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Meet the Resistance

Nathan Garvin

Landing on Voeld

When you’re finally done messing around on the Tempest, travel to the Nol system, where you’ll find the planet Voeld. Land on the frozen planet, and after a bit of a rough landing you’ll be deposited on the surface, where your hardsuit will be challenged frequently by Cold Environment hazards (levels one and two!).

Make your way southeast from the Tempest, following the quest marker and/or the lights. When you reach a narrow mountainside path, stop to scan some Iridium if you have the nerve (and the life support capacity), then continue up two ledges to find a conveniently-placed “Solar Heater”, which will restore you life support. Probably could make s’mores, if you had the materials. Oh well. Missed opportunity.

On the Tempest immediately after Aya, Jaal gave you a choice of two ways to earn Evfra's trust (left). The task on Voeld is more complicated and lucrative, so opt to head there and talk to the resistance lader (right).

The Rebel Base

Jump a crevasse to the south, then climb a ledge to reach the resistance base, where you’ll find numerous Solar Heaters to warm up near, as well as plenty of Angaran ships to scan… when they cooperate. Continue south through the base and when you spot an Ammo Box to the east, search behind some nearby crates to find containers to loot.

Continue southeast into a garage and loot some more containers hidden about, then proceed southeast through a doorway. Turn northeast when you get the chance and loot a lucrative container, after which head southeast, then turn northeast again and go through another doorway to reach the resistance leader - Anjik Do Xeel.

Approach her and some chatter will begin, respond to her threats as you will, after which she’ll refer you to a lookout. Once you’re done talking to her, loot some containers (there are several in the barracks to the southwest), exploit another vein of Iridium and do some scanning - in particular be sure to scan the Angaran Integrated Tech Node east of the holo-display of Voeld, as it’s worth 100 Heleus Research Data points. There are also plenty of quests you can start now, with no fewer than four points of interest on the map, but stay on focus for now - you’ll come back to these quest later. When you’re ready to move on, continue through the base to the southeast.

Talk to some scouts to learn about an issue the Angara need help with (left) then hop in the Nomad, whereupon SAM will brief you on Voeld (right).

Exit back out into the cold and talk to a pair of Angarans named Beniska and Tseek. After a bit of friendly xenophobia they’ll point you in the direction of a Kett labor camp, and what better way to prove your loyalty than by killing Kett and freeing some Angara in the process? Exhaust their dialogue options to finish the quest “Meet the Resistance” and begin “On the Frontlines”, then make your way north to find a site suitable for deploying a Forward Station, your first on Voeld. The Nomad is, unfortunately, essential to exploring this glacial planet, as your hardsuit won’t keep you alive long in the blizzard, and Angaran hospitality ends here.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    16 February 2017
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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Sent on a 600 year voyage to the next galaxy, you are the Pathfinder, the one selected to lead your race as you discover and colonize new worlds. To survive in this harsh new reality, you must quickly learn to co-exist with other races in Andromeda, and unlock the mysteries of the galaxy itself, in order to ultimately decide the fate of humanity. Inside the guide you will find:

  • A detailed explanation of the main missions.
  • Complete coverage of every side quest and area you can discover.
  • Planetary guide coverage.

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