Assignments are the side missions of Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. There is a large variety of assignments to complete; this page is a list of them. Click on a specific assignment in the list to read its detailed walkthrough. For a list of missions broken up by cluster and system, see the Mass Effect System Guide.
- See also: Mass Effect Guide, Mass Effect 2 Guide, Missions, Storyline
Some assignments are listed more than once; this is intentional and is intended to make them simpler to find by listing them in all relevant contexts as they appear in the Journal.
For an alphabetical list of assignments, see Category:Assignments; for locations, see Category:Assignment Locations.
Mass Effect Edit
Please Note: The assignment names as given here are intended to match those in the game; sometimes the game itself is inconsistent, in which case all of the variations are listed here (e.g.Asari Diplomacy, Missing Person).
Character-Specific Assignments Edit
Shepard's Background Edit
These quests relate to Shepard's pre-service history.
Squad Member Assignments Edit
These assignments relate to the histories of your fellow crewmates.
Citadel Assignments Edit
These assignments are available during your first and all future visits to the Citadel.
Second Visit Edit
These assignments are available after completing one of the major missions (Noveria, Feros or rescuing Liara).
Detainee Visit Edit
These assignments are only available during your detention at the Citadel.
Charted Planet Assignments Edit
These assignments are specific to their relative planet.
Galaxy-Wide Assignments Edit
These assignments span the entirety of Citadel-controlled space. Assignments prefixed with the UNC indicator represent assignments that take place on uncharted planets.
Galaxy Collection Assignments Edit
These assignments involve traveling across Citadel space and finding numerous hidden collectibles.
Uncharted Space Assignments Edit
Morality-dependent Assignments Edit
Downloadable Content Edit
Bring Down the Sky Edit
Pinnacle Station Edit
Mass Effect 2 Edit
Downloadable content Edit
Project Firewalker Edit
Project Overlord Edit
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Hidden Multiplayer Character
Battlefield 3 Soldier - Have a Battlefield 3 Online Pass Linked on your EA account
- N7 Helmet - Return to Active Duty.
- Omniblade - Kill 25 Enemies with Melee Attacks.
Infinite Missile - Multiplayer Platinum Runs Made Easy
To get this glitch to work there are a few items needed and a preferred character (even though it can be done temporarily with all characters). N7 destroyer soldier (spec'd with devastator mode maxed along max ammo build) Main weapon m37 falcon or striker assault rifle or any rifle that shoots grenade rounds and equip any second hand weapon as well. This glitch only works with a full group of 4 players reliably any less and the glitch tends to stop working from time to time, this glitch can also only be done by the second and third people to join the party. Now at the start of the match you need to switch to your missiles and fire off all but the last shot, then shoot off the last round and hold down the trigger until you hear the missile launcher clicking, while its making the clicking noises switch to your primary weapon while still holding the trigger down if the glitch worked you will now have infinite missiles, its best use devastator mode to reload as well you only have to turn the ability on and off to reload.
Items (By Rarity)
Ultra Rare Items (Black/N7)
- Black Widow
- M-358 Talon
- M-99 Saber
- M-77 Paladin
- M-11 Wraith
Rare Items (Gold)
- Consumable Item Capacity Increases
- Respec Card
- M-25 Hornet
- M-6 Carnifex
- Geth Pulse Rifle
- Geth Pulse Shotgun
- M-300 Claymore
- M-98 Widow
- Arc Pistol
- Graal Spike Thrower
- M-37 Falcon
- M-76 Revenant
- Collector Assault Rifle* (code required)
- Asari Adept - Krogan Soldier
- Krogan Sentinel
- Quarian Engineer
- Salarian Infiltrator
- Drell Vanguard
Uncommon Items (Silver)
- M-5 Phalanx
- M-22 Eviscerator
- M-9 Tempest
- M-12 Locust
- M-13 Raptor
- M-27 Scimitar
- M-97 Viper
- M-29 Incisor
- M-96 Mattock
- M-15 Vindicator
- SMG Ultralight Materials
- Pistol Piercing Mod
- Assault Rifle Stability Damper
- Sniper Rifle Extended Barrel
- Sniper Rifle Enhanced Scope
- Shotgun Shredder Mod
- Turian Soldier
- Salarian Engineer
- Turian Sentinel
- Quarian Infiltrator
- Asari Vanguard
- Drell Adept
- M-3 Predator
- M-23 Katana
- M-4 Shuriken
- M-92 Mantis
- M-8 Avenger
- SMG Scope
- Pistol Scope
- Pistol High-Caliber Barrel
- Assault Rifle Percision Scope
- Assault Rifle Magazine Upgrade
- Sniper Rifle Spare Thermal Clip
- Shotgun Smart Choke
- Shotgun High Caliber Barrel
- Shotgun Blade Attachment
- Human Characters
Consumable Common Items (Blue)
- Cobra Missile Launcher (more in Veteran/Spectre packs)
- Thermal Clip Pack (more in Veteran/Spectre packs)
- Ops Survival Pack (more in Veteran/Spectre packs)
- Medi-Gel (more in Veteran/Spectre packs)
- Ammo Bonus Items (Level 1 in Recruit/Level 2 in Veteran/Level 3 in Spectre)
- Weapon Bonus Items (Level 1 in Recruit/Level 2 in Veteran/Level 3 in Spectre)
- Armor Bonus Items (Level 1 in Recruit/Level 2 in Veteran/Level 3 in Spectre)
Complete each achievement to get the allotted gamerscore.
