Not every combat encounter in the Mass Effect games sees you peppering enemies with gunfire. Some will see enemies engage in close-quarters combat against you, and you’ll need to bash or slash them in order to get your breathing room back. To that end, we’ve compiled this guide on how to melee in Mass Effect Legendary Edition so that you’ll know everything you need to about using this mechanic.
How to Melee in Mass Effect Legendary Edition
The controls for using melee attacks are universal across all of Mass Effect Legendary Edition’s games.
All you need to do is press the Circle Button on PlayStation consoles, the B Button on Xbox consoles, or the F Key on PC. This will see your character lash out at whatever’s directly in front of them with a close-quarters attack. Said attack will typically stagger enemies too, allowing you to get some distance while they recover or unload on them with your weapons to put them down for good.
It’s also worth noting that the Omni-Blade is used for melee attacks from Mass Effect 3 onward. This adds a bit more flair to melee attacks, but the mechanic will still work in much the same way.
As for when the best times are to use these attacks in the Mass Effect Legendary Edition titles, it depends on the situation.
If an enemy has charged directly at you and is in close proximity to you, then close quarters is the way to go. Likewise, if an isolated enemy is close by and busy reloading, you can charge in yourself and use a physical attack to keep them off-balance.
Otherwise, it’s typically best to stick to your ranged weapons and abilities. Melee attacks can take a while to get off, and you’ll be exposed to attacks from other enemies if you try to use them against groups too often.
That’s everything there is to know about how to melee in Mass Effect Legendary Edition‘s titles. For more on the game, check out our guide wiki. It has a number of guides that can help you with other hot topics.
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