X57: Avoid the Blasting Caps is an Assignment in Mass Effect. X57: Avoid the Blasting Caps is about the presence of underground explosives surrounding one of the torches. Assignments are secondary quests in Mass Effect, 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.
Now from the fusion torch, head north and the second one will be visible from your position. You will also see a ring of lights surrounding the nearby area. When you get near to this, you will hear a message stating that these are blasting caps. There are also three turrets in the area. Try to take them one at a time, being careful not to enter the danger zone established by the blasting caps. Once the three turrets are destroyed, park the Mako and continue on foot. DON'T ENTER THE DANGER ZONE USING THE MAKO. IT RESULTS ON INSTANT DEATH IF THE BLASTING CAPS ARE STILL ACTIVE.
You still need to thread a path between each blasting cap, even though you are going on foot. A progress bar display will appear in the bottom left of your HUD, to indicate you how far away is the nearest explosive device. You will also hear a noise when you are getting close. Thread slowly and carefully to avoid being blown out to pieces, and keep in mind the available cover in the zone, because when you get to a certain distance of the fusion torch, a 4 Batarian group will be willing to pick up a fight with you.
You can use Throw on the Batarians to send them into the blasting caps, but is harder than it sounds. So if you are having trouble pulling it off, stick to the classic, cover mechanic and take them out slowly.
Once the Batarians are knocked out, you can shut off the blasting caps from a console outside the front door. Or you can use biotics powers to destabilize the Batarians, and head to the console to deactivate the blasting caps, to give you more room to face the aliens.
Unlocking X57: Avoid the Blasting Caps
- You obtain X57: Avoid the Blasting Caps, you need to talk to Simon Atwell at the first fusion torch during the main Assignment X57: Bring Down the Sky.
Enemies found on X57: Avoid the Blasting Caps
X57: Avoid the Blasting Caps Rewards
- Experience Points.
X57: Avoid the Blasting Caps Notes & Tips
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