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Beyond just picking a class in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's multiplayer game Metal Gear Online, you can also customize your character to give them a unique look. Most customization options are unlocked through the in game currency that you obtain by leveling up. IGN's Wiki guide will detail them for you below.
The following headgear can be purchased for use on your character. None of it adds any benefit to stats, it's all cosmetic.
- Pilot Headset - Unlocked by Default
- Plated Ski Mask - Unlocked by Default
- Helmet and Visor - Unlocked by Default
- Baseball Cap - 50 GP
- Skull Cap - 50 GP
- Beret - 10,000 GP
- Busker Cap - 50 GP
- Tactical Mask - 300 GP
- Respirator - 300 GP
- Reinforced Face Mask - 3000 GP
- Sneaking Mask - Unlocked after first ascension (only available with Sneaking Suit)
- Integrated Headset - 300 GP
- Targeting Monocle - 300 GP
- Targeting Headset - 3,000 GP
- Ghillie Hood - Unlocked after first ascension (only available with Ghillie Suit)
- Heavy Respirator - 300 GP
- Typhoon Type-K - 300 GP
- V0-R 3.ES - 3,000 GP
- Battle Helmet - Unlocked after first ascension (only available with Battle Dress)
Metal Gear REX Helmet (from Metal Gear Solid) - Available as PSN download from a voucher code in the Collector's Edition
Decription: "A realistic REX hat that will have all eyes on you in the battlefield."
Crocodile Helmet (from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater) - 300 MB Coins
Description: "Crocodile hat that looks so real it will fool your enemies."
Fishy Business - available as a PSN download
Description: "Vicious freshwater fish 'Goliath Tigerfish' just caught from the African Waters turned into a hat."
The Cephalapod - available as a PSN download
Description: "Freshly caught giant squid hat."
The following are also known pieces of unique headgear that do not currently have information on how to obtain them (with official descriptions):
- Visitor - "Green and creepy alien mask"
- Divine Equine - "Beloved horse killed in combat turned into a horse hat to accompany you on the battlefield"
- Ricky - "Your cat demanded to join you on the battlefield"
- Snorkel - "Enjoy snorkeling with this stylish set of underwater mask and snorkel"
Like the headgear, any chest pieces you equip have no actual effect on your character.
- Tactical Vest - Unlocked by Default
- Chest Rig - Unlocked by Default
- Plate Vest - Unlocked by Default
- Cold Weather Vest - 500 GP
- Minimalist Vest - 500 GP
- Stealth Armor - 500 GP
- Heavy Chest Plate - 500 GP
- Shoulder Hoodie - 500 GP
- Tactical Hoodie - 500 GP
- Tactical Scarf - 500 GP
- Canvas Jacket - 500 GP
- Interwoven Vest - 500 GP
- Heavy Plated Vest - 500 GP
- Carrier Vest - 500 GP
- Rigid Blast Vest - 500 GP
The Base is what your character wears on his body and legs. As with other pieces, it has no effect other than to change your appearance.
- BDU - Unlocked by Default
- IGA Tactical Gear - 1,000 GP
- LRR Concealment - 1,000 GP
- Hardened Battle Gear - 1,000 GP
This category covers eye wear, which only has cosmetic effects on your character. All gear in this category is universal for all classes.
- Aviators - 500 GP
- J.F.Rey Ocelot Gear - 10,000 GP
- J.F.Rey Hideo Gear - 10,000 GP
- Pilot Goggles - 50 GP
- Ski Goggles - 50 GP
- Eyepatch - 300 GP
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25 Best Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain Mods To Check Out
Metal Gear Solid V might have released a few years ago, but the game is still widely popular thanks to unique gameplay mechanics that set it apart from the rest of the MGS games .
However, having released so many years ago, many of us have played it over and over again…
So maybe customizing the gameplay could give it a fresh coat a paint?
Sure, let’s take a look at some of the best mods you can get for MGS5. All free, of course!
25. SnakeBite Mod Manager (Must-Have!)
Check Out This Mod
To get us started let’s look into a must-have item.
On its own, it’s actually a pretty useless mod.
