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Mass Effect: Andromeda

Emergency SOS

Nathan Garvin

From the wind farm drive northwest until you reach a fork at some Remnant ruins, at which point take the northeastern branch. When you hit a second fork, turn northwest again and drive up the mountain road until you get some comm chatter, which starts this quest. This should occur just past the Angaran town where the quest “Something in the Water” starts.

To reach the navpoint for this S.O.S. keep following the road past the Angaran town until you reach the more open expanse of Kurinth’s Valley. Drive around a toxic lake, then over (or around) some small hills north of the lake, after which continue northwest down into another valley housing a toxic lake. When you reach this valley turn west and make your way for one of Kadara’s signature elevated structures, where the navpoint indicates the S.O.S. is coming from.

Find the source of the navpoint to discover that… well, its a big waste of time (left). At least you can scan an Adapted Initiative Core Tech device before you leave (right).

Cross a bridge leading to the structure’s outer door, head through two doors and beyond you’ll find two burnout Outlaws hanging around, in no apparent need of aid whatsoever. Scan them to confirm that they are… ah… “cognitively impaired”, and if you need more evidence, read the nearby datapad. Worse than simply being druggies, they’re also bigots against the color purple! Chat with them and they’ll tell you the nature of the distress call, which isn’t much of an emergency at all. Finish your conversation with them and this quest will end, netting you 270 XP. As another bonus, you can scan an Adapted Initiative Core Tech device as you leave for some juicy Research Data.


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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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