AI Hacking Specialist achievement in Mass Effect

AI Hacking Specialist

Use AI Hacking 75 times

AI Hacking Specialist0
16 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCumulative +Level

How to unlock the AI Hacking Specialist achievement

  • Armistan BanesArmistan Banes63,683
    08 Apr 2009 20 Apr 2009
    146 20 19
    Just start an engineer and make sure you have AI hacking and Neural shock before you attack Fist in Chora's Den. Then save before you enter his room and cast hacking on a turret and neural shock on fist, then load the save you just made. Rinse, Repeat.

    Guide not helping? View 15 more guides for this achievement.

    Showing most recent comments. View all comments.
    RegretfulCoffeeWhile the Fist battle option works, I wasn't a fan of re-loading the game 75 times and when I launched a new game with the Engineer class I didn't have the points to spec out my character for the AI Hacking option.

    So, while the achievement works on turret's, it also works on Geth Trooper and Get Sniper enemies at a low spec'd AI Hacking ability. Got this idea from

    Start a new game with Engineer class and finish up all the squadmate stuff on the Citidel at the beginning of the game where you get Garrus, Wrex, and Tali. Once you become Spectre and gain control over your ship, head over to Konossos to kick off the Liara squadmate mission.

    Drive the Mako to the point of where you have to start on foot and very soon you'll come across a Geth Sniper in a tower that has no way of leaving, so he can't attack you directly. Position your squadmates far away so they don't try to kill the Geth Sniper.

    There are several spots that make it very easy to hide in-and-out of cover from the sniper and only appear for a few seconds to move in-and-out of view in order to use the AI Hacking ability on him and go back into cover again. You have to wait for the cooldown period, but all I did was put a timer on my watch and just come in-and-out of cover, hack the sniper, rinse and repeat.

    Or, just redo a mission over and over that has a lot of Geth Trooper's in it, but I find this method less tedious and annoying than the re-loading of the game 75 times. Worked for me.
    Posted by RegretfulCoffee on 08 Mar 20 at 22:50
    YoshiMaster666I don’t know why everyone keeps saying your personal character has to be the one that uses these skills. I have only ever used my team and their skills and I’m getting the achievements easily. All on my first okay through. Please do your research a little more people, don’t make it harder then it needs to.
    Posted by YoshiMaster666 on 22 May 21 at 09:40
    Jarclan@YoshiMaster666 did you get the achievement in the legendary edition or in the original? Because while you can do it using your teammates in the legendary edition, it doesn't work that way in the original.
    Posted by Jarclan on 22 May 21 at 18:04
  • Have you got any tips or tricks to unlock this achievement?
    Add a guide to share them with the community.

    Sign in and add a guide
  • Ueki420Ueki4201,371,421
    15 Jan 2010 15 Jan 2010 15 Jan 2010
    92 6 16
    I found an easier way but it only works if you have the Pinnacle Station DLC. You will have access right away to the Survival missions but you need to play the Tropical course because the other course has Pirates instead of Geth.

    They will have an infinite spawn it all depends on your survival, just cast it and wait for it to come back killing Geth in the process. It really helps to have your Engineer maxed and AI Hacking maxed too this only took me about 23 minutes on a 1 run through survival mission.

    Hope this helps :)
    Showing most recent comments. View all comments.
    Spybreaker"yes the hack must be successful in order for it to count." F, why am I reading this now. Ahh my god hours wasted spamming that power.
    Posted by Spybreaker on 11 Feb 14 at 07:25
    BillarghBest solution.
    Posted by Billargh on 06 Sep 14 at 22:44
    Ueki420Thanks! Appreciate that lol
    Posted by Ueki420 on 07 Sep 14 at 02:32
  • YemethYemeth305,067
    28 Aug 2008 04 Nov 2008
    54 8 14
    There's a specific point on Feros where all you need to do is cast AI Hacking, recharge and rinse/repeat.

    Once you first talk to the colony, you will be required to 'clear the geth in the stair case (up in the area where the elevator to the prothean skyway is located).

    In the end room where once you finish you'll see the geth ship fly away, do not kill any of the Geth Snipers located. Once the only enemies left are the sniper/snipers, all you need to do is take cover on a small block located on the floor and cast your hack, no moving around, no saving/loading the game after each time.

    Obviously your skill needs to be substantial enough to hack the geth, but by the time you reach Feros, im sure you'll have the ability to do that.
    Showing most recent comments. View all comments.
    Dathaen@MAGNUS 7000: Shepard has to cast each of those every single time. If you were to hack 50 times, then make Garrus hack 25 times, you would not get the achievement.
    Posted by Dathaen on 23 Apr 10 at 21:37
    LepraSaunbest solution if you have missed the Fist one
    Posted by LepraSaun on 21 Jan 11 at 02:44
    ReliantGung hobetween this original solution and doing cyberknight's method (hacked the sapper instead of the sniper), this overall plan is FTW!
    Posted by ReliantGung ho on 19 Apr 14 at 01:08
There are 13 other guides for this achievement
Do you have a question about this achievement? Please post it in the Mass Effect Forum

Related Achievements and Trophies