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The Guns of the Patriots Incident, also known as the Outer Haven Incident, was an insurrection mounted against the Patriots in 2014 by Liquid Ocelot. Possessing both the mind of Les Enfants Terribles subject Liquid Snake, and the body of Patriot agent Revolver Ocelot, Liquid Ocelot gained control of the world's five largest private military companies (Pieuvre Armement, Praying Mantis, Raven Sword, Werewolf, and Otselotovaya Khvatka), combining their might under a single mother company known as Outer Heaven. To bring this might to bear, Liquid planned to remove the restrictions placed on the PMCs by the Patriots' battlefield control system, Sons of the Patriots.

Liquid successfully hijacked Sons of the Patriots after obtaining the DNA code of Big Boss, and using the repaired AI GW from Arsenal Gear as a backdoor into the system. Intending to remove the Patriots' power completely, Liquid next planned to take the core AI JD offline, by firing a "naked" nuclear warhead with Metal Gear REX's rail gun, and destroying the orbital satellite in which it was housed.

Although it was initially believed that Liquid intended to usurp the Patriots' power for himself, he had in fact manipulated Solid Snake into shutting down the AI system altogether via infection of GW with the virus FOXALIVE. "Liquid" Ocelot had faked possession to ensure his alongside Big Mama and Naomi Hunter's goals of saving and resurrecting Big Boss were accomplished. Although he had met with success regarding the Patriots' destruction as well as Big Boss' resurrection, he had failed to implement complete anarchy due to modifications to FOXALIVE that were secretly implemented by Sunny, Olga Gurlukovich's daughter.

For specific events pertaining to the incident, see:

Behind the scenes[]

A more precise date for the events of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots may be implied by a checkboard that Sunny uses to record the chickens' egg laying, on board the Nomad. This checkboard, visible during each mission briefing, remains unchanged throughout the game, and shows March having less marks than January or February, and April and May having no marks. However, when Liquid Ocelot's image is displayed on the video monitor, during the Act 1 briefing, the date for the last login is shown to be Friday, July 4, making a definitive timeline of events unclear.



Timeline of events in Metal Gear
Date Event Game
1962 Sokolov Defection
Cuban Missile Crisis
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater
1964 Virtuous Mission
Operation Snake Eater
1970 San Hieronymo Incident* Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops*
1972 Les Enfants Terribles Project
1974 Peace Walker Incident Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
Eliminate the Renegade Threat*
Intel Operative Rescue*
Classified Intel Acquisition*
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
19XX Déjà Vu**
XXXX Jamais Vu**
1975 Destroy the Anti-Air Emplacements*
Ground Zeroes Incident
Wormhole Incident** Metal Gear Survive**
1976 Attack on Zero Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
1977 Zero visits Snake
1984 Hospital Escape
Phantom Pain Incident
1995 Outer Heaven Uprising
(AKA "Operation Intrude N313")
Metal Gear
19XX Metal Gear (NES)**
19XX+3 Operation 747** Snake's Revenge**
1997 Mercenary War Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
1999 Zanzibar Land Disturbance
(AKA "Operation Intrude F014")
2002 Galuade Incident** Metal Gear: Ghost Babel**
2003 Assassination of Dr. Clark
2005 Shadow Moses Incident Metal Gear Solid (The Twin Snakes*)
2005-2007 Snake's VR Simulation* Metal Gear Solid Mobile*
2007 Tanker Incident Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
2008 Liquidation of Dead Cell
2009 Big Shell Incident
2011 Raid At Area 51
2012-2013 Raiden's Capture
2014 Guns of the Patriots Incident
(Liquid Sun · Solid Sun · Third Sun · Twin Suns · Old Sun · Naked Sin)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
2016 Lobito Island Incident** Metal Gear Acid**
2018 World Marshal Incident*
(AKA "Raiden's Revengeance")
Raid at World Marshal · Ambush in Africa · Abkhazian Coup · Investigation in Guadalajara · Raid in Denver · Operation Tecumseh
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance*
2019 SaintLogic Incident** Metal Gear Acid 2**
* Dubious Canonicity
** Non-Canon