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Mass Effect Andromeda - Final mission Meridian: The Way Home - Scourge clusters, Meridian Control, final boss

The game's final story mission awaits.

Mass Effect Andromeda Meridian: The Way Home is the final mission that follows the penultimate story mission The Journey to Meridian.

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

Meridian: The Way Home

Talk to Suvi, Scourge clusters probed for data, Speak to crew about Scourge research

The first step is straightforward; take the Tempest to any three of the marked systems and fire off a probe to reveal the location of Meridian.

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Return to Remnant city in Civki System

Once you've located it, head back to Khi Tasira. Starting this mission will begin the endgame - once it's finished you can carry on with all the side missions, but until the mission is over you won't be able to do much of anything else so make sure you're ready.

Reach control center and reveal Meridian, Struggle to reach door

From the landing zone head towards the markers - they will lead you through a series of doors with a few Remnant on the way, until you finally reach a console.

When you activate it things won't quite go according to plan, but you should just about be able to make it to the next marker at which point you'll be given control of the other Ryder sibling.

Get a weapon, Fight to communications, Reach maintenance access, Send signal to restore Pathfinder's implant

Head towards the gun locker and grab a weapon, then make your way through the Nexus - enemy presence is fairly light, but be aware that you may not be as heavily armed or armoured as you're used to so proceed with care.

Interface to open door

Once SAM has been rebooted you'll regain control of your own character - interact with the terminal a few times until it kicks in, then head through the corridor until you reach a gravity well. Once you're back on the Tempest head to the bridge to trigger the final stage of the mission.

Rally your team at the Tempest, Somehow recover Hyperion, Somehow face the Archon's fleet, Go to bridge to launch, Chase the Archon in the Nomad, Defeat kett guarding the entrance

You'll start off in the Nomad. Ignore everything that's going on around you and just drive full steam ahead along the valley floor.

After a couple of minutes you'll reach your destination so disembark and take out the Kett guards blocking your path before heading through the giant doors ahead.

Enter Meridian Control, Fight to reach the Archon

Use the terminal and then activate the gravity well and continue your path into the building. You'll pass through three open areas filled with enemies that you need to clear before proceeding, and you will then reach another gravity well.

Defeat kett guarding gravity well, Eliminate kett protecting the Archon

When you reach the bottom you'll be free from attack for a while; your sibling will have taken control of the Remnant and will open doors for you as you go and lead you directly to the central chamber. Upon your arrival your first task is to clear out the Kett, and doing so will trigger the final boss fight.

Kill all Remnant and reach relay, Defend until sibling exposes interface/bridges chasm/exposes interface

The fight is essentially three instances of the same process. First you need to clear the area of enemies, and once that's done you need to head to the marker and hold your position against additional waves while you wait for the console to become active.

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.

Final boss

The Mecha-Archon becomes briefly vulnerable during the wait, and shooting its exposed conduit makes life a little easier, but for the most part this is an exercise in staying out of trouble - there can be an overwhelming number of enemies as well as hazards to fall in to.

Interface to take Meridian from the Archon

Once the Archon is down Ryder will give a rousing speech and then you can sit back and watch the credits!

Epilogue: Home and Away, Talk to your squad and crew, Return to the Tempest to continue exploring

Wander round the Nexus and speak to your team members to wrap the whole thing up. (Oh, and don't forget to have a little dance to celebrate.)

You're able to still explore the game, so use our Mass Effect Andromeda walkthrough and guide to learn more of what's our there in this new galaxy.

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