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Mass Effect 2 multiplayer lets you explore and fight with friends

Mass Effect 2 multiplayer lets you explore and fight with friends

Grab a buddy and dive back into Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 is easily the best of the acclaimed trilogy by BioWare.

Fair to say, I think we all remember our first attempt at the famous Suicide Mission. I don’t know about you but I took a couple of heavy losses, completely unaware of just how deadly the mission would prove to be.

BioWare is hard at work on the next instalment in the series which we know will be a follow-up to Mass Effect 3, more so than something in the same vein as Andromeda.

With that in mind, it’ll return to the franchise’s “classic format” of small hub worlds to explore, ditching the concept of a big open world.

In the meantime though, you may find yourself journeying black to replay the franchise’s pre-existing titles.

What if I told you that your next Mass Effect 2 playthrough could be transformed into a co-op experience that you can enjoy with friends?

I bet that’d grab your attention.

The next Mass Effect instalment is still a way away, but we do have this teaser trailer to feast our eyes upon.

This tidbit was brought to light by Reddit user Mgamerz who, alongside a friend, figured out how to get split screen co-op functioning in Mass Effect 2.

I will preface this by saying that only PC players will be able to have a go at emulating this technique.

“Emilio (maker of the first person mode for ME2) and I were screwing around with ME2 console commands and found the split screen command for ME2 works way better than ME3 (where they stripped most of it out),” they began.

“While you can't control player two on a keyboard/mouse, we tested with two controllers and found it works really well. Obviously there's issues because the game isn't coded for two players, but you can have a lot of fun with it.”

“Using a program named Parsec, we were able to stream and do remote inputs, so it was essentially online co-op,” they continued.

This method only works with controller inputs, so there’s no way to copy it with a keyboard, mouse, and controller.

“I had a lot of fun playing through some levels with this, it's the kind of multiplayer mode that I always wished existed in Mass Effect,” read one comment.

“Oh wow this looks like so much fun,” added another. Give it a go.

Featured Image Credit: EA

Topics: Mass Effect, Bioware, EA, PC