Basically, I've finished the game, done all the missions (some of them 2 or 3 times), the side ops, and almost all of the replay missions that pop up later on. Even so, I'm only at R&D level 45, still really far away from meeting the R&D team requirements for a lot of weapons and items (level 60 being the highest, I think). I'd like to play around with those items, but I'm not going to just grind the missions over and over (and over) to get them. I'm not interested in playing online, so an offline-only solution or a save-game file would be fine. It seems as if the R&D requirements are calibrated for a longer game, which MGS V is rumored to have been before it was rushed out the door by Konami. So is there a file I can edit or something to either just unlock those weapons and items immediately, or a way to edit my R&D team level?

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    Aren't these also used online? If so, I doubt there would be cheat codes for it.
    – Powerlord
    Commented Oct 25, 2015 at 18:40
  • @Powerlord I suppose you're right, I've never played it online. I'll edit the question.
    – Dan C
    Commented Oct 25, 2015 at 18:59
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    "It seems as if the R&D requirements are calibrated for a longer game" - more likely, you're just Fultoning way less people than they expected you to, or not building up your base enough. With a Fulton-heavy playstyle, the unit level requirements are almost automatic. Commented Oct 25, 2015 at 20:40
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    @DanC: What about your FOB? Commented Oct 26, 2015 at 15:47
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    @LucasLeblanc: Really? Because I'm hitting 70s, no problem. Commented Oct 26, 2015 at 15:47

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There isn't a distinction between offline and online gameplay for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, as such there are not any cheat codes as changes in the single-player mode would affect multiplayer mode.

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    Editors cut down most of this post, but I feel that using the chicken hat is a type of cheat. Check the version history to see what I previously wrote
    – PausePause
    Commented Apr 16, 2021 at 2:37

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