Mass Effect

Mass Effect Achievements

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Reach 50th level with one character   

Do a lot of side quests. If you do them all, by the first play through you'll probably get to level 40. There is a glitch that only gives you 300xp every time, but to do it: Find Liara when SHE IS TRAPPED IN THE BLUE FIELD! Kill the enemies, save, then load the save. Congrats, you got 300 points! I would only recommend that in the early levels. Also, make sure that when on the Mako to kill enemies on foot, not with the Mako, you'll get more experience that way.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Pedle Zelnip
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 05:17:04 PM

I hit level 50 while on Ilos during my 1st playthrough on normal, so it's most definitely possible to do it in one playthrough.

Comment #2 by Rewave Acid
Saturday, February 19, 2011 @ 09:37:11 AM

i got 50 halfway through feros and before virmire, after completing all the other quests and doing the mako trick

Comment #3 by Mantra
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 @ 09:23:05 AM

Yep, on normal its perfectly accessible on the first playthrough.

Comment #4 by Erydan
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 08:49:39 AM

Hit 50 by completing Virmire (last story quest before Ilos). Never used a trick/glitch, just did the assignments as they showed up. I even did not leave the Mako for more XP during surface fights. So 50 is definetly possible and should be common during anyone's first playthrough.

Comment #5 by chris899
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 02:59:30 AM

on casaul its not possible to reach lvl 50 in one playtrought

Comment #6 by Litejk
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 07:02:36 AM

done it ^^

Comment #7 by Joeoeo
Sunday, September 04, 2011 @ 05:05:05 PM

About the whole Liara glitch, I'm on my 3rd play through and on hardcore and when I do it it keeps giving me 999XP instead of 300XP just to let you guys know

Comment #8 by OpportunePeak9
Monday, June 04, 2012 @ 08:33:24 PM

@5 i started my first playthrough on casual and reached lvl 50 on virmire so it is possible if you take the time to do everything and search all the systems for stuff to do

Comment #9 by Chaz Of Sparta
Sunday, June 16, 2013 @ 07:05:12 AM

Damn, I just finished my first playthrough today and I was level 49. XD

Comment #10 by GalrenCreptus
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 03:38:17 PM

I hit 50 before even getting to Virmire or Ilos and still had a few side quests left. No glitching or cheating, just killed everything on foot, unlocked/looted every container and hit every spot possible on every planet.

Comment #11 by HarmsTheLegend
Monday, January 05, 2015 @ 10:28:35 PM

Definately possible. Doing majority of the side quests really makes a difference!

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Game Info


US November 20, 2007
Europe November 23, 2007

ESRB: Mature
HDD Space Required : 6.83 GB
Backward compatible on Xbox One: Yes
Price: $19.99USD
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