Assignments are the side missions of Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. There is a large variety of assignments to complete; this page is a list of them. Click on a specific assignment in the list to read its detailed walkthrough. For a list of missions broken up by cluster and system, see the Mass Effect System Guide.
- See also: Mass Effect Guide, Mass Effect 2 Guide, Missions, Storyline
Some assignments are listed more than once; this is intentional and is intended to make them simpler to find by listing them in all relevant contexts as they appear in the Journal.
For an alphabetical list of assignments, see Category:Assignments; for locations, see Category:Assignment Locations.
Mass Effect Edit
Please Note: The assignment names as given here are intended to match those in the game; sometimes the game itself is inconsistent, in which case all of the variations are listed here (e.g.Asari Diplomacy, Missing Person).
Character-Specific Assignments Edit
Shepard's Background Edit
These quests relate to Shepard's pre-service history.
Squad Member Assignments Edit
These assignments relate to the histories of your fellow crewmates.
Citadel Assignments Edit
These assignments are available during your first and all future visits to the Citadel.
Second Visit Edit
These assignments are available after completing one of the major missions (Noveria, Feros or rescuing Liara).
Detainee Visit Edit
These assignments are only available during your detention at the Citadel.
Charted Planet Assignments Edit
These assignments are specific to their relative planet.
Galaxy-Wide Assignments Edit
These assignments span the entirety of Citadel-controlled space. Assignments prefixed with the UNC indicator represent assignments that take place on uncharted planets.
Galaxy Collection Assignments Edit
These assignments involve traveling across Citadel space and finding numerous hidden collectibles.
Uncharted Space Assignments Edit
Morality-dependent Assignments Edit
Downloadable Content Edit
Bring Down the Sky Edit
Pinnacle Station Edit
Mass Effect 2 Edit
Downloadable content Edit
Project Firewalker Edit
Project Overlord Edit
0.9 Earth Years
52.0 Earth Hours
Location:Milky Way / Horse Head Nebula / Pax System / Second planet
Prerequisite:Priority: Sur'Kesh (Mass Effect 3)
Mass Effect Edit
Noveria is a small, frozen terrestrial world, barely habitable by conventional definitions. It is privately chartered by the Noveria Development Corporation, who lease out labs to perform research too dangerous or controversial to be performed elsewhere. Given Noveria's unique situation, it is the source of many wild conspiracy theories.
Mass Effect 3 Edit
Noveria is a small, frozen terrestrial world, barely habitable by conventional definitions. It is privately chartered by the Noveria Development Corporation, who lease out labs to perform research too dangerous or controversial to be performed elsewhere.
The war has brought significant attention to this otherwise obscure planet. Noveria is home to some of the most advanced research in the galaxy, a sure magnet for Cerberus interest. Further, Noveria's mass relay is the stop between the humans' Exodus Cluster and the beginning of salarian space. It is a safe bet that the salarians will defend their borders to the utmost.
Codex Entry Edit
Noveria is a cool, rocky world, with most of its hydrosphere locked up in massive glaciers. A privately-chartered colony world, the planet is owned by the Noveria Development Corporation holding company. The NDC is funded by investment capital from two dozen high technology development firms, and administrated by an Executive Board representing their interests.
The investors built remote hot labs in isolated locations across Noveria’s surface. These facilities are used for research too dangerous or controversial to be performed elsewhere, as Noveria is technically not part of Citadel space and therefore exempt from Council law.
By special arrangement, Citadel Special Tactics and Reconnaissance agents have been granted extraterritorial privileges, but it remains to be seen how committed the Executive Board is to that principle. Given its unique situation, it is understandable that Noveria is often implicated in all manner of wild conspiracy theories.