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(ME2) Mass Effect 2 : All N7 Assignments / Quests Guide

(ME2) Mass Effect 2 has quite a handful of optional side quests or Assignments in this case that you can complete, some of which will only unlock after certain requirements are fulfilled.

Below is a simple guide on how to complete all of the  N7  Assignments ..

N7 ASSIGNMENTS / QUEST (PART 1/4)

  • 0:00 – 10:42 : Abandoned Mine 10:42 – 20:01 : Wrecked Merchant Freighter 20:01 – 28:38 : Abandoned Research Station 28:38 – : Anomalous Weather Detected

Assignments:

Abandoned Mine: Planet: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Scan the planet Aequitas
  • LOCATION: Galaxy – Minos Wasteland – Fortis – Aequitas
  • PREREQUISITE: Star Chart – Baria Frontier’s Store. Illium
  • INFO: You will detect an anomaly in the Fortis System, Minos Wasteland

Wrecked Merchant Freighter: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Scan the planet Neith
  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Eagle Nebula – Amun – Neith
  • PREREQUISITE: Complete Freedom’s Progress
  • INFO: You will detect an anomaly on the Amun System – Eagle Nebula

Abandoned Research Station:

  • QUEST GIVER: EDI
  • LOCATION: Jarrahe Station
  • PREREQUISITE: Wrecked Merchant Freighter
  • INFO:  Planet: Galaxy – Eagle Nebula – Strabo

Anomalous Weather Detected:  

  • QUEST GIVER: Scanning the planet Canalus
  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Pylos Nebula – Dirada – Canalus
  • INFO: The Geth are protecting a climate-change device

N7 ASSIGNMENTS / QUEST (PART 2/4)

TIMESTAMPS:

  • 0:00 – 7:14 : Blood Pack Base 7:14 – 17:02 : Communications Relay 17:02 – 24:46 : Captured Mining Facility 24:46 – 28:22 : Smuggling Depot

Blood Pack Base: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Scan the first planet on Xe Cha or Blood Pack: Communications Relay
  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – The Shrike Abyssal – Xe Cha – Zada Ban
  • INFO: EDI will inform Shepard of a high power source inside the facility

Blood Pack: Communications Relay:  

  • QUEST GIVER: Scan the Tarith Planet
  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Crescent Nebula – Lusarn – Tarith
  • PREREQUISITE: Complete the events on Horizon
  • INFO: Shut down the Blood Pack communication relay.

Captured Mining Facility:

  • QUEST GIVER: Scan the planet Helyme
  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Crescent Nebula – Zelene – Helyme
  • INFO: Explore the mining facility

Smuggling Depot: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Aria or scan the Daratar Planet
  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Hourglass Nebula – Faryar – Daratar
  • PREREQUISITE: Complete Freedom’s Progress, Omega – Archangel: Datapad Recovered, Omega – The Patriach (If you would rather opt for the Aria way of activating the quest). Otherwise just scan the Daratar Planet.
  • INFO: Destroy the mechs before they destroy the crates (there are 20 crates in total)

N7 ASSIGNMENTS / QUEST (PART 3/4)

  • 0:00 – 7:22 : Javelin Missiles Launched 7:22 – 15:14 : Archeological Dig Site 15:14 – 32:03 : MSV Strontium Mule 32:03 – : Blue Suns Base

Javelin Missiles Launched:

  • QUEST GIVER: EDI or by scanning the Moon by Sigurd’s Cradle
  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Sigurds Cradle – Skepsis System – Franklin
  • PREREQUISITE: Blue Suns Base (Optional)
  • INFO:  A countdown timer will activate. Missiles have been set to hit the colony

Archeological Dig Site: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Jacob’s loyalty mission which unlocks the Rosette Nebula.
  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Rosette Nebula – Enoch System – Joab
  • PREREQUISITE: Jacob: The Gift Of Greatness (Kelly Chambers will inform Sheppard that Jacob wants to talk)
  • INFO: The Rosette Nebula has been invaded by the Blue Suns.

