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Mass Effect Andromeda Best Cryo Pods - Science, Military, Commerce - Requirements and Benefits

How to Complete AVP Cryo Deployment Perks Mission, understand Andromeda Viability Points, and Cryo Pods.

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There are lots of Cryo Pods to unlock in Mass Effect Andromeda. We've got a breakdown of them here and as more are added to the menu we'll upate the list. Each pod grants either a timed reward or a perk in a certain area. If you're after the best cryo pods in Mass Effect Andromeda, we've got you covered.

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Science Cryo Pods in Mass Effect Andromeda

Read on for a selection of the best Science cryo pods you can unlock in Mass Effect Andromeda, along with the rewards you earn for each.

Lab Technicians

  • Help the Nexus analyze Heleus data with increased efficiency - Earn research points at regular intervals (45 minutes game time)

Mining Operations

  • The Nexus allocates resources for setting up mining stations around Heleus
  • Receive a selection of minerals at regular intervals

Improved Deployment

  • The Nexus improves its processes for greater efficiency
  • Increases Research Data gain from all sources by 10 %
  • Requires Lab Technicians

Expanded Field Analysis

  • Forward Stations are equipped with an array of probes, drills, and sensors so that automated systems can detect mineral resources even over distances
  • Additional common mining nodes will be made available.
  • Requires Mining Operations

Military Cryo Pods in Mass Effect Andromeda

Keep reading for info on the best military cryo pods you can unlock in Mass Effect Andromeda, along with the rewards you earn for each.

Munitions

  • Friends in the Systems Alliance make sure Pathfinder's crew is always well equipped
  • Receive a drop of consumable supplies at regular intervals

Hunting Parties

  • Expert combatants seek out Heleus wildlife to learn the best strategies to survive encounters
  • Receive organic materials at regular intervals

Special Forces

  • Highly trained squads venture into Kett territory to test their defenses
  • Receive tech materials at regular intervals

Reconnaissance

  • Nexus engineers attach long-range sensors and monitoring systems to initiative forward stations
  • Reveal hidden caches around established forward stations

Advanced Training

  • Increase the number of Nexus security forces to allow the initiative to insist on military training for colonists, boosting their confidence in dangerous situations
  • Gain a 10% bonus to XP gained for completing encounters
  • Requires Munitions or Hunting Parties or Special Forces or Reconnaissance

Always Prepared

  • Nexus security develops a method for squads to carry more gear into the field
  • Unlocks one extra consumables slot
  • Requires Munitions and Viability of 70% on Eos

Versatility

  • Nexus security develope a method for squads to carry a larger variety of gear into the field
  • Unlocks one additional consumables slot
  • Requires Always Prepared and Viability of 90% on Eos

APEX Tactics

  • APEX adds new tactics to their repertoire
  • Earn 15% more credits for APEX missions

Commerce Cryo Pods in Mass Effect Andromeda

Right below this paragraph you'll find the best commerce cryo pods you can unlock in Mass Effect Andromeda, along with the rewards you earn for each.

Financial Infrastructure

  • Economic planners lay the infrastructure for a robust financial system that will benefit the outposts
  • Earn credits from investments at regular intervals

Financial Infrastructure II

  • Economic planners lay the infrastructure for a robust financial system that will benefit the outposts
  • Earn a large amount of credits from investments at regular intervals
  • Requires Financial Infrastructure

Grey Market Connections

  • Allies ensue Initiative representatives enter negotiations with a stronger position
  • Improved prices when buying and selling items

Market Dominance

  • Initiative influence on markets in Heleus is felt. Traders allow access to more of their inventory in an attempt to stay competitive
  • Gain access to special inventories from merchants
  • Requires Grey Market Connections

Trade Capacity

  • Strategic placement of Nexus resources increases the capacity for trade and transport
  • Increase inventory capacity

Head back for a detailed looked at AVP and how to unlock Cryo Pods. We've got plenty of other Mass Effect Andromeda articles for you, including how to solve Remnant Puzzles and a guide to crafting items and blueprints. You could also take a moment to chill, perhaps with a special friend. Head to our romance guide for all you need to know.

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