The SnakeBite Mod Manager allows you to properly manage all of your mods, and it saves you the time and trouble of having to load them all one by one.
If you want to use one or more of the mods that I’ve added to this list, you’re going to need the SBMM. It’s free to grab and not too exciting, but definitely start with this before moving on.
24. Real Weapons Name Update
Look, I know that many people don’t really care about this, but true weapon nerds absolutely love watching all of the guns in the game named according to their real-life counterparts.
Sure, “Assault Rifle” is an extremely sexy name… but I think I’d rather have my weapons named in a more realistic way.
Now I’m not an expert when it comes to naming schemes so I don’t know why studios insist on adding fake weapon names, but I can tell you this: I love to see my enemies being killed with a real AK-47 in Afghanistan.
And this mod gives us that feeling every sessions of MGS5.
23. Turn Portable Toilet into Provisional Showers
Now this might be extremely simple, but it deserves a spot on my list.
I know that many of you MGS players want to look clean, but you hate returning to Motherbase time and time again.
This mod allows you to enter any portable toilet in the game and come out totally cleaned up. Not sure how but roll with it.
It’s annoying having to go back to the base after every successful infiltration because your fine white suit is all dusted up.
Now you can simply enter any toilet and it will have a shower installed (apparently).
Fancy, isn’t it?
22. Improved Combat Deployment
The only reason why I’m not ranking this mod in a better spot is only that it seems to be outdated.
However when it comes to utility, this is one of my favorite ones on the list.
I always hated having to wait between deployment missions, and this mod fixes that by allowing them to complete instantly.
I mean, not everyone wants to wait for a few hours to continue progressing in the game, Kojima. Jesus Christ.
21. More Animals – Africa
Is this mod necessary? Not at all.
Does it make the game more immersive? Hell yes.
The More Animals mod adds a ton of animals to Africa (shocking, I know).
Donkeys, zebras, and more – all of them will now be available and hunted as well, if you’re a sick bastard.
20. Maximum Resources
Are you tired of only collecting a few materials each time you harvest those rare resources?
With the Maximum Resources mod, the rarest harvest will yield 10 times as much as they do in the vanilla game.
Some might call it cheating. I call it making things easier.
No, those things aren’t synonyms, nor do they represent the same thing. Why would you think that?
19. Fulton Extraction 3000
Fulton Extraction 3000 is the ultimate cheat mod for MGS.
Basically, it allows you to press one button and have all the soldiers in the map instantly fultoned back to your base, which allows you to recruit them all and clear the entire map quickly.
You can also set the mod to have the fulton extract only one soldier at a time, or select which ones you want to extract by marking them one by one.
Why do the hard work yourself when you can get your hands on the Fulton 3000 and have it work for you?
18. High Rank Soldiers and Unique Characters
This mod allows all unique characters in the game to see their level increased, making them far more useful and helping you keep a truly unique Mother Base setup.
This includes all unique characters and soldiers in MGSV.
Why doesn’t this mod get a better spot on my list, you ask?
The reason is simple: the latest patch broke the mod, and the creator isn’t developing it anymore. Whoops.
Still pretty useful if you kept the older version! Although I’m rooting for an update soon.
17. E3 2013
We all know studios lie to us about the quality of their graphics whenever they’re presented to the public.
Watching those E3 videos of Watch Dogs will always remind me of one of the biggest betrayals in the history of the industry.
Nothing as bad happened with MGSV, but the game’s graphics were still much better in the E3 showing than the game release.
Well this mod aims to turn the basic shaders of the game into a version that resembles the one from the E3 showing, and it does a fine damn job of it.
16. MGSV Outfits Unlock
Unlocking stuff in Metal Gear has always been one of its most entertaining activities.
But sometimes the game takes it too far.
You can only finish as many missions in S rank before you feel like jumping out of a window, after all.
Well with this mod, you’ll have all of the custom outfits completely unlocked and able to be used whenever you like.
You don’t need to complete any more missions.
Yes, it takes the challenging part out of the game, but it improves its aesthetic aspect. Pretty cool, if you ask me.
15. Remove Time Limits
As I said before, one of the most annoying aspects of Phantom Pain is having to wait like an idiot for stuff to finish.
