Gamer Academy: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Cassette Tape Locations

April 7, 2014 Written by Dan Oravasaari

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This week we show you where to find all 12 of the hidden cassette tape locations throughout Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. Finding the locations of certain tapes will not take too long, but some will require you to complete various Side Ops as well as beating everything on Hard. If you are having a difficult time with the harder setting, try collecting the tapes on an easier setting, and getting more comfortable with the required task before upping the challenge.

Chico’s Tape 1

Mission: Intel Operative Rescue
: Complete the Side Op.

Chico’s Tape 2

Mission: Main story
On a desk in the watch tower. This will require you to enter the Administration compound and find a ladder perpendicular to the wall, that will be attached to some scaffolding supporting a catwalk. Simply climb up the ladder and make you way to the tower at the end of the path to find the tape.

Chico’s Tape 3

Mission: Main story
Automatically collected after rescuing Chico.

Chico’s Tape 4

Mission: Main story
After rescuing Chico, a prisoner set for execution will appear in the P.O.W. camp by the porta-potties. You need to extract him to unlock this cassette tape.

Chico’s Tape 5

Mission: Main Story
Enter the Admin compound from the West and find the staircase leading up from the boiler room. Directly behind you, as you go ascend the staircase, will be an alley with dumpsters. The first dumpster on your left will have sandbags on top of it and the cassette. This item must be picked up before rescuing Chico.

Chico’s Tape 6

Mission: Eliminate the Renegade Threat
You will need to locate the Armory building. It is a white structure, with a red door that looks like a portable (non-grounded building) located along one of the paths. If you look at your map, it is located on the south side of the compound in the center, by the Tetris looking shape, across from the triangle, near the anti-air turret.

MGSGZ Armory

Chico’s Tape 7

Mission: Destroy the Anti-Air Emplacements
Located in the cell where Paz is during the main mission, you will find a new prisoner who you must rescue.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

Mission: Main story
Directly behind where you find Chico, will be another cell with the tape.

Agent’s Recording

Mission: Classified Intel Acquisition
Inside the Admin building’s central control tower where you found Chico’s Tape 2.

Classified Intel Data

Mission: Classified Intel Acquisition
After obtaining the Agents Recording from the control tower, go back to your contact and interrogate him. He will tell you of another tape being held by a bald soldier, that you will find by the boilers. Simply interrogate him two times and he will drop the tape.

Classified Tape

Mission: Deja Vu
Found near the cave along the cliff-side from where you found Chico.

Zone of Enders: 2nd Runner

Mission: All 
Complete all missions on Hard.

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