugged, everything else is fine.

  • i’m still not clear on how comms equipment works, some time there are two or three on some outposts. i thought that one is for communication between soldiers on that outpost and the other one may be for communication outside the outpost, is it something like that or am i just looking to much into it? or maybe it affects areas like the generators? i never saw an effect of destroying them so i didn’t do that often

    • Robin Besch

      either u have to destroy the comm dishes (2 or more depending on outpost size) or u have to find the room with the communications equipment and blow it to hell. either way the outcome is no reinforcements can arrive from oher outposts.

      • You can also shoot the communications equipment with your water pistol to keep the noise down and not alert the enemy.

        • AeroGre

          Is there a difference in repair time? Like I know most stuff gets fixed after 5 missions but I feel like only attacking the main radio thing instead of the 3 dishes would make the comms be down for less time

        • Robin Besch

          nice! was trying to fight the man on fire with it once needless to say it didnt quite do the job and i never touched it again. gonna give it a try later on!

          • Apparently you can defeat him with it. But it takes forever, I never tried it haha

      • all right, now it’s clear!

    • Nick Wheaton

      Destroying the comms equipment restricts them to local communication only, as in if a combat alert happens, CP can’t radio HQ and have all outposts and guard posts on alert, and they can’t have backup from nearby guard posts sent in to assist.

      The difference between the dishes and the radio are basically, do you want an easy to get to way of shutting down their outside communications but you gotta destroy three of them? Or do you want one difficult way to shut down their outside communications and you only need to destroy that?

      Like for example, the dishes in the mansion in Africa, they’re all relatively easy to get to as they’re all outside and barely any of the guards patrol by them, but the radio is inside the house and there’s at least two to three guards around its general area.

      • thanks man, now i really get it

  • CrazyGuy207

    End game spoiler: Does anyone know if you didn’t develop all of Quiets equipment before she left, does that keep you from getting a 100%?

    • Rcunknown

      don’t think so. i think the percent is based on blue prints, mission tasks, ect.

  • AeroGre

    Im still curious about that blueprint you cant pick up on the shelf in the visit Quiet side op

  • Danny Patten

    Uhm I think after 3 ingame days the coms are restored. So why is this staying an issue?
    Pro Tip: If you have the squirt gun you can shoot electrical devices with it 😛

    • Well apparently even if you S-rank the mission after this happens, the rank on the mission screen stays blank.

      • Danny Patten

        Oh…well that’s a bummer. I didn’t know. Sorry for my lack of information :/

        • That’s what people are saying at least. Once you get that blank rating, it stays there forever.

          • Full Options

            Nyx, I got this blank sh.t on “Retake the platform”. Does it apply too, or do you confirm that everybody rates normally blank as well on “retake” ? I also remember having it on the same mission during my first playthrough, before erasing my save and replaying it all (PS4).

          • Couldn’t say, maybe someone else knows?

          • Full Options

            THX anyways !

          • That’s the only rank you can get on that mission. You got nothing to worry about!

          • Full Options

            Thanks for the re-insuring info, I started to wonder…

          • Nick Wheaton

            That one and mission 43 (I think that was the number) don’t have end mission ranks, so you’re good.

          • Full Options

            Thx for the reminder ! I will keep my eyes open. I was starting to be haunted with this “fatal dash” symbol. 😀

          • Nick Wheaton

            Oh yeah, forgot about this one, the Diamond Dogs mission, where Ocelot teaches you how about developing stuff and fultoning dudes, you don’t get a rank for doing that one either.

          • Full Options

            I’d like to be ranked for every single f.rt I am playin in this game ! xD

      • VIC BOSS

        Sadly but it’s true. It is my last mission without S rank

  • Golgari

    Sad Face. I’am alost at the 100% completion. Really enjoying it so far.

    • What percentage you at? I’m at 95% :]

      • Golgari

        93%. I have issues with my GF, so I stuck at some points. ha ha. xD
        I could get 100% much earlier if everything was fine.
        Still, I want MGO so much.

        • I know EXACTLY what you mean! Haha

          Yeah MGO is really going to put some new life in it. Hopefully it’s good

        • glitchbomb

          At this rate my gf has given up and watches t.v in the bedroom. I warned her though! She knew this day would come!!
          I think she just doesn’t find this mgs as entertaining to watch. She likes the cutscenes and code convos.

      • Gatsu

        Around 67% here :D…it feels like I progress so slowly haha, but I kinda like it. FOB takes much of my time. You guys are pretty good <(^_^<) !

        • I was stuck on 87% for like a week because of FOB I was enjoying it to much.

