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Do I still need to log into the Cerberus Network?

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So I'm about to do another Mass Effect 2 run and was wondering if there is any benefit to automatically log into the Cerberus Network each time I start the game.

It used to be the case that you had to log into CN to acces your DLC iirc but I believe thats not the case anymore.

It takes a few seconds to log into CN which is annoying since it happens every time you start the game. So can I just untick the auto-login and still acces all my DLC?

 

tl;dr: Is it still necessary to log into the Cerberus Network to acces your purchased content?

 

On a sidenote: the CN lists 4 DLCs as "news" which I already own (Alt Appearance 2, Arrival, Genesis, Shadow Broker). Is this the case for everyone since those DLC have the latests release dates or does that mean that they aren't installed correctly?

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@T0mandandy

 

You only need to logon once, after that you can play the DLCs without Cerberus network connection.

 

For the "New" DLCs, look if the Alt Appearance 2 pack is available in game.

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@T0mandandy

 

You only need to logon once, after that you can play the DLCs without Cerberus network connection.

 

For the "New" DLCs, look if the Alt Appearance 2 pack is available in game.

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Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
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Alright, thanks for the help! So basically the Cerberus Network is useless these days, right?

Or is there still any benefit from loggin in there?

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@T0mandandy

 

its true, if you have the DLCs registered there is not much you can gain on the CN these days.

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Sorry for reviving the thread. 

 

I'll be playing through ME2 the first time, so I have never had any experience with the Cerberus Network. I faced the same issue as in the original post and I was lucky to find this thread.

 

Still, I wanted to ask: is there any indicator that the DLCs are registered? I have them purchased all through Origin, but I do not want to start playing the game and suddenly realize that I am missing something.

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@Tippytosha

 

  1. Go to your Origin game library.
  2. Click on the ME2 Cover.
  3. Choose "Extra content"
  4. Scroll down, all your DLCs should be marked as "Installed"


    If that is the case, and you don't get a a specific warning at starting the game, (ME2 start screen)  that some DLCs couldn't get verified, you should be good to go.
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Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
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@Holger1405

 

Thanks for the quick reply. It seems I am good to go!

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@Tippytosha

 

You're welcome.

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Death closes all: but something ere the end, Some work of noble note, may yet be done, Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
Ulysses - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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And what happens if I get a warning that some DLCs couldn't get verified? Because I have mass effect 2 in steam and all my DLCs are now unreachable because I tried to access CN after 6 years. Im thinking about buying it through origin but I wouldn't like to waste money again if I buy them and cant access them.
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@axreios 

 

You don't need to buy it in Origin.

You can redeem your Steam CD keys in Origin (Menu top left > Origin > redeem product key.) to get the game in Origin for free. 

 

But I can't say if it will work if the game is installed via Origin.

What is the exact problem?

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