This walkthrough aims to help you earn an S Rank score in the Cursed Legacy story mission in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, and includes a list of the mandatory and optional objectives available for this mission. Keep in mind that it is not necessary to complete all the objectives to earn an S Rank. All you need is an accumulated score of 130,000 or more, and earning the time bonus as well as some score multipliers will greatly increase your chances of achieving an S Rank for the mission. 

Objectives 

  • Extract two containers (Mandatory).
  • Complete the mission by riding a Fulton extracted container out of the hot zone (Optional).
  • Complete the mission without the enemy discovering that a container is missing (Optional).
  • Pinpoint the soldier’s location form an intel file (Optional).
  • Extract the commander of the Zero Risk Security force guarding the mansion (Optional).
  • Recover the rough diamonds snatched b the common raven near Lufwa Valley, NW Guard Post (Optional).

Walkthrough

Begin by having your helicopter drop you off at the landing zone in the south. You can choose to bring a few decoys with you to distract the armored guards that you may encounter later if you wish. Also bring along D-Dog, who can spot unseen enemies for you.

From the landing zone, head northeast toward the jungle area ahead of you. Proceed into the jungle, keeping to the far left side. There will be several enemies patrolling in front of one of the target containers. Since they are heavily armored, you cannot opt to tranquilize them this time. Instead, sneak up behind the lone guard standing in front of the container, and manually take him down. Make sure to interrogate the soldier so that you can learn the location of the other container. 

Equip your decoy, and toss it off to the side to distract the other two guards, making them look away from your location. Tossing a magazine clip will work for this as well. While the guards are distracted, use your Fulton Recovery Device to extract the container, and quickly run away before the guards notice you. 

Make your way toward the next container by following the waypoint off to the right. Approach the large gap, and locate a pair of rocks protruding from the ground that you can hop across. If you’re in the right area, you’ll see a broken roof covering a box ahead of you as well as a path leading uphill to the next container.   

Approach the hill, and toss a few decoys off to the left to distract the several guards surrounding the container. Sneak up to the container when the guards move away, keeping prone if necessary. Now, hop on top of the container. Use the Fulton Recovery Device to extract the container while standing on it to complete one of the optional objectives, earning you some extra points. This method also allows you to easily clear the hot zone, concluding the mission.

If you follow our instructions, you will likely finish the objective in about three minutes, earning you enough for the S Rank from the time bonus alone.

Continue with Mission 36: [Total Stealth] Footprints of Phantoms, or return to the Metal Gear Solid 5: Walkthrough and Guide.