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Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition Paramour II Achievement not unlocking for some

It seems to be tied to Xbox at present.

Users are reporting that the Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition Paramour II Achievement is not unlocking for those who’ve met its criterion.

At present, our investigation seems to suggest there are issues with the Achievement — in which a player is tasked to “Establish or rekindle a romantic relationship in two games in Mass Effect Legendary Edition” — on the Xbox platform (ie Xbox One, Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X).

This writer has encountered the issue, romancing Liara in Mass Effect 1, then importing his character into Mass Effect 2 and then romancing Liara (via Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC) as well as Miranda. My save, imported into Mass Effect 3, confirms as much (below).

At the time of writing, at least two other players are complaining of similar problems.

“Got the romance in [Mass Effect 2] but the achievement did not unlock,” writes DarkKnightKefka over on TrueAchievements. “Nor did my [Mass Effect 2] insanity achievement.”

While user MattCowley88 didn’t specify how they believe they should have unlocked the Achievement, they’ve taken to EA’s Answers board saying, “[Paramour II] will not unlock on my series x.”

We’ve asked EA Australia and BioWare for comment and will report back when more is known. In the meantime, it’s pretty heartbreaking to put 20+ hours into the remastered trilogy only to find some of that work may have been for nothing.

As a sort of workaround, users on TrueAchievements are reporting that multiple romances of Liara, followed by an immediate quit to dashboard and reload, are unlocking the Achievement without putting in several actual games’ worth of effort.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition is currently available on Windows PC via EA Play and Steam alongside Xbox One and PS4 (also compatible on Xbox Series S & X and PS5). We reviewed the trilogy here.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

14 May 2021
PC PS4 Xbox One
 


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Steve Wright

Steve's the owner of this very site and an active games journalist for the past ten years. He's a Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, ice hockey player and fan. Husband to Matt and cat dad to Wally and Quinn.

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  • I had the same issue – Romanced Liara in ME1, Thane in ME2 but didn’t get the Achievement. Reloading ME2 and doing the Thane romance again didn’t help, but reloading the Liara romance got me the Achievement (and Paramour 3 when I did it again). Annoyingly, looking at the ME2 Achievement tracker thing, it doesn’t seem to think I have the one for completing one game on Insanity, so I’m worried that’s going to be a thing too.

    • So to confirm, the Insanity Achievements are glitched in the same way, but you can get around it with the same fix. Load a save from right before the final boss of ME1 and beat him twice more.