• Select English on Integral to save 7 seconds at Nuclear statistics!

  • Unless you are going for Rank 1 or Big Boss, you want to farm alerts in the Dock.
  • There are many possible variants to the Dock, but only one thing is required. You must alter right guard's path, or kill him. If you do not, you will not be able to get on the elevator quickly (assuming stealth).
  • If you alter the left guard's path, you must alter it further or kill him. Unaltered, he leaves the elevator area just before the elevator arrives (assuming stealth).
  • You can use the credits as visual cues for stealth. Head up the left path when CG Artists Takashi Mizutani and Hideki Sasaki appear. The final credit is Assistant Director Yoshikazu Matsuhana.
  • Instead of knocking on the wall, you can let the elevator guard exit. This is slower.

  • Initial dpad movement is simple and the same on every difficulty to manipulate the Helipad guard
  • Quick equip Chaff on Heliport Pickup if you performed RAM Manipulation

  • Stealthy position at the searchlights
  • If you do not hold up on the analog for the Miller call, Snake will stop crawling. Be sure to move forward on the analog stick at the end of the call, so you won't stop. Feel free to switch to Dpad afterwards if you prefer.
  • You can run straight to the elevator and hope the elevator is fast, saving a chaff grenade for later. This strategy is reliant on good luck, or else you will be spotted.
  • If you do get spotted, crawling under the Tank is a good hiding place.
  • You can also throw the guard approaching the elevator, but it is slower and harder.

  • Hold up and triangle, release both, then press X to clip the vent. Don't press X too fast, or it won't work.

  • Floor Cue

  • Window Cue

Laser Pattern

Earliest point to start moving forward from the corner

Additional Strategies

Column 1 Backup, good for Any% VE

Brush up Strategy

One Punch Strategy

  • 3rd Column, aka TAS Armory - It's all about Snake's spinning after the wake up, if you wake up right under the top-left lasers, you'll make a little turn, fitting properly into the middle area. Notice how I wait until Snake completely turns down after I pickup the PSG1. If you don't wait, you'll bump into the lasers on the right.
  • Analog Buffer is equip Chaff when going to crawl, PP,P
  • DPad Buffer is equip Chaff when going upleft at 3rd shadow

Boba Skip - 50% successrate on first try

Chaff/Stun damage alignment - click picture for fullscreen

More infos about Boba skip can be found here

Further info on the old glitchless Tower A can be found in Glitchless

  • Otacon Cutscene Trigger
  • “Position your thumb at 10 o'clock while climbing the stairs, and 7 o'clock when descending. This way, you hug the exterior walls, run up the stairs in the most direct route, and don't become stuck or stalled on the banisters.” - Official Strategy Guide

If you grenade the turrets, remember to pick up enough again before raven when grabbing the stinger a 2nd time after the wolf 2 fight.

  • The correct position for the lineup strategy

Before the fight, save 2.5s with the FPV lean trick

  • Barrier Position
  • Alternatively, you can grab the ration on the way up to floor 9


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