How to Unlock: Complete the task Investigate Remnant Derelict [Elaaden].
This page contains walkthrough of Search for the Stolen Remnant Drive Core mission. This is one of Heleus Assignments (side quests) in Mass Effect: Andromeda, which you can start during exploration of Elaaden. In order to unlock this task, you must complete the Investigate Remnant Derelict mission.
Unlocking the assignment
This one becomes available after completing the mission Investigate Remnant Derelict. It is added to your journal as soon as you exit the Remnant ship and return to the planet's surface.
Trace the path of the Stolen Drive Core and retrieve it
As soon as you start the mission, you get your first objective. You must track down the Stolen Remnant Drive Core. To this end you must go to the spot marked on the map. Clear the area of enemies and find the container stuck in the ground. Climb that and scan the box inside in order to launch a brief conversation. When you regain control of your character go back to NOMAD and travel to another destination point on the map - this one is south of your current position.
When you reach the navpoint deal with enemies nearby and approach the crashed ship. There you will find another box, the same as the one that you found inside the container you have scanned a moment ago. When you regain control of your character approach the datapad lying next to the box that you have just scanned and analyze it. This will reveal the next navpoint you must travel to - this one is located east of your current position.
You will reach the Flophouse, a location tied to the mission of the same name. You must find a cave entrance - jump down to the lover level and follow the navpoint in order to find the way inside. Go through the cave, fill up your ammo, and then go through the door where a large group of enemies awaits you.
Deal with them all, and then jump down to the lower level and approach the Remnant Console, which looks completely different from all the ones you have seen. After a brief conversation your team retrieves the core.
Go back to New Tuchunka to inform Morda about Strux's double cross
Once you have retrieved the core, go out of the cave and return to New Tuchanka. You must talk to Morda and inform her that she has been betrayed by Strux. After a rather long conversation you will face a choice: you can either give the core to Morda or keep it to yourself. This is a very important decision, as it determines whether you will be able to establish an outpost on Elaaden. If you give the core to the Krogan, you will be able to set an outpost on the planet, but if you keep it, the opportunity will be lost. On the other hand, keeping the core will grant you 1,000 Remnant Research Data and a pretty large amount of Credits. However, the better choice is to give the core to Morda - the reward for keeping it is not so great, while establishing an outpost will grant you extra Viability Points.
Rewards: XP, Andromeda Viability Points.