Category – Xbox Cheats
Prequel bonuses:Have a saved game file from the original Mass Effect on your hard drive, and use that profile in Mass Effect 2 to receive the following bonuses at the corresponding character levels:BONUS – CHARACTER LEVEL2,000 experience points – Level 50 Mass Effect character. 30,000 credits – Level 50 Mass Effect character. 5,000 of each resource – Level 50 Mass Effect character. 4,000 experience points – Level 60 Mass Effect character. 50,000 credits – Level 60 Mass Effect character. 10,000 of each resource – Level 60 Mass Effect character. Additionally, you will receive 100,000 credits when your Mass Effect character has unlocked the “Rich” achievement.New Game Bonuses:Complete the game, and start a new game with the cleared saved game file to start with the following bonuses:-Choose your Loyalty Bonus Skill from the start.-Retain Skill Points but can redistribute them.-Retain level and XP carry over; the max level is 30.- 25% experience bonus for all characters-Renegade/Paragon points are reset to neutral.-Retain weapons and armor, but not the upgrades.-200,000 Credits, and 50,000 of each resource. Quicker mining:To mine quicker, do not hold LT while scanning a planet. Instead, repeatedly tap LT until a blip appears on the scanner. Then, go back over the area while holding LT to find the best location to send the probe.Infinite Skill Points hint:The Dominate skill, the Retrain Powers and Advanced Training upgrades, and plenty of Element Zero are required. You can get the Dominate Skill by recruiting Morinth (Samara’s daughter), which means you must sacrifice Samara in her own loyalty mission. A list of planets with Element Zero can be found below. First, buy Advanced Training and choose Dominate. This will land you a bonus skill point, which you can use by instituting the Retrain Powers upgrade. Repeat as desired.Romancing Yeoman Kelly Cham:If you chat it up with Yeoman Kelly Chambers often and choose to be kind to her you can instigate an “unusual” romantic encounter. You’ll 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 you’ll receive an email from her. Go to your quarters and you’ll be able to invite her up using your console. She’ll appear and you’ll be able to watch the evening’s awkward events unwind. She’s no Yeoman Rand, but she’ll do.Unlockable Loyalty Mission Bonuses:Unlock the following bonuses by completing the corresponding party member’s Loyalty missions. You will also unlock their individuals skills for Shepard, alternate costumes, and increase the chance for surviving the suicide mission. Note: Complete the Advanced Training research upgrade for your ship to be able to select the skills:BONUS – LOYALTY MISSIONArmor Piercing Ammo – Archangel’s Loyalty mission. Biotic Barrier – Jacob’s Loyalty mission. Dominate – Kill Samara during her Loyalty mission and have Morinth replace her. Fortification – Grunt’s Loyalty mission. Geth Shield Boost – Legion’s Loyalty mission. Inferno Grenade – Zaeed’s Loyalty mission. Neural Shock – Mordin Solus’s Loyalty mission. Reave – Samara’s Loyalty mission. Shield Drain – Tali’s Loyalty Mission. Slam – Miranda’s Loyalty mission. Warp Ammo – Jack’s Loyalty mission. Planet scanning:-Notice after you press Y, the planet information screen on the right will tell you if the scan of planet reveals if it is “Rich”, “Moderate”, or “Poor”. Rich planets usually give about 10 good scan for ores. Ore yields vary from 1,500 to 3,000. 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, usually 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.-For slightly faster planet scanning, put the scanner all the way to the right or left and rotate the planet the same way. The planet will spin quite a bit faster that way; simply push both sticks in the same direction. Start at the top of the planet and “peel” it like an electric apple peeler.Easy Paragon and Renegade points:-To gain more Paragon points during conversations, press L2 when wings appear at the top left of the screen. To gain more Renegade points, press R2 when a star appears.-To easily gain Paragon and Renegade points, unlock training to be able to redistribute your skill points. Talent Mastery will add a specific percentage to your Paragon and Renegade points. Respec and distribute them into your Mastery repeatedly until your Paragon and Renegade are full.Easy mining planets:There are three “Rich” mining planets with lots of materials. Go to the Micah system in the Vallhallan Threshold, and look for the three planets in the asteroids. Move the pointer to the left or right of the planet you wish to scan.
