Zaeed is a great addition to Mass Effect 2, giving us yet another memorable Loyalty Mission, and another set of guns to call upon in battle. However, despite literally being hired to take part in the Suicide Mission, the guy doesn’t exactly pull his weight when you’re in the Collector Base.
For whatever reason, Zaeed doesn’t specialize in any of the tasks needed to make the mission a success and reduce the number of casualties the Normandy SR-2 suffers in the process. But thankfully, a new mod for the Legendary Edition of Mass Effect 2 actually makes him useful. With this latest creation shared on Nexus Mods, you can make Zaeed a team leader without sacrificing a crewmate, as the merc decides to draw upon the years of experience he has in, you know, leading a team.
“Big Guddamn Hero” from Nexus user Espadara makes the most of Zaeed’s background, turning him into a viable option to lead the team that’s tasked with gunning down enemies on their own.
In the base game, choosing Zaeed to lead the team will result in your tech specialist – Legion, Tali, or Kasumi – dying. A pretty big misstep from a guy who should be used to taking control of dangerous missions. Instead, the only correct options are Miranda, Garrus and Jacob, albeit with the latter two loyal to Shepard.
With Big Guddamn Hero installed, you’ll still have to ensure that Zaeed is loyal to you, but otherwise, he’s good to go. Looks like Cerberus is finally getting its money’s worth (as well as the player, considering he was originally paid DLC).
This is far from the only mod that makes changes to how the Suicide Mission works, arguably making it more logical from a lore perspective. As we covered yesterday, we recently got another mod that lets Miranda act as the biotic specialist without getting anyone killed. This is a godsend for those of us who chose her in the vanilla game, expecting someone who has spent the entire game telling us that she’s genetically perfect to be halfway decent at using her biotics. Even if she’s loyal, she messes it up, so I guess this mod just gives the her confidence boost she needed to keep the biotic shield up until everyone is safe from the Collectors. Yes, Miranda, even Jack.