Prologue hyperion
The player has awoken from cryo stasis and are aboard the Hyperion, the human ark, currently located in the Heleus Cluster in the Andromeda Galaxy. After getting checked out by Dr. Lexi T'Perro in the Cryo Bay, meet Ryder's father Alec Ryder, on the Hyperion's bridge.

Acquisition Edit

The player acquires this mission immediately after importing a character or upon generating a new character.

This prologue mission is mainly intended to present the player with the events that lead to Pathfinder Ryder assuming his/her role. Taking place six hundred years after the events of Mass Effect 3, in an entirely different galaxy, this is a fresh start.

Walkthrough Edit

Upon waking up from cryostasis, the player's character, Ryder, will be taken to the Cryo Bay to be checked out by Dr. Lexi T'Perro. She will check Ryder's SAM implant and make sure Ryder is ready for action.

As the player begins to gain their bearings with some warm coffee, something goes wrong and the ark is damaged by a strange celestial energy cloud. Ryder later learns that the Hyperion came in contact with something called the Scourge. It managed to damage one of the relays on the ship near the Cryo Bay causing a temporary loss of gravity and erupting chaos throughout the ark. Cora Harper then enters and fixes the gravity issue.

Optional: Check On Ryder's Sibling Edit

After the cutscene the player is given their first primary objective and an optional objective to check on Ryder's twin sibling who is currently in a damaged cryopod nearby. To do so the player needs to talk to Dr. T'Perro. Feel free to investigate the nearby area for datapads, interesting conversations or learn more about the mission from the information wall located on the Eastern wall of the Cryo Bay.

It appears that Ryder's sibling, although in stable condition, will have to remain in a low-level coma temporarily.

Mea power relay prologue hyperion

Damaged Power Relay

Report To The Hyperion Bridge Edit

Upon exiting the Cryo Bay, Ryder will witness an explosion from a damaged power relay. As the crew attempts to fix the problem they call on Ryder to use the new scanner function to locate and repair the damaged power conduit. After Ryder scans the correct component the objective to reset the power relay becomes active. Approach and interact with the control panel to avert another disaster in the Cryo Bay.

Note: This minor objective introduces the scanner function of Ryder's Omni-tool. This mechanic will be important throughout the game.

Before entering the tram, grab the datapad on the ground nearby. Once Ryder has arrived on the ship's bridge the player will watch a brief cutscene where Captain Dunn and Alec Ryder argue over the next move to make. It doesn't matter which side Ryder supports, soon the player will be preparing for the first mission to Habitat 7, New Earth.

Equip For Scouting And Report Edit

Pick up Ryder's helmet and side arms in the ready room prior to entering the hangar bay with Cora. There are two datapads and some other interactions the player can find in the ready room. Pathfinder team member David Fisher will comment on Ryder's decision to side with either Captain Dunn or Alec Ryder in the previous cutscene.

Upon entering the shuttle bay, Alec Ryder will assemble the team and give a brief rousing speech, choose any dialogue option the player would like. Now it's time to board the shuttle and begin exploration.

Aftermath Edit

The Pathfinder team is assembled and ready to explore Habitat 7. Hoping to find a world suitable for an outpost before the damaged Hyperion ship loses all power and jeopardizes the lives of all 20,000 people aboard.

Datapads Edit

Attention Hyperion personnel:

After a 600-year voyage, the good news is we're exactly where we're suppoded to be: We have arrived in the Heleus Cluster, Andromeda Galaxy, year 2819. All stasis medical personnel should report for duty immediately. Give the Patherfinder Mission team revival priority, and prep its members for field reconnaissance.

Reports of an unusual celestial phenomenon in the cluster are being investigated. Updates to follow.

Captain Dunn

Hello, Traveler, and welcome to your first day in Andromeda! This is the dawn of a new era for all of us. As you recover from stasis, know that you're in good hands. In a few short hours, you'll be leaving the Hyperionand joining thousands of your fellow colonists as you chase your fortunes and build the new life you've always dreamed about. It's been a long wait--but I promise you it will be worth it.

Jien Garson
Founder, Andromeda Initiative

REPORT RUN:2819, Identifier QPA-Z

[2185] Departure.procedures: confirmed
[2815] Stasis.lockdown.engaged: confirmed
[2186] Anomalous.comm.sensor.readings: report logged
[2347] Trajectory.drift.detected: report logged
[2347] Trajectory.course.correction: confirmed
[2411] Arks Paarcheo/Leusinia/Natanus: condition green
[2497] Sensor.arry.fault.detected: report logged
[2497] FAILED
[2819] Trajectory.destination: confirmed
[2819] Destination.location.proximity: confirmed
[2819] Stasis.revival.engaged: confirmed
[2819] Nexus/Arks Paarchero/Leusinia/Natanus: not detected
[2819] Sensor.fault#JSKL*L&^MD:"LASF4@JK F
[2819] ERROR


As a member of the Pathfinder Team, you play a critical role in the Andromeda Initiative's efforts to establish a foothold in the new galaxy. The team faces many challenges:

-Golden world site verification
-Reconnaissance and mapping of the unknown territories (planetary and celestial)
-Scientific analysis and discovery of new phenomenon
-Potential first contact with extraterrestrials
-Establishing diplomatic relations with local inhabitants
-General support of settlement outposts

**First Contact Protocol**

In the event any member of the Pathfinder Team encounters intelligent alien life, it is imperative that "first contact" protocols be strictly observed. The Andromeda Initiative holds the principles of peace and cooperation among our highest ideals. Aggressive action against extraterrestrials is only permitted when hostile intent is clearly demonstrated and Pathfinder team members are at obvious risk of injury or death.

Priority Ops Navigation
Mission Index Next Mission →
Missions (Mass Effect: Andromeda) Planetside