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Similar to the Codex in the first Mass Effect game, some entries in Mass Effect: Andromeda require specific conditions to be unlocked. In previous games Codex entries are updated by the next game, but in Mass Effect: Andromeda some entries are revised depending on unfolding developments. The following is a list of all Codex entries in Mass Effect: Andromeda, along with their requisites for unlocking or updating.


The Journey So Far Edit

Entry Requirement
Finding a Home
Battle on the Archon's Flagship Hunting the Archon - entry depends on accomplishing either of mutually exclusive objectives: Rescue the captive salarians or Rescue the captive krogan
The Jardaan Discovery The Journey to Meridian - entry depends on uncovering the reveal about angara being artificial creations
The Moshae's Rescue A Trail of Hope - entry depends on chosen decision during the mission objective Talk to Moshae Sjefa
Crisis on Habitat 7 Planetside - entry depends on
  • choice taken during the mission objective Protect Fisher
  • accomplishing or failing the objective Optional: Investigate the alien ruins
  • accomplishing or failing the objective Optional: Explore the cave
  • accomplishing or failing the objective Optional: Investigate the crashed alien ship
  • accomplishing or failing the objective Optional: Locate Greer
  • opinion about inheriting the Pathfinder role
The Traitor on Kadara Port
Eos: The First Outpost A Better Beginning - entry depends on
  • reactivating the Remnant vault
  • chosen outpost purpose during the mission objective Establish an outpost at an appropriate site
The Nexus Council Epilogue: Home and Away - entry depends on chosen ambassador in this mission
The Battle for Meridian Meridian: The Way Home - entry depends on
First Contact: The Angara
A Crew Like No Other
Nakmor Drack A Better Beginning
Cora Harper A Better Beginning
  • entry started after entering the Tempest
  • entry amended after formal introductions
Romantic Entanglements
Kallo Jath A Better Beginning
  • entry started after entering the Tempest's bridge
  • entry amended after formal introductions
  • entry appended after asking about Kallo and Gil's apparent feud
  • entry amended when Gil starts ignoring Kallo over comms, worsening the feud
Liam Kosta A Better Beginning - entry started after entering the Tempest
Lexi T'Perro A Better Beginning
  • entry started after entering the Tempest
  • entry amended after formal introductions
Peebee B'Sayle A Better Beginning
  • entry started after escaping the Eos vault
  • entry amended after formal introductions
Vetra Nyx A Better Beginning
  • entry started after entering the Tempest's bridge
  • entry amended after formal introductions
Gil Brodie *A Better Beginning - entry started after entering the Tempest's bridge
  • entry appended after getting an invite to a poker game
Suvi Anwar A Better Beginning
  • entry started after entering the Tempest's bridge
  • entry amended after formal introductions
  • entry amended after discussion on her religious beliefs and Ryder's own stance on this
Jaal Ama Darav A Trail of Hope
  • entry started after formal introductions
Agent of Change
A New Path
A Devil's Bargain Truth and Trespass - entry depends on chosen decision during mission objective Speak to the impostor in Kadara's caves
The First Generation The Little Things That Matter - entry depends on
  • completing the mission
  • chosen decision during mission objective Contact Addison on Tempest vidcon
A Punishment to Fit the Crime Nakmor Drack: A Future for our People - entry depends on chosen decision during mission objective Deal With Spender
The Primus Offer
  • Dissension in the Ranks - entry depends on chosen decision while talking to the Primus during the mission objective Investigate the building
  • Meridian: The Way Home - entry updates if the mission objective Primus: Enemy of my enemy is unlocked
Ryder
Ongoing Psychological Profile: Pathfinder Ryder Entry depends on
The Ties That Bind Entry depends on
  • attitude towards Alec Ryder's death
  • whether the sibling was visited during their coma
  • being honest or lying about Alec's demise to the sibling upon their reawakening
  • being honest or lying about whether humanity has a home when the sibling asks
  • completion of Ryder Family Secrets
Exploring Heleus
Power Play for Kadara Port High Noon - entry depends on who's controlling Kadara Port by the end of this mission
An Ancient Mind Uncovering the Past - entry depends on Ancient AI's fate by the end of this mission
The Krogan Exiles Search for the Stolen Remnant Drive Core - entry depends on who gets the Remnant drive core by the end of this mission
Fuelling Exploration entry depends on completion of From the Dust and The Remnant Tiller

