Technician achievement in Mass Effect 2


Obtain 10 technology upgrades

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How to unlock the Technician achievement

  • PuertoricariousPuertoricarious113,887
    27 Jan 2010 27 Jan 2010 19 Feb 2010
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    This achievement becomes possible once you recruit Mordin Solus for your team, at which point you can access the upgrades console in the Tech Labs on the Normandy.

    Upgrades can be found during missions by looking around, by purchasing them at stores, or by consulting with your team members on the Normandy, who often have special upgrades to add. Upgrades that you've purchased at a store immediately go into effect and count towards the achievements. Upgrades found in the field or given by crew members, however, have to researched in order to count toward the achievement (this will also make them go into effect). This requires mineral resources and can be done at the research terminal in the Tech Labs on the Normandy (where Mordin is), or by selecting the upgrades option in the dialogue wheel when talking to members of your team on the Normandy. Once you have researched or purchased 10 total upgrades, the achievement will unlock.

    A list of all upgrades (and weapons) to be found in the field (remember that you have to research these on the Normandy for them to go into effect):

    You don't necessarily have to go out of your way for this achievement. 10 upgrades is a rather small amount, and you can likely get this without any major sidequesting. If you want to be extra cautious, the link posted above will help.

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    Gumbeaux JrAgreed that this achievement comes rather quickly. Got it before leaving Omega just by looking around during quests and mining 2 planets for minerals.
    Posted by Gumbeaux Jr on 01 Feb 10 at 18:17
    Solario32Helpful list of upgrades.
    Posted by Solario32 on 02 Nov 11 at 17:41
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  • Hero5901Hero5901265,911
    02 Feb 2010 28 Aug 2011 28 Aug 2011
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    For people doing multiple playthroughs:
    When I played Mass Effect 2 the first time I mined every single planet and had over 400000 iridium, over 300000 platinum and palladium and over 100000 Element Zero, but I ran out credits and couldn't buy all of the upgrades. So in one of playthoughs I bought all the upgrades and didn't research anything until right before the Omega 4 Relay and came up with the approximate amount of each element you need to research every upgrade.

    Element zero- 35000
    Iridium- 225000

    If you have an import save from Mass Effect 1 and beat Mass Effect 2, you get up to 50000 of each element, so you won't even need to mine for element zero. So basically you can mine until you get these amounts then won't have to waste any more credits for mining probes. You will also get more elements from containers while doing missions.
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