This mission is acquired at the completion of two of the three plot missions on Noveria, Feros, or Therum. On accessing the Normandy's galaxy map in the aftermath of the second mission, the Citadel Council will request a priority holo-meeting in the ship's comm room to reveal the latest information on Saren's activities.
This is the overarching mission of Mass Effect and will update over the course of the game with the completion of additional plot worlds.
Race Against Time is a mission that doesn't relate to any specific point in the game. Rather, it is your ongoing mission to stop Saren Arterius' plans, and is completed by finishing the game. See the Mass Effect Guide for additional information about completing the game.
The mission name is updated several times throughout Mass Effect, and these changes correspond to specific points in the game. They are explained below.
- Race Against Time
- This is the name given to the mission when it is first acquired.
- Race Against Time: Sovereign