Archon’s Remnant Fortress

APEX. Scout team just checked in. We need you on the ground ASAP.

The Sandstorm raid was a hell of a success. One of the outlaws we took down gave up a cave chock-full of Remnant. Intel says they were salvaging bots and scrap in the cave when the kett descended. A lot of them. By the time our team arrived, it was already a mess: kett fighting Remnant on top of heaps of dead outlaws.

Our scouts managed to draw the kett clear of the cave. While they hold them off, we need you inside to see what’s so damned important. Kett studying Remnant isn’t news, but all the data we’ve collected says the Archon’s onto something big. We think whatever’s in this cave is key. You’ll just have to cut down a lot of bots to get to it.

In close quarters especially, it’s easy to get pinned down. Stay together and watch each other’s backs in there. Flanking a wave will keep any laser eyes from ganging up. When it comes time to extract, don’t head for the point right away. It’ll just give the Remnant a chance to box you in until you’re good as dead.

Good luck down there.

Kandros

Those Alien Artifacts Aren’t for You!

To: Kelly Lanz

From: Unknown

 

I hope this reaches you through whatever comm filters the Nexus has going…

 

We haven’t really spoken since the uprising. Can’t say I blame you for not joining us in exile. Hell, I hear you’re APEX now. That’s crazy.

 

When Sloane’s faithful dug into Kadara, I joined up with a bunch of ambitious types who wanted to go digging for tech instead. “Scavs,” most people call us. “Outlaws” in the obituary, please.

 

There’s power out there, Kel. Weird Remnant tech we can’t crack. Mostly we sell it by weight or just make up stories about what it does. There’s a sucker in every galaxy.

 

A few people are starting to get more creative. Really taking the stuff apart. Tinkering. They solder pieces together to make garbage. One guy tried to use the heat from the lasers to build a toaster. He’s dead now.

 

But that’s not why I’ve risked reaching out to you. Thing is, the more we salvage, the more the kett seem to come knocking.

 

The other day, we found an especially shiny haul in a cave that went on forever. Wasn’t too far in before we had to put down nine, maybe ten bots. They took a couple of us with them to robot heaven. But we dragged a fortune of tech out of there. And I’m pretty sure that was just the lobby.

 

Ever since then, the kett have put the pressure on us hard.

 

I’m starting to think we shouldn’t be messing with this stuff. Like, maybe we’ve found something important. I told the others we should stop. Keep to what we know. They won’t listen… and I’m not gonna stick around to find out what the kett want with this tech… or with us.

 

My gang’s last known coordinates are attached. The Remnant stuff they’re sitting on needs to be in Initiative hands, not ours. By the time your team touches down, I’ll be long gone. Kadara. I’m not proud.

 

A warning, though: when my gang sees APEX, they’re gonna put up a heck of a fight.

 

Tell ‘em I say hi.

These Beautiful Killer Bots

Good morning, APEX. Kandros again.

A lot has happened since our last briefing. APEX welcomed a krogan biotic into its motley ranks—and with her help, we took down a behemoth. I thought exaltation was scary before I learned it could happen to a krogan.

Now we turn our attention to the Remnant: the Heleus Cluster’s automated security system. These bots aren’t always hostile, but when they are, watch out. Observer lasers leave a mark.

Few on the Nexus know this better than our newest APEX operative: a salarian, trained by the STG, who’s been taking apart Remnant since some of you were still in cryo. The guy really seems to know his stuff. He actually reprogrammed an Observer to fight alongside us. He calls it GLK—or “Glick” out loud.

Don’t ask me what the name means.

We’re still working hard to answer some key questions about the Remnant. We know the kett are asking a lot of these same questions. They might even have some answers we haven’t found yet. It doesn’t help that exiles are harvesting parts to sell and build tech.

We need you to infiltrate Remnant sites with our new friends. See what you can find. Remnant hate so much as a glare in their direction, so walking right into their house isn’t going to be easy.

Arm yourself, shoot what you have to, but try to take some notes. Nexus brass would rather not fight everything in Andromeda if they can help it.

Kandros out.

Something’s Gone Berserk

Official Transcript: Nexus-Aya Defense Communication 027

Present: Tiran Kandros (Nexus Militia / APEX Leadership), Evfra de Tershaav (Angaran Resistance Leader, Operations Director)

 

Evfra de Tershaav: The information your APEX teams retrieved from the kett is… disturbing. If it’s accurate.

Tiran Kandros: My people are the best. We can trust their intel.

Evfra: From what we’ve translated, these… krogan? Is that how it’s said? The krogan scouts were taken by the kett—

Kandros: Like we suspected. Damn it.

Evfra: But these records show that after the usual tests, the krogan were picked as potential “khesorai.” A kett word that crops up in their comms. It usually signals that some senior kett thinks a prisoner is… worthy.

Kandros: Worthy for what? More of their experiments?

Evfra: For a process that—hmm. Better not discuss it over these channels. For now, just know the kett call it “Exaltation.” Those who endure this process are never the same.

Kandros: Well, if we don’t know exactly what the kett are doing, we might know where. I have reports that a massive kett ship has suddenly changed course. She’s skirting systems close to our Nexus—might even be heading for the station itself.

Evfra: Likely testing your defenses. It could be a coincidence.

Kandros: A coincidence too far. My scouts picked up evidence that krogan were taken onto that ship. That’s enough for me: I’m sending APEX teams to board it and deal with the kett before they get within a parsec of the Nexus.

Evfra: Pledge to share your findings, and I’ll commit Resistance assets to their mission. What do you expect them to find?

Kandros: Trouble. But trouble is where APEX are at their best.