It makes me feel like I’m playing Clash of Clans, and I absolutely hate it.
It even takes away the pay-to-finish aspect, so I’m left waiting around like a fool!
Well this mod aims to remove all of the time limits from the game.
No, I’m not cheating; you’re cheating. Go away!
14. Outfit Refitting Project
I admit this wouldn’t be the first mod that I’d categorize as a must-have on my list.
But it’s surprisingly more useful than I expected it would be.
The creator of the mod used the simple technique of editing the vortex of the game’s outfits to make them all fit more closely to each person’s body type.
As such, you’re left with less saggy women’s outfits, as well as better-looking suits for Snake and other male characters.
13. Metal Gear V Unlocked
So if you’re a lazy bastard, or if you just lost your Phantom Pain save after all these years, you’ll want to take a look at this mod.
I mean, it’s not really a mod, as much as it is a save file that allows you to get all of the game completed to the fullest.
This is an ideal choice if you just like to mess around killing idiots with the best weapons in the game already unlocked.
Also a great save option to go around testing other mods with, so you don’t break your own save.
12. I Can’t Believe It’s Not a Reshade
Reshades are cool and make the game look refreshed. But they also drain a lot of your computer’s power.
In fact, if you want to install a shader, you’re guaranteed to see it consume a ton of resources and potentially lag your computer into the ground.
This mod completely changes the appearance of the game’s regions without the use of a reshade, which means that you’ll get to improve the aesthetic feel of MGSV without having to obliterate your GPU.
11. Infinity Suppressor
Suppressors break down too often.
It’s one of the most annoying things to happen in Phantom Pain.
We’ve all gone on a mission and tried to remain in complete silence during the entire operation, only for the damn silencer to break in the most unfortunate of times.
With Infinity Suppressor, that’s no longer an issue.
You’ll be able to ice as many fools as you like without any fear of the suppressor’s durability. A small but welcome change.
10. The Ultimate Phantom Pain Mod
If anyone ever made a list of things we’d like to change in MGS5, and turned it into a mod, this would be it.
You’re now allowed to move much quicker thanks to skippable helicopter rides, you can now add & customize more characters to your base.
Plus you can skip annoying waiting times, change the revenue system, and you can even customize player equipment in a much more comprehensive manner.
If you’re tired of waiting and you want your game to feel more like “your” game, this mod is absolutely worth checking out.
9. MGSV TPP Improvements
It’s hard to single out one improvement from this mod, as it makes the game feel much better overall .
In fact, if you’d ask me to pick one Phantom Pain overhaul to download and keep forever, I think this one would have a strong chance of being my number one choice.
From more development missions to many more soldiers and even the ability to obtain the Medal of Honor offline, this is a fantastic mod that revamps many of the things we didn’t really like about the original Phantom Pain release.
8. Mordib’s Side-OP Expansion Pack
Have you completed all the side missions in Metal Gear? If so, you’re like me and you’re probably bored out of your mind with re-playing it over & over.
You can only do the same missions so many times before you feel like jumping out of a window.
Well this mod adds a whole new bunch of missions to complete (50 in total) so you can expand your game experience during your next playthrough of Phantom Pain.
And it’s sure to keep you busy for hours.
7. Return of the Item Unlocker
The Return of the Item Unlocker mod lets you research and craft every single item in the game (including the unique ones that are otherwise unobtainable).
Focus on what you want and research it – leave the days of blocked items behind with this fantastic mod.
6. Multi Quiet Player Mod
Look, I really tried my best to leave Quiet mods out of my list.
There are just too many of them, man. You have no idea how crazy people get when you talk to them about Quiet (this has been the case ever since the game came out).
And with mods giving you the ability to have her completely naked during the entire game, things have just gotten crazier.
I’m adding this mod onto my list because, out of all of the top Phantom Pain mods that directly affect Quiet, this one is the only non-lewd one out of the bunch that’s worth it.
Crazy, I know, but this is a mod that I fully recommend to people who want to play as Quiet and customize her design. And it’s 100% SFW.
5. No Development Requirements
https://www.nexusmods.com/metalgearsolidvtpp/mods/316 Developing items has always been a fundamental mechanic of the game.
