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Mass Effect: Andromeda
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Nathan Garvin
Editor(s): Claire Farnworth
First Published: 16-02-2017 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-02-2019 / 20:28 GMT
Version: 1.4 (????) 27-05-2019 / 14:04 GMT

Mass Effect: Andromeda Guide

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Space Exploration


Note: Unlocks after completing the quest "Getting to Know the Nexus".

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.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    16 February 2017
  • Last Updated
    12 February 2019
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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