Amusing surveying responses
Go to the Local Cluster and survey Uranus Instead of the usual quotProbe Launchedquot response the voice will instead make Uranus jokes such as quotProbing Uranusquot or quotReally Commanderquot
Bonus 25 Experience
Once you beat the game on any difficulty all characters will gain an additional 25 experience bonus
UnlockableHow to unlockBonus 25 ExperienceBeat the game on any difficulty
Have a saved game file from the original Mass Effect on your hard drive, and use that profile in Mass Effect 2 to get the following bonuses:
100,000 credits: Mass Effectcharacter with the "Rich" achievement
30,000 credits: Level 50 Mass Effect character
2,000 experience points: Level 50 Mass Effect character
5,000 of each resource: Level 50 Mass Effect character
50,000 credits: Level 60 Mass Effect character
4,000 experience points: Level 60 Mass Effect character
10,000 of each resource: Level 60 Mass Effect character
Bonus Paragon or Renegade points
Look carefully during conversations for a prompt at the top left area of the screen Quickly press LT when the wings appears for extra Paragon points Quickly press RT when the star appears for extra Renegade points.
Bonus Skills for Shepard SPOILERS
After completing a characters loyalty mission you can unlock a new skill for use by the main character. To pick or change which skill you are using simply complete the quotAdvanced Trainingquot research upgrade on your ship On your first character you will need to train to use these skills but on every character made or imported after unlocking these skills you can pick them immediately upon creation.
Bonuses to All New Characters
All new characters including imported ones gain these bonuses after you have completed the game.
Bonuses to Imported Mass Effect Characters
Characters imported from Mass Effect gain these bonuses based on its level.
Comedic surveying responses
Go to the Local Cluster and proceed to survey Uranus Instead of the usual quotProbe Launchedquot the voice will instead make Uranus jokes such as "Probing Uranusquot or quotReally Commander".
Double Your Hacking Rewards
Occasionally after completing a hacking minigame for credits etc you can press A repeatedly as the window closes and cause the game to glitch out and let you hack a second time for another chunk of credits We039ve confirmed that this is rare but it does work so get in the habit of mashing.
Easy geth rifle
Play the game through the easyest difficulty the right before you talk to the ilusive man about horizen switch diffculty to hardcoreand then save after you beat horizen you will change the game disc to disc 2 after that go to the recrute tali mission and play through the mission on hardcore then right before you talk tali in the room shes in you will find a dead geth hunter right by the geth hunter you will find the geth rifle you always wanted NOTE this glitch is great for beating the game on insanity diffeculty.
To find some easy mining planets go to the Micah system in the Vallhallan Threshold and look for the three planets hidden in the asteroids They are all quotRichquot planets with a lot of materials on them to help with your upgrades
When scanning a planet do not hold the LT Instead tap LT rapidly until you see a blip on the scanner Then go back over the area holding LT to find the best location to send the probe
Geth Pulse Rifle
Note The Geth Pulse Rifle can only be found on Hardcore or Insanity difficulty During the recruitment mission for Tali look for the rifle in the same room you find Tali It will be sitting on the ground next to a destroyed geth
Have Dominate ability and keep Samara alive
Dominate is a very useful Biotic ability that allows you to control organic enemies and turn them into allies similar to the Hack ability that controls synthetics In order to get this ability as a Loyalty mission bonus to use for your character you must help Morinth kill Samara during the latters loyalty mission However if you wish to keep Samara on your team but still have Morinths Dominate ability use the following trickPlay Samaras loyalty mission up to the point where Samara confronts Moritnth Save the game immediately before the confrontation When it is time to choose who you will eliminate choose the option that lets Morinth get the upperhand on Samara and kill her Create a separate saved game file Go to the ship and talk to Morinth Load the previous saved game then have Samara kill Morinth You now get to keep Samara as a squad mate and have Morinths Dominate ability when you choose a bonus loyalty power to add to your character in the prototype upgrade screen
Infinite Squad Points
To get the Infinite Squad Points you will need at least 4 available points and a power ready to be evolved to its 4th form Go to the Squad Menu and instead of pressing A to evolve a power press X A This evolves the power while undoing points transfer at the same time leaving you with having both results Now repeat NOTE to get maximized results make sure you have 10 available points so you can repeat the whole thing over and over again in one single session without leveling up your character. This allows you to upgrade all skills.
