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
Alternative journal entry:
You found some power cells while exploring the tunnels beneath Zhu's Hope. It's likely that someone back in the colony will be able to use them.
Prerequisite:Feros: Geth Attack
Speak to May O'Connell near the entrance to the Zhu's Hope colony. This can be done at any time after speaking with Fai Dan for the first time, and subsequently eliminating the geth that interrupt your conversation.
Alternatively, this assignment can be acquired by recovering the power cells before talking to May.
May will ask Commander Shepard to obtain the power cells necessary to power the generator. They are found on a heavily damaged vehicle, down in the tunnels.
Head towards the elevator to the skyway, and continue down the stairs beyond it. Once in the tunnels fight through the geth, if this has not been done already. Go through another set of doors about halfway along the path.
Upon going through the doors, a short cut-scene will show some varren who seem ready to devour you. Kill all the varren in the area. This will start the Feros: Varren Meat assignment if not already begun.
Approach the vehicle and look at the front; examine the fuel compartment to recover the power cells. The only other loot cases in this room are the sludge canister and malfunctioning object. Leave the tunnels and take the power cells back to May O'Connell.
May rewards Shepard with omni-gel and some credits that Fai Dan gave her, in addition to 8 Paragon points.
Warning: If May is killed during the main Feros mission the assignment can still be acquired, but not completed.
See Also Edit
The following assignments can also be completed while in the tunnels: