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How to import your Mass Effect 2 Character into Mass Effect 3 for the PC

Updated on August 16, 2013

Mass Effect 3, the hit sci-fi shooter RPG from Bioware, offers a feature that sets it apart from its competitors. By importing your character from Mass Effect 2, you can continue playing the same character. The same skills, the same love interests, and the same decisions carry over from one game to the other. Who lived and who died? Were you a renegade or a paragon? Your decisions from Mass Effect 2 carry over into the final game of the trilogy.

How To Do It

  1. Install and run Mass Effect 3. You should see the "Mass Effect 3" shortcut on your desktop.
  2. On the intro screen, press any key.
  3. Click "New Game."
  4. Click "Import ME2 Character."
  5. Select your Shepard from the available list. If you don't see your Shepard, make sure that your Mass Effect 2 saves are in the folder User > Documents > Bioware > Mass Effect 2 > Saves.
  6. Click "Select Career."

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      Wonszu 3 years ago

      Thank you very much! I had saves but not in the right folder.

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      DC 4 years ago

      Well. you state the obvious. anyone who sees this as helpful are dullards. I completed ME2, but it will not let me import. That is why i am here. Not to see the most simple of things.

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      madu 6 years ago

      Thank you for your help! ^^

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      marcus 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for the help mate.