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Mass Effect Andromeda: The Journey to Meridian - Access the tower on Khi Tasira, reroute power to the main console puzzle, how to beat Archon’s Sword

Fight kett as you access towers and reroute power.

Mass Effect Andromeda The Journey to Meridian follows on from main story mission Hunting the Archon.

If you're after help for parts of the game, consult our Mass Effect Andromeda walkthrough and guide.

The Journey to Meridian

Speak to the leaders on the Nexus, Discuss your options with the other Pathfinders, Integrate Ghost Storm technology with Tempest to help other Pathfinders, Gather the crew in the Tempest's meeting room to prepare for the mission

The mission opens with a lengthy dialogue which will be interrupted with some good news. Once you've got control back head to the docking bay area and speak to the other Pathfinders then make your way back to the Tempest.

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Head for the research station and use it to create the required Ghost Storm tech then head upstairs to the meeting room and brief your team before setting a course for Khi Tasira.

Go to Khi Tasira in the Civki system, Survey the drop zone

Move forward to the ledge and then use your scanner to follow the duct to find a hidden terminal. Use it to extend a bridge across the gap, and use the terminal in the next room. Use the gravity well to descend to the lower level and push forward.

Access/activate the tower in the research sector

The next room will throw a few Kett into your path, followed by a handful of Remnant. When you reach the command hub take the slope on the right (bearing more or less south east) and follow the duct using your scanner.

It's quite a long and twisted path but there are no turnings so it's hard to get lost - just keep going, dealing with a couple of pockets of kett as you go, and then activate the tower at the far end.

Hidden Remnant Puzzle

Just below the eastern edge of the bridge to the objective area there are a couple of lower platforms you can jump down to.

On the bottom one is a locked door that requires solving a particularly tricky Remnant puzzle to open.

Access the tower in the exploration sector

A few Remnant will spawn once the tower is activated, so deal with them and then follow the markers. You'll encounter more kett and a pair of Ascendants blocking your path, and once you cross the bridge ahead some more Remnant put in an appearance.

Reroute power to the main console

When you finally reach the tower control room interact with the terminal at the far end of the room.

Reroute power to the main console, Activate the tower in the exploration sector

You'll now need to restore power using the four smaller terminals, but it needs to be done in a specific order - getting it wrong will spawn an Assembler to slow you down.

  • From the point of view of the large terminal, star with the near right smaller one, then the near left, then the far right, and finally the far left.

Activate the main console, deal with the Remnant that turn up, and follow the markers until you reach a partially collapsed bridge.

Extend it, jump up to the platform at the end, and follow the damage walkways towards the control room. Predictably the Kett show up to slow you down, and the Remnant bring out a new gigantic toy, the Destroyer, but after a few scraps you will reach the central command room.

Want more help? Our Mass Effect Andromeda walkthrough and guide provides steps to completing every main mission, and our on-going Remnant Decryption puzzle solutions can help with the many Sudoku-like challenges the game can throw at you. Meanwhile, we can help with Memory Trigger locations, Architect locations and the hidden Fusion Mod of Adrenaline, as well as helping you decide on the many Mass Effect Andromeda Romance options for both male and female Ryder.

How to beat Archon's Sword

Enter Meridian's central command, Interface with the command hub, Eliminate the Archon's Sword and the kett forces

Activate the console and watch the light show, and prepare for a tough fight. Kett of all shapes and sizes will show up to ruin your day, and they will be accompanied by a sub-boss, the Archon's Sword.

He's heavily shielded and can cloak which makes him somewhat tricky to deal with. Once you've worn his shield down you'll only have a small window to deal him actual damage before he disappears and hides to let his shields recharge, so try not to let him out of your sight.

You can still damage him when he's cloaked, so it's possible to stop him getting a chance to regroup next is the final mission Meridian: The Way Home.

While you have to finish it in one sitting, there is no point of no return, so have no fear of starting it now.

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