Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes – Cassette Tapes Locations Guide

Don’t miss a single tape in Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes with our complete cassette tapes locations guide.

Camp Omega is a mysterious place, and these secretive collectibles aren’t so easy to find on your own. You’ll have to complete tasks out of order, find hidden prisoners, and earn the best rank possible on every operation to get these rare tapes. See what to do and where to go in the list below.

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Cassette Tapes Locations Guide

  • Chico’s Tape 1 (Rescue Intel Operative): Complete the Side Op — unlocks after completing the Ground Zeroes Main Op.
  • Chico’s Tape 2 (Ground Zeroes): Found in the central control tower watching the main gates of the Admin building.
  • Chico’s Tape 3 (Ground Zeroes): Automatically collected after rescuing Chico.
  • Chico’s Tape 4 (Ground Zeroes): Rescue and extract via chopper the prisoner to be executed. He will appear after rescuing Chico in the southwest refugee camp.
  • Chico’s Tape 5 (Ground Zeroes): Located in a dumpster at the top of the stairs leading down to the boiler rooms in the Admin compound. Look in the corner, to the left of the railings where there’s a spinning yellow light. The tape can only be collected before rescuing Chico.
  • Chico’s Tape 6 (Eliminate Renegade Threat): Found inside the armor at the center of the base, near the Anti-Air turret and watchtowers.
  • Chico’s Tape 7 (Destroy the Anti-Air Emplacements): Rescue the prisoner in the boiler room cell, where Paz was previously located in the Ground Zeroes op to unlock this tape.
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Ground Zeroes): Find in the cell directly behind Chico, in the old prison.
  • Classified Intel Data (Classified Intel Acquisition): Gained by interrogating the CIA contact after acquiring the Agent’s Recording in the central control tower overlooking the Admin building main gate. Follow his instructions to collect the tape. Attempt to interrogate him several times and he’ll reveal that a bald soldier has taken his intel. Find the bald soldier and interrogate him several more times to discover the missing tape.
  • Agent’s Recording (Classified Intel Acquisition): Found inside the Admin building’s central control tower.
  • Classified Tape (Deja Vu / Jamais Vu): A tape with bonus soundtracks from previous Metal Gear games can be found near the rocky cave where Snake previously extracted Chico.
  • Zone of Enders: Second Runner (All Missions): Earn S-Rank on all missions.

Achievement / Trophy Unlocked

  • Information (50 points / Bronze):
    Obtained all cassette tapes.

More MGS5: Ground Zeroes collectible guides, S-Rank tips, and extras.

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S Rank Intel Operative Rescue Guide
S Rank Classified Intel Acquisition Guide
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5 Comments on Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes – Cassette Tapes Locations Guide


On March 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm

I can’t find a second tape during the Classified Intel Acquisition mission. Whenever I get the first tape and return to the agent for a second interrogation he just warns me to let him go so as not to draw the attention of other soldiers. Is your tip an error or am I doing something wrong?

Kevin Thielenhaus

On March 21, 2014 at 10:28 pm


I didn’t make it totally clear, but you need to continue interrogating him. I think it takes 3-4 interrogation attempts before he reveals that a guard took his data tape — its a bald guard. The bald guard can appear anywhere in the base, but I found him on one of the large metal watch towers near the refugee camps. Grab the bald soldier and interrogate him a few times to get the second tape.

Phew, hopefully that helps!


On March 22, 2014 at 11:22 pm

I didnt even have to talk to the undercover soldier…I went to the tower by the admin and got the first tape, then found baldy in the boiler room and interrogated him and got his tape…found all tapes but tape 5


On March 25, 2014 at 5:29 pm

I can’t find the ZOE tape but i have all missions S ranked. Just checked. I am only missing the ZOE tape. Did I do something wrong?


On March 25, 2014 at 7:03 pm

I got the trophy but when I go to play records it says 17/18….anybody knows what im missing I have 81% completion