You’ll spend a substantial amount of time hoofing it across planets, through outposts and into dangerous locales in Bioware’s legendary trilogy. As such, you wouldn’t be blamed for wanting to know how to sprint and run faster in Mass Effect, so that you don’t spend an undue amount of time leisurely jogging through locations that you’ve long since become bored with.
Well, worry not. we have the answers you’re looking for, and have laid them out in a straight-forward guide on the subject. Read on to find out how to sprint, when you can use the mechanic, and more.
How to Sprint and Run Faster in Mass Effect
The controls and limitations for sprinting and running faster in Mass Effect are the same across all three original titles.
Most any time you have control of Shepard, you can Sprint by pressing and holding down the X Button on PlayStation consoles or the A Button on Xbox consoles. This will see Shepard pick up their pace, and run more quickly in whatever direction you’re facing.
However, it’s worth noting that you can’t sprint indefinitely. Shepard will have a set amount of stamina, and won’t be able to sprint after it’s depleted. When this occurs, you’ll need to wait until your stamina recharges before you can start sprinting again.
When the Best Times to Sprint Are
As for when the best times are to use this mechanic, it depends on the situation.
If you’re hoofing it across a vast expanse of terrain, or are making your way through an area free of hostiles, then Sprinting whenever you can is recommended. This will get you from point A to point B as quickly as possible, and save you time that would otherwise be wasted.
However, this isn’t the case if you’re in an area with enemies or bosses that you need to defeat. In these situations, it’s best to save sprinting for when you need to get away from enemies or to a new piece of cover. Otherwise, you’ll likely find yourself running out of stamina while exposed to enemy fire, and might end up dying because you were careless.
That’s everything there is to know about how to sprint and run faster in Mass Effect. For more on the original trilogy, check out our Mass Effect Legendary Edition guide wiki. It’ll help you maximize your enjoyment of Bioware’s three part epic with quest guides, romancing tips, and more.
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