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Additional tasks | Nexus side quests Mass Effect: Andromeda Guide

Here you can find the Additional Tasks that can be unlocked in Mass Effect: Andromeda game during your stay on Nexus. They are mostly minor quests but by completing them you can receive XP and other rewards. Not all quests from this list are available from the beginning. Some of them are available when you reach a certain point in the story or after developing Nexus thanks to Cryo Pod Points.

Getting to Know Nexus

How to unlock: Unlocked automatically during Nexus Reunion main quest [Nexus: Operations Center].

This is an easy and short quest during which you must meet a few important characters in Nexus: Operations Center. This allows you to get a better knowledge about Nexus and unlock other additional tasks. Those characters are:

  • Director Tann - Speak with him again after unlocking A Better Beginning main quest.
  • Nakmor Kesh - Speak with her about every topic.
  • Tiran Kandros - Speak with him about every topic.
  • Foster Addison - Speak with her about every topic.
  • Scientists: Professor Herik, Doctor Aridana, Chief Lucan - Initially, they won't appear on your mission goals list but you can speak with them nonetheless. By doing that you can unlock other quests - Task: Missing Scientists, Task: Comparatively Alien and Task: Hitting Rocks for Science.

Rewards for finishing the quest: XP.

Missing Scientists

How to unlock: Speak with Dr. Aridana [Nexus: Operations Center].

The anomaly is in Eriksson system - Additional tasks | Nexus side quests - Nexus - Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Guide
The anomaly is in Eriksson system

This quest is unlocked after meeting with Dr. Aridana on Nexus (you can also receive an e-mail about this topic). She asks your team to find a missing science vessel. This quest can be continued after you get Tempest ship. Use the galaxy map to get to Eriksson system. When you are there, activate the scanner to find an anomaly and send a probe there. Investigate the science vessel to complete the quest.

Rewards for finishing the quest: XP, Remnant Research Data.

Comparatively Alien

How to unlock: Speak with Professor Herik [Nexus: Operations Center].

Scan the local flora and fauna during your exploration of Eos and other planets - Additional tasks | Nexus side quests - Nexus - Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Guide
Scan the local flora and fauna during your exploration of Eos and other planets

This quest is unlocked after meeting with Professor Herik on Nexus (you can also receive an e-mail about this topic). Herik researches the flora and fauna in Andromeda galaxy. He asks you to scan any newly found species of flora and fauna. You can do this quest when you get on Eos, although new species can also be found on other planets that can be studied for potential colonization. To complete this quest you must scan in total 10 specimens.

Rewards for finishing the quest: XP, Research Data.

Hitting Rocks For Science

A mineral that can be scanned (their locations are marked on the map of each planet) - Additional tasks | Nexus side quests - Nexus - Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Guide
A mineral that can be scanned (their locations are marked on the map of each planet)

How to unlock: Speak with Chief Lucan [Nexus: Operations Center].

This quest is unlocked after meeting with Chief Lucan on Nexus (you can also receive an e-mail about this topic). Lucan runs geophysical measurements and he asks you to scan 16 different minerals. First minerals that can be scanned are on Eos (they are marked on the map), although next minerals can also be found on other plants that can be studied for potential colonization.

Warning - The minerals on Eos can only be accessed after completed process of terraforming - when the radiation disappears. Otherwise, getting to the markers is hindered by high radiation from which even Nomad can't protect you.

Rewards for finishing the quest: XP, Research Data.

Lost Brother

How to unlock: Speak with Nigel McCoy [Nexus: Cryo Bay].

This quest is unlocked after meeting with Nigel McCoy in Nexus: Cryo Bay - Additional tasks | Nexus side quests - Nexus - Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Guide

This quest is unlocked after meeting with Nigel McCoy in Nexus: Cryo Bay. Nigel asks you to commemorate his brother's death by leaving his pendant in an appointed place on Eos.

You should take care of this quest after finishing A Better Beginning main quest because it will be easier for you to travel through the planet. The place where you must leave the pendant is on a hill north from the first Eos base. You can get there by using Nomad (drive on the top of the mountain west from the place where you must leave the item). The destination is presented on the picture above.

Rewards for finishing the quest: XP.

Path of a Hero

How to unlock: Read an e-mail from Keri T'Vessa.

The journalist can be met on Nexus - Additional tasks | Nexus side quests - Nexus - Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Guide
The journalist can be met on Nexus

The earliest moment for unlocking this quest is after getting on Tempest for the first time. Read the e-mail (Interviews) from Keri T'Vessa. She wants to make a series of interviews with you for her documentary. The journalist can be met in Nexus: Docking Bay. During your first conversation you should accept the proposition for an interview (you can also flirt with her) and choose whatever options you want.