MSV Strontium Mule: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Cerberus
  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Omega Nebula – Arinlarkan – MSV
  • PREREQUISITE: N7: Archeological Dig Site
  • INFO: The derelict ship MSV Strontium Mule has been captured by Blue Suns

Blue Suns Base: 

  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Sigurds Cradle – Decoris – Sanctum
  • PREREQUISITE: Complete MSV Strontium Mule
  • INFO: The Blue Suns are using false distress calls to lure and capture ships.

N7 ASSIGNMENTS / QUEST (PART 4/4)

  • 0:00 – 4:14 : Endangered Research
  • 4:14 – 16:12 : Hahne-Kedar Facility
  • 16:12 – 22:43 : Imminent Ship Crash
  • 22:43 – 28:23 : Lost Operative
  • 28:23 – 33:47 : Mining The Canyon
  • 33:47 – 43:36 : MSV Estevanico
  • 43:36 – : Quarian Crash Site

Endangered Research Station: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Solveig becomes open for access. Scan Surtur’s moon
  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Caleston Rift – Solveig – Surtur – Sinmara
  • PREREQUISITE: Collector Ship (Mission) or Project Firewalker: Rosalie Lost (DLC)
  • INFO: The local Sun is causing dangerous levels of radiation

Hahne-Kedar Facility:  

  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Titan Nebula – Haskins – Capek
  • PREREQUISITE: N7: Abandoned Research Station
  • INFO: A virus that has corrupted mechs has been found on the planet Capek

Imminent Ship Crash: 

  • QUEST GIVER: By scanning the MSV Broken Arrow
  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Pylos Nebula – Nariph – MSV Broken Arrow
  • INFO: The MSV Broken Arrow is on a collision course with the nearby planet

Lost Operative: 

  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Omega Nebula – Fathar – Lorek
  • PREREQUISITE: Recruit the Archangel to your team (Garrus)
  • INFO: A lost member of Cerberus is believed to be held in an Eclipse base on the planet, Lorek

Mining The Canyon: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Scan the planet Taitus
  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Caleston Rift – Talava – Taitus
  • INFO: A malfunctioning mech has been left on the planet and the owner is now complaining about it.

MSV Estevanico: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Scan the planet Zanethu
  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Hourglass Nebula – Ploitari – Zanethu
  • INFO: A freighter which had disappeared roughly a year ago has now been found

Quarian Crash Site: 

  • QUEST GIVER: Scan the planet Gei Hinnom
  • LOCATION: Planet: Galaxy – Hades Nexus – Sheol – Gei Hinnom
  • PREREQUISITE: Horizon, Star Chart – Baria Frontier’s Store. Illium or Project Firewalker: Volcano Station
  • INFO: A distress signal has been found on the planet Gei Hinnom

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N7: Lost Operative  is an Assignment   in Mass Effect 2 . N7: Lost Operative  is about a lost Cerberus operative, Tyrone Rawlings.  Assignments  are secondary quests in Mass Effect 2 , that are not mandatory to progress the game's story, but provide context and flavor by meeting interesting NPCs  of all kind of Races , granting additional experience, and letting the player visit extraordinary and unique planets.

N7: Lost Operative Walkthrough

Once you land, head off to your right, behind a bunch of crates, you will find a crate of Platinum.  Now head up the ramp and turn right towards the door. Eclipse Troopers  and an Eclipse Vanguard  will welcome you, get into cover and deal with them.

Once they are down, a new wave composed of the same type of Enemies  will come from the opposite door.  The Vanguard has a nasty habit of trying to flank you, so keep that in mind. When the Enemies  are gone, head into the room they came out from to grab some Medi-Gel and bypass a safe to obtain Credits.

Now head back into the main room, you will find a table to your right with a terminal on it. You learn that Rawlings was killed. When you are ready, get your squad into cover facing the doors you haven't used yet, and bypass the holding cell access panel. Once you do, get into cover, because more Enemies  will approach. Namely, a Salarians  Eclipse operative called Morl , an Eclipse Vanguard  and more Eclipse Troopers .

Keep an eye on the Vanguard because he is the operative that tends to get closer. Morl  can use Combat Drone , so be on the lookout for that too, because he will use it to distract your team. 

