This guide will show you how to defeat Quiet in the mission Cloaked in Silence for the main story of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. We have also added the brief list of objectives for this mission. If you follow our guide, this mission should only take you a couple minutes, and will help you earn an S Rank score in the process. Be sure to keep Quiet alive at the end of the mission for the best results. 

Objectives 

  • Eliminate Quiet (Mandatory).
  • Determine what to do with Quiet (Mandatory).
  • Neutralize Quiet without hitting her with lethal weapons (Optional).
  • Neutralize Quiet with non-firearm attacks (Mandatory). 

Walkthrough

Despite the list of objectives, this mission will actually prove to be one of the easier ones so far. Stick with our guide and you should earn an S Rank in just a few minutes. 

Begin by locating Quiet on top of a large archway. You can spot her through your binoculars from a distance, marking her as you take cover. Don’t try to attack her yet, just be sure that you are hidden enough so that she can’t shoot you.

Now it’s time for a nifty trick to take down half of Quiet’s health without engaging her. Bring up your iDROID and locate Quiet on your map, setting a waypoint exactly where she’s standing. Then, call in a supply drop on that waypoint. The supply drop will fall directly on top of her, cutting her health in half. Just be sure not to shoot her or to cause her to move beforehand, and this tactic should go as planned. 

Quiet will now move to change locations, but you should still be able to track her movements from marking her earlier with your binoculars. Be sure to stay in cover so she doesn’t spot you.  If the marker disappears, bring out your binoculars again and scan the area to find her. Mark her again and place another waypoint on her location. Repeat the same plan as before by calling in another supply drop on her exact location. If you are successful, the supplies will land on her head, dealing enough damage to take her out. 

Now, simply approach Quiet at her location to trigger the final cut scene, concluding the mission. During this cut scene, you will hear Miller and Ocelot deliberating on what to do. We highly advise you to let Quiet live, since bringing her back to Mother Base is your best option.

If you successfully followed our guide, you will have completed all of the objectives and finished the mission quickly enough to grant you the time bonus. This should be more than enough to earn you the 130,000 points needed for the S Rank score.  Keep in mind that the time bonus is usually the best way to achieve an S Rank, so focus on completing missions quickly and efficiently if you wish to consistently earn S Rank scores.

Continue to the next mission, Hellbound, or return to the Metal Gear Solid 5 Walkthrough and Guide.