A Better Beginning Mass Effect: Andromeda Mission

Type: Priority Ops

The Nexus needs a resource-producing outpost, but Eos is the only planet in range. As the only Pathfinder, you have been asked to achieve the impossible: find a way to settle Eos and give the Initiative the foothold it needs. Director Tann has commited the resources for a last ditch effort, including a ship and support team for the Pathfinder.

Related points of interest

Icon of Remnant Monolith #1 Remnant Monolith #1 Eos

Icon of Remnant Monolith #2 Remnant Monolith #2 Eos

Icon of Remnant Monolith #3 Remnant Monolith #3 Eos

Icon of SAM Node SAM Node Nexus / Hyperion

Icon of Remnant Vault Remnant Vault Eos

Prior missions

To begin A Better Beginning you must first complete Nexus Reunion.

Mission objectives of A Better Beginning

1. Speak with SAM on the Hyperion

Go to the SAM node located on the Hyperion - Habitation Deck and talk to AI.

Speak with SAM on the Hyperion

You will receive a new side mission Ryder Family Secrets.

2. Go to your ship

Use the tram and go to the docking bay. The Tempest is waiting for you there. One of your new crew members, Vetra Nyx, will introduce you to the ship.

Go to your ship

Go to your ship

3. Go to the bridge

Go to the bridge

Kallo will give you some more tips.

Go to the bridge

4. Go to Eos in the Pytheas system

Navigate to Pytheas system.

Go to Eos in the Pytheas system

5. Land on Eos

Use the scanner to find the landing zone.

Land on Eos

6. Clear atmospheric radiation

Eos colonization failed because of radiation in its atmosphere. But you recognized a signal like you found on Habitat 7. If similar alien technology is here, you may be able to create the conditions to place an outpost. Find the signal, make Eos viable, and give the Initiative the foothold it needs.

6.1. Search Site 1's main control building

Go to the marked building. Its door is locked. Its door is locked, you have to find a way to unlock it.

Search Site 1's main control building

6.2. Find a code to access locked buildings

Required code is on a datapad. You can find it in one of the other buildings.

Find a code to access locked buildings

6.3. Restore power to Site 1

Go back to the previous building, enter it and use the console.

Restore power to Site 1

6.4. Investigate the power relay station

Investigate the power relay station

Someone is locked inside the building. Offer him your help.

Investigate the power relay station

6.5. Reactivate the power relay station

6.5.1. Activate the generators

Find and try to activate the generator.

Activate the generators

6.5.2. Scan the power pylons to find an interface

Use your scanner and scan the nearby pylon.

Scan the power pylons to find an interface

6.5.3. Activate power pylons (x2)

Activate the pylon that you just scanned.

Power Pylon #1

Activate power pylons (x2)

Power Pylon #2

Find and activate the second pylon.

Activate power pylons (x2)

6.5.4. Defeat the Kett

Kill the kett who will appear.

Defeat the Kett

Go back to the power relay station, you can now go inside. Use the outpost power controls.

Reactivate the power relay station

6.6. Scan containers to find a vehicle

Scan the big container. It's locked and you need a security code to open it.

Scan containers to find a vehicle

6.7. Call down a forward station

Go to the nearby, marked location. A forward station will be automatically called down.

Call down a forward station

6.8. Unlock the Nomad container

Go back to the container and use the keypad.

Unlock the Nomad container

6.9. Get in the Nomad

Get in the Nomad.

Get in the Nomad

6.10. Investigate the strange signal

Drive to the monolith, and interact with the alien console.

Investigate the strange signal

Investigate the strange signal

6.11. Search for a glyph to scan

The glyph, you need to scan, is on top of the alien structure.

Search for a glyph to scan

Search for a glyph to scan

6.12. Use the strange console

Go back to the alien console and use it.

Use the strange console

Suddenly Peebee will appear and knock you down.

"Time limited" decision: "Push off".

Use the strange console

6.13. Defeat the hostile bots

Some hostile bots will interrupt your conversation. Kill them all.

Defeat the hostile bots

6.14. Activate Remnant monoliths (x3)

You have the trail. The atmosphere on Eos is still deadly, but an asari named Peebee agrees that the Remnant technology may lead to the processors you suspected. Go to each of the "monolith" structures. With Peebee's help, you may be able to change the world.

You've already activated the first "monolith", so you need to activate two more. Peebee will provide you navpoints to the other two monoliths.

Activate Remnant monoliths (x3)

6.14.1. The Monolith #2

Go to the second monolith, and kill Remnant bots. To be able to activate the Remnant console you need to find two glyphs.

The Monolith #2

6.14.1.1. Scan for glyphs (x2)

Glyphs are located on top of the alien structures. To get to each of them, you have to activate appropriate console. This will cause the pillars to rise from the ground, after which you will be able to jump up and then scan the glyph.

Glyph #1

Scan for glyphs (x2)

Scan for glyphs (x2)

Scan for glyphs (x2)

Glyph #2

Scan for glyphs (x2)

Scan for glyphs (x2)

Scan for glyphs (x2)

6.14.1.2. Use the console

Activate the console and solve the Remnant decryption puzzle.

Use the console

Correct solution of Remnant decryption puzzle.

Use the console

Be ready to fight the kett after activating the monolith.

6.14.2. Kett Research Center (Monolith #3)

Kett Research Center (Monolith #3)

6.14.2.1. Clear the kett

Kill all opponents.

