Investigate Ice Cave Edit
Voeld is a frozen wasteland, so stick close to the heat lamps that mark Ryder's path. Ryder will eventually locate the remaining kett in the base.
Clear Out KettEdit
The cave is filled with kett; the Pathfinder must be on the watch for the Destined and dispose of them quickly as they have the ability to disperse a cloud that camouflages the kett footsoldiers. As Ryder continues through the cave, Ryder will eventually find angaran prisoners.
Rescue Captured Angara Edit
There are three angara in total. Interact with the consoles near their cages to release them.
Talk To Rescued Angara Edit
Speaking to the angara, he tells Ryder that the kett are trying to get into a room behind a certain wall. The kett had explosives they were planning to use to break it down.
Go To Blockage Edit
Upon nearing the marker, Ryder decides scanning the area would help. The wall is made of ice, and SAM detects some strong signals from behind it.
Clear Blast Zone Edit
After setting the explosives, Ryder needs to run back behind a barricade. The explosives successfully take down the wall.
Enter Chamber Edit
A newly revealed tunnel will open, leading to a huge room, and the Pathfinder's squad will come across an Ancient AI. The AI will introduce herself, but SAM catches her lying twice; she also blocks his attempt to scan her. She seems to be afraid and hostile, wishing for an end.
The angaran prisoner will attempt to remove the AI, but will be attacked and held hostage by the AI for cooperation. The Pathfinder has two options to continue this mission: deciding whether to kill the AI or save the AI.
If Ryder kills the AI, the angara prisoner will thank the Pathfinder, but SAM will confirm that there is nothing left to salvage.
If Ryder chooses to save the AI, the AI will kill the angara then plead to be kept with SAM. At this point Ryder will be given another two options: keep the AI or give it to the angara.
- If Ryder gives the AI back to the angara, it is then taken to Aya, and is kept there until Ryder reaches the final mission of the game. Once Ryder reaches the final mission, the angara will use the AI’s abilities to help Ryder complete the mission.
- If Ryder gives the AI to the Nexus, it takes up residence in the SAM Node and can be heard talking to SAM sometimes when Ryder enters. Ryder will lose out on any assistance that it offers in the final mission, though.
If Ryder gave the AI to the angara, Ryder can talk with it in the Resistance HQ on Aya. Ryder also receives an email from Evfra de Tershaav commenting on the AI, and he concludes "Our alliance is indeed proving fruitful".
If Ryder killed the AI, Ryder will receive this email from Evfra instead:
Ryder can now speak with Eska Yeveth in Techiix (an ! on the map). She invites Ryder to establish an outpost on Voeld. (Although Ryder may have already done so, given the only requirement for an outpost is 40% viability.)
Note: Task: Gone Dark dovetails with this mission and cannot be completed until the city is accessible.