A Personal Touch (10) - Modify a weapon.
Almost There (15) - Reach level 15 in multiplayer or level 50 in single-player.
Always Prepared (10) - Obtain two non-customizable suits of armor.
Arbiter (25) - Win a political stand-off.
Battle Scarred (25) - Promote a multiplayer character to the Galaxy at War or import an ME3 character.
Bringer of War (10) - Chase down an assassin.
Bruiser (10) - Kill 100 enemies with melee attacks.
Combined Arms (25) - Perform any combination of 50 biotic combos or tech bursts.
Defender (25) - Attain the highest level of readiness in each theater of war.
Driven (5) - Return to active duty.
Enlisted (5) - Start a character in multiplayer or customize a character in single-player.
Executioner (25) - Defeat an old adversary.
Explorer (15) - Complete three multiplayer matches or five N7 missions.
Eye of the Hurricane (10) - Kill a brute while it's charging you.
Fact Finder (15) - Discover an enemy's monstrous origin.
Focused (25) - Evolve any of your powers to rank 6.
Giant Killer (10) - Defeat a harvester.
Gunsmith (25) - Upgrade any weapon to level 10.
Hard Target (15) - Call down an orbital strike.
Hijacker (10) - Hijack an Atlas mech.
Insanity (75) - Finish the game on Insanity without changing difficulty after leaving Earth.
Last Witness (25) - Extract ancient technology.
Legend (50) - Mission accomplished.
Liberator (15) - Stop a Cerberus kidnapping.
Long Service Medal (50) - Complete Mass Effect 3 twice, or once with a Mass Effect 2 import.
Lost and Found (25) - Dispatch 10 probes to retrieve people or resources in Reaper territory.
Mail Slot (10) - Kill 10 guardians with headshots from the front while their shields are raised.
Master and Commander (50) - Deliver most of the Galaxy at War assets to the final conflict.
Mobilizer (15) - Bring a veteran officer aboard.
Overload Specialist (15) - Overload the shields of 100 enemies.
Paramour (25) - Establish or rekindle a romantic relationship.
Party Crasher (15) - Sabotage a dreadnought.
Pathfinder (15) - Explore a lost city.
Patriot (25) - Make the final assault.
Peak Condition (25) - Reach level 20 in multiplayer or level 60 in single-player.
Problem Solver (15) - Evacuate a scientific facility.
Pyromaniac (15) - Set 100 enemies on fire with powers.
Recruit (10) - Kill 250 enemies.
Saboteur (15) - Disable a group of fighter squadrons.
Shopaholic (10) - Visit a store in the single-player campaign.
Sky High (15) - Lift 100 enemies off the ground with powers.
Soldier (15) - Kill 1,000 enemies.
Tour of Duty (20) - Finish all multiplayer maps or all N7 missions in single-player.
Tourist (5) - Complete one multiplayer match or two N7 missions.
Tunnel Rat (15) - Survive the swarm.
Untouchable (10) - Escape a Reaper in the galaxy map.
Unwavering (50) - Finish all multiplayer maps on Gold or all single-player missions on Insanity.
Veteran (25) - Kill 5,000 enemies.
Well Connected (15) - Send a warning across the galaxy.
World Shaker (15) - Destroy an Atlas dropped from orbit.
DLC From Ashes Achievements
Freedom Fighter (25) - Find all required intel to help Eden Prime's colonists.
Prothean Expert (25) - Learn more about the Prothean Empire.