Infinite squad pts
Get to level 5 so you have 10 squad points Then fill up any skill up to the 3rd box then instead of hitting A to get the last skill hit XA at the same time This fills up the bar while also refunding your 10 points. So basically you can have ALL abilities on yourself and your squad mates at level 5.
Infinite YMIR Mechs
Unconfirmed When you reach the point in the Freedom039s Progress mission where you are told to place your teammates around the giant blast door you can trick the game into spawning extra YMIR Mechs Ed But why would you want to First position your team accordingly and watch the cutscene You039ll now be confronted by a Giant YMIR Mech Instead of killing it turn around and head BACK through the blast door This will glitch the game back before the cutscene Place your team around the blast door again and the cutscene will play This will spawn an extra YMIR Mech Repeat as many times as you wish but more than three YMIR Mechs will most likely kill you.
Max Out Skill Points
To do this you039ll need to have the Dominate skill the Retrain Powers and Advanced Training upgrades and tons of Element Zero You can get the Dominate Skill by recruiting Morinth Samara039s daughter which means you have to sacrifice Samara in her own loyalty mission A list of planets with Element Zero can be found below First purchase Advanced Training and choose Dominate This will land you a bonus skill point which you can use by instituting the Retrain Powers upgrade Repeat this process for additional skill points one at a time.
Another technique by drenthez This cheat works best when you have at least 10 available points Simultaneously press X and A when choosing the fourth rank of an ability This bumps up an ability to the next rank fourth but keeps any points spent to get there For example if you decide to do this when a rank is at level three then it would cost 4 points which you would then be given back When you do this using all 10 points on an ability you get all of them back Free Skill Points.
And finally an addition by Dale Dearnley If you do not press the X and A at the same time you can quotBackquot out and quotUndo Talent Pointsquot Go to the quotRetrain Powersquot menu Retain and max out all powers using the above X and A cheat Then go to the quotAdvanced Trainingquot menu and buy a new power It seems that a character can only have seven total powers at one time but you can buy the same power more than once so that a new one over rides an old one Go back to the quotRetrain Powersquot menu and retrain all using the above X and A cheat again You will receive at least 50 extra Skill Points If you up your skills in the quotSquadquot menu you will NOT get the extra Skill Points This process can be repeated for more Skill Points.
No One Left Behind Achievement
For this achievement develop all the ship upgrades and keep every character loyal to Shepherd.
The crew can die and you039ll still get the achievement Just none of your teammates can die.
Only the Doc lived for me for the crew and I still got the achievement I don039t know why people are having problems This one is pretty easy to get if you remember to:
1. Remain a fully dedicated paragon or renegade.
2. Always have full team loyalty Just do all of their side missions.
3. Have fullallmaximum ship upgrades Take time out and do the mining.
4. Get all the prototype upgrades.
5. For the assault use this configuration I039ll list all people you can use and also who I used.
Tech SpecialistTaliLegionI used Tali since recruiting Legion is a Paragon action and I didn039t have him
LeadershipMirandaJacobGarrusI used Miranda both times to lead the second team
Biotic SpecialistSamara MorinthJackI used Jack
Crew EscortAny loyal characterI used Grunt
The team you bring with you to fight doesn039t matter as long as they039re loyal to you I used Mordin and Thane for my team the entire time And Mordin and Jacob for the boss because I miss selected Thane Got the achievement first try.
Notice after you press Y the planet information screen on the right will tell you if the scan of planet reveals if it is quotRichquot quotModeratequot or quotPoorquot Rich planets typically give about 10 good scan for ores Ore yields vary from 1500 to 3000 Moderate will give about 8 good scans but around 35 to 55 yield compared to rich planets Poor will give 5 scans with yields 5 to 25 compared to rich planets Note If there is an anomaly on the planet usually a rich planet and you land before you scan typically the Star Map on the Normandy will put you in a strange location away from the anomaly planet Go back and rescan to get your ores
Rapid fire M920 Cain
Fire the M920 Cain and keep Fire held while pressing Reload after each shot The shots will keep firing during the previous shots explosions
Romancing the Yeoman
If you chat it up with Yeoman Kelly Chambers often and choose to be kind to her you can instigate an quotunusualquot romantic encounter Youll eventually be able to invite her to dinner Additionally you cannot let Kelly die in the final mission choose a loyal escort for the crew in the final scene After you beat the game talk to Kelly and youll receive an email from her Go to your quarters and youll be able to invite her up using your console Shell appear and youll be able to watch the evenings awkward events unwind Shes no Yeoman Rand but shell do.
