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Mass Effect: Andromeda


Nathan Garvin

Extra-Planetary Anomaly - Starship Wreckage

Talk to Doctor Aridana on the Nexus to get the quest “Missing Scientists”, after which you can scan the Eriksson system to find the Starship Wreckage.

Extra-Planetary Anomaly - Eezo-Distorted Kett Wreckage

After completing “A Better Beginning” visit Podromos on Eos to pick up the quest “Doesn’t Add Up”, which will eventually lead you to the Eriksson system. Once this quest is sufficiently advanced you’ll be able to scan this anomaly, which will net you a variety of salvage.

Extra-Planetary Anomaly - Drifting Initiative Shuttle

During the quest “Doesn’t Add Up” scan the “Eezo-Distorted Kett Wreckage”, above, after which you’ll be able to scan for a “Drifting Initiative Shuttle”. Probe and examine this shuttle to complete the quest, earning XP, 29 AVP and a variety of salvage.

Extra-Planetary Anomaly - Starship Wreckage

After completing the quest “A Trail of Hope” you’ll be able to talk to Maariko on Aya, who will give you this quest. Scan the first two Angaran Navpoint Anomalies in the Onaon and Sabeng systems, respectively, then head to the Joba system and scan a Comm Buoy to be directed back to the Eriksson system, where you’ll now be able to locate a Starship Wreckage on the edge of the Scourge. Scan it to learn where to search nexy for the quest “Safe Journeys”, then search it for 50 Heleus Research Data points.

On Vinland you’ll find a crater you can scan for some XP (left) while over Habitat 7 you’ll find a unintentionally deployed satellite, which is worth Research Data when scanned (right).

Habitat 7

Ah, good old Habitat 7. The first of many stumbling blocks for humanity in the Heleus Cluster. Scan it to find a Satellite, which will yield 50 Milky Way Research Data points.


Scan this pressure-cooker planet to find a crater, which can be examined for some XP.


On this planet you can scan an Aluminum deposit, which yields Aluminum.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    16 February 2017
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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Sent on a 600 year voyage to the next galaxy, you are the Pathfinder, the one selected to lead your race as you discover and colonize new worlds. To survive in this harsh new reality, you must quickly learn to co-exist with other races in Andromeda, and unlock the mysteries of the galaxy itself, in order to ultimately decide the fate of humanity. Inside the guide you will find:

  • A detailed explanation of the main missions.
  • Complete coverage of every side quest and area you can discover.
  • Planetary guide coverage.

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