Remnant Cores are a special item that is hidden throughout the various worlds in Mass Effect: Andromeda. While they are required to complete a few tasks throughout the game, their main use is as a crafting item that is required to make an end-game suit of armor called the Heleus Defender set. In this article we’ll teach you some of the best ways to find Remnant Cores in Mass Effect: Andromeda so that you can complete your armor set and show it off to the world.

Unfortunately, there’s no guaranteed way to get a Remnant Core, and you’ll need to search around for these special items if you want to grab them. That being said, though, we’ve listed a few easy ways you can increase your chances of finding this item in the article below.

Kill Architects and Loot their Remains

One of the best sure fire ways to get your hands on a Remnant Core is to locate and kill the four Architects spread throughout the Heleus Cluster. These massive enemies are challenging to take down, and they’re quite hard to locate, but you can find out more about them with our complete guide on how to find all of the Architects. We also have a guide that will help you learn how to kill an Architect, in case you find yourself struggling to take it down.

These items aren’t a guaranteed spawn from Architects, though. Which means you may go through all that trouble and not acquire what you’re looking for. It’s definitely a risk worth taking, as the Architects offer some great incentives and loot if you take them all down.

Search Hidden Caches

Hidden caches are another great way to obtain Remnant Cores, as you’ll usually find around three or more of them in each Hidden Cache that you locate on the surface of Uncharted Worlds. These caches are hard to find, though. Don’t worry too much, as you can unlock a Cryo Pod Reconnaissance perk on the Tempest that will allow you to reveal hidden caches, making finding them a lot easier.

Once you have the perk unlocked, you can easily go around to various planets and explore them for hidden caches, allowing you to stock up on all the Remnant Cores that you need to complete your quest, armor, or whatever.

Now that you know how to get Remnant Cores, be sure to take a look at our guide to the best armor sets in the game. You can also return to our Mass Effect: Andromeda game hub, where we offer even more helpful guides like how to get the best shotgun, and more.