The Andromeda Initiative Edit

Entry Requirement
Known Associates
Peebee A Better Beginning - available after formal introductions on the Tempest after her inclusion as a squad member
Kallo Jath A Better Beginning - available after formal introductions after completing the objective Go to the bridge
Vetra Nyx A Better Beginning - available after formal introductions after completing the objective Go to the bridge
Gil Brodie A Better Beginning - available after formal introductions after completing the objective Go to the bridge
Lexi T'Perro A Better Beginning - available after formal introductions after completing the objective Go to the bridge
Nakmor Drack A Better Beginning - available after formal introductions on the Tempest after his inclusion as a squad member
SAM
Scott Ryder

mutually exclusive with the Sara Ryder entry

Sara Ryder

mutually exclusive with the Scott Ryder entry

Alec Ryder
Cora Harper Prologue: Hyperion - available after cutscene on Hyperion's bridge
Jaal Ama Darav A Trail of Hope - available after formal introductions after completing the objective Return to the Tempest
Suvi Anwar A Better Beginning - available after formal introductions after completing the objective Go to the bridge
Liam Kosta Planetside - available at the beginning
Dr. Ellen Ryder
The Initiative
The Andromeda Initiative Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Andromeda Initiative: Golden Worlds Prologue: Hyperion - available after cutscene on Hyperion's bridge
Glossary of Terms Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Andromeda Initiative: Nexus Uprising Nexus Reunion - available after meeting with Nexus leaders
Andromeda Initiative: Jien Garson
Andromeda Initiative: Launch Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Andromeda Initiative: Militia and APEX
The Nexus
Nexus: Pathfinder HQ A Better Beginning - available after completing the objective Speak with Tann at the Nexus Pathfinder HQ
The Nexus Nexus Reunion - available after meeting with Nexus leaders
Nexus: Tiran Kandros
Nexus: Andromeda Initiative Director Tann Nexus Reunion - speak with Jarun Tann
Nexus: Hydroponics A Better Beginning - available after speaking with settlers on the Nexus' Docking Bay after completing the objective Establish an outpost at an appropriate site
Nexus: Cultural Exchange A Better Beginning - available after speaking with settlers on the Nexus' Docking Bay after completing the objective Establish an outpost at an appropriate site
Nexus: Leadership Nexus Reunion - available after meeting with Nexus leaders
Nexus: Heleus News Service Available after first conversation with Davis Qar
Nexus: Nakmor Kesh Nexus Reunion
Nexus: William Spender Nakmor Drack: Krogan Betrayal - available after completing the objective Find Spender on the Nexus
Nexus: Foster Addison Nexus Reunion - speak with Foster Addison
Pathfinders
Pathfinders: AI Partners A Better Beginning - available after completing the objective Speak with SAM on the Hyperion
Pathfinders: Salarian Pathfinder
Pathfinders: Asari Pathfinder
Pathfinders: Salarian Pathfinder
Pathfinders: Implants A Better Beginning - available after completing the objective Speak with SAM on the Hyperion
Role of a Pathfinder Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Pathfinders: Turian Pathfinder Turian Ark: Not Dead Yet - available after first conversation with Avitus Rix

