Mass Effect Legendary Edition has now launched, which means that it's time to head back, save the galaxy, and proclaim every store on the Citadel to be your favorite once more. Many players have remained attached to the way their original Commander Shepard looked and are likely wondering whether importing Face Codes still works during character creation.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition does, thankfully, allow you to import Face Codes from older games during character creation, which is great news if you want to relive your old adventures without spending lots of time rebuilding Commander Shepard from scratch. Obtaining them, however, will require a bit of additional effort, though.
In the case of Mass Effect 2 and 3, all you need to do is install the original versions and check if your save is still intact. If you've kept it on a separate drive or in a dedicated folder, safe from prying eyes, just add it to the game's save folder. If it's stored in the cloud, you don't need to worry about any extra steps.
You can then get your character's Face Code from the Squad screen. Look for a long string of letters and numbers separated by full stops.
If you want to import a Face Code from the original Mass Effect into the Legendary Edition, you sadly cannot do so directly. Instead, you'll need to import it into Mass Effect 2 first and get it from the sequel's Squad screen.
Once you have your Face Code, start Mass Effect Legendary Edition and get to the Character Creation screen. You'll notice a Code section at the bottom of the Facial Customization menu, which is where you need to enter the long string of numbers and letters.
Unfortunately, if your older saves are corrupted or nowhere to be found, you'll have to rely on either looking up Face Codes online and hoping you'll find something resembling your old character or go through the character creation process once again.
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