But sometimes requirements can be a bit too much for some players.
Getting your hands on so many resources can be extremely annoying and time-consuming, so this mod aims to remove that factor from the gameplay.
“No Development Requirements” basically allows you to research and develop items for free , which will keep Mother Base filled with new stuff without you having to break your back gathering resources.
That’s not how real-life works, but games shouldn’t feel like a chore anyway. Cheat away, boys.
4. The Man Who Sold the World
The Man Who Sold the World has come to be a song closely associated with Phantom Pain, given that it’s the outro song of the title and it fits our MC perfectly.
This mod, however, focuses on something different.
It allows you to play with Big Boss instead of Venom Snake.
Turn back time and return to your former self with the magic of game modding.
3. No More Timers
No More Timers is the ultimate timer remover mod for Metal Gear Solid V.
I’ve added plenty of these to my list, but there’s a good reason for it: we all really effin hate waiting around.
Seriously, this mechanic has to stop. It makes me feel like I’m playing a damn phone game instead of a AAA title.
In ant case, No More Timers removes all of the timers from the game .
No longer will you have to wait for building equipment, base platforms, or even deployments.
With this mod, everything gets completed with the click of a button.
You still need to have the materials on you, though. It’s not a cheat mod as much as it is a time-saving mod.
2. S Plus Soldier Mod Update
Not all soldiers in the region should be idiots, right?
Well this mod allows S+ and S++ soldiers to spawn in the game, which increases your chances of capturing them and recruiting them to your base. Hurrah!
No longer will you have to complete difficult tasks to get your hands on some of these useful boys.
Now all you need to do is be on the lookout for them as you explore Afghanistan or Africa – gotta catch ‘em all!
1. Infinite Heaven
Remember when I said if there was a compilation mod of the best ideas for the game, it would be The Ultimate Phantom Pain Mod?
Well, I lied.
This is the one you’ll want to get if you want a fully customizable experience!
It offers hundreds of customizable features and play modes, changes to Subsistence mode and Free-roam, customization options for all of your gear, vehicles… the list goes on and on.
Check out the mod’s download page for more details, but this is an MGS mod for the record books.
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How To Unlock Weapon Customization
How to customize weapons.
- Go to the Mother Base tab
- Choose Customize
- Choose Weapons
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Hey is it work on ps3?
The only weapon I customized was my sleeper sniper rifle.
If i customized three weapons and developed another one in same category.hiw do i get rid of one so i can customize new weapon?
This game needs to be more player friendly. I mean there’s no talk about Weapon Customisation before doing these side ops. Some people might just finish the main missions before even unlocking this feature -.-
If you do all the missions and somehow seeing a side op marked “legendary gunsmith” doesn’t peak your interest, or just don see it at all, it really kind of isn’t the games fault, and it certainly isn’t because the game isn’t being player friendly. There are plenty of other reasons one can claim it isn’t player friendly before that even becomes a thing.
The game is about being somewhat natural in the way things happen. Having someone randomly say “you know what will be cool, gun customization..” but not be able to do it till after you find one single guy makes no sense. It’s much more natural to hage a player assume there’s so many other things going on before they stumble on a guy who can do such a thing, with the characters going on as if R&D will be more than enough to get by.
And that’s the other thing: it’s not really all that important to have. R&D’d weapons are more than enough to get you through the whole game.
I had completed #107 fairly early on in the side ops. I didn’t know until reading this that it lead on to gun customization. I ended up doing 34 more side ops before unlocking #108 and #109, it was a long night. It only worked for me after finishing 2 blueprints missions, 09 and 10. One of them used the same location as the 2nd gunsmith so perhaps that had something to do with it.
Cheers for the tips man. Appreciated 🙂
Don’t even realise there WAS gun modification until I’d finished the first chapter in fully in S-Rank lol.
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Nice post. Anybody know if any on these mods help in any way. Like the stock some say lvl 3 improved stability while moving, but there is 3 with that description and the stats dont seem to be affected whatsoever.
Stocks offer a negligible increase in weapon stability, but being able to equip better silencers, magazines, optics, and under barrel attachments is key.
