My computer is unfortunately beefy enough to make me aware that there are loading screen tips without actually giving me enough time to read them.

Is there a compilation of all the loading screen tips? I've read people getting some good tidbits of information relevant to their current progress from the loading screen (like in Skyrim), and I feel like I'm missing out here.

  • Don't get upset but... on the loading screens?
    – GnomeSlice
    Mar 9, 2012 at 21:44
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    @GnomeSlice ... good job reading the question. Mar 9, 2012 at 21:52
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    Jesus Christ, that was terrible. I can't even be a smartass correctly any more. =[
    – GnomeSlice
    Mar 9, 2012 at 21:57
  • Thanks for this! I have it running from a solid state drive. The tips during loading may last... 3/4 to 1 second. It just ends up teasing.. "Squadmates do more damage when ..." When what! When do they do more damage! Now I know.
    – user922020
    Nov 19, 2016 at 18:10

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The website RarityGuide.com has compiled a list of tip texts shown during level screens for players with high-performance such as yourself. Follow this link to access the list.

Here are some examples of the listed tips:

Shepard's current health bar will regenerate, but already-depleted segments can only be restored by using First Aid from the Power Wheel.

Carrying too many weapons will increase cooldown, effectively slowing down how often you can use powers.

The Widow, Black Widow, and Javelin weapons can fire through enemies and light cover. Mod other weapons, like the Mattock and Claymore, to apply this devastating effect.

Heavy Melee is an effective attack against unarmored or unshielded enemies

Use the First Aid power to resuscitate a fallen squadmate from a distance. This consumes medi-gel. Move to your comrade to resuscitate them without using medi-gel.

Use hard-hitting weapons against armored opponents. Incendiary and armor-piercing ammo also help.

When a Ravager's sac breaks, Swarmers are released. Swarmers are weak, but a group of them can kill or keep shields from regenerating.

Cannibals form armored plating by reclaiming fallen Cannibals and Husks. Shooting these plates deal no damage to the Cannibal until they are blown off

Weapons have thermal clips to prevent overheating. Clips use a universal design, so retrieve compatible clips from combat areas and fallen enemies.

Source: RarityGuide.com


I'm not sure if it's an exhaustive list, but all of the loading screen tips I've seen have come from the Tips & Help section of the manual (link to PDF copies).

Edit: As an example, here is the combat tips section from the manual:

  • Cerberus Defense: Cerberus uses mobile defenses. Find and destroy the portable generators that power their shield pylons and cover nodes.
  • Combat Rolls: Use combat rolls to get quickly in and out of cover.
  • Headshots: Headshots inflict superior damage on most targets.
  • Heavy Melee: Heavy melee is an effective attack against unarmored or unshielded enemies.
  • Higher Ground: Watch out for opponents on higher ground! Elevated enemies can shoot you even in cover.
  • Barrier Engine: Reaper troops protect themselves by deploying barrier generators called Barrier Engines. Target these first.
  • Suppress Shields: Keep firing and unleashing powers to prevent enemy shields from regenerating.
  • Squad Bonus: Squadmates do more damage when ordered to attack a specific target.
  • Squad Configuration: Choosing the right squad to complement Shepard’s strengths and weaknesses is key. Experiment with squad configurations.
  • I'm pretty sure all the loading screen tips do indeed come from the in-game manual.
    – Sterno
    Mar 14, 2012 at 20:48
  • @Sterno well a bunch are mission-specific, so I doubt those are in the manual. These ones seem like they're from the manual though. I guess...never read it.
    – Ben Brocka
    Mar 14, 2012 at 20:51

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