Once the threats are down, go through the door from which Morl  entered the room, and down the ramps. You will find a Platinum rate in the corner. Return to the room, and enter the other not yet accessed door on your right, to go through a tunnel that will eventually lead to an interrogation room. Bypass the door to enter, and access the computer to finish the Assignment . 

When you access the computer EDI  informs you about the nature of the data and the potential damage it may cause to Cerberus if it was available to the public. After learning this, you have three options:

  • Upload the data to Cerberus Commnad
  • Upload the data to Alliance Command
  • Keep the data for yourself on the Normandy.

 Once you make your decision, the  Assignment  is over.

How to unlock N7: Lost Operative

  • You have to complete Freedom's Progress and Dossier: Archangel . After recruiting Garrus you will receive a message from Cerberus Command on your private terminal.

Enemies found on N7: Lost Operative

  • Combat Drone
  • Eclipse Trooper
  • Eclipse Vanguard
  • Morl  

N7: Lost Operative Rewards

  • Experience Points

N7: Lost Operative Notes & Tips

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Mass Effect 2 Assignments - every side quest & how to trigger them

Mass Effect 2 is a far more streamlined game than its predecessor, but it still has aspirations of being a traditional, full-fat RPG - and that means there’s a bunch of side quests and optional missions which take the form of Assignments , just as they did in the previous game.

In ME2, assignments are generally a lot more simple and fall into two basic categories. First, there are missions that involve talking - to resolve a situation, to buy an item, etcetera. Second, there are missions where you’ll find an item during a story mission (such as a recruitment or loyalty quest) and must return it to the correct NPC. Finally, there are combat-focused side missions where you get into a scrap and fight your way through.

The entire game has been streamlined, meaning this guide isn’t quite as complicated as our ME1 assignments list - however, there’s still assignments here that can have consequences in Mass Effect 3 if undertaken - and the rewards are valuable in your main story quest, too - with credits and resources gained valuable for getting the best weapons & ship upgrades to survive the suicide mission .

This page lists every assignment in Mass Effect 2 , broken up into a few simple sections, based on where you are in the game and when the quests unlock:

  • Act 1 Assignments
  • DLC Side Quests & when to play them
  • Act 2 Assignments

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Mass Effect 2 Assignments - Act 1 side quests

Here’s all of the assignments and side quests that can be triggered in ME2 in the first ‘act’ of the game - so after Freedom’s Progress and getting the Normandy, but before the next compulsory story mission on Horizon. First, the assignments on planets and major locations:

  • Normandy: FBA Couplings - talk to Ken and Gabby, the Normandy’s engineers, down on the engineering deck. They’ll ask for these. You can buy them cheaply from Kenn’s Salvage on Omega. Can result in unique ambient dialogue in ME3 if completed.
  • Normandy: Serrice Ice Brandy - talk to Chakwas on the Normandy Crew Quarters deck, in the med bay. You can buy the item you need in the various bars across the world; the Citadel’s Dark Star Lounge, Afterlife on Omega, and from shops on Tuchanka or Illium. You only need to buy it once.
  • Normandy: Special Ingredients - talk to Mess Sergeant Gardner on the Normandy Crew Quarters deck. Buy the item from Zakera Cafe on the Citadel.
  • Citadel: Crime in Progress - interrupt a conversation between a Quarian, Volus, & Human on the Citadel Wards, Level 26. Find the chit at Saronis Applications store nearby.
  • Citadel: Krogan Sushi - overhear two Krogan arguing on the Citadel Wards Level 27. Talk to the Turian groundskeeper inside the Dark Star Lounge club nearby. Either tell the Krogan the truth, or buy a fish from the Souvenirs store to give to them to lie.
  • Omega: Archangel: Datapad Recovered - pick up a datapad during the Archangel recruitment mission. Hand it over to Aria in Afterlife on Omega.
  • Omega: Batarian Bartender - downstairs in Afterlife, order a drink from the Batarian Bartender. Choose how to deal with him.
  • Omega: Struggling Quarian - speak to Kenn the Quarian at Kenn’s Salvage shop. Either pay his way, or help him another way.
  • Omega: The Patriarch - after completing one or both recruitment missions on Omega, talk to Grizz the Turian bodyguard of Aria, near her private booth. Find the Patriarch downstairs. The neutral route gets less rewards; go for Paragon or Renegade.
  • Omega: The Professor : Missing Assistant - automatically mentioned when you first meet Mordin during his recruitment mission. Daniel can be rescued in a side room in the second half of that mission.

