Welcome to Mass Effect: Andromeda. You’ve been in cryosleep for 600 years, and it’s time to go claim your new home in the Heleus cluster. Certainly, everything is going to go exactly according to plan, and nothing could possibly go wrong.
In Polygon’s Mass Effect: Andromeda guide, we’ll teach you everything you need to know to understand BioWare’s sci-fi role-playing game with tips, mission walkthroughs and more.
Mass Effect: Andromeda basics
Understanding Mass Effect: Andromeda’s side missions
Armor, weapons, vehicles, consumables and upgrades
Controlling Mass Effect: Andromeda
Building the strongest team for Mass: Effect Andromeda’s final battle
Main missions and task mission walkthroughs
Heleus assignment walkthroughs
Additional task walkthroughs
Allies and relationship mission walkthroughs
Assignments are the side missions of Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. There is a large variety of assignments to complete; this page is a list of them. Click on a specific assignment in the list to read its detailed walkthrough. For a list of missions broken up by cluster and system, see the Mass Effect System Guide.
- See also: Mass Effect Guide, Mass Effect 2 Guide, Missions, Storyline
Some assignments are listed more than once; this is intentional and is intended to make them simpler to find by listing them in all relevant contexts as they appear in the Journal.
For an alphabetical list of assignments, see Category:Assignments; for locations, see Category:Assignment Locations.
Mass Effect Edit
Please Note: The assignment names as given here are intended to match those in the game; sometimes the game itself is inconsistent, in which case all of the variations are listed here (e.g.Asari Diplomacy, Missing Person).
Character-Specific Assignments Edit
Shepard's Background Edit
These quests relate to Shepard's pre-service history.
Squad Member Assignments Edit
These assignments relate to the histories of your fellow crewmates.
Citadel Assignments Edit
These assignments are available during your first and all future visits to the Citadel.
Second Visit Edit
These assignments are available after completing one of the major missions (Noveria, Feros or rescuing Liara).
Detainee Visit Edit
These assignments are only available during your detention at the Citadel.
Charted Planet Assignments Edit
These assignments are specific to their relative planet.
Galaxy-Wide Assignments Edit
These assignments span the entirety of Citadel-controlled space. Assignments prefixed with the UNC indicator represent assignments that take place on uncharted planets.
Galaxy Collection Assignments Edit
These assignments involve traveling across Citadel space and finding numerous hidden collectibles.