Naked Snake is capable of using the fake death pill during the Virtuous Mission and Operation Snake Eater. When used, it will send him into a state of false death for a short time. To come out of it, he must use the revival pill. However, if Snake does not use the revival pill in time, he will not be able to wake up and ultimately will die. Although it can fool enemy soldiers, dogs and even bosses, it does not have any effect on The Boss (she knows about the pill due to being a CIA agent), who would just mock Snake and knock him out of his senses and urge to continue the fight. It does have a temporary effect on EVA, who first gets surprised if Snake does it for the first time though would only remark to stop fooling around if done more.
The Boss also secretly gave Nikolai Stepanovich Sokolov a fake death pill to fake his death.
Behind the scenesEdit
Weight: 0.1 kg.
On consuming a Fake Death Pill, a fake Game Over screen appears with the phrase "Snake is dead". The fake screen also emulates the shift from "Snake is dead" to "Time Paradox ". The Item Menu (and by proxy, the Revival Pill ) can be accessed until the shift to "Time Paradox" completes, at which point Naked Snake actually dies. The transformation will continue whilst the Item Menu is on-screen.
The "Continue/Exit" prompt on the fake screen is fully functional.
If the player uses the Fake Death Pill in the HD Collection, they'll be awarded with the trophy/achievement "Mostly Dead."