A freelancer flying into a shaper storm

Shaper storms are violent reality distorting cataclysms that affect the Coda. They have been going on for centuries. "Cataclysm" is a common vernacular used to describe these events, and no scientific attempt has ever been made to explain them.[1]

Game Effect

The cataclysm is a large-scale world event which happens dynamically when Freelancers embark on expeditions beyond Fort Tarsis. Freelancers can fly into these spacetime storms and appear on the "other side" upon doing so.[2]


It has been indicated that the Cataclysm may be pocket universes of sorts. It has been joked that the Mass Effect setting could fit inside one of them.[1]


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