Slightly Faster Planet Scanning
Need to speed up scanning I found that putting the scanner all the way to the right or left and rotating the planet the same way speeds it up a lot.
The planet actually spins quite a bit faster that way Quite simply push both sticks in the same direction I start at the top of the planet and quotpeelquot it like an electric apple peeler It039s much faster than before.
Unlimited skill points
Recruit Morinth to get the Dominate skill and get a large amount of Element Zero Purchase the Advanced Training upgrade and choose Dominate This result in a bonus skill point which is then used by the Retrain Powers upgrade Repeat this process to get another skill point.
Unlocked Alternate Color Schemes and Loyalty Skills for Party Members
Complete the Loyalty missions each party member gives you to unlock their hidden Loyalty skills and alternate colors for their costumes.
Yeoman Kelly Chambers Romance
Talk with Yeoman Kelly Chambers often and select the kind responses Invite her to dinner when you get that option Do not let Kelly die during the final mission and select a loyal escort for the crew in the final scene After completing the game talk to Kelly You will get an email from her Go to your quarters and invite her up using your console.
Scan the indicated planets to find anomalies (side quests):
|Eagle Nebula||Strabo||Jarrahe Station|
|Hades Nexus||Sheol||Gei Hin|
|Omega Nebula||Ariniarkan||MSV Strontium Mule|
|Pylos Nebula||Nariph||MSV Broken Arrow|
|The Shrike Nebula||Xe Cha||Zada Ban|
Element Zero locations
Search the indicated planets to find Element Zero:
|Nebula||Cluster||Planet and amount|
|Calestone Rift||Balor||Caleston (moderate)|
|Crescent Nebula||Lusam||Tarith (rich)|
|Crescent Nebula||Zelene||Helyme (moderate)|
|Eagle Nebula||Amun||Anthur (rich)|
|Eagle Nebula||Amun||Sekhmet (moderate)|
|Eagle Nebula||Relic||Preying Mouth (rich)|
|Far Rim||Dholen||Gotha (moderate)|
|Hades Nexus||Hekate||Asteria (poor)|
|Hades Nexus||Hekate||Bothros (poor)|
|Hades Nexus||Pamyat||Dobrovolski (moderate)|
|Hades Nexus||Sheol||Gel Hinnom (moderate)|
|Hawking Eta||Schwarzschild||Etamis (rich)|
|Hourglass Nebula||Faryar||Daratar (rich)|
|Hourglass Nebula||Osun||Erinle (rich)|
|Hourglass Nebula||Ploitari||Thegan (moderate)|
|Krogan DMZ||Nith||Mantun (moderate)|
|Minos Wasteland||Caestus||Invictus (moderate)|
|Nubian Expanse||Kalabasha||Yamm (moderate)|
|Nubian Expanse||Batalla||Nearog (moderate)|
|Nubian Expanse||Batalla||Thunawanuro (rich)|
|Pylos Nebula||Dirada||Siano (moderate)|
|Pylos Nebula||Satent||Boro (rich)|
|Pylos Nebula||Raisaris (rich)|
|Rosetta Nebula||Alpha Draconis||2175 Aeia (moderate)|
|Rosetta Nebula||Enoch||Joab (rich)|
|Rosetta Nebula||Enoch||Laban (moderate)|
|Rosetta Nebula||Enoch||Mizraim (rich)|
|Shadow Sea||Iera||Prospect (poor)|
|Sigurd's Cradle||Decoris||Sanctum (moderate)|
|Sigurd's Cradle||Skepsis||Watson (rich)|
|The Phoenix Massing||Salahiel||Ekuna (moderate)|
|The Shrike Abyssal||Urla Rast||Talis Fia (moderate)|
|The Shrike Abyssal||Xe Cha||Tosal Nym (rich)|
|The Shrike Abyssal||Xe Cha||Zada Ban (rich)|
|Titan Nebula||Haskins||Capek (moderate)|
|Valhallan Threshold||Micah||Farlas (moderate)|
|Valhallan Threshold||Micah||Israfel (moderate)|
|Valhallan Threshold||Micah||Kakabel (moderate)|
|Valhallan Threshold||Paz||Garvug (rich)|