Strange Mass Effect 2 Glitch: Commander Shepard in Debt

The Mass Effect 2 title has been the source of a peculiar glitch which has caused the character of Commander Shepard to be saddled with debt. Glitches like this have been an ongoing occurrence throughout the Mass Effect franchise, and this particular one is sure to bring a few laughs.

The protagonist of the Mass Effect franchise, Commander Shepard, is one of the all-time favorite video game characters. Fans of the series continue to wish for the character’s return in the upcoming Mass Effect 4, although the likelihood of such an event is very low even with the confirmed return of Liara. Ultimately, gamers should not make any assumptions until the developer officially confirms the details.

Commander shepard hero of the galaxy is in debt 🙁
by u/ThatGermanMustache in masseffect

ThatGermanMustache, a Redditor, uploaded an image of a peculiar Mass Effect bug, which had caused Commander Shepard, the protagonist of the game, to be in a financial hassle. This game feature was not well-received by most players, who had difficulty accumulating money during the Mass Effect 2 gameplay. Nonetheless, the game was not intended to subject players to debt. No further details were provided on the thread by the user who encountered the bug, but one Reddit user suggested that it might be an integer glitch, which occurs when the amount of money is too large for the game to display.

In the discussion thread, some players had their own lore-friendly ideas about the issue. One player proposed that it was caused by Shepard having too many favorite stores on the Citadel in Mass Effect 2. There was a lot of debate about the variations between Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2, especially when it comes to spending money. In Mass Effect 1, it appears impossible to exhaust funds and the game’s monetary system is unable to stay up to par with the player’s advancement. On the other hand, Mass Effect 2 presents a real challenge to acquire money and some people say it goes too far.

The franchise’s supporters are now filled with optimism concerning the upcoming installment, as a teaser for Mass Effect 4 has been released. However, BioWare has not shared any other news. After the unsatisfactory launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda in 2017, a lot of people thought that the series had come to a close. Nonetheless, the success of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition in 2021 has shown the studio that fans still have an interest in the franchise, but it must be the right product to win them back.

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is available for purchase on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.