Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 43 Shining Lights, Even in Death - Prima Games

Metal Gear Solid 5: Mission 43 Shining Lights, Even in Death

by Prima Games Staff

This is a brief walkthrough of the Shining Lights, Even in Death story mission in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, and lists the mandatory objectives. This mission does not offer a score rating, and is fairly straightforward. Thus, our guide will simply see you through the completion of the objectives.


  • Identify the person who sent the transmission (Mandatory).
  • Eliminate the infected (Mandatory). 


Begin the mission by watching a brief cutscene. Since there is no S Rank for this mission, there isn’t really a need to save time by skipping the cutscene, but you can do so if you wish. 

After you are dropped off at the helicopter landing pad, head toward the entrance of the laboratory to trigger another cutscene. Once you are inside the lab, ascend the stairs until you reach the top level and locate the person who sent the transmission, completing the first objective. Feel free to roam around on your way to the top if you wish to explore. 

Another cutscene will occur as you reach the top level. Once you are at the top floor, put on the TDG goggles to identify parasites in the infected. Eliminate all infected as you start to make your way back down the building.

Continue to descend down until you get to the basement level, taking out any infected you encounter along the way. Once you reach the basement, enter the door ahead of you from the stairs and eliminate the last set of infected. Be careful not to shoot the soldier in the corner of the room. Snag the cassette tape nearby, then proceed to pick up the soldier in the corner to carry him out.

Head toward the exit on the floor above you while carrying the soldier. Follow the prompts as you reach the door to trigger a final cut scene before the mission concludes.

Continue with Mission 44: Pitch Dark (coming soon), or return to the Metal Gear Solid 5: Walkthrough and Guide.

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