We've known for a while now that there's a secret mission cinematic in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain dealing with the dismantling of nukes. The video has leaked all over the web after PC dataminers found it in the files and posted it online. Well, gamers have no figured out how to properly access and complete this secret event.
Over on Reddit, user coppertop101 gives a breakdown on how the mission is activated and what it takes to complete it after news of the event was posted on Konami's official website. It involves dismantling all the nukes on the FOB server you play on and keep the number down to zero. However, there's a catch.
According to coppertop101 the mission requires the collaborative efforts of the community to complete. Only players who have already completed mission 31 and are high enough in level to craft and dismantle nukes can participate, and to trigger the special ending sequence all nukes on the platform or server must reach zero. This last part is one of the more difficult requirements given that gamers are constantly researching and making nukes, so it means that those who want to trigger that cinematic must raid other players' bases and disable their nukes.
Since it takes 30 hours to craft a nuke, it means that each player who has their nuke disabled will have to spend 30 hours making a new one, so if the community worked together to collaborate on simultaneously disabling all the nukes at once in Metal Gear Solid V's FOB mode, it could be possible to tirgger the sequence. If you're curious what the sequence looks like and you don't mind spoilers, you can check out the video below courtesy of YouTuber UncoupledSpy. Warning: Spoilers Ahead
The ending sequence isn't the only sequence. There are variations of the sequence based on a few conditions, including sequences tailor made for each player's game, which may or may not include certain characters and references. For instance, one variation of the ending includes Quiet, assuming she didn't leave you by the time you manage to complete the FOB nuclear disarmament mission.
This is one of the many little secrets that gamers found scattered throughout Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Hideo Kojima and the rest of the crew at Kojima Productions littered the game with all sorts of interesting little tidbits for players to discover, and some people are still finding new things even up to this day.
Unfortunately, one of the biggest discovers was a completely removed chapter that helped tie in story elements between Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and the original Metal Gear Solid. Why is it unfortunate? Because it isn't actually playable in the game. At least the contents are available on YouTube for curious gamers to see.
As for the nuclear disarmament mission, it's live and available to do right now and you can participate in the event if you meet the designated requirements that are listed on Konami's official website.
Metal Gear Solid V and the companion Metal Gear Online companion mode are available right now for home consoles and PC.