Extreme Power Gamer achievement in Mass Effect

Extreme Power Gamer

Reach 60th level with one character

Extreme Power Gamer0
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How to unlock the Extreme Power Gamer achievement

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    It'll help to play the game on the hardest difficulty (Insane/Insanity). Also, whenever there are large groups of enemies or a single, large enemy (Like a Geth Colossus) attacking while you are in the Mako...get out of the Mako.
    The experience you get from killing enemies with the Mako is 1/3rd of the full amount.
    Fighting the larger Geth my seem daunting without the Mako, but it's very possible and not that hard. My main advice is just keep moving. Ammo that damages synthetic foes also helps.
    This also works when fighting Thresher Maws, but I never bothered since they tend to be bothersome even while in the Mako.

    I ended up getting this on my Insane playthrough while trying to stop The Reaper at the Citadel. To help, try going for other achievements (like the player ones) so the extra missions you do don't feel like a major hassle.

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    Solario32That's what I did Ajma....thanks for the tip.
    Posted by Solario32 on 31 Oct 11 at 15:58
    MattiasAndersonNegative because of the spoiler.
    Posted by MattiasAnderson on 22 Oct 15 at 02:04
    MattiasAndersonI just want to mention that i almost have the achievement after 2 playthroughs. i have 80.000 now
    Posted by MattiasAnderson on 06 Nov 15 at 03:46
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  • StiqeStiqe207,934
    15 Aug 2009
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    There is a time consuming but very easy glitch to help speed this along.

    When on planet Therum for the first time (meaning this can be done with a pre-existing character on a second or third playthrough), activate the mining laser (the code is AXBY) and then save as soon as you receive experience.

    Then, load the save you just made. You'll notice you gained more experience. Save again, as quickly as you can, and reload the new save. Repeat as many times as desired.

    The experience you gain scales with level, so this is faster than just killing hordes of enemies.

    Therum is the planet you rescue Liara T'Soni from, and is located in the Knossos system in the Artemis Tau cluster.

    Good luck!
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    GodLike499@TEDDYbearKNIGHT yes, level cap is raised to 60 after completing the first playthrough. On the bright side, if you're already 50 you shouldn't have a problem getting to 60 before completing your insanity playthrough.
    Posted by GodLike499 on 05 Sep 17 at 13:37
    jlen03Genuinely don't know why this has so many down votes--author was accurate, concise, and up front about this exploit. For reference, took about an hour to get the 180k I had left to acquire. Can confirm this works on XB1, and I imagine (if you're using a 360) installing the game will significantly cut down on load times.
    Posted by jlen03 on 09 Feb 21 at 15:02
    JimmieWorldThank you I used this to get lvl 60, but its just for fun, because you have to replay the game at least 3 times anyways! btw if anyone curious I gained 1017 XP everytime with this method.
    Posted by JimmieWorld on 12 Jul 21 at 21:55
  • got pezgot pez119,200
    22 Jul 2009 27 Jul 2009
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    This achievement is extremely time consuming. It took me 3 and a half playthroughs to get but it depends how many sidequests you do. Note that I did get the ally achievements while going for this so I did play through a ton of sidequests. 3 playthroughs is a realistic number for this. The main tip that I can give is to get out of the mako whenever in combat. You get 3x more experience which makes things much faster. Also, to get some quick and easy xp, talk to people on your crew and skip through the conversations. You may not get that much xp but it is quick and painless (I do recommend that during your first playthrough, you pay attention to what everyone says as the dialogue is excellent).
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    Negative ZZThis is possible on a second playthrough if you were maxed out on the first playthrough (lvl 50) and you change the settings to Hardcore at the start of the second playthrough.
    Posted by Negative ZZ on 15 Mar 10 at 23:30
    BasanakinIt took me 2 complete playthroughs (normal and hardcore), and a third on insanity of which i exclusively only did the missions (no assignments). It popped when I was on my way up to Saren in the Citadel.
    Posted by Basanakin on 08 May 13 at 11:47
    thanatos8285Extremely skeptical that this could be achieved in 2 playthroughs. It’s easy to get to 59 in 2, but it’s a damn xp gap of 80k from 59 to 60. It was almost definitely designed to require a third playthrough. Thresher Maws and Bring Down the Sky turrets were the only enemies I didn’t get out and kill on foot, all missions were completed, and I only talked my way through 2-3 fights and fought the rest, and I was still 60k shy of level 60 by the end of playthrough 2. I’d be absolutely stunned to learn there was that much XP still up for grabs out just from 2-3 more fights and the extra on-foot-kill xp bonuses from Thresher Maws.
    Posted by thanatos8285 on 27 Jul 21 at 06:17
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