Missing Person


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Missing Person (or UNC: Privateers) is an Assignment in Mass Effect. Missing Person is about Garoth's missing brother. Assignments are secondary quests in Mass Effect, that are not mandatory to progress the game's story, but provide context and flavor by meeting interesting NPCs of all kind of Races, granting additional experience, and letting the player visit extraordinary and unique planets.


Missing Person Walkthrough


Once you enter the Strenuus system of the Horse Head Nebula, search the area above and to the left of the planet Xawin, for the MSV Majesty. Scanning the ship reveals a radiation trail leading to the planet. You have to do this in order to be able to land on Xawin.

After landing in the Mako, head northwest to find the privateer base. Keep in mind that Xawin is a level one cold hazard planet, so limit your time outside the Mako. The front and back of the base are guarded by mercenarys and Alliance Heavy Turrets. There are four Alliance Heavy Turrets on the exterior and four Mercenary Snipers, two in the front and two in the back. 

Once you clear the exterior area, head inside the complex, and save your game, a tough fight awaits you. You will find some more snipers and regular Mercenaries. Two of them are Krogan, and they will try to approach you to take advantage of their Shotguns and close-counter abilities, like Charge. Use powers to keep them at bay.

When all the mercenaries are down, loot all you find in the first level. You can find a storage locker, that requires easy Decryption and in the back room there is a disposal canister. Head upstairs and turn right to find two more crates.  One is in the corner past the power junctions, the other one is atop a pile of crates to the left. 

When you enter the next room you will find a computer that grands you a Codex Entry, provided you haven't gotten it already, a Secure Storage Locker that requires average Decryption, an aid stations and sadly, Captain Willem's dead body. You get a text that has different content depending on how you acquired the Assignment. Once you are done, leave and head to the Citadel. Speak to Garoth to complete the Assignment, and the talk to him can earn you some Renegade or Paragon points, depending on your choices.


How to unlock Missing Person

You can obtain Missing Person in three different ways:

  • You can speak to Garoth in the Citadel Tower. He appears after your second meeting with the Council. He asks for your help finding the MSV Majesty, captained by his brother Willem. He believes that the ship has fallen victim to a mechanical failure or to privateers. 
  • You can acquire it at Noveria by hacking a computer, that can be found in room below Lorik Qui'in's office in the Synthetic Insights offices.
  • You can head direclty to the Strennus system of the Horse Head Nebula and scan the MSV Majesty, near the planet Xawin. Acquiring the Assignment like this, directly names it UNC: Privateers.


Enemies found on Missing Person

  • Alliance Heavy Turret
  • Mercenary
  • Mercenary Sniper


Missing Person Rewards

  • N/A


Missing Person Notes & Tips

  • Notes & tips go here


Assignments in Mass Effect
A Person of Interest  ♦  Citadel: Asari Consort  ♦  Citadel: Doctor Michel  ♦  Citadel: Family Matter  ♦  Citadel: Homecoming  ♦  Citadel: I Remember Me  ♦  Citadel: Jahleed's Fears  ♦  Citadel: Negotiator's Request  ♦  Citadel: Old Friends  ♦  Citadel: Old, Unhappy, Far-off Things  ♦  Citadel: Our Own Worst Enemy  ♦  Citadel: Planting a Bug  ♦  Citadel: Presidium Prophet  ♦  Citadel: Reporter's Request  ♦  Citadel: Rita's Sister  ♦  Citadel: Scan the Keepers  ♦  Citadel: Schells the Gambler  ♦  Citadel: Signal Tracking  ♦  Citadel: Snap Inspection  ♦  Citadel: The Fan  ♦  Citadel: The Fourth Estate  ♦  Citadel: Xeltan's Complaint  ♦  Doctor at Risk  ♦  Feros: Data Recovery  ♦  Feros: Geth in the Tunnels  ♦  Feros: Power Cells  ♦  Feros: Varren Meat  ♦  Feros: Water Restoration  ♦  Garrus: Find Dr. Saleon  ♦  Geth Activities  ♦  Investigate Facility  ♦  Investigate Samples  ♦  Investigate Shipments  ♦  Mercenaries  ♦  Noveria: Espionage  ♦  Noveria: Smuggling  ♦  Pinnacle Station: Combat Missions  ♦  Pinnacle Station: Convoy  ♦  Pinnacle Station: Vidinos  ♦  Strange Transmission  ♦  Tali and the Geth  ♦  UNC: Asari Writings  ♦  UNC: Besieged Base  ♦  UNC: Cerberus  ♦  UNC: Depot Sigma-23  ♦  UNC: Derelict Freighter  ♦  UNC: Distress Call  ♦  UNC: Hades' Dogs  ♦  UNC: Hostage  ♦  UNC: Listening Post Alpha  ♦  UNC: Listening Post Theta  ♦  UNC: Locate Signs of Battle  ♦  UNC: Lost Freighter  ♦  UNC: Lost Module  ♦  UNC: Missing Marines  ♦  UNC: Missing Survey Team  ♦  UNC: Prothean Data Discs  ♦  UNC: Rogue VI  ♦  UNC: The Negotiation  ♦  UNC: Turian Insignias  ♦  UNC: Valuable Minerals  ♦  Virmire: Assisting Kirrahe's Team  ♦  Virmire: Wrex and the Genophage  ♦  Wrex: Family Armor  ♦  X57: Avoid the Blasting Caps  ♦  X57: Bring down the Sky  ♦  X57: Missing Engineers

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