However, one interview won't complete this quest. In the later part of the game you can receive another e-mails or find Keri again during your stay at Nexus. The, you should complete next interviews.

Rewards for finishing the quest: XP.

Programming a Pathfinder

How to unlock: Talk with Cultural Center Liaison found in [Nexus: Docking Bay].

Customize the inactive Pathfinder VI - Additional tasks | Nexus side quests - Nexus - Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Guide
Customize the inactive Pathfinder VI

This assignment can be unlocked once you've completed A Better Beginning, i.e. after the initial stage of colonizing Eos. Your progress allowed you to unlock Nexus Cultural Center, a previously unavailable northern area of Nexus: Docking Bay. Talk with the Cultural Center Liaison - you'll learn of an ability to personalize the Pathfinder VI. Find the Pathfinding VI station and initiate a conversation to begin customizing the program. The process is very simple - choose the desired settings from the ones displayed on the list. The quest will end once you've completed the personalization.

Reward: XP.

Broken Wires

How to unlock: Talk with Shapiro [Nexus: Docking Bay].

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This quest can be unlocked once you've managed to complete A Better Beginning, i.e. after the initial stage of colonizing Eos. Thanks to your progress, the upper deck of Nexus: Docking Bay has been unlocked. Visit the area and talk to Shapiro, one of the technicians. The technician will ask Ryder to help him determine the reasons for the unexpected power outages in Nexus.

Your job will be to scan marked areas in Nexus: Docking Bay and Nexus: Operations Center. Once you reach the designated area, equip your scanner, locate the damaged equipment and scan it. One of these actions will help you determine that there is an animal on the loose that is responsible for the outages. Find the creature, scan it, and finally, approach it on your own. You can now either kill or catch the animal (known as Miniature Pallad) - if the latter is true, the organism will come under the care of Professor Herik. Regardless of your choice, the quest will be successful.

Rewards: XP.

Better Crafting

How to unlock: Talk with Anan T'Mari, a bartender in the Vortex Bar [Nexus: Docking Area].

Vortex Bar is a club unlocked after the colonization of Eos - Additional tasks | Nexus side quests - Nexus - Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Guide
Vortex Bar is a club unlocked after the colonization of Eos

The assignment (as well as the whole location) becomes available once you've managed to complete A Better Beginning (the initial stage of colonizing Eos). To begin the said quest, visit the Vortex Bar, a new area found in the southern part of Nexus: Docking Bay. Approach the counter and talk to Anan T'Mari. The Asari will ask Ryder to help the bartender, Dutch, in the quest to find new drink ingredients.

Begin by going after the Milky Way Hops, an ingredient that can be found in Nexus: Habitation Quarters. To find it, approach the marked area and scan the object lying on the floor.

You must scan the small mushroom - Additional tasks | Nexus side quests - Nexus - Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Guide
You must scan the small mushroom

Another ingredient can be found on Havarl and it is weirdly looking hop-plant from Havarl. You can find it in the south part of the map, near the monolith with the imprisoned researchers from the quest Helping Havarl's Scientists. Watch out for the enemies in the area (local fauna, the Remnant).

Rewards for finishing the quest: XP.

Boosting the Signal

How to unlock: Talk with Davis Qar [Nexus: Operations Center].

Find Davis in Nexus Operations Center. - Additional tasks | Nexus side quests - Nexus - Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Guide
Find Davis in Nexus' Operations Center.

The quest becomes available once you've managed to complete A Better Beginning (establishing the outpost on Eos). To begin the assignment, visit Davis Qar in Nexus: Operations Center. The man is a manager of an information agency that has plans to increase its range to external outposts located in each new colony. Davis will ask our hero to install signal receivers near agency's outposts that will enable them to connect with the headquarters.

[Eos]

The installation location on Eos is located in an area with high radiation levels - you'll have to wait until the radiation disappears before you can approach the install location.

Rewards: XP.

An Exile Raid

How to unlock: Talk with Medic in Nexus: Cryo Bay.

Medic can be found shortly after leaving the rail - Additional tasks | Nexus side quests - Nexus - Mass Effect: Andromeda Game Guide
Medic can be found shortly after leaving the rail

The quest becomes available once you've managed to complete A Better Beginning (establishing the outpost on Eos). Travel to the Cryo Bay. The person you are looking for, Medic, should be in the near vicinity of the tram station. Talk to him to begin an assignment that involves retrieving a delivery of medical supplies stolen by bandit exiles.

Rewards: XP.

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