Clear the kett

6.14.2.2. Find and disable the generator powering the shields to access the monolith

The generator you are looking for is located on the other side of the base. Jump on the roof and use your gun to destroy it.

Find and disable the generator powering the shields to access the monolith

It's time for your first contact with Drack Nakmor.

Find and disable the generator powering the shields to access the monolith

6.14.2.3. Scan for glyphs (x2)

Both glyphs are on top of the alien structures. You don't have to use any consoles this time. All you have to do is go up and scan them.

Scan for glyphs (x2)

Scan for glyphs (x2)

6.14.2.4. Use the console

Use the Remnant console, no puzzle this time.

Use the console

6.15. Investigate the entrance

Go to the marked location and use the Remnant console. It will open the vault and form a brige you can use to get to the island. Peebee will join you. Go inside.

Investigate the entrance

Investigate the entrance

6.16. Map of the Remnant vault on Eos

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Map of the Remnant vault on Eos

6.17. Explore the Remnant vault

The search for a way to activate Eos' atmosphere processor has led underground to a mysterious Remnant vault. Most of its systems appear to be locked down. Explore the vault and find a way to lift the system lockdown.

Explore the Remnant vault

"Time limited" decision: "Jump" - you jump first, otherwise Peebee jumps first.

Interact with power console.

Explore the Remnant vault

6.18. Follow the conduit into the vault

The conduit will show you the way. Use the scanner to see it.

Follow the conduit into the vault

Proceed to the next room and scan the data patern located in front of the dead console. It will allow you to open the next door.

Follow the conduit into the vault

In the next room you will find the first remnant data core - new mission will be added to your journal - Task: Remnant Data Cores.

Follow the conduit into the vault

Notice the door with the energy barrier on the right side. You will be able to enter it while leaving the vault, there is a rare loot container inside.

Follow the conduit into the vault

Continue following the conduit, eliminate the Remnant opponents, proceed through the door, etc. you will eventually reach the room with an inactive gravity well.

Follow the conduit into the vault

Follow the conduit into the vault

Follow the conduit into the vault

6.19. Activate the gravity well

To reactivate the gravity well you need to interface with two consoles.

Activate the gravity well

Activate the gravity well

Use the gravity well to descend further into the vault.

Activate the gravity well

6.20. Follow the conduit farther into the vault

You reached the second floor of the vault. Unfortunately, the next Remnant console that you should use is broken, and you need to find a way to fix it.

6.20.1. Repair the conduit flow

Peebee will send you frequencies that will allow you to fix the console. Now you can interface with it.

Repair the conduit flow

Repair the conduit flow

Proceed through the door to the next room, or rather a large cave.

6.21. Find a way through the caverns

Interface with the console to bring up pillars to cross to the first, small platform with a large plant.

Find a way through the caverns

Activate another console to bring up another set of pillars which will allow you to get to the left part of the cave.

Find a way through the caverns

Go there, find and activate the console shown in the picture below. It will bring up more pillars between the first, small platform with a plant and right side of the cave.

Find a way through the caverns

Go back to the first, small platform with a huge plant, then jump to the right part of the cave.

It's optional, but before you move to the mission nav point, you can now reach the SE part of the cave, where the special container is located.

If you want to do it, then you should activate the console located to the right, on the small platform above.

Find a way through the caverns

Find a way through the caverns

Now you can go to the SE, "bonus" part of the vault.

Find a way through the caverns

Here is the "bonus" container locked by Remnant decryption puzzle.

Find a way through the caverns

To solve the puzzle, and unlock the container, you need to find and scan two glyphs. They are located on the nearby walls.

Find a way through the caverns

Find a way through the caverns

Correct solution of Remnant decryption puzzle.

Find a way through the caverns

6.22. Follow the conduit to the source

Use the console to bring up more pillars ...

Follow the conduit to the source

... and another one to bring up a bridge.

Follow the conduit to the source

Proceed to the final console, activate it, and get ready to run as fast as possible.

Follow the conduit to the source

Follow the conduit to the source

6.23. Escape the vault

Follow the nav points.

Escape the vault

Activate the console to bring up the bridge.

Escape the vault

Run to the gravity well.

Escape the vault

6.23.1. Optional: Retrieve the unsealed item

Once you emerge from the gravity well (you are back on the first floor of the vault), run to the left side of the room. The energy barrier which was blocking the way to a small room is gone, so you can get inside and open the remnant container located inside.

Optional: Retrieve the unsealed item

Run to the door.

Escape the vault

7. Establish an outpost at an appropriate site

With the Remnant vault active and atmospheric conditions set to improve, an outpost can now be founded. Call down a new wave of colonists and give the initiative the foothold it needs.

Go to the nav point and help Drack to kill the kett.

Establish an outpost at an appropriate site

Drack will join your team.

Establish an outpost at an appropriate site

Activate the outpost beacon.

Establish an outpost at an appropriate site

You have to make a decision what kind of outpost you want to start: "A scientific outpost" or "Go with military".

Establish an outpost at an appropriate site

A new mission will be added to your journal - AVP Cryo Deployment Perks.

8. Give Eos radiation time to clear

9. Speak with Tann at the Nexus Pathfinder HQ

Prodromos is founded. The radiation will be slow to clear, but Mayor Bradley will ensure the outpost thrives. Return to the Nexus and speak with Director Tann.

Speak with Tann at the Nexus Pathfinder HQ

After completing A Better Beginning you will get or will be able to get A Trail of Hope, Task: Path of a Hero, Task: An Exile Raid, Task: Broken Wires and Task: Better Crafting.