      • NakedSnake85

        94 % 😉

      • Full Options

        29 % but I restarted from scratch after seeing all cut scenes with around 47 % completion or something. This time I’m playing it for reaching 100% but it is going to take ages !

  • VIC BOSS

    I have this bug 🙁

    • Konami said they’re looking into it. Hopefully they can help you out soon *crosses fingers and prays to God on knees*

      • VIC BOSS

        I know. I asked them 3 day ago

        • JohnnyAB

          Kind of a late response.. but ehm have you tried the reddit fix? It works.. I’ve the ranking now after using their recommended fix method.

          • VIC BOSS

            This method work on PS4 ?

          • JohnnyAB

            Nevermind, thought this was a PC only problem.. Sorry

  • hunner

    Do you get anything for 100%? Im going for all the s ranks to get the Raiden costume and the Gold costume. Not sure if i should go for 100% or not

  • CR7HarisSnake

    Just checked and realized i had S rank and Stun grenade blueprint… Lucky Me lol

  • SiodogRehane

    weird never happend to have the – rank i did that on free roam, actually the comm was destroyed already and gave me an S for free for doing the mission on less than 2 min

  • Kojimatroll

    Kojimas just trollin

  • Tong Ninja

    Donna Burke interview if anyone is interested!

    • Gatsu

      !

    • AeroGre

      Lol i stayed up till 5am watching it live, now im in class about to fall asleep

      • Tong Ninja

        haha nice!

        I haven’t check Yong’s channel since 1st September. Decided to check today and he just uploaded this interview haha.
        Donna is pretty funny! 🙂 haha

        • Full Options

          xD… Either your cpu clock speed is 1:1 synchronized with Yong’s, either your real name is Tong Mantis, and you took control of Yong, issuing his interviews without even noticing it !? 😀 “Out, of this body, Mantis !”

          • Tong Ninja

            XD all of the above is true!

        • Full Options

          Awesome !! Every single time she’s playing I-Droid voice for fun…

          • Tong Ninja

            Her Idroid voice is brilliant. 🙂
            Probably one of my favourite interviews that Yong/Daley/Ronin have done so far with the MGS Voice Actors.

            “Diva bitch detected” XD haha

          • Full Options

            Her I-Droid voice is better than in the game ! This is Live-Droid !! :DD A pure Diva that don’t need any sound effect !

    • Gatsu

      This so amazing <3, thanks for sharing Tong 😀 !

      • Tong Ninja

        No problems! 🙂

    • glitchbomb

      Thanks for the spoiler warning.

      • Tong Ninja

        No problems! 🙂

  • Big Boss

    I’m I the only one who has a hard time getting a S rank and doing the mission tasks for Mission #45?

    • MK_Madness

      Look on YouTube how PowerPyx is doing it.

      • Big Boss

        I watch his vids, but its still too damn hard to do it.

  • JohnnyAB

    Kaz said: “Boss, Locate and destroy comms equipment..”
    Ocelot said: “They’re already destroyed”
    Then Kaz asked: All of ’em?!
    To which Ocelot so swiftly replied: ” ALL of em..

    I was like; Oh cool, didn’t expect this..
    – Rank
    LOL

    • Nick Wheaton

      Oh man, never thought of this. Kaz is Piccolo.

      • Full Options

        Do not say it that loud ! I am afraid Piccolo-Sensei is around.. OUit ! (SA style..)

  • Cesare Di Maio

    These are the 4 major bugs in the game, feel free to test ’em, and report them too, already made a video and sent it to them, but more voices the better

  • Lackooo

    Yeah, it’s been 16 days now since I’m stuck at 99% because of this. I’ve been reported it several times to Konami, but haven’t gotten a single answer. It’s screwed my platinum time…

    • TheBigBossMGO

      Retweet + fav

    • TheBigBossMGO

      Im at 99% report to Konami 100 times, complete mission 40 or 50 times of all posible modes fucking bugged

  • VenomAngel

    I selected missions 4 after completing the mission’s task. Once that was done I called in the mission starting point in open infiltration and processed to destroy the comms equipment again since it respawned once I started the mission again. I suppose it is rather random. Consider me lucky.

    • NENF

      It is not random. If you destroyed comms, it will happen when you immediately go replay it from ACC (helicopter).

  • Tokeums G

    i dnt know if its a bug, but ive killed quiet with non firearm attacks in mission 40 cloaked in silence extreme,and it will not check it off the task list.like wtf!?!?!

  • dark

    le jeu refuse de se lancée il reste bloqué sur: Vérification des sonnées installées.
    Veuillez ne pas éteindre la Console.
    Vous pouvez m’aider?

  • Pixel Junky

    Well I cant get the conservation achivement. all animals are listed and unlocked/found but it still says 45/47 on the list.

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