Ark Species Edit

Entry Requirement
Asari
Asari: History Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Asari Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Asari: Culture and Society Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Asari: Biology Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Humans
Humans: Systems Alliance Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Humans: N7
Humans: Early Spaceflight A Better Beginning - take the Space-X rocket in the Pathfinder's Quarters
Krogan
Krogan: Overlord Nakmor Morda
Krogan: Culture and Society Nexus Reunion - available after meeting with Nexus leaders
Krogan: Biology Nexus Reunion - available after meeting with Nexus leaders
Krogan: History Nexus Reunion - available after meeting with Nexus leaders
Krogan Nexus Reunion - available after meeting with Nexus leaders
Salarians
Salarians: History Nexus Reunion - available after meeting with Nexus leaders
Salarians Nexus Reunion - available after meeting with Nexus leaders
Salarians: Culture Nexus Reunion - available after meeting with Nexus leaders
Salarians: Biology Nexus Reunion - available after meeting with Nexus leaders
Turians
Turians: Culture and Society Nexus Reunion - available after first meeting with Tiran Kandros
Turians Nexus Reunion - available after first meeting with Tiran Kandros
Turians: Biology Nexus Reunion - available after first meeting with Tiran Kandros
Turians: History Nexus Reunion - available after first meeting with Tiran Kandros

Andromeda Species Edit

Entry Requirement
Angara
Angaran Culture: Law and Politics
Angara: Evfra de Tershaav A Trail of Hope - available after completing the objective Enter the Angaran Resistance Headquarters
Angara: Culture Helping Havarl's Scientists - available after completing the objective Return to Kiiran Dals
Angaran Culture: Military Doctrine
Akksul
Angara: Spirituality
Angara: Lost Colony Worlds
Angara: Languages Helping Havarl's Scientists - available after completing the objective Return to Kiiran Dals
Angara: The Roekaar A Trail of Hope - available after completing the objective Return to the Tempest
Angara: Technology Helping Havarl's Scientists - available after completing the objective Return to Kiiran Dals
Angaran Culture: Economics
Angara: The Resistance A Trail of Hope - available after completing the objective Return to the Tempest
Angara
Angara: Biology
Angara: History Available after first conversation with Avela Kjar
Angara: Moshae Sjefa
Kett
Kett: Fiend
Kett: Ascendant
Kett: The Archon A Trail of Hope - available after completing the objective Enter the Angaran Resistance Headquarters
Unknown Species / Kett

initially described as "Unknown Species"

Kett: The Archon's Sword
Kett: Technology
Kett: Destined
Kett: Anointed A Better Beginning - available after first Anointed kill
Kett: Chosen A Better Beginning - available after first Chosen kill
Kett: Secret Intelligence
Kett: Wraith A Better Beginning - available after first Wraith kill
Kett: Behemoth
Kett: Biology
Kett: Primus
Kett: Culture
Kett: Exaltation
Flora and Fauna
Andromeda Wildlife: Overview A Better Beginning - available after completing the objective Escape the vault
Andromeda Wildlife: Manta Planetside - triggered when Pathfinder Ryder and Liam Kosta notice flying creatures overhead after traversing the section of the path riddled by lightning strikes
Outlaws
Outlaws: Agent
Outlaws: Adhi available after first Adhi kill (domesticated variant, not Wild Adhi)
Outlaws: The Collective
Outlaws: Berserker
Outlaws: Saboteur available after first Saboteur kill (Outlaw or Roekaar variants equally acceptable)
Outlaws: Sharpshooter available after first Sharpshooter kill (Outlaw or Roekaar variants equally acceptable)
Outlaws: Pariah
Outlaws: Hydra
Sloane Kelly
Reyes Vidal
Outlaws: Raider available after first Raider kill (Outlaw or Roekaar variants equally acceptable)
Outlaws: Anarchist
Outlaws: Outcasts
The Remnant
Remnant: Interfacing A Better Beginning - available after accomplishing the objective Defeat the hostile bots
Remnant Data Core
Poc
Remnant: Creators A Better Beginning - available after completing the objective Escape the vault
Remnant Breacher A Better Beginning - available after first Breacher kill
Remnant: Decryption A Better Beginning - available after accomplishing the objective Defeat the hostile bots
Remnant Destroyer
Remnant Architect
Remnant Nullifier available after first Nullifier kill
Remnant Assembler A Better Beginning - available after first Assembler kill
Unknown Technology / The Remnant

initially described as "Unknown Technology"

