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Mass Effect Legendary Edition will have an optional upgraded Mako

Mass Effect Mako, Bioware

Mass Effect remains one of the most popular video game franchises today. However, no matter how well-made the games were, there have been parts that frustrated players. One of these is the M35 Mako, a vehicle that you’ll have to drive in the game. It’s frustratingly hard to drive, and many players died many times when accidentally flipping the tank. It’s one of the most infamous aspects of Mass Effect, and since has been an ironic icon for the game.

Bioware confirms that the new Mass Effect Mako will be optional

Thankfully, Bioware says you can now drive a much more improved version of the Mako. However, that doesn’t mean everyone would like to try out this new one. In fact, some might even prefer the frustratingly hard-to-handle Mako. Who knows why, but maybe they like the challenge. Regardless of the reason, Mass Effect Legendary Edition Environment Director Kevin Meek shares with PC Gamer:

“For those people out there who do like pain, we’ve left the option to leave it back kind of closer to the original controls as well if you want.”

“You’ll never get consensus,” says Project Director Mac Walters, “whether some people love it, or some people hate it.” He says that while they’ve been using the improved Mako as a marketing point, people should realize that the changes have been soft. “The optional control scheme is optional, so you can drop back and forth.”

Changes to the Mako include not instantly dying when hitting lava, which many would agree has been a frustrating aspect of Mako missions. It will also have better physics, stronger and faster-charging shields, and less skiddy tires. The XP penalty you receive while inside the Mako has also been removed.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition launches on May 14, 2021, for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.