Press Left Analog-stick and Right Analog-stick in the same direction to
double the spin speed of the planet and allow you to locate resources on
the grid line quickly.Unusual dialog with Legion:-Take Legion to the Citadel, then talk to Anderson and the customs officer.-Take Legion to the migrate fleet on Tali’s Loyalty mission. Security will force you to remove him unless you persuade them otherwise.-Take Legoin to recruit Tali. She will attempt to shoot him.Dr. Pepper bonuses:To unock the Dr. Pepper bonus items, go to http://www.drpepper.com/promotions/ea/signin/, and register for an account. You can register three different accounts to redeem three different codes and get each bonus item. Enter one of the following redemption codes, and select the “No Purchase” option:CBEEAAA41NWHCBEEAAAE4L9NCBEEAAAFQG9JCBEEAAAE98ZVChoose the “Redeem” button to get a login for an EA account. Log in with your EA account information that is linked to Mass Effect 2. Select Mass Effect 2 from the game list, and select the desired bonus item. Repeat the steps with a new drpepper.com account to get the other bonus items.Anomaly Locations:Scan the following planets to find anomalies:Caleston Rift, Solveig Cluster, Planet SinmaraCaleston Rift, Talava Cluster, Planet TaitusCrescent Nebula, Lusarn Cluster, Planet TarithCrescent Nebula, Zelene Cluster, Planet HelymeEagle Nebula, Amun Cluster, Planet NeithEagle Nebula, Strabo Cluster, Planet Jarrahe StationHades Nexus, Sheol Cluster, Planet Gei HinHourGlass Nebula, Faryar Cluster, Planet DaratarHourGlass Nebula, Ploitari Cluster, Planet ZanethuMinos Wasteland, Fortis Cluster, Planet AequitasOmega Nebula, Ariniarkan Cluster, Planet MSV Strontium MuleOmega Nebula, Fathar Cluster, Planet LorekPylos Nebula, Dirada Cluster, Planet CanalusPylos Nebula, Nariph Cluster, Planet MSV Broken ArrowRosetta Nebula, Enoch Cluster, Planet JoabThe Shrike Nebula, Xe Cha Cluster, Planet Zada BanSigurd’s Cradle, Decoris Cluster, Planet SanctumSigurd’s Cradle, Skepsis Cluster, Planet FranklinTitan Nebula, Haskins Cluster, Planet CapekElement Zero locations:Search the following planets to find Element Zero:Eagle Nebula, Relic Cluster, Planet Preying MouthEagle Nebula, Amun Cluster, Planet AnhurEagle Nebula, Amun Cluster, Planet SekhmetCrescent Nebula, Lusarn Cluster, Planet TarithCrescent Nebula, Zelene Cluster, Planet HelymeHourglass Nebula, Faryar Cluster, Planet DaratarHourglass Nebula, Osun Cluster, Planet ErinieHourglass Nebula, Ploitari Cluster, Planet TheganRosetta Nebula, Alpha Draconis Cluster, Planet 2175 AeiaRosetta Nebula, Enoch Cluster, Planet JoabRosetta Nebula, Enoch Cluster, Planet LabanRosetta Nebula, Enoch Cluster, Planet MizraimTitan Nebula, Haskins Cluster, Planet CapekValhallan Threshhold, Micah Cluster, Planet FarlasValhallan Threshhold, Micah Cluster, Planet IsrafilValhallan Threshhold, Micah Cluster, Planet KakabelThe Shrike Abyssal, Urla Rast Cluster, Planet Talis FiaThe Shrike Abyssal, Xe Cha Cluster, Planet Tosal NymThe Shrike Abyssal, Xe Cha Cluster, Planet Zada BanSigurd’s Cradle, Decoris Cluster, Planet SanctumSigurd’s Cradle, Skepsis Cluster, Planet WatsonOmega Nebula, Batalla Cluster, Planet NearogThe Phoenix Massing, Salahiel Cluster, Planet EkunaKrogan DMZ, Nith Cluster, Planet MantunMinos Wasteland, Caestus Cluster, Planet InvictusNubian Expanse, Kalabsha Cluster, Planet YammFar Rim, Dholen Cluster, Planet GothaHades Nexus, Sheol Cluster, Planet Gei HinnomHawking Eta, Schwarzschild Cluster, Planet EtamisCaleston Rift, Aysur Cluster, Planet ArvunaCaleston Rift, Balor Cluster, Planet CalestonArmor Pieces:The following armor pieces will become available for purchase throughout the game:HelmetsN7 Helmet – 5% healthN7 Breather Helmet – 5% healthKuwashii Visor – 10% headshot damage; at OmegaDeath Mask – 10% negotiation bonus; at TuchankaUmbra Visor – 5% power damage; requires linking Dr. Pepper bonus code to EA accountRecon