Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is going to release this week and the franchise’s long-term fans may want to bring their custom-made character face into the shiny new Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, from the classic game. Luckily, you can do it easily, since Bioware has included a feature that allows you to copy over your ‘face code’ from previous Mass Effect games and use it in the new title.
The preset versions of Shepherd’s face from Mass Effect 3 is preferred by some players, including bloke from the original box art and the red-haired ‘FemShep’ who was voted as the fans’ favorite in Mass Effect 3. However, If you like custom faces, you may have been attached to your hand-crafted Sheperd from a previous playthrough. In this guide, we will tell you how to find and redeem a face code in Mass Effect: Legendary Edition.
Mass Effect Legendary Face Codes Database
You are lucky when it comes to face codes if you have some saved game data on the original version of Mass Effect 2 or Mass Effect 3. First of all, start the old game, and then you can see the face code on the top left corner when you open the squad menu. Take a photo of it, or write it down somewhere, and you are good to go.
However, things get a little more complicated if you only have Mass Effect 1 save from the old days. In that case, first, you will have to start a game in the old version of Mass Effect 2, then transfer your Mass Effect 1 into it, and then you can see the face code in the top left corner of the Squad menu.
Some third-party websites promise to rip a face code from the first game for you, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. So it’s preferable to transfer your save into Mass Effect 2 and then proceed from there.
How to Redeem a Face Code
When you go to start a game after starting Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, You will see an option called “Profile Reconstruction” on the menu.
You will be asked to enter your face code after you choose this option. The game will try to recreate your old face in the new game after you enter the face code you wrote down from the previous games. However, you may notice several variations in the Legendary Edition, as it is not an exact copy of the classic Mass Effect games. Feel free to play around with it and hopefully you will end up with a face you like.