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Mass Effect 3 Legendary Edition

How To Start Steve Romance

Shane Williams

This page contains all the information you need on how to have a romance with Steve Cortez.

Speak with Steve on the Normandy

Steve is a romance option that is only available to Male Shepard. Once you’ve regained owership of the Normandy, complete a mission and then speak with Steve in the Cargo Hold. Here you’ll discover that he is listening to a final message from his Husband and you’ll want to respond with the top right paragon responses.

Complete another mission and return to Steve in the Cargo Hold and say the following during your conversation, “Don’t work too hard” followed by “Do it for me”.

Speak with Steve at Normandy Dock: Bay D24

You’ll now speak with Steve at the Normandy Dock: Bay D24 and during this conversation respond with paragon responses and make use of the Paragon Interrupt by pressing [L2/LT]. Now complete a mission and return to the Citadel to find Steve at the Docks: Holding Area near the memorial. Here you’ll want to use paragon responses during the conversation and make use of the Paragon Interrupt by pressing when it appears like before.

Speak with Steve at the Purgatory

When you return to the Citadel for a third time, speak with Steve at the Purgatory. Here you’ll want to say the following during your conversation: “I’m eye candy too”, “Waiting for the right man”, and finally, Okay“. After this you’ll make your way over to the dance floor and you’ll want to say “I want more than friendship” to secure the romance.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, Wii U, XB 360
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    14 May 2021
  • Last Updated
    15 June 2022
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Andrew Mills, Claire Farnworth

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For years, a lone soldier has told tales of the Reapers, of their return, of these sentient machines reaching out across the vastness of space, to harvest all sentient life. But the warnings were all for nothing. Until now. The Reapers have at last come to Earth and these warnings can no longer be ignored. You are Commander Shepard, the first human spectre and elite soldier of the Alliance, tasked with uniting the galaxy in the fight to stop the Reapers destroying everything you hold dear. In your hands lies the fate of the entire Milky Way but luckily, this time, you are no longer alone.

  • All side missions completed containing the included DLC.
  • Find every single weapon mod tucked away in the game.
  • In-depth look at the major choices and consequences of each.
  • Full details on all possible Romances.
  • Class builds to get the most out of your chosen class.
  • All Biotic Combos and Tech Bursts explained.
  • Details on every Power.
  • Builds for all squad mates.
  • Trophy/Achievement guide.

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