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Mass Effect Andromeda Memory Triggers Locations Guide
The location of the first Memory Trigger in Mass Effect Andromeda

The Mass Effect Andromeda Memory Triggers are some sort of collectibles that are required for the completion of a side mission called Ryder Family Secrets.

The side mission can be started during main mission A Better Beginning through a few different ways.

The fastest way is to go and speak with SAM on the Hyperion (Habitation Deck), which is also your objective for the Priority Op. Alternatively, you can find one of the hidden memory triggers.

Another way to start the side op is to speak to Director Tann.  After the conversation, Dr. Harry Carlyle contacts you to inform you that you can use SAM to communicate to your unconscious sibling in the Hyperion Cryobay.

This is a secondary objective that must be completed as soon as possible, since it will later become unavailable.

Mass Effect Andromeda Memory Triggers Details

There are 16 Mass Effect Andromeda Memory Triggers in the  game, and they become gradually available as you explore more planets in the Heleus Cluster – the “golden worlds” where you can land.

A Memory Triggers looks like a glowing star/orb floating in mid-air. Once you come close to it you can pick it up using the interaction button.

When you first speak to SAM you learn that your father decided to put some blocks in order to hide some memories even from SAM. Furthermore, if you access the console in his room you will find that you are allowed to access pretty much everything, with the exception of 3 encrypted logs.

As you advance the quest by finding more memory triggers, you will gain access to more of those said memories and audio logs, either by asking SAM to play them, or by listening to them in your father’s quarters, respectively.

Therefore, the hidden memory triggers are of great importance if you want to know what truly happened with Alec Ryder and Ellen, his wife, before departing from the Milky Way.

The first Memory Trigger is very easy to find, since it’s in Alec Ryder’s room on the Hyperion, which is literally next door to the SAM Node room. You can find it between the bookshelf and the kitchen table.

Now that you have one memory trigger you can go back to SAM to play the memory. Also, one of the encrypted logs on Alec’s console is now unlocked.

The locations of the remaining 15 Mass Effect Andromeda Memory Triggers are revealed in the following guide through a series of screenshots and text hints.

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Eos Memory Triggers Locations

Memory Trigger 1 – Site 1: Promise

The first Memory Trigger on Eos can be found on the hill overlooking Site 1: Promise. Use the road northeast to climb the hill, then follow the road to find the trigger on the left side of the road – select the side quest and make use of the navpoint to find the location.

Mass Effect Andromeda Eos Memory Trigger 1
Eos Memory Trigger 1

Memory Trigger 2 – Prodromos

In the latter part of the main quest A Better Beginning you will have to establish the Prodromos outpost in the Fairwinds Basin. The Memory Trigger is in the middle of the outpost, next to a guy named August Bradley (by the small water body).

Mass Effect Andromeda Eos Memory Trigger 2
Eos Memory Trigger 2

Memory Trigger 3 – Kett Base

The third Memory Trigger is standing on the edge of a cliff above the Kett structures in Presson Dunes (near the huge Kett base). As a reference point, look for a forward station below the mentioned cliff.

Mass Effect Andromeda Eos Memory Trigger 3
Eos Memory Trigger 3

Havarl Memory Triggers Locations

Memory Trigger 1 – Turian Encampment

It’s quite easy to locate the first Memory Trigger on Havarl, just activate the mission Turian Ark: Not Dead Yet to reach the turian encampment. The trigger is surrounded by some gear and equipment, near Avitus Rix if you just finished the mission.

Mass Effect Andromeda Havarl Memory Trigger 1
Havarl Memory Trigger 1

Memory Trigger 2 – Mithrava

Another easy Memory Trigger, this one is near a statue in Mithrava, at the top of the tower. The side quest A Dying Planet will show you the correct path to the top of the tower – don’t forget to activate the station so you can fast travel there in the future.

Mass Effect Andromeda Havarl Memory Trigger 2
Havarl Memory Trigger 2

Memory Trigger 3 – The Forgotten Depths

The last Memory Trigger is in The Forgotten Depths, which is a large cave on Havarl where you find the third Monolith. However, in order to access the location, you have to advance the quest A Dying Planet up to the point where Taavos unlocks the entrance in the Chasm of the Builders.

We suggest to grab the trigger while in the mission, to avoid an extra trip to the cave. Just follow Taavos to the lower level and you should spot the trigger a few feet away from the Remnant console, among some stalagmites.

Mass Effect Andromeda Havarl Memory Trigger 3
Havarl Memory Trigger 3

Voeld Memory Triggers Locations

Memory Trigger 1 – Hjara

To get this Memory Trigger on Voeld use the Nomad to climb the top of the mountain that is on the opposite side from Hjara. You can find the trigger on the edge of the cliff.

Mass Effect Andromeda Voeld Memory Trigger 1
Voeld Memory Trigger 1

Memory Trigger 2 – Outpost Site

The second Memory Trigger is on a ridge overlooking the (future) settlement site of the Initiative. It is located west of the large Kett base on the mountain.

Mass Effect Andromeda Voeld Memory Trigger 2
Voeld Memory Trigger 2

Memory Trigger 3 – Kett Mountain Base

For the next one, head north-east from the large Kett command center. The Memory Trigger is on the peak of a small mountain not far from the pipe that leads to the base.

Mass Effect Andromeda Voeld Memory Trigger 3
Voeld Memory Trigger 3

Kadara Memory Triggers Locations

Memory Trigger 1 – Sulfur Springs Outpost Site

The first Mass Effect Andromeda Memory Trigger on Kadara can be acquired at the future site of the Initiative outpost – it’s a few steps away from the forward station if you settled the outpost.

Mass Effect Andromeda Kadara Memory Trigger 1
Kadara Memory Trigger 1

Memory Trigger 2 – Sulfur Springs

Not far from the previous Memory Trigger is the second one. To get it, head to the peak of the mountain beside the Remnant Monolith overlooking the Initiative settlement.

Mass Effect Andromeda Kadara Memory Trigger 2
Kadara Memory Trigger 2

Memory Trigger 3 – Kurinth’s Valley

The third Memory Trigger on Kadara is located in Kurinth’s Valley, next to an acid/water pool. It is close to a mineral sample required for the mission Task: Hitting Rocks for Science (or near the Architect battle, whichever you prefer).

Mass Effect Andromeda Kadara Memory Trigger 3
Kadara Memory Trigger 3

Elaaden Memory Triggers Locations

Memory Trigger 1 – Gehenna Valley

You can get the first Elaaden Memory Trigger in Gehenna Valley. Look for it in an oasis with two trees, easy to spot.

Mass Effect Andromeda Elaaden Memory Trigger 1
Elaaden Memory Trigger 1

Memory Trigger 2 – Languish: Cave

This Memory Trigger is in a cave not far from a forward station. However, it is guarded by two Echidna and a Fiend, so be prepared for a battle.

Mass Effect Andromeda Elaaden Memory Trigger 2
Elaaden Memory Trigger 2

Memory Trigger 3 – Languish: New Tuchanka

The final Memory Trigger in Mass Effect Andromeda is on a small mesa that’s close to the New Tuchanka krogan colony. Use the Nomad’s 6WD ability to climb to the top.

Mass Effect Andromeda Elaaden Memory Trigger 3
Elaaden Memory Trigger 3

1 COMMENT

  1. I have to wonder… why don’t any of these memory trigger guides actually have map points shown?

    My game isn’t even showing the quest markers for these memories.

    Saying ‘between two trees’ in an area that could literally be anywhere is beyond useless. The map doesn’t show the names of the locale; so basically you have to drive around aimlessly until you happen to find it.

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