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Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons

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Received from: Legion/Geth VI [Normandy SR-2: Combat Information Center]

Unlocked by: Received automatically after completing Priority: Geth Dreadnought. It’s worth knowing that the game simultaneously unlocks the quest named Rannoch: Admiral Koris. Completing either one of these missions allows to proceed with the Priority: Rannoch main quest. If you already have rescued admiral Koris or the civilians and therefore moved on to the next part of the campaign, you still shouldn’t ignore the chance of completing this mission. Neutralizing the geth squadrons can result in gaining experience points and precious war assets.

Open the galaxy map and travel to the Perseus Veil - Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons - Main quests - Mass Effect 3 - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Open the galaxy map and travel to the Perseus Veil. Once you’re there (Tikkun system), fly to the planet Rannoch. Notice – If there are other points of interest on the surface, make sure to choose the correct one which is the geth server. Listen to a conversation with Legion/Geth VI, because you’ll find out the details of the upcoming assignment. The plan is to connect to a geth consensus in order to be transported to a place that can be called a virtual reality. You’ll watch a new cut-scene after you’ve landed, showing the trip to a pod which allows to connect the virtual world with the real world. It’s worth knowing that only Shepard will take part in this mission. Also, you won’t find yourself in danger at any point of the quest.

Listen to the basic principals and rules of your stay in the virtual reality ([Rannoch: Geth Consensus] location) and then begin exploring the area in front of you - Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons - Main quests - Mass Effect 3 - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Listen to the basic principals and rules of your stay in the virtual reality ([Rannoch: Geth Consensus] location) and then begin exploring the area in front of you. Notice that new floor tiles will be appearing automatically in front of you, showing you the available paths. Make a stop once you’ve noticed red tiles. You’ll be informed here about a blockade caused by an infected part of the code. The solution to this problem is to use the weapon you’ve been given at the beginning of the mission. Aim the weapon at the infection which is represented by orange blocks. It’s worth adding that the weapon has „unlimited ammo”, however it does require a few seconds to fully recharge.

Continue exploring the geth consensus - Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons - Main quests - Mass Effect 3 - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Continue exploring the geth consensus. You will be forced to repeat the actions explained above each time you’ve located a new source of the infection (orange blocks). Your current destination is an access point (screen above) and you must step into it in order to be transported to a new place [400 EXP]. Listen to a short transmission from Legion/Geth VI and head forward. This time you’ll be moving towards a data cluster.

Approach the data cluster and take some time to listen to a transmission about the infected code which must be destroyed - Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons - Main quests - Mass Effect 3 - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Approach the data cluster and take some time to listen to a transmission about the infected code which must be destroyed. There are two other activities you should perform before focusing on the data cluster. The first action is to unlock all paths around the cluster. The second action is to find an interactive Reaper code fragment (screen above) which is required to complete Citadel: Reaper Code Fragments side quest.

You may now focus on disposing of the infected code from the data cluster - Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons - Main quests - Mass Effect 3 - Game Guide and Walkthrough

You may now focus on disposing of the infected code from the data cluster. This is performed by locating large groups of orange blocks (screen above). Each group can be destroyed with a weapon. Approach the cluster from each side to make sure that you’ve located all infected areas. If you’ve done everything according to the plan you’ll be rewarded with the first recording of the events from the past (you can zoom in the view by holding the V key) [100 EXP] [Intel data (Improved Geth Resistors)].

Start moving towards the second data cluster seen in the distance, using the passageway which was previously blocked by red tiles (screen above) - Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons - Main quests - Mass Effect 3 - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Start moving towards the second data cluster seen in the distance, using the passageway which was previously blocked by red tiles (screen above). The overall tactics remain the same and this means you must start circling the data cluster to locate and destroy large groups of orange blocks. The reward for destroying the infected code is a chance to watch the second recording [100 EXP].

Proceed towards the third data cluster, having a conversation with Legion/Geth VI along the way and watching the third recording [100 PD] - Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons - Main quests - Mass Effect 3 - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Proceed towards the third data cluster, having a conversation with Legion/Geth VI along the way and watching the third recording [100 PD]. Once the recording has been played step into the second access point. You’ll watch a short scene from the real world and then you’ll be transported to a new area of the virtual world [400 PD]. You’ll also receive a warning that the Reaper code has begun to spread.

Head forward - Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons - Main quests - Mass Effect 3 - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Head forward. An attempt of destroying the orange blocks will end in a failure and at the same time you’ll learn that the Reaper code has taught itself how to replicate. This means you’ll be dealing with an additional complication from now on. The solution to that problem is locating the infected connections and in this case the connection can be found directly above you (as shown on the screen). Once you’ve severed the connection you will be allow to deal with the main obstacle without having to worry about it replicating.

Resume the exploration and remember to take some time to look around each time you’ve found an obstacle capable of self-replication - Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons - Main quests - Mass Effect 3 - Game Guide and Walkthrough

Resume the exploration and remember to take some time to look around each time you’ve found an obstacle capable of self-replication. Your objective is to get closer to a new data cluster. Clearing this cluster won’t be easy, because before you’ll be allowed to destroy orange groups of blocks you’ll have to severe all nearby connections. Keep doing this until you’ve disposed of all infected elements and just as before this victory will be rewarded with a new recording [100 EXP] [Intel data (Miniaturized Armor Capacitors)].

You may proceed towards the final fourth data cluster - Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons - Main quests - Mass Effect 3 - Game Guide and Walkthrough

You may proceed towards the final fourth data cluster. Once you’re close enough to the cluster repeat all the actions mentioned above, so start off by severing infected connections found in the area and only after they’re gone start destroying the infected groups of blocks (if you start too fast they’ll be able to self-replicate). Watch a new recording [100 EXP] and continue the exploration. You will soon come across Legion/Geth VI and you’ll also be rewarded with one more recording [100 EXP].

After you’ve seen the final recording you’ll be rewarded with a chance to step into a nearby access point - Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons - Main quests - Mass Effect 3 - Game Guide and Walkthrough

After you’ve seen the final recording you’ll be rewarded with a chance to step into a nearby access point. Watch a new cut-scene from the real world [400 EXP] and once you’ve regained control over Shepard start moving towards the exit point located in the distance. Thankfully you won’t have to deal with any complications along the way. The only thing left to do is to talk go Legion/Geth VI. It’s worth mentioning that you’ll receive geth prime support even if you react aggressively to the news of them being recruited to fight the Reapers.

Notice! If you have chosen this quest to unlock the next part of the campaign, you will now be allowed to start Priority: Rannoch main mission. I however wouldn’t recommend ignoring the admiral Koris mission completely, you should finish it either way.

Prizes for completing the mission:

  • [12500 credits]
  • War asset [Geth Prime Platoon]
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