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Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition

Illium: Liara: The Observer

Nathan Garvin

You can start this mission after finishing Illium: Liara: System Hacking… or rather, technically this is the second half of the same mission, although the name will change after hacking three target terminals. In any event, after completing the aforementioned mission, talk to Liara again and she’ll ask you to hack more terminals to recover some data fragments, which she hopes will lead her to an agent of the Shadow Broker.

(1 of 3) Find various terminals and hack them,

This mission is very similar to the last one, save after hacking a terminal, you won’t have to play a game of hot/cold to find a vulnerable terminal. Just be sure to seek out and hack all five target terminals and decline to call Liara until you’ve hacked all five. No sense in making decisions until you have all the information on-hand.

Data Fragment Terminals

  • From Liara’s Office head downstairs and search the corner opposite a door.
  • In the Trading Floor area, search the kiosk west of the Serrice Technology kiosk.
  • In the Trading Floor area, search the northern-most kiosk, where a volus and asari are scheming about stocks.
  • In the Trading Floor area, head east of the Serrice Technology kiosk and search the large monitor.
  • In the Eternity Bar, search a terminal near the bar.

Unmasking the Observer

Once you’ve gathered all five data fragments, call Liara (you can do this by re-examining one of the terminals you hacked) and call Liara. Pick the option “None of the suspects fit.” and Liara will deduce who The Observer is. Return to Liara for a reward: 40 (50) XP and 5,000 credits.

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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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