Note: All Gameplay is from the Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 2. (The PC version has a slightly different story and may have alternative endings, but all of the locations and items are the same across the two versions.)

If you enjoyed the first Mass Effect, you’re in for a treat with Mass Effect 2. The game shares the same universe as the first game, but is set in the much-anticipated sequel to the original. The game takes place 10 years after the events of Mass Effect, and sees players once again assume the role of Commander Shepard. The second Mass Effect features highly upgraded gameplay systems and over 700 new locations to explore.


(ME2) Mass Effect 2 includes a number of optional side missions or Assignments that you may perform, some of which will only open once certain criteria are met.

The following is a step-by-step approach to completing all of the N7 Assignments.

N7 QUESTIONS / ASSIGNMENTS (PART 1/4)

 

  • TIMESTAMPS
  • Abandoned Mine (0:00–10:42) Wrecked Merchant Freighter (10:42 – 20:01) Abandoned Research Station (20:01–28:38) 28:38 – : Weird Weather Observed

Assignments:

Planet: Abandoned Mine 

  • QUEST GIVER: Look about the planet Aequitas for clues.
  • Galaxy – Minos Wasteland – Fortis – Aequitas LOCATION:
  • PREREQUISITE: Baria Frontier’s Store Star Chart. Illium
  • INFO: In the Fortis System, Minos Wasteland, you will notice an oddity.

Merchant Freighter Wrecked: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Search the planet Neith for clues.
  • LOCATION: Galaxy – Eagle Planet Amun – Neith – Nebula
  • Complete Freedom’s Progress is a pre-requisite.
  • INFO: On the Amun System, you will see an anomaly called the Eagle Nebula.

Research Station That Has Been Abandoned:

  • EDI IS THE QUEST GIVER.
  • Jarrahe Station is located in Jarrahe, Western Australia.
  • Wrecked Merchant Freighter is a PREREQUISITE.
  • INFO: Strabo is a planet in the Galaxy’s Eagle Nebula.

Unusual Weather Has Been Observed: 

  • QUEST GIVER: I’m scouring the planet Canalus for clues.
  • LOCATION: Galaxy – Pylos Nebula – Dirada – Canalus; Planet: Galaxy – Pylos Nebula – Dirada – Canalus; Planet: Galaxy – Pylos Nebula
  • PREREQUISITE: Baria Frontier’s Store Star Chart. Illium
  • INFO: A climate-change gadget is being guarded by the Geth.

N7 QUESTIONS / ASSIGNMENTS (PART 2/4)

 

  • TIMESTAMPS:
  • Blood Pack Base (0:00–7:14) Relay of communications from 7:14 to 17:02 Captured Mining Facility (17:02–24:46) Smuggling Depot (24:46–28:22)

Assignments:

Base of the Blood Pack: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Scan the first planet on Xe Cha or Blood Pack: Communications Relay QUEST GIVER: Scan the first planet on Xe Cha or Blood Pack: Communications Relay QUEST GIVER:
  • Xe Cha – Zada Ban – Galaxy – The Shrike Abyssal – Xe Cha – Zada Ban – Xe Cha – Zada Ban – Xe Cha – Zada Ban – Xe Cha
  • PREREQUISITE: Baria Frontier’s Store Star Chart. Illium
  • EDI will alert Shepard to a high-powered source inside the facility.

Communications Relay: Blood Pack: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Scan the planet Tarith.
  • LOCATION: Galaxy – Crescent Nebula – Lusarn – Tarith; Planet: Galaxy – Crescent Nebula – Lusarn – Tarith; Planet: Galaxy – Crescent Nebula –
  • COMPLETE THE EVENTS ON HORIZON AS A PREREQUISITE
  • INFO: The Blood Pack communication relay has been turned off.

Mining Facility Captured:

  • QUEST GIVER: Search the planet Helyme for clues.
  • Planet: Galaxy – Crescent Nebula – Zelene – Helyme LOCATION: Galaxy – Crescent Nebula – Zelene – Helyme LOCATION: Galaxy – Crescent Nebula –
  • COMPLETE THE EVENTS ON HORIZON AS A PREREQUISITE
  • INFO: Take a look around the mine.

Smuggling Station: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Aria or survey the planet Daratar
  • Planet: Galaxy – Hourglass Nebula – Faryar – Daratar LOCATION: Galaxy – Hourglass Nebula – Faryar – Daratar LOCATION: Galaxy – Hourglass Nebula
  • Complete Freedom’s Progress is a PREREQUISITE. Omega – The Patriach, Omega – Archangel: Datapad Recovered (If you would rather opt for the Aria way of activating the quest). Otherwise, just scan the planet Daratar.
  • INFO: Destroy the mechs before the containers are destroyed (there are 20 crates in total)

N7 QUESTIONS / ASSIGNMENTS (PART 3/4)

 

  • TIMESTAMPS:
  • 0:00–7:22: Launch of Javelin Missiles 7:22–15:14: Archeological Dig Site MSV Strontium Mule 15:14 – 32:03 : Blue Suns Base 32:03 –

Assignments:

Launch of Javelin Missiles:

  • EDI IS THE QUEST GIVER. or by using Sigurd’s Cradle to scan the Moon.
  • Planet: Galaxy – Sigurds Cradle – Skepsis System – Franklin LOCATION:
  • Blue Suns Base is required (Optional)
  • INFO: A countdown timer will start counting down. Missiles are on their way to the settlement.

