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Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition

Jacob: The Gift of Greatness

Nathan Garvin

After completing several missions, you’ll eventually earn Jacob’s trust to the point where he’ll tell you about a… family matter. Funny how the same intro for Miranda’s loyalty mission can be so easily repurposed for Jacob. Anywho, he needs your help investigating a lead on his long-missing (and presumed dead) father, and you’ll earn his loyalty if you indulge him.

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Upgrade - Research Project: Heavy Pistol Damage

Travel to the Alpha Draconis system in the Rosetta Nebula cluster and scan the project Aeia, then land. You’ll mostly be fighting mechs during this mission, so you’ll want squadmates who are effective against synthetic enemies, and being able to challenge both shields and armor will be useful.

(1 of 3) Chat with a Survivor,

As you land, you will see a crashed ship in the distance to the left. Follow the path here and talk to the Activated VI here. Grab the Spare Parts close by and enter the ship. Check out all the logs around the room here for a bit of back-story and hack the PDA . Return to the VI and follow the path past the ship until you reach a short scene. Note you can perform a Paragon action resulting in +7 Paragon.

You will be attacked by feral humans. Fight them off. Grab the box of Spare Parts at the back of the area. Follow the path up the hill until you reach a settlement.

(1 of 3) Detonate a mech to clear an obstruction,

As you arrive a quick conversation will be triggered. Following the chat, head along the right wall for a Med Kit and some Spare Parts . In the middle of the area is another PDA . Move to the far left from where you entered and fight off the LOKI Mechs that appear. When they are dead, talk to the Doctor near the exit.

When you are finished with your conversation, look for an inactive Mech on the ground near a group of crates. Hack it and set it to explode. Move through the new pathway that opens. Follow it up the hill towards a second encampment.

Take cover as you approach and eliminate the LOKI Mechs in the surrounding area. Move to the right and look for a small passage leading away from the area. Eliminate yet another group of those pesky LOKI Mechs that enter the area from this passage. Once they are are all decommissioned, head to the far right of the area and have a look around to find some Spare Parts, and be sure to scan the Heavy Pistol nearby for a Research Project (Pistol Damage).

(1 of 2) Defeat numerous enemies, including a YMIR Mech,

Defeat numerous enemies, including a YMIR Mech, (left), then confront Jacob’s dad, during which you’ll be able to influence Jacob’s decision. (right)

Enter the passageway that the last group of enemies you killed entered the area from and follow the path around until you are attacked again. Take cover and eliminate the hostiles. Pick up the Power Cells ahead, and then turn right and through the wall. Kill the five or so human guards and the YMIR Mech that appears.

Once the fighting comes to an end, it’s time to loot the area. Check out the platform near the exit for a canister of Element Zero and on the ground in front of the exit, you will find a PDA that can be examined for a credit reward.

When you are ready to finish up here, enter the gate ahead and move up to the manmade structure in the distance. As you arrive, you will see a solitary NPC here. Walk up and talk to this man to complete the loyalty mission.

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Ghost of the Father

ME2: Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Operative

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Mission Completion Rewards
Experience Gained: 750 (937)
Credits: 15,000 + 15,000
Element Zero: 500
Powers: Barrier (Jacob)
Outfit: Jacob
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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
    7 September 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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The guide for Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough containing coverage of all the main campaign Missions, Assignments, as well as a detailed breakdown of all the important choices, class builds and much more!

  • A complete walkthrough for the entire campaign, including all recruitment and loyalty missions, as well as details on weapons, resources and research projects found during each mission.
  • Every Assignment covered.
  • Updated media and formatting for the Legendary Edition.
  • In-depth look at the major choices in Mass Effect 2 and consequences - both short and long term - of each.
  • Full details on all possible Romances.
  • In-depth Class builds for Shepard with a focus on Insanity difficulty strategies.
  • Details on every Power.
  • Builds for all squadmates.
  • Trophy/Achievement guide, including embeded walkthrough links.

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