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Mass Effect 1 Face Codes: How to Port to Legendary Edition

Mass Effect 1 face codes are a pain to get.
Mass Effect 1 face codes are a pain to get. / Photo courtesy of BioWare/EA

Mass Effect 1's face codes allow players to lock in the exact facial configuration they want for their Commander Shepard, transferring it from the original game to the newly released Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Here's how to import your original Commander Shepard into the spiffed-up world of Mass Effect Legendary Edition.

Mass Effect 1 Face Codes: How to Port to Legendary Edition

In Mass Effect 2 and 3, face codes can be found in the top left corner of the Squad Menu. But in Mass Effect 1, things are a little bit more complicated, as there is no official way to pull a face code from the game.

There are two main ways to get your face code from Mass Effect 1. The first is to import the character into Mass Effect 2, then pull the code from that game's Squad Menu and put it into Legendary Edition. The second is to find a third-party tool to read your save and generate a code. If you're not into either option, you may have to go without importing your face.

But if you do get a code from Mass Effect 1, you can import it into Legendary Edition when you start your first run, during profile reconstruction.