Site of Archeological Excavation: 

  • QUEST GIVER: The Rosette Nebula is unlocked thanks to Jacob’s loyalty mission.
  • Galaxy – Rosette Nebula – Enoch System – Joab LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Rosette Nebula – Enoch System – Joab
  • Jacob: The Gift Of Greatness is a pre-requisite (Kelly Chambers will inform Sheppard that Jacob wants to talk)
  • INFO: The Blue Suns have invaded the Rosette Nebula.

MSV Strontium Mule (MSV Strontium Mule): 

  • Cerberus is the quest giver.
  • MSV – Galaxy – Omega Nebula – Arinlarkan – MSV – MSV – MSV – MSV – MSV – MSV – MSV – MSV – MSV
  • N7: Archeological Dig Site is a PREREQUISITE.
  • INFO: Blue Suns have seized the derelict spacecraft MSV Strontium Mule.

Base of the Blue Suns: 

  • Cerberus is the quest giver.
  • LOCATION: Galaxy – Sigurds Cradle – Decoris – Sanctum – Sanctum – Sanctum – Sanctum – Sanctum – Sanctum – Sanc
  • MSV Strontium Mule MUST BE COMPLETED AS A PREREQUISITE.
  • INFO: The Blue Suns are luring and capturing ships with fake distress calls.

N7 QUESTIONS / ASSIGNMENTS (PART 4/4)

 

TIMESTAMPS:

  • Endangered Research, 0:00–4:14
  • Hahne-Kedar Facility, 4:14–16:12
  • Imminent Ship Crash (16:12 – 22:43)
  • Lost Operative (22:43–28:23)
  • Mining The Canyon (28:23–33:47)
  • MSV Estevanico (33:47 – 43:36)
  • 43:36 – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Assignments:

Station for Endangered Research: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Solveig is now accessible. Scan The moon of Surtur
  • Planet: Galaxy – Caleston Rift – Solveig – Surtur – Sinmara LOCATION:
  • PREREQUISITE: Collector Ship (Mission) or Rosalie Lost: Project Firewalker (DLC)
  • INFO: High amounts of radiation are being emitted by the nearby Sun.

Facility Hahne-Kedar: 

  • QUEST GIVER: EDI
  • Planet: Galaxy – Titan Nebula – Haskins – Capek LOCATION: Galaxy – Titan Nebula – Haskins – Capek LOCATION: Galaxy – Titan Nebula –
  • N7: Abandoned Research Station is a PREREQUISITE.
  • INFO: A virus has been discovered on the planet Capek that has corrupted mechs.

Impending Shipwreck: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Scan the MSV Broken Arrow for clues.
  • MSV Broken Arrow – Planet: Galaxy – Pylos Nebula – Nariph
  • PREREQUISITE: Baria Frontier’s Store Star Chart. Illium
  • INFO: The MSV Broken Arrow is heading straight towards a neighboring planet.

Operative Disappeared: 

  • Cerberus is the quest giver.
  • LOCATION: Galaxy – Omega Nebula – Fathar – Lorek, Fathar – Lorek, Fathar – Lorek, Fathar – Lorek, Fathar – Lore
  • RECRUIT THE ARCHANGEL FOR YOUR TEAM AS A PREREQUISITE (Garrus)
  • INFO: On the planet Lorek, a missing member of Cerberus is thought to be kept captive in an Eclipse facility.

The Canyon’s Mining: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Search the planet Taitus for clues.
  • Planet: Galaxy – Caleston Rift – Talava – Taitus LOCATION:
  • PREREQUISITE: Collector Ship (Mission) or Rosalie Lost: Project Firewalker (DLC)
  • INFO: A broken mech has been abandoned on the planet, and the owner is now protesting.

MSV Estevanico (MSV Estevanico): 

  • QUEST GIVER: Search the planet Zanethu for clues.
  • Planet: Galaxy – Hourglass Nebula – Ploitari – Zanethu, Ploitari – Zanethu, Ploitari – Zanethu, Ploitari – Zanethu, Ploi
  • Complete Freedom’s Progress is a pre-requisite.
  • INFO: A freighter that had been missing for almost a year has finally been discovered.

Site of the Quarian Crash: 

  • GIVER OF QUESTS: Scan the planet Gei Hinnom.
  • Planet: Galaxy – Hades Nexus – Sheol – Gei Hinnom LOCATION:
  • Horizon, Star Chart – Baria Frontier’s Store is required. Volcano Station, Illium or Project Firewalker
  • INFO: On the planet Gei Hinnom, a distress signal has been discovered.

 

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