These missions unlock at the same time, but at N7 missions, take place on random worlds typically discovered through Planet Scanning:

  • N7: Eclipse Smuggling Depot - either scan the planet Daratar in the Faryar system of the Hourglass Nebula, or get the quest off Aria after completing the Datapad & Patriarch quests on Omega. The credits you get at the end of the mission varies depending on how many crates survive.
  • N7: Lost Operative - scan the planet of Lorek in the Fathar system of the Omega Nebula, or get a message off Cerberus HQ after recruiting Archangel.
  • N7: MSV Estevanico - scan the planet of Zenthu, which is in the Ploitari system of the Hourglass Nebula.
  • N7: Abandoned Research Station then takes place on Jarrahe Station in the Eagle Nebula’s Strabo system.
  • N7: Hahne-Kedar Facility takes you to the planet Capek in the Haskins system of the Titan Nebula.

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Mass Effect 2 DLC Side Quests & Assignments

There are DLC Missions that are technically side quests, but are significant. Unlike other side missions, we include these in our suggested ME2 mission order - so we suggest you consult that page if you’re struggling to decide when to do them. The other DLC missions not listed here - Kasumi & Zaeed's quests, as well as Lair of the Shadow Broker and Arrival - are considered main story quests. Again, to know when to do them, see the order guide.

  • Normandy Crash Site - you can do this any time after getting the Normandy. There’s no combat, but some decent rewards - so consider taking it on early.
  • Project Firewalker - this consists of a string of 5 missions; Geth Activity/Incursion, Prothean Ruin, Rosalie Lost, Artifact Collection, and Recover Research Data. You can do these whenever you want, and they’re completely safe to do in the early-game, with no regular combat.
  • Overlord - this DLC consists of 4 stages; Investigate Project Overlord, Atlas Station, Prometheus Station, and Vulcan Station. We suggest you save this string of missions for the second half of the game. 

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Mass Effect 2 Assignments - Act 2 & 3 side quests

After a thrilling visit to the planet of Horizon where you meet an old friend and get a far better idea of the threats you’re facing, a bunch more major planets and systems open up in ME2 - bringing with them a wide range of additional side quests. 

First, there’s the quests that take place on the major story planets you can now visit, plus a few extra quests on previously visited worlds:

