Midtown Maelstrom

Downtown, circa 2014.

Downtown was the central area of a Middle Eastern city, which became a battleground between a local militia and the Praying Mantis PMC in 2014.


Guns of the Patriots Incident

See also: Liquid Sun, Solid Sun, Third Sun, Twin Suns, Old Sun, and Naked Sin/Naked Son

After a close call involving a local militiaman's discovery of a Rat Patrol member, Solid Snake passed through downtown in the midst of a firefight between the militia and Praying Mantis, in order to reach the Advent Palace. During the fighting, reinforcements arrived for Praying Mantis in the form of a Stryker. In addition, bombing raids from the PMC's X-80 Dragonfly-esque attack choppers also occurred near Advent Palace, and snipers were stationed in various parts of the area.

Behind the scenes

Downtown appears in Act 1, Liquid Sun, of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. It was also featured as a playable map in Metal Gear Online, known as "Midtown Maelstrom" (not to be confused with the location within Eastern Europe in Act 3 called Midtown).


  • Regain x3
  • Stun grenade x2
  • Ration x5
  • 5.56x45mm x4
  • Pentazemin
  • Anest. (.22) x3
  • Petrol bomb
  • Laser Sight
  • 7.62x51mm x2
  • PSS
  • Grenade
  • RPG-7

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