The Firefighters is a Mission in Mass Effect Andromeda. Missions advance the main story, and flesh out the side content of the game as well as provide opportunities for rewards and exploration.
The Firefighters Information
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- Speak to Dr. Aridana
- Run the equations
- Speak to Sam
- Confront Dr. Aridana
- Look for anti-AI activity on the Nexus
- Look for an email from Knight
- Optional: Scan the sanctuary for clues
- Optional: Find a discreet way to learn Knight's plan
- Optional: Build a curative device for Alain at a research center
- Optional: Defeat the hackers
- Run the equations at the SAM node on Ark Hyperion
- Go to the hackers sanctuary
- Use Knight's personal terminal
- Locate Knight's emp devices
- Confront Knight
Go to the tech lab in the Nexus and speak to Dr. Aridana. Accept her request of help. Take the tram to Hyperion's habitation and go to the SAM node. Tell SAM, "I have equations for you." Things go a little south. Follow the projection to activate the terminals in the right sequence. Once done speak to SAM and then go see Dr. Aridana.
You will have a conversation about some AI hate. Go downstairs and chat with Avina, the holo guide and the hacker will take over. Either way you answer is fine. Ask to meet Knight and you'll watch for an email reply.
Head back to the Tempest and check your email and an invite to talk on Kadara. Head to meet them and talk to Knight. Ask as many questions as you want. From the first floor where you speak to Knight, scan the terminal with the blue box schematics. It will trigger an AI. You're fine as long as you don't scan a fourth item. If you scan four items you'll have a battle.
To figure things out you can either scan for clues, find a cure or fight. To access Knight's computer, scan these 3 clues: blue box schematics, EMP device and Nexus network map.
Speak to Alain in the back room on the first floor. If you continue the dialogue with him you will be able to build a cure for him. Head back to the Tempest or use the R&D terminal at the docks and develop the device for Aluminum x6 and Iridium x2. Go back to Alain and give him the device. SAM will now have the clue it needs.
If you blow your cover, you will have to defeat the wave of foes that come after you.
If you find the clues you need in the blue box schematics, EMP device and Nexus map, you can head to the SAM node to find the Mercury code name.
Once you have the code name, go to the second floor in the sanctuary and use Knight's terminal to figure out the plan. You have to defuse the 3 bombs placed in the Nexus. You can find the first out of the Vortex near the planter. Take the tram to Nexus ops and find the next under a desk along the back wall in Addison's office. The last can be found under the bridge console by the front window in Colonial Affairs. Kandros will call out the situation and you will go speak to Knight.
Take the tram to the Nexus dock bay and see Knight on the upper level. Speak to her and if you cured Alain tell her and this will end things in peace. Or you can opt to let the sniper take her out by choosing "You'll die for this".
- The binary messages that appear when you scan the terminals in SAM node read: "Welcome to the world. Your name is SAM," "System corruption in progress. Please assist," and "Emergency. Contact Alex Ryder or sysadmin." Note that the last one says "Alex."