  • Citadel: Found Forged ID / Citadel: False Positives - this quest can have two names, depending on how you acquire it. Either find the Forged ID as loot during Garrus’ loyalty mission , or overhear chatter between two Asari on the Citadel later in the game. You’ll need to talk to Kalara Tomi and decide what to do, either giving her the ID (if you have it), or going to C-Sec Customs to resolve it verbally. You have more options if you get reinstated as a Spectre. 
  • Omega: Packages for Ish - after Horizon, a Salarian named Ish will appear near the entrance to Omega. He and his companion want you to pick up packages from the Citadel (from near Saronis Applications) and Illium (in Eternity) and deliver them to him.
  • Illium: A Troublemaker / Illium: Conrad Verner - only available if you completed the Citadel: The Fan assignment in ME1, and if you charmed or intimidated Conrad. If so, he’s back on Illium - an Asari outside Eternity gives you the assignment. Depending on the outcome, Conrad can show up in ME3.
  • Illium: Blue Rose of Illium - in the area with the shops, Charr the Krogan is reading out his poetry. Talk to the Asari merchant to start the quest. This has consequences in ME3.
  • Illium: Gianna Parasini - only appears when you import an ME1 save. She appears regardless of if you completed her side mission there or not. Meet Gianna near the entrance to Liara’s office. Drink the beer to get the quest.
  • Illium: Indentured Service - if Conrad Verner is present, you must complete his quest first. Then, there’ll be a Quarian and Asari in Eternity. Decide the Quarian’s fate.
  • Illium: Medical Scans - if they survived, this will be a character from ME1. Regardless, though, you’ll be approached near Illium’s tracking office.
  • Illium: The Assassin: Salarian Family Data - during Thane’s recruitment mission, pick up this datapad to start this mission, then return it to the Salarian in one of Ilium’s hallways. 
  • Illium: The Justicar: Smuggling Evidence - find this datapad during Samara’s recruitment mission. After the fighting is over, you’re returned to the port for a debrief. During this time, before the mission ends, hand the datapad to either Pitne For or Detective Anaya. Anaya gives less of a cash reward, but is the paragon option.
  • Illium: The Justicar: Stolen Goods Found - find the note during Samara’s recruitment mission and choose to upload it. That starts this mission. Back in the Illium hub, you’ll be approached about this.
  • Illium: The Prodigal: Lost Locket Found - when completing Miranda’s loyalty mission , find this locket as loot. Return it to an Asari back on the Illium hub.
  • Tuchanka: Combustion Manifold - talk to the Krogan mechanic, or find the manifold from an upside down vehicle during the mission. 
  • Tuchanka: Killing Pyjaks - talk to Ratch, the shopkeeper, to be challenged to this little tower defense mini-game. 
  • Tuchanka: Old Blood: Missing Scout - before going on Mordin’s loyalty mission , talk to the Chief Scout in the Krogan camp hub area. Rescue the Scout during the loyalty mission.

Beyond this, there are also a new series of N7 missions that unlock once you’ve completed the story mission on Horizon. Again, they’re mostly found through planet scanning:

  • N7: Abandoned Mine - first, you’ll need to buy the Star Charts from Baria Frontiers on Illium. Next, go to the Minos Wasteland cluster’s Fortis system and scan the planet Aequitas. 
  • N7: Anomalous Weather Detected - you’ll need the relevant Star Chat from Baria Frontiers on Illium. Then scan the planet Canalus in the Dirada system of the Pylos Nebula.
  • After completing that, an email will kick off N7: MSV Strontium Mule.
  • Another email then sends you to N7: Blue Suns Base
  • Finally, EDI will point you to N7: Javelin Missiles launched, though you can also trigger this early by just scanning its location (the moon Franklin in the Skepsis system of the Sigurd’s Cradle cluster).
  • This directly leads to the next quest, N7: Blood Pack Communications Relay. You can trigger that mission early by scanning its location - Tarith, in the Lusran system of the Crescent Nebula.
  • N7: Captured Mining Facility - scan the planet Helyme, which is in the Zelene system of the Crescent Nebula cluster.
  • N7: Endangered Research Station - this mission either unlocks after Horizon & completing Project Firewalker: Rosalie Lost, or after the Collector Ship story mission. Scan Taitus, a planet in the Talava system of the Caleston Rift cluster.
  • N7: Imminent Ship Crash - you’ll need another star chart from Baria Frontiers on Illium. The Broken Arrow is a ship found in the Nariph system of the Pylos Nebula, which is unlocked by a chart.
  • N7: Mining the Canyon - this mission either unlocks after Horizon & completing Project Firewalker: Rosalie Lost, or after the Collector Ship story mission. Scan Sinmara, a planet in the Solevig system of the Caleston Rift cluster.
  • N7: Quarian Crash Site - you’ll need a star chart from Baria Frontiers again. Once you have it, scan Gei Hinnom, which is in the Sheol system of the Hades Nexus cluster.

N7 - Eclipse Smuggling Depot

So here's the deal. To acquire this side quest, you're going to have to first finish several side quests in Omega. They are Omega - Archangel: Datapad Recovered and Omega - Patriarch. They are covered in their own pages of this guide.

Once you complete that side quest by handing off the discovered datapad to Aria, she'll offer up information on a planet where plenty of abandoned cargo can be found. Paragon answers might completely miss the side quest offer, so attempt to remain (at least) neutral during your conversation with Aria. Then, once you return to the Normandy, you can head to the planet in question to get underway. You'll need to go to the Faryar System, which is located in the Hourglass Nebula . Be sure you have the fuel necessary to travel around! Once you reach the Faryar System, land on the planet Daratar. You won't have to scan to land, so land, and you'll automatically find yourself where you need to be.

