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Assignments are the side quests of Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. There are 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.
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.
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.
- Citadel: Old, Unhappy, Far-Off Things (only available if Shepard has the Spacer background)
- Citadel: Old Friends (only available if Shepard has the Earthborn background)
- Citadel: I Remember Me (only available if Shepard has the Colonist background)
Squad Member Assignments Edit
These assignments relate to the histories of your fellow crewmates.
- Garrus: Find Dr. Saleon → Garrus: Dr. Saleon is Dead
- Tali and the Geth → Tali's pilgrimage
- Wrex: Family Armor
Citadel Assignments Edit
These assignments are available during your first and all future visits to the Citadel.
- Citadel: Asari Consort
- Citadel: Doctor Michel → Citadel: Doctor Michel is Safe
- Citadel: Homecoming
- Citadel: Jahleed's Fears → Citadel: Jahleed's Secret → Citadel: Jahleed and Chorban | Citadel: Jahleed Returns Materials | Citadel: Jahleed Arrested
- Citadel: Presidium Prophet
- Citadel: Reporter's Request
- Citadel: Rita's Sister → Citadel: Rita's Sister and Chellick → Citadel: Rita's Sister is Safe
- Citadel: Scan the Keepers
- Citadel: Schells the Gambler → Citadel: Schells' Scanner Given Away | Citadel: Schells has his Data
- Citadel: Signal Tracking
- Citadel: The Fan
- Citadel: Xeltan's Complaint → Citadel: Xeltan Convinced
- Missing Person → UNC: Privateers
Second Visit Edit
These assignments are available after completing one of the major assignments (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.
- Feros: Data Recovery
- Feros: Geth in the Tunnels
- Feros: Power Cells
- Feros: Varren Meat
- Feros: Water Restoration
- Virmire: Assisting Kirrahe's Team → Virmire: Kirrahe's team
- Virmire: Wrex and the Genophage → Virmire: Wrex is Convinced
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.
- UNC: Prothean Data Discs → UNC: Collection Complete
- UNC: Turian Insignias → UNC: Collection Complete
- UNC: Valuable Minerals → UNC: Survey is Complete
- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle → UNC: Entire Collection is Found
- UNC: Asari Writings → UNC: Collection Complete
Uncharted Space Assignments Edit
Paragon/Renegade-dependent Assignments Edit
Downloadable Content Edit
Pinnacle Station Edit
Mass Effect 2 Edit
- Omega: Archangel: Datapad Recovered
- Omega: Batarian Bartender
- Omega: Packages for Ish
- Omega: Struggling Quarian
- Omega: The Patriarch
- Omega: The Professor: Missing Assistant
- Citadel: Crime in Progress
- Citadel: False Positives
- Citadel: Found Forged ID → Citadel: False Positives
- Citadel: Krogan Sushi
- Illium: A Troublemaker → Illium: Conrad Verner
- Illium: Blue Rose of Illium
- Illium: Conrad Verner
- Illium: Gianna Parasini
- Illium: Indentured Service
- Illium: Medical Scans
- Illium: The Assassin: Salarian Family Data
- Illium: The Justicar: Smuggling Evidence
- Illium: The Justicar: Stolen Goods Found
- Illium: The Prodigal: Lost Locket Found
Downloadable content Edit
Project Firewalker Edit
- Project Firewalker: Geth Incursion
- Project Firewalker: Prothean Site (Labelled Project Firewalker: Prothean Ruin on the Galaxy Map)
- Project Firewalker: Rosalie Lost
- Project Firewalker: Survey Sites Located (Labelled Project Firewalker: Artifact Collection on the Galaxy Map)
- Project Firewalker: Volcano Station (Labelled Project Firewalker: Recover Research Data on the Galaxy Map)
Project Overlord Edit
- Overlord (Labelled Investigate Project Overlord on the Galaxy Map)
- Overlord: Atlas Station
- Overlord: Prometheus Station
- Overlord: Vulcan Station