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Mass Effect Legendary Edition Update 1.02 Notes Explained

EA has released a new update to further enhance the graphics and performance of their recently released remake, Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
EA has released a new update to further enhance the graphics and performance of their recently released remake, Mass Effect Legendary Edition. / BioWare, EA

EA has released a new update to further enhance the graphics and performance of their recently released remake, Mass Effect Legendary Edition.

The update went live on Monday, May 17. Though the notes, themselves, were short, players may still notice a few fixes and updates following its installation. Despite being a remaster, it appears that a few things have still fallen through the cracks or slipped under EA's radar. Never fear, however, as the company seems to be diligently working to resolve all the issues a save file reload can't fix.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Update 1.02

These changes affect players across all platforms and target every game in the re-released trilogy. EA has broken down each by game, so we will as well for the sake of coherence. We've lifted these directly from the post to avoid any confusion or incorrect implications. However, those interested in reading the notes right from the thresher's maw can still find them on EA's website.

The most notable change to come with this update is the fix for the notorious Xbox Headset crashing bug. Xbox players will no longer need to worry about calibrating their headset connections to keep Mass Effect running smoothly.

Other tweaks include:

  • Improved iris shaders for better interaction with light and ambient occlusion
  • Minor calibrations, fixes, and stability improvements

Mass Effect

Graphical updates include:

  • Improved terrain textures
  • Improvements to pre-rendered cutscenes to reduce occasional artifacts

Gameplay updates are:

  • Fixed an issue where kills for achievements/trophies weren’t tracking correctly
  • Resolved an issue where the character code would sometimes not display in the squad menu

Mass Effect 2

Graphical updates include:

  • Improved lighting and shadows in some cinematics
  • Minor visual, rendering, and VFX improvements on some levels

Gameplay updates are:

  • Resolved minor text issues with achievements
  • Resolved an issue where the character code would sometimes not display in the squad menu

Mass Effect 3

There is only one fix for Mass Effect 3 in this update:

  • Fixed an issue where kills for achievements/trophies weren’t tracking correctly