Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 17 Rescue the Intel Agents - Prima Games

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 17 Rescue the Intel Agents

by Prima Games Staff

This guide will help you earn an S Rank score in the Rescue the Intel Agents mission in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, and includes a list of the mandatory and optional objectives available for this mission. Note that it is not necessary to complete all the objectives to earn an S Rank. You just need to accumulate a score of 130,000 or more, and earning the time bonus will greatly increase your chances of getting an S Rank score.


  • Extract the Intel Team member escaping through the forest (Mandatory).
  • Extract the Intel Team member at Kiziba Camp (Mandatory).
  • Extract two CFA officials (Optional).
  • Extract the prisoner held at Kiziba Camp (Optional).
  • Extract four search team reinforcements (Optional).
  • Extract the transport truck driver (Optional). 


Once again, we will be focusing on helping you get the time bonus in order to earn the S Rank for this mission. If you follow our guide, you should be able to complete this mission in less than five minutes. 

Prepare to bring D-Dog along for this mission, as he will help to mark enemies and objective persons. If possible, try to deploy at 18:00 hours to have the advantage of darkness for this stealth operation. Drop in at the landing zone to the north, and begin running to the closest objective marker. As you make your way to a small forested area, D-Dog will find the first of the Intel Team members. Use your Fulton Recovery Device to extract the target, keeping your tranquilizer gun ready to take out any nearby enemies.  Carefully sneak out of the forest area and make your way to the road. 

Since there is only one more Intel Team member to recover, you can prepare for a quick getaway by calling in your helicopter now. This will help cut some time off of the mission, ensuring a better time bonus. 

Start heading toward Kiziba Camp along its right side. Locate some cages close to the enemy’s anti-air radar. Nearby the cages you should spot a few wooden boards covering a small ditch, where you will locate the Intel Team member. Tranquilize the few enemies that are patrolling nearby, and then sneak up to rescue the team member. Due to his extensive injuries,  you can’t use the Fulton Recovery Device to extract the target this time. So, lift him over your shoulders and carry him to the landing zone. Be careful not to get spotted by enemies as you head to the landing zone, and make sure to tranquilize any enemies you encounter along the way. 

If you called in your helicopter earlier, it should be ready for extraction. Load the Intel Team member onto the chopper, and then board the aircraft yourself to conclude the mission. You should get a substantial time bonus if you completed the mission in under five minutes. There are also bonus points awarded for No Retries, No Reflex, and No Enemy Combat Alerts, which should grant you the points needed to earn an S Rank score. If you need to replay the mission, you can try to use D-Horse this time now that you know where to find the targets. D-Horse will allow you to get to the extraction zone more quickly, with the second soldier in tow. 

Continue with Mission 18: Blood Runs Deep, or return to the Metal Gear Solid 5: Walkthrough and Guide.

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