Hood – 5% weapon damage; requires linking Dr. Pepper bonus code to EA accountSentry Interface – 5% shield strength; requires linking Dr. Pepper bonus code to EA accountShouldersN7 Shoulder Guards – 3% weapon damageAmplifier Plates – 5% power damage; at IlliumStrength Boost Pads – 25% melee damage; at OmegaAsymmetric Defense Layer – 5% health; at TuchankaChestN7 Chestplate – 5% power damageCapacitor Chestplate – -10% shields regeneration delay; at Citadel, Illium, or OmegaAegis Vest – 5% health; at CitadelShield Harness – 5% shields; at TuchankaArmsN7 Gauntlets – 3% healthHeavy Damping Gauntlets – 5% shields ; at TuchankaOff-Hand Ammo Pack – 10% spare ammo capacity; at CitadelStabilization Gauntlets – 5% weapon damage; at OmegaLegsN7 Greaves – 3% shield strengthStimulator Conduits – 10% storm speed; at OmegaLife Support Webbing – 10% health; at CitadelOrdinance Packs – 10% spare heavy weapon ammo; at OmegaArmor SetsBlood Dragon Armor – 15% power damage, 10% shield strength; requires Dragon Age – OriginsTerminus Assault Armor – 10% storm speed, 15% shields, 1 weapons reserve ammo; requires pre-order bonus codeInferno Armor – 10% negotiation bonus, 10% power damage, 10% storm speed by 10%; requires pre-order bonus codeCollector Armor – 10% regeneration, 10% storm speed, 20% health; requires Collector’s EditionRapid fire M-920 Cain:Fire the M-920 Cain and keep [Fire] held while pressing [Reload] after each shot to have the shots keep firing during the previous shots’ explosions.Unlimited Squad points:While evolving a skill to level 4, press A X to regain all spent squad points and keep the skill evolution. This works better if you level a skill from 0 to 4 (10 points) in one go.Have Dominate ability and keep Samara alive:Dominate is an excellent 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, help Morinth kill Samara during the latter’s loyalty mission. However, if you want to keep Samara on your team but still have Morinth’s Dominate ability, use the following trick. Play Samara’s loyalty mission up to the point where Samara confronts Moritnth. Save the game right before the confrontation. When it is time to select who you will eliminate, choose the option that lets Morinth get the upper-hand 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 Morinth’s Dominate ability when you choose a bonus loyalty power to add to your character in the prototype upgrade screen.Infinite YMIR Mechs glitch:During the Freedom’s Progress mission, when you are told to place your teammates around the giant blast door, you can trick the game into spawning extra YMIR Mechs. First, position your team accordingly and watch the cutscene. You’ll now face 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 desired, but more than three YMIR Mechs will most likely kill you.Cryo Bomb:Any Biotic that lifts your enemy off the ground and the Cryo Bomb tech are required. with the Biotic, lift your enemy off the ground and hit him with the Cryo Bomb while he is still under the Biotic’s effect. This will cause him to be stuck in a permanent falling state, where he is incapable of inflicting any damage. This is incredibly useful when attempting to prevent the deployment of Harbinger, because once he enters the glitched body he cannot move. By doing this, you can kill him at the end of a fight to prevent him from jumping to another body.Legion’s gaming history (The Lair Of The Shadow Broker):At the end of the game, examine the terminal that has all your teammates’ dossiers. Read Legion’s dossier to find out that he is a gamer. It will list the games that he has downloaded, his leaderboard scores, and other information about his gaming past.Recruiting Tali: Sunlight exposure:While recruiting Tali on Haestrom, direct sunlight will damage you and your squad’s shields and Biotic barriers. Since Grunt uses armor, he is not harmed by the sunlight.Rich planets hint:To find easy mining