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Your task on Daratar is a simple one. The area ahead and to the right of where your ship lands is full of three powerful YMIR Mechs, like the one you fought on Freedom's Progress early in the game's prologue . These mechs have been deployed by the Eclipse group to destroy all of the cargo strewn around this secret area. As the mission briefing states, Eclipse would rather scuttle their own goods then have it fall into the hands of any other organization. The idea here is to destroy the mechs before they're able to fully destroy all twenty containers, a tall order indeed. You have two options to do this. The first is to open fire on all three mechs at once, which will get their attention, but also allow them to simultaneously descend on your position. This is a choice full of peril, but one that will also ensure the maximum amount of crates are saved. The other, safer option is to take on one at a time, which will allow you to survive easily, but will result in more crates being destroyed.

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Either option works, and it seems that ensuring crates' survival will maximize the credit payout when all is said and done. Either way, the YMIR Mechs are a force to be reckoned with, with powerful shields and barriers covering their otherwise frail bodies. We chose to take one at a time on, but if you go with the other option, be sure you're willing to use heavy firepower to make sure all goes swimmingly. Once all three mechs are destroyed, an on-screen prompt will allow you to end the side quest automatically, and immediately head back up to the Normandy. Before you do that, however, you should be sure you first scour the entire location for all sorts of goods, including Element Zero, credits, ammunition and more. Search thoroughly, and remember -- leaving without those aforementioned goods is a complete waste. Don't rush!

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N7

N7 is a vocational code in the Systems Alliance military. The "N" designates special forces and the "7" refers to the highest level of proficiency. It applies to Alliance personnel who have graduated from the Interplanetary Combatives Training (ICT) program.

  • 1 N7 Training
  • 2.2 Weapons
  • 3.1 N7 Classes
  • 4 Known N7 Graduates
  • 5 Known N7 Operations
  • 7 References

N7 Training [ ]

The Interplanetary Combatives Academy, sometimes called "N-School" or "the villa," recruits officers from every branch of Earth 's militaries to partake in grueling courses at Vila Militar in Rio de Janeiro. The trainees undergo brutal courses, content varied depending on how many times they have trained at the school.

If this is their first time at the school, trainees participate in scenarios experienced by the elite units of most land-based armies; a typical candidate may be in training more than 20 hours a day, leading small units into combat over hostile terrain with little sleep or food. Trainees who do well are awarded an internal designation of N1 and are invited to return. Those who return to the school focus on their combat class.

Subsequent courses--N2 through N6--are often held off-planet and include instruction in zero-G combat, military free-fall (parachuting), jetboot/jetpack flight, combat diver qualification (combat diving), close-quarter combatives instructor courses (combat instruction), linguistics, frontline trauma care for human and alien biology (first responder/combat lifesaver training), and assault procedures. Those with specializations may also attend specialized schools related to their field; forward observers may attend naval gunfire training and close air support courses; pilots and mechanized soldiers learn how to drive, maintain, and shoot from several types of vehicles and powered armor; communications specialists attend joint communications courses. Some known off-school training locations are Jupiter 's moon Europa and Arcturus .

The highest grade of training, N6, provides actual combat experience in conflict zones throughout the galaxy. From day one, invitees are given basic gear, then separated and stranded on an asteroid with no nav data. The test ends when the last person runs out of oxygen. The first few are out of the program. If the trainee survives these scenarios in "admirable and effective fashion," they finally receive the coveted N7 designation. N7 is the only ICT designation that may be worn on field or dress uniforms.

Before the events of the Reaper War , the N7 graduation ceremony was held at Arcturus Station . With the station's subsequent destruction, new members are inducted practically on the battlefield.

There is little shame in failing an N course--the training is so extreme that even qualifying for N1 elevates an officer to a position of respect. The universal prestige of merely attending the academy helps to restrain trainees from taking excessive risks in pursuit of higher honors.

