“Scans depict a rapidly decaying derelict ship in orbit over planet Jonus. Registration matches the MSV Broken Arrow. Ship's manifest notes volatile munitions cargo onboard. If left undisturbed, the ship's trajectory will lead to impact with Jonus. High probability that the crash site will be Fargone, Jonus's largest human colony. Geth signatures detected aboard the MSV Broken Arrow.”
This is a very short assignment -- necessarily so, because of the timer. The only enemies present are geth, so pick squadmates who are good at dealing direct damage to synthetics, such as Garrus, Miranda, or Zaeed; having Squad Disruptor Ammo from Zaeed can be very effective. Tali or Legion with AI Hacking are also good choices - the attacking geth tend to focus on hacked targets first, buying you time to activate each power switch and dart back to cover.
As the assignment begins, EDI will be on the comm talking about how power needs to be restored quickly and she is transmitting a countdown timer to advise you of the remaining time. You have six minutes to get moving. Before reaching the first door, there is a pad containing some logs, reading them doesn’t absorb time. Head up to the first door, and like on the N7: Javelin Missiles Launched assignment, bypassing a lock takes time. Once the lock is bypassed be careful as in the room are three Geth Troopers. Take care of them quickly, as every second counts.
Once they are down, access the medical station on the left hand side to get some medi-gel, grab the iridium behind the crates that is on the same side as well, and access the console on the right to unlock the door leading to the engine room. Once the console is bypassed head into the engine room.
Your objective in the engine room is to restore power, preventing the ship from crashing. This is complicated by the fact that two of the switches to restore power take time to activate, and if you're hit by enemy fire while activating them, you will have to try again. Soon after you enter, waves of geth will begin arriving on the balconies overlooking the room; find cover and start taking them out. Just be careful as there are now Geth Rocket Troopers as well as Geth Troopers. Once the enemy fire dies down, find the first switch and activate it; it's a short distance behind the cover at the front of the left side of the room. Once you're done with the first switch, head back down to the front of the room, grab the iridium partly hidden behind the cover on the left side, then cross the trench to the right side of the room. Another wave of geth will probably have arrived by now, so you'll probably want to sprint.
Note: There are infinite waves of geth, so move and access the switches when the fire dies down.
The right side of the engine room is a mirror image of the left, including the cover at the front near the balconies and the switch a short distance behind it. Follow the same procedure, take out the geth until there's a lull in the enemy fire, then activate the switch. Once both switches are activated, dash to the ramp on the right side, run up it and get to the upper rear area behind the engine. You have to bypass the console at the top of the ramp to reactivate the engines, don’t worry it’s in cover, so enemy fire isn’t a problem, but again it eats time, so be fast and accurate. Once the engines are reactivated, you're done.
Note: This assignment is almost trivial for infiltrators, as their Tactical Cloak allows them to ignore all enemies after the first group. Just activate the cloak immediately before hitting each switch, and enemies will ignore you, allowing you to succeed no matter how many geth remain on the balconies.
Captain's Log Edit
Capt. Thomas Jonner, MSV Broken Arrow
Ship Status Report Edit
E-Mail Message Edit
For completing this mission, Commander Shepard receives this message:
Mission Summary Edit
Stabilized MSV Broken Arrow. Remaining geth have disengaged. The colony is safe.
- Experience reward: 125 (156)
- Credits: 7,500
- Cerberus Funding: 7,500
- Iridium: 2,000
- According to the planetary codex for Jonus, humans have established a colony on a moon of this gas giant.