planets, go to the Micah system in the Vallhallan Threshold and find the three planets hidden in the asteroids. They are all “Rich” planets with a lot of materials that will help with upgrades.Geth Pulse Rifle:To get the Pulse Rifle, switch to Hardcore difficulty setting before landing on the planet. Complete Tali’Zora’s recruitment mission. The Geth Pulse Rifle will be in the room where you find Tali. Then, change the difficulty back to your original setting.Unlimited skill points:Recruit Morinth to get the Dominate skill and get a decent amount of Element Zero. Buy the Advanced Training upgrade and choose Dominate. This result in a bonus skill point, which is then used by the Retrain Powers upgrade. Repeat as desired to continue gaining skill points.Comedic Uranus surveying responses:Head to the Local Cluster and survey Uranus. Rather than the usual “Probe Launched”, the voice will instead make comical jokes such as “Really Commander?” and “Probing Uranus”.Funny Quarian names:When asking Zaal’Koris about his funny name/ship name the “Qwib Qwib” (on the Quarian fleet vessel), the real joke is when he mentions desiring a more respectable ship name like “Defrahnz” or “Iktomi.” These two names would have resulted in the following Quarian names: Zaal’Koris vas Defrahnz (vas deferens) and Zaal’Koris vas Iktomi (vasectomy).”No One Left Behind” achievement hint:If you completed the game but someone died after the landing on the Collector Ship, select someone else. On the final part where you select for the last time, do not take someone without loyalty (e.g. you lose it after you have completed their loyalty mission) as they will not survive. Instead, leave them with loyal company. For example, if you lose Tali’s loyalty and take her through the final part of the mission and she dies, reload the game and leave her with everyone else. You can then get the achievement.Gamestop easter egg:The Citadel’s game shop is a reference to a GameStop store.Funny dialogue:Walk around the ship in between missions to hear some funny quotes:-Stand near Jeff “Joker” Moreau (the pilot) without interacting with him. You will hear him say things such as the following:”Why is it always claws and guns? Can’t we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, I know. But hey, bunnies.””Two years and everything hits the crapper. That’ll teach you to die on me.””You know what I hate about deep space? Crap radio stations from two centuries back. My gosh, we were idiots.”-Stand next to the two engineers near the Mass Effect Core to hear the the following:Engineer Daniels: “Did you know we’re sharing our deck with a krogan?”Engineer Donnelly: “Well that’s just peachy.”Baldur’s Gate series easter egg:Space Hamster is available on Illium. Once you enter your cabin and select him, he comes out and does the same “Squeek” that Boo did, who was Minsc’s “Intergalactic Space Hamster” from Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate 2.Doubling your hacking rewards:
Sometimes after you completea 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.Achievements:ACHIEVEMENT – HOW TO UNLOCKMissing in Action (5 points) – Save your crew from an overwhelming attack.Very Elusive (10 points) – Return to active duty.The Convict (10 points) – Recruit the biotic Convict .The Krogan (10 points) – Recruit the krogan.The Archangel (10 points) – Recruit Archangel .The Professor (10 points) – Recruit the Professor .The Quarian (10 points) – Recruit the quarian.The Justicar (10 points) – Recruit the Justicar.The Assassin (10 points) – Recruit the Assassin .Friend or Foe (10 points) – Obtain geth technology.Colony Defense (25 points) – Defend a human colony from attack.The Prodigal (10 points) – Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Officer.Ghost of the Father (10 points) – Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Operative.Catharsis (10 points) – Gain the loyalty of the biotic