‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Making An Impression Guide: Boss Fight, Walkthrough After First Outpost

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Architect
'Mass Effect: Andromeda' is full of Architect bosses, and their legs are a vulnerable attack point. An Architect appears at the end of the Making An Impression side quest. 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' is available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. BioWare/EA/YouTube

Mass Effect: Andromeda side quests are tough as soon as your nab your first outpost. This guide will walk you through Making An Impression. Boss and gameplay tips can be found below.

 

HOW TO START THE MAKING THE IMPRESSION QUEST

Prodromos is one of the first outposts you establish on Eos, and Making An Impression can be triggered from there. Look for an NPC named Hanley. A discussion about earthquakes in the area will start you on your way toward the Sawtooth Plateau.

 

PLACING YOUR HAMMERS

Once you’re in the plateau area marked by the waypoint, you’ll come across some Kett followed by Remnant after you place your hammer. Some skillful maneuvers and attacks with your basic weapons should vanquish both waves easy enough.

On the way to the second location, you should see a tent with some camping gear. Your new objective should be listed as “investigate the strangers” when this happens. Talk to the NPCs and they’ll guide you towards nearby waypoints to mine for gas or drill for water. The choice you make here won’t have an immediate, lasting impact. If you don’t see any NPCs, this is a glitch. You need to reload and try again.

Once you make the choice, you can place the second seismic hammer nearby. Remnant will sprout up again, but you can beat them with the exact same strategy as before. Travel to the third waypoint.

 

HOW TO BEAT THE ARCHITECT BOSS

Once you place the third hammer, you’ll meet a pretty massive adversary. The flow of the battle is fairly simple. Start by attacking the creature’s legs until one of them is at 50 percent health. Once that happens, you’ll be able to open fire on its head with everything you’ve got.

At 25 percent damage, the boss will start moving around and dropping minions. Just deal with these threats and attack the legs again. A good way to do this is by using Incendiary Ammo or Sticky Omni Grenades. For the head, try to use a heavy weapon like an RPG or sniper. With regard to skills, Overload and Disruptor Ammo are worthwhile to have equipped.

If the swarms get to be too much, you’ve got plenty of options. You can grab the resource boxes in the area to restore your health or destroy one of the Architect’s legs to set off an EMP blast that clears out most surrounding Remnant. Each time you reach a new phase in the fight, your squadmates respawn.

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