Mass Effect Andromeda Stage a Rescue Side Quest

Stage a Rescue is a side quest in Mass Effect Andromeda. It takes place on the frozen planet of Voeld, and requires you to rescue a bunch of angara prisoners from a kett encampment. There’s a nasty bug that can prevent you from talking to Niilj, which stops you from finishing the mission. In this guide, we’re going to show you how to complete Mass Effect Andromeda Stage a Rescue side quest.

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ME: Andromeda Stage a Rescue side mission

Secondary Ops: Stage a Rescue

You can start the quest by talking to Skoet in Hjara, east of the first landing point. He’ll tell you about the kett war party that captured his people and point you towards their camp. Follow the quest marker to your destination, and be ready for a fight. You’ll have to clear out the kett and free the angara prisoners.

There’s a lot of cover around, so dealing with the enemies shouldn’t be too much of a problem. The map markers will lead you to all the holding cells you need to unlock, so you can’t really miss any of the prisoners. Once you’re done, you’ll need to talk to Niilj.

Niilj stuck in scenery bug

Sadly, some people are experiencing a bug near the end, which prevents them from finishing the quest. If you see Niilj stuck in his cage after you’ve opened it, there’s a good chance you won’t be able to talk to him. He should leave the cage and go to another spot, but for some reason, he gets stuck in the scenery. He can’t move, and you can’t interact with him.

Luckily, there’s an easy fix. Simply load an earlier save and repeat the quest. If you don’t have one, you might be in trouble. Try to leave the planet and return. When the level reloads, Niilj should end up in the correct place.



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    Robert keachie

    Not a big – means there is something still alive.
    I had the same issue, did a lap around the facility in the nomad and found a wraith in the trench, killed it, and then conversation was forthcoming.

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