This side-mission can be found by entering the Normandy’s galaxy map and having the ship travel to the following location:

Crescent Nebula > Zelene > Helyme.

Scan the planet and locate the anomoly to begin the mission.

After landing, continue away from the landing pad and through the small tunnel here. Investigate the cargo computer terminal. Continue into the doorway on the right and immediately take cover. Defend yourself against a group of Eclipse Vanguards and Troopers. After they are dead, check the passage leading outside to the left for a canister of Refined Palladium . Return inside and bypass the security on the locked door.

Enter the room and take cover. Eliminate the Vanguards and Troopers in the immediate area before following the room to the right, and around to the left across a bridge. Continue to kill anything that gets in your way.

When the room is clear, head to the opposite side of the area from where you entered and activate the bridge control. Use the bridge to access a canister of Refined Palladium .

Activate the panel in the final room of the facility (left). Defend it until the decryption completes (right).

When you are ready to continue, find the mainframe at the back of the area and bypass the security on it. Once successful, choose the decryption option.

Afterwards, you will now have to defend the mainframe against a few waves of Eclipse attacks; they come in the standard Vanguard and Trooper flavours with a Commander thrown in (shield and armor). Use the cover on the raised platform behind the panel you are decrypting for a decent vantage point over the area. Once you have killed all the baddies, the decryption will magically complete itself.

Use the mainframe again to complete the mission.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, 360
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    23 June 2014
  • Last Updated
    18 February 2021
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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Join us on your journey through the Milky Way alongside Shepard and his band of merry misfits all vying to stop a maniacal giant machine with a very deep voice from attacking colonies. Unlock the mysteries behind the Reapers and learn the horrific truth behind the missing colonies, all while attempting to keep Michael Sheen, er, The Illusive Man, happy. This is your story and the choices are yours but we’re here as a friendly guide to help you with some of those decisions.

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  • A complete walkthrough for the entire campaign incorporating all research projects, weapons and side-tasks.
  • All Loyalty missions covered.
  • All exploration side-missions covered.
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