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Mass Effect Legendary Edition’s Mako has been improved, but you can disable the new handling

Even though upgrades have been made to the Mako in Mass Effect Legendary Edition, you can revert back to the old handling if you wish.

This is according to BioWare which recently spoke with PC Gamer about the Mako in Mass Effect Legendary Edition.

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As you know, the M-35 Mako has been updated to handle better than before, and it will feel less light and bouncy. With the update, the vehicle feels weightier and slides around less.

But, if you prefer the way the old Mako handled, you can turn the improvements off, according to project director Mac Walters and environment director Kevin Meek.

“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,” said Meek.

“You’ll never get consensus,” said Walters, “whether some people love it, or some people hate it. We’re making a big point of it often in marketing, but it’s a lighter touch than I think some people might think. And the optional control scheme is optional, so you can drop back and forth.”

“Playing the Mako today versus playing the Mako back in the original, especially on PC, it’s like night and day,” said Meek. “I don’t want to thrash my keyboard and mouse after every encounter with the thresher maw or trying to climb a mountain.”

Other changes made to the Mako include improved camera controls, the ability to accurately aim at lower angles, the shields will recharge faster, and there were new thrusters added for a speed boost.

Its cooldown is separate from the jump jets’ and the XP penalty while in the Mako has been removed.

Also, touching lava no longer results in an instant mission failure and instead deals damage over time.

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition releases on May 14. For a deeper look at everything you can expect come May, check out Alex’s full preview. He also prepared a side-by-side comparison of classic and remastered.

It will be available across PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The collection will also be playable on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S through backwards compatibility.

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