Mass Effect Legendary Edition First Update Live on All Platforms, Patch Notes Here

Mass Effect Legendary Edition
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Mass Effect Legendary Edition was released a couple of days ago. The remaster received a positive reception from both fans and critics, however, some technical issues are plaguing the game. The developer, BioWare, is trying to address these issues with the release of the first major update.

The update is around 11 GB in size depending on the platform. It fixes several technical and crash issues in all three games. In Mass Effect 1 and 3, the bug where kills for achievements/trophies won’t be tracked has been fixed. In the first game, terrain textures are improved as well.

In Mass Effect 2, the lighting and shadows of cinematics have been enhanced. Some minor text issues were solved while rendering, visual, and VFX saw an improvement to some degree.

Occasional artifacts in pre-rendered cutscenes in Mass Effect 1 and 2 have been reduced. This is probably the reason for the massive size of the update.

You can read about the rest of the changes in great detail below.


  • Fixed the main issue where the launcher would crash or become unresponsive on Xbox Series X when using a wireless headset
    • Known issue: This can still happen if you enable/disable a headset in the launcher. A future fix will resolve this issue.
  • Improved iris shaders for better interaction with light and ambient occlusion
  • Minor calibrations, fixes, and stability improvements

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  • Resolved an issue where the character code would sometimes not display in the squad menu

You can read the complete patch notes on the official site as well.

The game still has other problems that need fixing, such as horrible lip-sync and missing FOV slider. PC users also don’t have a lot of options to tweak in graphics settings. We will have to wait and see if the developer fixes these issues.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can also play the game on the next-gen console via backward compatibility.

So what do you think? Are you interested in any of these changes? Have you purchased Mass Effect Legendary Edition yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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