Convict.Battlemaster (10 points) – Gain the loyalty of the krogan.Fade Away (10 points) – Gain the loyalty of Archangel.The Cure (10 points) – Gain the loyalty of the Professor.Treason (10 points) – Gain the loyalty of the quarian.Doppelganger (10 points) – Help the Justicar resolve her mission.Cat’s in the Cradle (10 points) – Gain the loyalty of the Assassin.A House Divided (10 points) – Hack a geth collective.Ghost Ship (25 points) – Beat the investigation of a derelict alien vessel.Suicide Mission (50 points) – Use the Omega 4 Relay.Mission Accomplished (125 points) – Save humanity throughout the galaxy from certain annihilation.Against All Odds (15 points) – Survive suicide mission.Insanity (75 points) – Beat the game on the “Insanity” difficulty level without changing the setting.No One Left Behind (75 points) – Keep your team alive through the suicide mission.Long Service Medal (75 points) – Beat Mass Effect 2 twice, or complete it once with a character imported from Mass Effect 1.Paramour (50 points) – Successfully pursue a relationship with a teammate.Head Hunter (10 points) – Perform 30 headshot kills with any weapon on humanoid targets.Brawler (10 points) – Shoot and kill 20 enemies while they’re knocked back by a punch.Big Game Hunter (10 points) – Thresher Maw defeated.Tactician (10 points) – Hit 20 different targets with multiple biotic powers to combine the effects.Master at Arms (15 points) – Kill enemies with 5 different heavy weapons during the game.Merciless (10 points) – Make 20 enemies scream as they fall or are set on fire.Overload Specialist (15 points) – Disrupt the shields of 25 enemies.Warp Specialist (15 points) – Warp the barriers of 25 enemies.Incineration Specialist (15 points) – Incinerate the armor of 25 enemies.Operative (15 points) – Beat a mission discovered by scanning an unexplored world.Agent (50 points) – Beat 5 missions discovered by scanning unexplored worlds.Prospector (5 points) – Retrieve mineral resources by scanning and probing a planet in the galaxy map.Explorer (10 points) – Visit 100% of the planets in an unexplored cluster.Power Gamer (10 points) – Reach Level 30 with one character.Scholar (15 points) – Unlock 15 new Mass Effect 2 codex entries.Technician (15 points) – Obtain 10 technology upgrades.Weapon Specialist (15 points) – Fully upgrade a weapon.Scientist (10 points) – Beat any research project in the Normandy’s laboratory.Fashionista (5 points) – Personalize your armor in your quarters on the Normandy.Power Full (15 points) – Evolve any power.Highly Trained (15 points) – View all advanced combat training videos at Shepard’s private terminal.”Cerberus Network” achievementsACHIEVEMENT – HOW TO UNLOCKRevenge! (15 points) – Gain the loyalty of the mercenary. “Zaeed” achievementsACHIEVEMENT – HOW TO UNLOCKRevenge! (15 points) – Gain the loyalty of the mercenary. “Kasumi” Stolen Memory achievements
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Broken, Blind and Bedlam (15 points) – Gain the loyalty of the Thief.
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Data Hound (10 points) – Collect 6 Cerberus data packets scattered
Digital Exorcist (15 points) – Successfully shut down the rogue VI in
Project Overlord.”The Lair Of The Shadow Broker” achievementsACHIEVEMENT – HOW TO UNLOCKDetail Orientated (40 points) – Use all information terminals in the Shadow Broker?s stronghold. Most Dangerous Game (35 points) – Defeat the Shadow Broker?s Assassin. Heart of Darkness (50 points) – Confront the Shadow Broker. The Hard Way (50 points) – Complete the Shadow Broker Mission pack on Hardcore or Insanity. Catching Up (25 points) – Reminisce with Liara on the Normandy “Arrival” achievementsACHIEVEMENT – HOW TO UNLOCKUltimate Sacrifice – Complete the Arrival DLC. Last Stand – Complete all 5 waves in the battle for Object Roh. Covert Action – Rescue Dr. Amanda Kenson without attracting hostile attention.