Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain - 12 Crucial Tips & Tricks You Need To Know
12. D-Dog's Kills Are Silent
Man, DD is so awesome. Not since Fable 2 has their been such a reliable canine companion in gaming, and it's something we desperately need more of. Come the point you finally get to take D-Dog out in the field you might elect to choose his 'Naked' loadout, as distracting enemies will allow you to move in for the knockout blow, garnering more points at the close of the mission. However, research and develop his second 'costume' and the stealth knife that comes alongside, as pointing him at enemies about to get the drop on you or up ahead will save your life. The best part is, even if the the enemy sees him coming and reacts by firing a few shots in his direction or into the sky mid-death animation (DD's jump-throat slit is stupidly awesome), providing this isn't happening within eyeshot of another, they won't react at all. It's a great way to essentially have a ranged-kill button on-tap, something that'll help you greatly if your silencer is worn out or you're just looking to thin the ranks without raising any alarms.