ICT qualification by itself does not guarantee higher rank, although those officers who are able to complete the program are typically well-suited to senior leadership positions. In some cases, a given force will form a special operations regiment made of ICT-qualified soldiers to deal with a specific problem.

Equipment [ ]

The Onyx Armor and the N7 Defender Armor have the distinctive N7 and red detail on the right arm emblazoned on them.

The N7 emblem is visible on all customizable armor chest pieces wearable by Commander Shepard except for the Kestrel Torso Sheath and the Rosenkov Materials chest piece .

Former N7 Alec Ryder of the Andromeda Initiative has his own custom N7 armor that can be refitted and customized further for his offspring 's use.

Weapons [ ]

Several N7-branded weapons developed by the Systems Alliance see widespread use by 2186. Some of these weapons - along with the capability to manufacture more - are even brought along by the Andromeda Initiative to their new home in the eponymous galaxy.

  • N7 Typhoon Light Machine Gun
  • N7 Valkyrie Assault Rifle
  • N7 Crusader Shotgun
  • N7 Piranha Assault Shotgun
  • N7 Hurricane Submachine Gun
  • N7 Valiant Sniper Rifle
  • N7 Eagle Pistol

N7 Special Ops [ ]

During the Reaper war, Allied forces began recruiting anyone, soldier or mercenary, to serve on the front lines of the conflict. The most experienced operatives formed squads to secure objectives, evacuate civilians, and battle Cerberus or the Reapers deep in enemy territory. Initially led by N7 commandos, these squads were nicknamed the N7 Special Ops. In light of these teams' exemplary service and remarkable bravery, the Alliance allowed this unofficial name to spread across the ranks as a sign of respect for their efforts.

N7 Special Ops teams can aid to varying degrees in the overall war effort.

N7 Classes [ ]

During the Reaper invasion, many N7 graduates began to train other species in anti-Reaper asymmetric warfare and joined N7 Special Ops squads in battle.

  • N7 Fury Adept
  • N7 Destroyer Soldier
  • N7 Demolisher Engineer
  • N7 Paladin Sentinel
  • N7 Shadow Infiltrator
  • N7 Slayer Vanguard

Known N7 Graduates [ ]

  • David Anderson - One of the first graduates of the N7 training program.
  • Kai Leng - Dishonorably discharged Alliance soldier and current Cerberus operative.
  • Alec Ryder - Former N7 and Pathfinder of the Andromeda Initiative .
  • Lee Riley - An N7 engineer who leads a team to reactivate and defend fuel reactors on Cyone .
  • Susan Rizzi - An N7 Fury discussing item procurement with a peer at the Silversun Strip .
  • Commander Shepard
  • James Vega - Offered entry into the program just before the start of the Reaper invasion. He may decide to accept the offer depending on the actions of Commander Shepard.

Known N7 Operations [ ]

  • A news report by Emily Wong on the Citadel in 2185, states that a team of N7 commandos were deployed in batarian space from a Normandy Class Stealth Frigate.
  • Several N7 Operations took place during the Reaper War as part of the N7 Special Ops initiative.
  • According to The Art of Mass Effect , the red detail on the emblem symbolizes the human blood Shepard must sacrifice to stop Saren Arterius . The red stripe is also a historical reference to the red stripes commanders wore on early space missions to make them instantly recognizable.
  • The Medal of Valor achievement (completing Mass Effect on Insanity difficulty) unlocks an N7 gamer pic.
  • Props featuring the N7 logo briefly feature in the background of one scene in The Expendables 3 movie.
  • The Look N77 ski binding was the original source of the name and logo art. Series art director Derek Watts simply removed one of the sevens from the original. [1]
  • An N7-themed suit is available in Dead Space 3 for those with a Mass Effect 3 save file on their system.
  • An N7-themed Javelin skin is available in Anthem. [2]
  • N7 Day is a franchise appreciation day held every November 7 since 2012, where BioWare and fans offer support through content announcements, retrospectives, fan art, item sales, and more.

References [ ]

  • ↑ BioWare: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development , p. 146
  • ↑ Game Informer #104: Anthem
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  • 3 Romance (Mass Effect: Andromeda)

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