Mass Effect

Mass Effect Achievements


Complete Ahern's survival mission   

After beating the record on the 12 combat scenarios, Admiral Ahern will invite you to participate in a final scenario. Accept his offer and the scenario will begin. As soon as you start, head towards the middle of the area and retrieve the data from the large object. Then, head to the stairs where you started and activate the turret. Now, you'll need to hold out for five minutes. Make use of your teammates and the biotic powers, they'll come in very handy. Once the five minutes is up, the achievement will unlock.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by Lazy Red
Sunday, January 09, 2011 @ 06:20:37 AM

Is this DLC really as hard as people say it is? I'm thinking of buying it.

Comment #2 by UtterableToker
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 07:47:49 AM

I have been stuck on this since it came out (i do play a long list of games though

Comment #3 by xROELOFx
Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 02:07:45 PM

actually it's pretty easy. make sure you do these at almost the end of the game (before going to Ilos), when you have good weapons and armor

Comment #4 by t3H LoU
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 09:09:04 PM

It's easy if ur level 60. If you want the cheevs, it's fine but it doesn't add much to the game...

Comment #5 by assassinscreeds
Saturday, April 09, 2011 @ 12:52:08 PM

it's not that hard. last time i tried i died with 10 seconds left... argh, just
grabbed intel, set both turrents then ran across bridge and digged in.

Comment #6 by IcarusPain
Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 06:53:03 PM

I destroyed this one, I didnt even know about the turrents, that would have made it easy, but i did dug in the little spoke over the bridge and held fast. I wish it was longer because using the teams biotics made it cheap since I was the warrior class.

Comment #7 by asylumspadez
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 10:59:20 PM

Its actually very easy. I was level 30 when I started and I have pretty much zoomed right past it. Its very easy if you take your time and have good weapons/armour. Also using other combat fighters (Wrex and Garrius) help too.

Comment #8 by Krisko Disko
Monday, September 12, 2011 @ 11:28:48 PM

Difficult, but a serious blast to play.

Comment #9 by ScrapGear
Sunday, September 25, 2011 @ 10:29:36 AM

If you've done the mission a few times and are still struggling with the enemies, there's a door that enemies come out of that you then have the option to close to prevent further enemies from getting in to the fray. if you stand by the controls you can close them right when they open up and only a few guys will get through. Best way to do this near the beginning of the game.

Comment #10 by Tolon Rex
Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 12:00:56 PM

I must agree to do this absolutely last with a level 60 and you will get it after awhile. Patience is a virtue.. The retirement home is pretty cool looking. I you can visit it in Mass Effect 2. Is that possible? Anyone?

Comment #11 by DaveGee
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 09:11:50 AM

This was soooo easy! I did it first time and only got shot at once! What i did was i shot all the enemies then i hid in one of the raised platforms on either side of the map, and then i let the baddies come to me, which was like lambs to the slaughter!

Comment #12 by dieRubikDIE
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 08:22:54 PM

My strategy:
-Play through with level 60 character.
-Maxed out Assault Rifles
>Frictionless Materials X
>Frictionless Materials X
>Inferno Rounds X
-Camped out in the corner opposite where you begin the challenge, and just mowed everyone down as they came across the bridge.
-Used Liara's Throw and Singularity quite a bit.
-Also had Wrex, because he's a tank and his Throw also came in handy.
-Combine all this with the fact that I lowered the difficulty to Casual, and this was a walk in the park.

Comment #13 by JDMx607
Saturday, February 11, 2012 @ 03:30:12 PM

EASYYYY. i just stood in the middle and shot everyone with a the shotty.

Comment #14 by PhoenixWolfCub
Thursday, February 23, 2012 @ 12:03:19 AM

I hunkered down with Wrex (shotgun), Garrus (Sniper Rifle), and me (Sentinel, Pistol Lvl 45) behind a rail by one of the turrets and just shot everyone coming up the steps while Garrus took care of my flanked backside and Wrex shotgun blasted any turians that came up to punch me. Easy :)

Comment #15 by PsychicPsycho 0
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 03:06:51 AM

I played through once on normal and had some trouble (using Garrus, Asley & default Shepard). I thought I was going to die for sure in the last 30 seconds.

I played through again on Insanity expecting a horrible time, but it was easy. I was at level 59, though, with Garrus, Wrex and everyone having Colossus X & Spectre X weapons. I just turned on the turrets, shut the door, grabbed the intel, dug in where you start the mission at and blasted guys with the shotgun.

Comment #16 by Tsaako
Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 04:23:05 PM

Did this at level 58 as I was finishing up mopping the last few achievements, the whole DLC is rather easy if your on casual, I certainly wouldn't recommend doing this on any other difficult, it could be come a pain.

As for this mission in particular, I put on both turrets (theres 2 either side of the map) got the data from middle and just stayed put by the stairs until time was up, had minimal problems.

Comment #17 by Neme6ben
Saturday, July 27, 2013 @ 06:43:43 PM

just did it at level 37, on Hardcore, with a Biotic, with garrus and kaidan, it took me 5 tries or so. but once you know where to stand for, it's quite easy! I was at the opposite of where we start, on the right, on top of everyone that comes, I used lift, throw, stasis on them alot, I wasn't even close to dying!

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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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