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Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition

Planting a Bug

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Ben Chard

This Assignment takes place during your second visit to the Citadel once you have completed any main mission off-world such as Liara’s Dig Site and have completed the Reporter’s Request Assignment.

(1 of 2) Return to the Citadel and speak to Emily Wong at the Citadel Tower

Return to the Citadel and speak to Emily Wong at the Citadel Tower (left), she’ll have a new task if you completed her previous Assignment. (right)

How to Begin

Once you’ve completed any main mission once you become a Spectre and leave the Citadel, and have completed the Reporter’s Request Assignment from Emily Wong during your first visit, you’ll find she has a new task for you. Make your way to the Citadel Tower and head towards the stairs leading to the Council Chambers to find Emily Wong waiting for you once more. There are two ways you can go about completing this Assignment.

Plant the Bugs

As mentioned above, you have control over how you complete this Assignment with this being the most obvious but with the least rewards. Ironically enough, this one requires a little more work on your behalf but requires no Charm or Intimidate to complete unlike the other method. After agreeing to assist her, use the Citadel Rapid Transit and take it to C-Sec. Once there, head up to Traffic Control on the west side to find the perfect location just to the east of the Keeper there. Once done, make your way back to Emily and speak to her, you’ll be given a few choices:

  1. Saying “It’s a good cause.” or “You’re welcome.” will earn you XP, Credits and +2 Paragon.
  2. Saying “This was the last time.” will result in XP and Credits only.

(1 of 2) You can head to Traffic Control and plant the bug as she asked

You can head to Traffic Control and plant the bug as she asked (left), or speak to her again and Charm or Intimidate for greater rewards. (right)

Charm or Intimidate Emily

The alternative method requires an investment of Charm or Intimidate points but can be completed on the spot with much greater rewards. Speak to Emily once again after accepting the Assignment and you’ll be given some new choices:

  1. Saying “I’ve changed my mind.” (4 points of Charm) will result in you insisting people will lose their jobs and earn +8 Paragon along with XP and Credits.
  2. Saying “[LIE] I already did it.“ (5 points of Intimidate) will result in you convincing her you already did it and earn +9 Renegade along with XP and Credits. You’ll also obtain +10 Omni-Gel.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    14 May 2021
  • Last Updated
    17 August 2021
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The guide for Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough containing coverage of all Assignments, detailed breakdown of all the important choices, class builds and much more!

  • Full coverage of all the Main Missions.
  • Every Assignment covered.
  • In-depth look at the major choices and consequences of each.
  • Full details on how to romance Ashley, Kaiden or Liara
  • Class builds to get the most out of your chosen class.
  • Details on every Talent.
  • How to spec your squad.
  • Breakdown of all Paragon and Renegade opportunities.
  • Trophy/Achievement guide.

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