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VR Mission 03 is the third VR Mode mission in Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. The player assumes the role of Mobius 1 as they engage enemy aircraft over Waiapolo Mountains.

Briefing

IUN-PKF Commander: We got intel on their plans to transport a WMD. Enemy transport is currently flying above the Waiapolo Mountains. HQ's orders are to capture it. If we can get war crime evidence, we could suppress Free Erusea's activities. At the beginning of the mission, we will approach the transport while attempting radio contact. We will force their landing. Our objective is to capture the plane, but we can shoot it down if the situation goes south. Keep that in mind.

Objectives

The player should first approach the C-130 Hercules as instructed in the mission briefing. Once close enough, the player and other friendly aircraft will face enemy missiles from below.

The player then needs to destroy all hostile aircraft in the area, including the C-130. When six of the eight AV-8B Harrier II plus have been shot down, nine Su-35S Flanker-E will appear in groups of three, surrounding the player from a distance, and will fire long range missiles at a regular interval.

Once all of the ambushing aircraft are shot down, Ghost Squadron ambush the player from above. The mission is complete after the player shoots down all four Ghost Squadron's Su-57s.

Enemy List

Unit Points Count Notes
Icon-AirTGT.svg C-130 1,200 1
Icon-AirTGT.svg AV-8B 320 8 [note 1]
Icon-AirTGT.svg SU-35S 700 9 [note 2]
Icon-AirTGT.svg SU-57 "GHOST" 1,000 4 [note 3]


Debriefing

IUN-PKF Commander: Free Erusea's plan was a fake. The fact that we took minimal damage...and struck a serious blow to their stealth power is a testament to the Mobius Squadron's skills. But if this was a diversion, what was their true objective? The war with Free Erusea may have entered a new phase. Be on standby.

S Rank

Requirement

Earning an S Rank on this mission requires completing the mission in 8 minutes and 30 seconds or less.

Explanation

Technically, VR Mission 03's S Rank requires earning a combined score and time bonus of 24,860 points or more. The maximum time bonus available is 15,000 for completing the mission in a total of 6 minutes and 30 seconds or less. This includes time spent retrying from the checkpoint. If the player can complete the mission in that amount of time, they only need 9,860 points from destroying targets in the mission itself to earn the S Rank.

However, since all enemy units in this mission are TGTs and must be destroyed by the player, the player will always earn 14,060 points during the mission. Going past the 6-minute 30-second threshold will decrease the time bonus by 35 points every second. At 8 minutes and 30 seconds, the time bonus will have decreased to 10,800 points; adding that to the constant 14,060 in-mission score results in the required 24,860 combined score for the S Rank.

Gallery

Footnotes

  1. These enemies will appear from below the clouds near the initial C-130.
  2. These enemy units will appear shortly after the player destroys six AV-8Bs.
  3. These enemy units will appear after the player destroys all previous targets.

References

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