Mass Effect Legendary Edition Crashing on Xbox Due to Headsets, Here’s a Workaround Fix

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Crash

Mass Effect Legendary Edition has officially launched today in some regions, and while fans prepare themselves for this epic three game journey, they should know that there appears to be a Mass Effect Legendary Edition crashing bug going on, at least for Xbox players.

As with all games, it seems that the Mass Effect Legendary Edition has quite a bit of launch day issues. More notably, there are reports of the game crashing instantly upon boot from multiple Reddit users. 


Mass Effect Crashes Everytime at Main Menu. from masseffect

For those of you whose Mass Effect LE is crashing from masseffect

XSX crash caused by Xbox Wireless Headset from masseffect

EA has acknowledged the issue, and states that they are working with Microsoft to get a post-launch update out as soon as possible. In the meantime, similar to the user’s workaround above, the company has provided a step-by-step guide on how you can avoid the crashes and use your headset. In quick, just don’t have your headset hooked up when booting and selecting which Mass Effect to play.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Crash Bug Workaround (Xbox One and Xbox Serties)

1. Ensure your wireless headset is turned off
2: Launch Mass Effect Legendary Edition from the dashboard.
3: Once you are at the launcher screen with the game, choose Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3.
(don’t turn on your headset yet, we’re nearly there)
4. Once you are at the title screen for either Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3 you can now turn on your headset, and you will be able to play with audio working as normal.

Note: If you return to the launcher for selecting ME 1, 2 or 3, at any time while your wireless headset is conneced, the game will close out and return you to the Xbox dashboard. 

Stay tuned to our review of Mass Effect Legendary Edition which should hi the site soon!

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