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Mass Effect 2's boring minigame can now be skipped thanks to a mod

Published: 15:14, 13 September 2022
Mass Effect 2 - Garrus, Shepard and Mordin
Mass Effect 2 - Garrus, Shepard and Mordin

One of the weakest points in Mass Effect 2 can now be bypassed thanks to a modder but as per usual, only PC players get to install it.

Probing planets in Mass Effect 2 is quite the slog and easily one of the worst parts of BioWare 's otherwise highly successful and entertaining continuation of the space opera that won the hearts of fans more than a decade ago.

Having to go through random planets and use the scanner that shifts your mouse sensitivity wasn't fun to begin with but the game also forced players to do it repeatedly in order to gather enough resources for upgrades and progression.

With Nos Astra Mineral Exchange mod , the players will no longer need to bother with countless scans and probes, or their frequency will at least be reduced.

The mod allows players to purchase elements with Credits and enter the stock market where they can increase their wealth, provided they play it right. Otherwise, their balance can crash before you can say "crypto".

That said, the trade rates are changing after each mission so you might want to learn when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em, or just have enough patience in order to maximise the profits.

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Additionally, Element Zero is more expensive than the rest of the goods and if you play your bets right, all those probing missions might end up being a thing of the past.

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