Mass Effect: Andromeda – Achievements / Trophies Guide | 100% Completion

On PC, PS4 & Xbox One: Tackle all the challenging achievements / trophies available to unlock in Mass Effect: Andromeda with these tips and tricks.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a big game. Instead of discrete interior locations, you’ll explore vast open worlds, often on an all-terrain vehicle. That level of freedom expands beyond the environment, as the playable character Ryder is more customizable than ever. That’s can be kind of a double-edged sword — too much choice, and it makes it even harder to 100% the many achievements and trophies available on console for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

That is, if you’re interested in 100%. We’re going to attempt to explain every optional challenge in Bioware‘s fourth Mass Effect entry, detailing what you’ll need to do and tips to earn each of these unlockables.

Like any good action RPG, your personal experience isn’t going to be exactly the same as everyone else’s, which means you might be missing the skills required to earn certain trophies / achievements. Thankfully, this game doesn’t (necessarily) require multiple playthroughs, you can always respec at the Tempest medbay.


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Achievements / Trophies Guide | 100% Completion

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Long-Distance Jump
Travel at least 30m in a single jump. (Single-Player)

You can kind of cheat at this one — you don’t need to land safely to successfully earn this achievement / trophy. Use one of the high cliffs on Eos around the initial landing zone, then sprint toward a ledge. Jump just as you hit the ledge, then dash mid-jump to get the distance you need.

Even if you crash-land and restart from a checkpoint, you’ll still earn this challenge.

Pyrotechnics Expert
Light three enemies on fire with one continuous Flamethrower attack. (Single-Player)

  • Skill Required: Flamethrower (Tech Tree)

This can be unlocked early in the game. On Chapter 1: Planetfall, you’ll encounter several dropships that deposit enemies in close proximity to each other. All you have to do to unlock this achievement / trophy is fire off your flamethrower and hit three enemies. The flamethrower can last a short while, so make sure to hit three opponents before your fuel runs dry.

It’s best to attempt this on Normal, against enemies about your level or higher. When you see a dropship, boost toward it and wait for the soldiers to drop. That’s the easiest way, just make sure you’re fighting enemies tough enough to survive the flamethrower attack. All three enemies need to be burning at the same time.

Rough Landing
Detonate a trip mine with a thrown enemy. (Single-Player)

  • Skills Required: Trip Mine (Combat Tree)
    • Pull (Biotics Tree)
    • Throw (Biotics Tree)

This can be a pretty tricky achievement / trophy to earn. While the “Pull” skill isn’t strictly required, it will help in almost any encounter. You won’t earn anything if an enemy steps on the mine, it will only work if an enemy is thrown into a mine you’ve already placed. Pull helps a lot when realigning your target — with pull, you can “grab” your enemy and properly set them up for an easy thrown into a mine.

To set everything up, place a mine somewhere outside the general combat area. Someplace where enemies won’t accidentally step on it. Kill everyone but the last opponent, then pull them. Align your target with the mine, then throw.

Icebreaker
Shatter a frozen enemy with a jump melee attack. (Single-Player)

  • Skill Required: Cryo Beam (Tech Tree)

Another tech tree challenge. To shatter an enemy, freeze them with the Cryo Beam — stop shooting after the enemy falls to the ground, completely frozen in ice. They won’t be able to move. Next, perform a jump melee attack [ Jump: Cross/A -> Melee: Triangle / Y] to shatter the opponent to pieces.

This can be done anywhere in the game. If you’re having trouble, save the Cryo Beam for the final enemy in an encounter.

Vanguard Surprise
While cloaked, hit an enemy with a Charge attack. (Single-Player)

  • Skill Required: Tactical Cloak (Tech Tree)
    • Charge (Biotics Tree)

You’ll need either 18 skill points, or 9 depending on your starting class. Whatever you choose, you’ll need to unlock both of these skills to earn this (pretty simple) achievement / trophy. All you have to do is activate the Tactical Cloak, which turns Ryder invisible, making it very easy to sneak up behind an opponent and unleash the Charge attack skill.

The Tactical Cloak is unlocked automatically if you select the Operative Class during character creation. Similarly, the Biotics Charge ability is unlocked if you select the Scrapper Class from the start.


More tips and tricks coming soon!

Fireworks
Perform 100 power combos.

Terminator
Kill 2000 enemies.

Death from Above
Kill 100 enemies while hovering. (Single-Player)

Close Combat Specialist
Kill 100 enemies with melee attacks.

With Our Powers Combined
Detonate 10 targets that were primed by a teammate. (Single-Player)

Pinpoint Shot
Hit 250 enemy weak points while using a scope. (Single-Player)

Medic!
Perform 25 revivals on teammates.

Mastermind
Using constructs, kill 100 enemies.

Fastball
Hit an enemy with a thrown enemy 25 times. (Single-Player)

Friendly Fire
Direct your Remnant VI to attack each type of Remnant enemy. (Single-Player)

Trapshooter
Hit 25 floating enemies with Concussive Shot, Lance, or Incinerate. (Single-Player)

Sucker Punch
Use a melee attack to hit 25 floating enemies. (Single-Player)

Matchmaker
Complete romances with three different characters across all playthroughs.

Hang Time
Keep the Nomad airborne for 35 seconds.

Unwavering
Complete an “Insanity” single-player game, or 5 “Gold” multiplayer extractions from any firebase.

Veteran
Successfully complete a combined 25 strike team missions or APEX multiplayer mode extractions.

APEX
Complete the multiplayer mode tutorial mission.

Explorer
Complete a combined five strike team missions or APEX extractions in multiplayer mode.

Mission Accomplished
Activate Meridian.

Activation
Activate the Remnant city.

Family Connections
Reboot the Pathfinder.

Liberation
Free the salarian ark.

Foothold
Establish an outpost.

Exaltation
Destroy the exaltation facility or save the angaran prisoners.

First Steps
Meet the angara on Aya.

Alliance
Ally with an outlaw faction.

Pathfinder
Become the new Pathfinder.

Initiated
Gain access to the Tempest.

World-Shaper
Activate the first Remnant vault.

Buccaneer
Recover the krogan colony ship.

Building Bridges
Stop the Roekaar leader.

United
Unite the outposts against a common threat.

Helping Hand
Help Vetra’s sister.

Signal Tracking
Find the source of the strange signal Peebee discovers.

Role Model
Rescue the asari ark.

Full Roster
In single-player mode, recruit all six squadmates.

First Contact
Land on an alien planet.

Peak Condition
Reach Level 40 in single-player mode or Level 20 in multiplayer mode.

Kitted Out
Kill a foe with a Rank 5 weapon in a single-player game or equip a Rank 10 weapon in multiplayer.

High Performance
Unlock Rank 6 for each single-player profile type, or obtain a Level 6 multiplayer bonus stat.

Full Power
Evolve one tech, one combat, and one biotic power to Rank 6. (Single-Player)

Almost There
Reach Level 25 in single player mode or Level 15 in multiplayer mode.

Teamwork
Create six strike teams or earn 25 assist medals in multiplayer mode.

Top Talent
Promote a strike team to Level 20.

Jack Of All Trades
Equip three different profile types.

All Clear
Increase all discovered planets to 100% viability.

Terraformer
Increase a discovered planet to 100% viability.

Craftsmanship
Craft armor or a gun with 3 augments.

Data Mining
Scan 100 different objects.

Cryptographer
Complete 20 Remnant puzzles in a single playthrough.