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Mass Effect Legendary Edition’s Latest Patch Improves PC Performance, Adds Subtitle Options & More

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Mass Effect Legendary Edition’s Latest Patch Improves PC Performance, Adds Subtitle Options & More

Mass Effect Legendary Edition had a pretty successful launch, and it’s served as a great nostalgic trip for fans who have longed to revisit Shepard and the Normandy crew. BioWare is continuing to patch several minor bugs and issues with the game, though, and the latest patch improves the overall performance further.

For starters, the patch improves PC performance across the board and also fixes wireless headphone issues for those playing on Xbox. Animations have also been slightly improved in Mass Effect 1, and spoken dialogue can now be selected separately from subtitles.

Here are the details:

General

  • English spoken dialogue can now be selected separately from subtitle language
  • Resolved issues with unlocking some achievements/trophies, such as the Paramours or kill count trackers
  • Corrected pre-rendered cutscenes that were darker than intended after the previous update
  • Wireless headsets/devices no longer cause issues with the Xbox launcher
  • Improved PC performance across various hardware configurations, including on Virmire
  • Fixed an issue on PC where non-standard characters in the operating system’s username would prevent the game from launching
    • Removed the dependency on the AVX instruction set in the launcher
  • Other minor calibrations and fixes, including some instances of crashing

Mass Effect

  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from reaching the max level 
  • Fixed an issue where tier VII Spectre – Master Gear was inaccessible
  • Various collision improvements
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent the ability to interact with objects
  • Lowered audio volume on Mass Relay load screens
  • Improved eye animations for male characters in some scenes

Mass Effect 2

  • Toned down the intensity of fog on Illium
  • Fixed an issue where a character’s eyes at the end of the Overlord DLC were unintentionally red
  • Reduced the max credits that can be carried from Mass Effect to Mass Effect 2 down to 100k for more balanced early-game progression
    • Credit carryover maximum now matches carryover from the original release
    • Posthumous banking fees are a lot! It’s a great way to dodge taxes.

Mass Effect 3

  • Resolved an issue where English dialogue no longer played during the Citadel DLC for German and Italian localizations
  • Fixed an issue where some key characters weren’t appearing as intended during the Citadel DLC

Mass Effect Legendary Edition is now available on PC and consoles.

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