How to Unlock: Read an email from Doctor Aridana.
This section contains a walkthrough for The Firefighters, one of Heleus assignments found in Mass Effect: Andromeda. The quest involves identifying and stopping a group of hackers, who are responsible for the attacks on Nexus A.I. Your job will involve stopping a live attempt, as well as finding a way to get through to the group.
- Unlocking the quest
- Talk to Doctor Aridana
- Visit the SAM mainframe to begin the upgrade
- Confront Doctor Aridana
- Find traces of AI-disrupting activities
- Wait for an e-mail from Knight
Unlocking the quest
Your duties as a Pathfinder will also involve a number of assignments that take place in the mother base. Soon after the A Better Beginning, you'll be enlisted by Doctor Aridana to help her with her investigation into the Scourge and the attacks on Nexus' A.I. Return to the Tempest and check your inbox to find the email.
Talk to Doctor Aridana
Make your way to Nexus and proceed to Nexus: Docking Bay. Visit the laboratory on the first floor (the part that was unlocked thanks to the colonization of Eos) to find Doctor Aridana. You'll learn more about her research that will enable SAM to perform more complicated calculations.
Visit the SAM mainframe to begin the upgrade
Use the tram to reach Nexus: Habitation Quarters and enter the mainframe to initiate the upgrade. Unexpectedly, SAM will be attacked by a virus - to help the A.I., reset the three panels found in the room in the right succession (which can be seen on the screenshot above). Once you've managed to restart the system, talk with SAM about the virus.
Confront Doctor Aridana
Return to Doctor Aridana and accuse her of an attempt to sabotage SAM. She, as well as other researchers, will tell you about the problems Nexus has with AI-disrupting viruses.
Find traces of AI-disrupting activities
Get to the bottom level of Nexus: Docking Bay. Using the scanner will enable you to identify an infected object - VI Avina. Initiate a conversation to get through to one of the hackers. Use the opportunity to trick your interlocutor, who will be utterly convinced of the success of the operation.
Wait for an e-mail from Knight
The next step involves staging a meeting with the leader of the hackers. However, you'll need to wait for an e-mail from the hackers regarding the possibility of a meeting.
To be continued...