N7: Archeological Dig Site


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N7: MSV Strontium Mule


Experience Points
x500 Element Zero

N7: Archeological Dig Site is an Assignment in Mass Effect 2. N7: Archeological Dig Site is about investigating an archeological site that has been invaded by Blue Suns mercenaries.. Assignments are secondary quests in Mass Effect 2, that are not mandatory to progress the game's story, but provide context and flavor by meeting interesting NPCs of all kind of Races, granting additional experience, and letting the player visit extraordinary and unique planets.


N7: Archeological Dig Site Walkthrough

Getting Ready

You will be facing large amounts of Blue Suns Mercenaries, so bring squadmates that are good dealing with Shields, armor and organic targets. Keep in mind that there is not so much ammo available in this Assignment, so try to bring large clip Weapons,


At the beginning, you will see a Blue Suns Mercenary observing the shuttle landing. He then goes inside to warn the rest of his faction. Once you regain control, take cover in the rock formation, preferably on the right-hand side. Blue Suns Legionnaires and Blue Suns Troopers will exit the dig site to give you a warm welcome. Getting flanked should be your main worry here, so try to be aware of NOT getting flanked the whole fight.

After the initial waves have been defeated, head to the far left, you will find two crates containing Element Zero near some parked vehicles. Enter the door to access the dig site.

Take cover to face three Blue Suns Troopers. They will be reinforced by a larger group of Troopers coming from a nearby door, and a third, but smaller group of Troopers will enter from the door up the ramp located in the back. The third wave tends to be more careful in their approach and take cover accordingly, while the previous two don't mind that much about that.

When the fight is over, you can find two personal lockers, containing x750 Credits each and a med-kit. You can access a terminal containing a pair of messages that explain the presence of the Blue Suns at the archeological site. Head up the ramp and through the door. You will see a personal locker on the left, loot it to obtain x2250 Credits. Get ready for a fight before taking on the only other door available.

Once you head through the door, you will find two Blue Suns Troopers and a Blue Suns Commander will join them from the ramp on the right.  On the other side of the room, you will find more Blue Suns Troopers and Lieutenant Locke. When approaching them, it is best to circle around the ramp in the center of the room, in order to be less exposed to enemy fire. After the fight, you will find a PDA on one of the crates that explains their plans regarding the dig site and also adds x200 Element Zero units. 

Once you read the PDA,  you will trigger the next Assignment on the chain called N7: MSV Strontium Mule. If you don't read the PDA, you will unlock the Assignment regardless after completing the current one. Open up the last door to find a Prothean pyramid and a Prothean video log. Scanning it, triggers a vision similar to the one you experienced on Eden Prime in the previous game. However, this time Collectors are seen at the end of the vision. After this, the Assignment ends.


How to unlock N7: Archeological Dig Site


Enemies found on N7: Archeological Dig Site


N7: Archeological Dig Site Rewards

  • Experience Points
  • Credits


N7: Archeological Dig Site Notes & Tips

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All Assignments in Mass Effect 2
Arrival (Assignment)  ♦  Citadel: Crime in Progress  ♦  Citadel: Found Forged ID  ♦  Citadel: Krogan Sushi  ♦  Dossier: The Master Thief  ♦  Dossier: The Veteran  ♦  Illium: A Troublemaker  ♦  Illium: Blue Rose of Illium  ♦  Illium: Gianna Parasini  ♦  Illium: Indentured Service  ♦  Illium: Medical Scans  ♦  Illium: The Assassin: Salarian Family Data  ♦  Illium: The Justicar: Smuggling Evidence  ♦  Illium: The Justicar: Stolen Goods Found  ♦  Illium: The Prodigal: Lost Locket Found  ♦  N7: Abandoned Mine  ♦  N7: Abandoned Research Station  ♦  N7: Anomalous Weather Detected  ♦  N7: Blood Pack Base  ♦  N7: Blood Pack Communications Relay  ♦  N7: Blue Suns Base  ♦  N7: Captured Mining Facility  ♦  N7: Eclipse Smuggling Depot  ♦  N7: Endangered Research Station  ♦  N7: Hahne-Kedar Facility  ♦  N7: Imminent Ship Crash  ♦  N7: Javelin Missiles Launched  ♦  N7: Lost Operative  ♦  N7: Mining The Canyon  ♦  N7: MSV Estevanico  ♦  N7: MSV Strontium Mule  ♦  N7: Quarian Crash Site  ♦  N7: Wrecked Merchant Freighter  ♦  Normandy Crash Site (Assignment)  ♦  Normandy Crash Site (Assignments)  ♦  Normandy: FBA Couplings  ♦  Normandy: Serrice Ice Brandy  ♦  Normandy: Special Ingredients  ♦  Omega: Archangel: Datapad Recovered  ♦  Omega: Batarian Bartender  ♦  Omega: Packages for Ish  ♦  Omega: Struggling Quarian  ♦  Omega: The Patriarch  ♦  Omega: The Professor: Missing Assistant  ♦  Overlord (Assignment)  ♦  Overlord: Atlas Station  ♦  Overlord: Prometheus Station  ♦  Overlord: Vulcan Station  ♦  Project Firewalker: Geth Activity  ♦  Project Firewalker: Prothean Site  ♦  Project Firewalker: Rosalie Lost  ♦  Project Firewalker: Survey Sites Located  ♦  Project Firewalker: Volcano Station  ♦  Tuchanka: Combustion Manifold  ♦  Tuchanka: Killing Pyjaks  ♦  Tuchanka: Old Blood: Missing Scout

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