Mass Effect Andromeda Walkthrough - How to Complete the Nexus Reunion and First Strike Missions

Mass Effect Andromeda Walkthrough - How to Complete the Nexus Reunion and First Strike Missions

A complete guide to your space adventure, including full mission walkthroughs and loads of advice to help make your journey easier.

There's not much of a welcome party as Ryder and co head to the Nexus and find the place to be pretty empty. What's up with that. Play on (and follow our guide) to find out.

Now Ryder is Pathfinder (hopefully that didn't come as too much of a shock) it's time to say hi to some people. This is essentially the point of the Nexus Reunion mission, but there doesn't appear to be many people around.

If you want detailed help on a certain part of the game, head over to our Mass Effect Andromeda Guide and Mission Walkthrough hub. It's got info on character classes, romances and more.

Nexus Reunion

First off you'll need to get the Nexus, so use the tram to travel there alongside Liam and Cora. On arriving there's no welcome party whatsoever, with the room more or less completely deserted. There are no lights on either. A Virtual Intelligence bot can be spoken to in order to get information on various Nexus policies. She'll malfunction when you end the conversation, suggesting things aren't brilliant here.

You'll meet Kandros during this mission

A maintenance man is fixing something down on the platform below. Talk to him to get more backstory about what's going on, including the revelation that everyone thought the Hyperion had been lost or captured. You'll then meet Kandros, leader of the Militia on the Nexus. He'll confirm what the maintenance man was saying, adding that the Hyperion is the first ark they've seen and they'd all but given hope of finding any.

Finish talking to Kandros and then take the tram to Nexus Operations. You'll get more stories about the state of the Nexus and then meet Director Tann, the leader of the Andromeda Initiative, and Foster Addison, who oversees Colonial Affairs.

First Strike

This mission isn't much more than saying hi and accessing a terminal. If you're on the Nexus you need to head over to the Militia office (if you're onboard the Tempest ship, use a vidcon). You'll find Kandros there, stood next to a terminal. Talk to him about Strike Team missions and he'll point you towards the terminal.

You don't have to play online at this point if you'd rather continue solo

Interact with the terminal and (providing you're online at the time) you'll get the online Strike Team menu. There's no need to actually take part in any multiplayer missions at this stage, with the mission completing as soon as you use the terminal.

For more useful advice on BioWare's epic sci-fi adventure head over to our Eos Walkthrough. If you want help for something more specific, we've got Remnant Puzzle solving help and an article on understanding viability

That's Nexus Reunion finished. No on to bigger and more challenging missions.

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Tom started life on a circus in Australia before his family moved to the UK. His love of gaming started soon after, which essentially meant he bought every video game magazine available and worked numerous part-time jobs as a child in order to afford costly N64 games. He created UK site VideoGamer.com, of which he was the Editor for over a decade. He now doesn't like circuses.

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