Jack joins your crew for the first time in Mass Effect 2, and she can be an explosive addition, both in ability and personality. Read on if you’re trying to figure out which choices to make in her storyline in order to keep her alive during your playthrough of the series. Here’s how to get and keep Jack’s loyalty in Mass Effect 2.
How to Get Jack Loyal in Mass Effect 2 – Loyalty Guide
First things first, you’ll need to recruit Jack before loyalty even becomes a factor. Recruit her by completing the Dossier: The Convict mission given to you by the Illusive Man. You’ll receive it after completing the mission on Freedom’s Progress.
A significant amount of Paragon or Renegade points are needed to keep Jack loyal in specific conversations, so make sure that you make choices throughout the game with that in mind. Splitting your points down the middle by making an even amount of both Paragon and Renegade choices won’t be good enough here. There needs to be a clear percentage advantage of one over the other.
Loyalty Mission & Conversations
After having Jack in your crew for some time, you’ll get the Jack: Subject Zero mission. The loyalty mission takes you to a Cerberus facility where Jack was tortured and experimented on, and she aims to destroy it. At the end of the mission, there will be a Charm or Intimidate option involving someone’s life. Depending on your play style, you can have Jack spare or kill this person if you have enough Paragon or Renegade points.
The pivotal loyalty conversations mentioned above will come after you’ve completed Jack’s loyalty mission. After returning to the Normandy, Jack will get into an argument with Miranda if you’ve also completed Miranda’s loyalty mission. This scene happens once you’ve completed both missions, in any order.
You usually have no choice but to side with either Jack or Miranda here, but players with high Paragon or Renegade points can actually put an end to the situation without choosing sides. If you don’t, you’ll have to alienate one of them by siding with the other.
You can mend the broken relationship in a follow-up conversation with the one you didn’t side with if your Paragon or Renegade points are high enough, with the requirement being a bit lower for this specific conversation, making it a bit more manageable for some.
Siding with Jack is from the get-go is the safer bet here if you’re looking to keep her loyal, as you lose the loyalty of the crewmate you don’t side with if you don’t have enough points.
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Keep Jack Loyal in Mass Effect 2
- Recruit Jack by completing Dossier: Convict.
- Progress until the loyalty mission Jack: Subject Zero becomes available.
- Complete Jack: Subject Zero and choose the Paragon or Renegade option.
- When Jack & Miranda argue, take Jack’s side or end the argument with high enough Paragon/Renegade points.
If you take Miranda’s side, speak to Jack to regain her loyalty if you have enough points to do so.
That’s everything you need to know about how to get and keep Jack loyal in Mass Effect 2. If you’re looking for more loyalty guides for Mass Effect Legendary Edition, be sure to search for them here on Twinfinite, or check out our wiki. There are also a few related articles below that you can have a look at.
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