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Mass Effect Legendary Edition – How to Save Everyone on the Suicide Mission

A suicide mission where everyone survives

by Kyle Hanson


While there are tons of missions leading up to it, the final goal of Mass Effect 2 is to save everyone on the suicide mission. At times, it’s all that Shepard can talk about. You have to go through the Omega 4 Relay and confront the Collector’s, and there is a very good chance that most or none of you will make it back. But you can get in and out without losing a single crew member. Here’s how to save everyone on the Suicide Mission in Mass Effect Legendary Edition.

How to Save Everyone in Mass Effect Legendary Edition

While most of Mass Effect 2 as part of the Legendary Edition release is spent prepping for this final suicide mission, there are definite things you’ll need to have if you want to save everyone. Ship upgrades, crew loyalty, and specific decisions made during the mission will be key to saving them all. While some elements might need their own guide, we’ve tried to explain them as thoroughly as you will need in order to make it out alive. So, here’s the steps to make sure you’ve done all you can to save everyone on Mass Effect Legendary Edition’s Suicide Mission.

  • Buy ship upgrades
    • Silaris Armor Tech – Unlocked by Jacob loyalty
    • Thanix Cannon – Unlocked by Garrus loyalty
    • Cyclone Shield Tech – Unlocked by Tali loyalty
  • Try to focus on raising either your Paragon or Renegade level. The choices are needed to gain and keep loyalty.
  • Complete everyone’s Loyalty mission and gain their loyalty
    • Do this before retrieving the Reaper IFF
    • Solve all conflicts using Paragon Charm or Renegade Intimidate options when available
  • When you’re ready to proceed with the final mission, complete the Reaper IFF installation
    • Complete up to 4 missions or activities if you have them available to finish
    • Do Legion’s Loyalty mission if you haven’t already

That’s everything you need to do before the actual Suicide Mission to be prepared. Once on the mission itself you’ll need to make certain choices to ensure your crew’s safety. Who you send for certain tasks will be the difference between success and their death. Here’s who to send on these tasks.

  • Vent Specialist – Tali, Legion, or Kasumi
  • Second Fireteam Leader – Garrus, Jacob, or Miranda
  • Barrier Specialist – Jack, Samara, or Morinth
  • Again – Second Fireteam Leader – Garrus, Jacob, or Miranda
  • Crew Escort – Mordin is best, but anyone can handle this
  • Leave Garrus, Grunt, and Zaeed to “Hold the Line” by not including them in your squad
  • If all are loyal then all will survive

And that’s how to save everyone on the Suicide Mission in Mass Effect Legendary Edition. This truly was one of Mass Effect 2’s greatest moments. It can be tough though, and requires a lot of work be done before heading into the actual finale. Try to follow these steps and everyone will make it out alive though.

- This article was updated on:May 13th, 2021

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