  • Planetside - available after encountering massive alien structures across a chasm
    • available after meeting with Alec Ryder if the above is skipped
  • Nexus Reunion - updated at the beginning of the mission
  • A Better Beginning - updated after accomplishing the objective Defeat the hostile bots
Remnant Observer A Better Beginning - available after first Observer kill
Remnant Abyssal

Planets And Locations Edit

Entry Requirement
Planets And Locations
Habitat 7 Planetside - available at the beginning
Elaaden
Havarl A Trail of Hope - available upon first landing on the world
Unknown Phenomenon / The Scourge

initially described as "Unknown Phenomenon"

Aya A Trail of Hope - available after completing the objective Follow Paaran Shie
The Andromeda Galaxy Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Meridian
Port Meridian
H-047c
Ryder-I
Eos A Better Beginning
  • available after completing the objective Land on Eos
  • updated after completing the objective Establish an outpost at an appropriate site
Black Hole: H-012 "Ketos" A Trail of Hope
  • available after completing the objective Go to the Onaon system
  • appended after completing the objective Return to the Tempest
Voeld
Khi Tasira
Kadara

Technology Edit

Entry Requirement
Exploration Tools
Scanner Prologue: Hyperion - reset the power relay
Field Repurposing Planetside - available on first encounter with a supply cache
Jump-Jets Planetside - available when Liam Kosta recommends using jump-jets to navigate
Technology: Consumable Resources Planetside - available on first obtained resource
Omni-Tools Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Research and Development
Technology: Materials A Better Beginning - available after unlocking Site 1: Promise's research center
Technology: Weapon and Armor Mods A Better Beginning - available on first insertion of a weapon or armor mod
Technology: Augmentations
Technology: Research Center A Better Beginning - available after unlocking Site 1: Promise's research center
Settling Heleus
Technology: Charting Andromeda Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Communications and QEC Nexus Reunion - available after meeting with Nexus leaders
Technology: Forward Stations A Better Beginning - available after completing the objective Call down a forward station
Technology: Mining A Better Beginning - avilable after the first scan of a mineral node
Technology: Terraforming A Better Beginning - available after completing the objective Escape the vault
Cryogenic Stasis Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Tech and Biotics
Technology: Element Zero (Eezo) Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Technology: FTL Drive Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Technology: Mass Effect Fields Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
Technology: Artificial Intelligence A Better Beginning - available after completing the objective Speak with SAM on the Hyperion
Technology: Biotics Planetside - available after Cora Harper's biotic rescue of Dr. Harry Carlyle and Hayes

Ships And Vehicles Edit

Entry Requirement
Ships And Vehicles
Ark Paarchero Nexus Reunion - speak with Jarun Tann about the arks
ND1 Nomad A Better Beginning - available after completing the objective Scan containers to find a vehicle
The Tempest A Better Beginning - available after completing the objective Go to your ship
Remnant: Starships
The Verakan
Ark Leusinia Nexus Reunion - speak with Jarun Tann about the arks
Tempest: ODSY Drive A Better Beginning - available after scanning the Tempest's drive core
Tempest: Technology A Better Beginning - available after speaking with Kallo Jath after completing the objective Go to the bridge
Tempest: Research Capabilities A Better Beginning - available after completing the objective Go to your ship
Tempest: Stealth System A Better Beginning - available after completing the objective Go to the bridge
Ark Natanus Nexus Reunion - speak with Jarun Tann about the arks
Kett Starships A Trail of Hope - available after completing the objective Go to the Onaon system
Tempest: Laboratories A Better Beginning - available on first visit to the tech lab
Ark Hyperion Prologue: Hyperion - available at the beginning
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