Hunting Kett with a Krogan Gladiator

APEX. Nakmor Drack here. Your boss Kandros said I could address you pyjaks directly. Big mistake.

Here’s the deal. After the swarm of trouble that went down on the Nexus when we got to Andromeda, the krogan decided we’d… stretch our legs a little. Morda had me scout out whatever this Heleus clusterfuck had to offer. I handpicked a bunch of degenerates to help. All krogan, of course. They formed up, paired off, and headed for what waited.

My orders were simple: “Find some plants? Pick ’em. Find some bad guys? Pick ’em off. And maybe find us some salvage.”

Then a bunch of my scouts went missing. Gone without a word. Pretty sure that means kett. They’re good soldiers, so it must’ve been some ambush.

I’m sure they’re still out there somewhere. Krogan don’t die easy.

Kandros and I compared notes, and we think we got a lead. You APEX are the lucky bastards who get to check it out. Just not without a krogan. We’re assigning one of our best to keep you honest. A biotic. They call her a “gladiator” and for good reason: she’ll smash a beast in the face and make you clap for it. Even fought with Aralakh Company back home.

With a gladiator on your team, you’re bound to find something. If what you find is my scouts, tell ‘em I’m proud. And remind them what I said when they left New Tuchanka: “A wound’s as a good as a medal and a loss is as good as a win—if you learn from it.”

Drack

APEX BRIEFING

Good morning. I’ll keep this brief—I know you’d rather be in the field. If we haven’t met, I’m Tiran Kandros. I guess I run the militia here on the Nexus. But I need teams out in the Heleus Cluster: defending our outposts, hunting down key targets, and pushing back enemy forces before they threaten the station. I need elite soldiers and operatives who think on their feet, protecting the Initiative and our allies at any cost.

That’s where you come in. Welcome to APEX.

I’ve seen the dangers of the Heleus Cluster up close. My scouting team was taken by the kett. We got a front-row view of their “experiments.” Counter-terrorism doesn’t prepare you for that kind of butchery.

How did we escape? First, let’s clear one thing up: I wasn’t a “hero.” My restraints were loose, that’s all. The kett were too… busy to notice they’d left a gun lying around. Once I’d freed the rest of the team, we taught the kett a lesson. I still don’t know why everyone acted like I was in charge, even after we got back to the Nexus. But that’s how the militia got started: with good people who knew what we were up against.

Besides the kett, we’ve got bands of outlaws and exiles, out for revenge against the Initiative, or credits, or both. And now Pathfinder Ryder’s team has reported these strange “Remnant” machines who can threaten an entire outpost if they’re provoked. You, and the rest of your APEX colleagues, are our first line of defense.

Today’s mission will show us what you’re capable of. The krogan have lost contact with several of their patrols. We’ve tracked the scouts’ last known position to a kett-controlled world—which means trouble. I need you to get down there, hack the kett systems, and bring back any intel on what they’re up to.

This could be the first move of a larger plan by the kett. I don’t like it. But I trust you to get the job done.

Good luck, APEX.

Welcome to APEX HQ!

APEX HQ Launch Dates 
March 15, 2017
Canada, Ireland, Romania and Singapore

March 20, 2017
Worldwide

About APEX HQ
APEX HQ is the Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer companion app, and it’s your way to stay connected outside of the game. But how exactly does it work? Don’t worry – keep reading for a quick primer on everything you’ll need to know about APEX HQ.

First Steps
When you log in, make sure it’s with the same EA Account linked to the PC or console that you’re using to play Mass Effect: Andromeda. If you haven’t played multiplayer yet, you won’t have much data appearing in the app, but you’ll be able to track your progression as you start playing matches and unlocking characters, items and rewards.

To check that you’re using the correct EA account to sign in, you can open the Settings menu in-game, go to ‘Online’ and select ‘View EA account email.’ This will tell you the email of the EA Account associated with Mass Effect: Andromeda. If you’re using the wrong account, you can log out and back in with the correct one at any time.

Using the App
Now that you’ve signed in, it’s time to see what APEX HQ can do. We’ve highlighted some key features in each section:

Home
• Here, you’ll get a snapshot of your multiplayer progression so far.
• Each widget on the homepage is customizable – you choose which ones to show or hide, and the order they appear.
• Tap ‘Send Feedback’ to report a bug, suggest an improvement or just let us know what you think.

Characters
• See who you’ve unlocked so far, mark your favorites for later, and set an active character for your next match.
• Adjust your active character’s loadout before jumping in to multiplayer. Here, you can equip, swap and modify weapons so you’ll be ready to play at a moment’s notice.
• Further your active character’s skill tree progression by spending points to learn skills, or re-spec them entirely.

Strike Teams
• Send out Strike Teams from in-app in return for in-game rewards for successful missions.
• Recruit and equip new teams for greater chances of success.
• Customize team names and descriptions for fighting force that’s uniquely yours.

Prestige
• Track your progress as you unlock characters, rewards and inventory items in the Collections section.
• Watch as you rise through the ranks in the global leaderboards, and see how you stack up against your friends.
• See how you’re doing in multiplayer challenges, check out achievements you’ve unlocked so far (and the ones you haven’t), and view your progression towards each bonus stat.

Missions
• View details all APEX missions currently available. You can also see which missions you’ve already completed, and when incomplete ones expire.
• Get all the latest news and updates on what’s happening in Mass Effect: Andromeda’s multiplayer.
• Window shop and see new store items available for purchase in game.

…And more!

For more information on APEX HQ, check out our EA Help guide, or reach out to us with your questions on Twitter.