I’m still early in the game, but the only way you could have a sniper rifle that causes sleep (like Mossin Nagant) is through weapon customization.
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Originally posted by GreatEagle : Well that is dumb. When I finish the game I am not going to replay it with my created character. The whole point of creating a character it to play the game right away with it. Well this won't stop me from playing the game anyway so I guess I will have to live with the fact that I just wasted all that time creating my character.
Originally posted by GreatEagle : The whole point of creating a character it to play the game right away with it.
Originally posted by GeekDoctor : Originally posted by GreatEagle : The whole point of creating a character it to play the game right away with it.
Originally posted by Legion : Originally posted by GreatEagle : Well that is dumb. When I finish the game I am not going to replay it with my created character. The whole point of creating a character it to play the game right away with it. Well this won't stop me from playing the game anyway so I guess I will have to live with the fact that I just wasted all that time creating my character.
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MGSV: Phantom Pain Weapons Customization Guide – How to
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain weapons customization tips and how to.
A detailed guide on how to customize your weapons in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
MGSV has pretty detailed customization system which allows players to change your weapons’ stats, paint-job, camo, and so much more. In this guide, I will provide an overview of how to customize your weapons in the game.
For more help on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, read our Enemies Combat Guide , Uniforms Unlocks, Specialists Locations and Interpreters Locations .
MGSV: Phantom Pain Weapons Customization
In order to start customizing your weapons, you need to recruit a Legendary Gunsmith. However, in order to recruit the gunsmith, you need to complete his questline comprising of 3 side-ops.
How to Recruit Legendary Gunsmith
The Legendary Gunsmith is a specialist in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain who can be recruited to bring about weapon customization in the game. Here is how you can do it:
To start, you need to head over to Bwala ya Masa – Angola – where you will find him with three soldiers. It’s better to silence the soldiers before fulton extracting the guy who will turn out to be the wrong one.
Second time, you will need to head over to the Afghanistan Central Base Camp; on the south of the westernmost hanger. You need to ensure to deal with the sniper before fulton-extracting the wrong guy again.
Finally, you need to head over to the Yakho Oboo Supply Outpost; to the very same area where you found Malak in Mission-10 to find the true specialist.
How to Customize Weapons
Once you have successfully hired the Legendary Gunsmith, you will be able to see the Weapon Customization in the Customization Menu.
To begin, you need to open up your iDroid, open up the Mother Base tab, select Customize, and then open up Weapons.
After entering the said menu, you will be asked to choose the weapon that you wish to change and you will see a list of swap-able parts will appear on your screen. You will also be able to change the camo pattern on a specific gun.
Aside from camo patterns, other parts can drastically change the way a weapon operates.
One important thing to note here is that once you have applied a particular part on a weapon say, muzzle on a SMG; you will be able to use that muzzle on pretty much all SMGs in the game.
This thing also holds true for most of the weapons in the game. Aside from muzzles, you can also add suppressors, grips, magazines, scopes, and more.
We have compiled a complete list of weapons and their supported customization items; make sure to check out our Weapons Customization for more information.
Found anything missing or confusing? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – How to Unlock Weapon Customization
September 1, 2015 by PowerPyx Leave a Comment
Weapon Customization is a somewhat hidden feature in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. This guide shows you how to unlock it.
Step 1: Beat Side Op #107 “Extract the Legendary Gunsmith”. This side op becomes available after story mission 13. It usually doesn’t show up right away because there can only be a limited amount of side ops per area at the same time. So keep doing other side ops (especially in the Angola-Zaire Border Region) until it shows up.
Step 2: Beat Side Op #108 “Extract the Legendary Gunsmith Again”. This should be triggered automatically after side op 107 (return to ACC and it should be available). If it’s not available you must keep doing other side ops.
Step 3: Beat Side Op #109 “Extract the Legendary Gunsmith Yet Again”. This is the last part of this little quest line. Same as before, complete side op #108 and it will become available.
You can now customize weapons in the ACC from your iDroid. Go to the tab “Mother Base” – “Customize” – “Weapons” and choose what type of weapon you want to create. To get new parts you must develop more weapons. The parts of each developed weapon will be available for customization.
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