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I'm doing the Tuchanka: Bomb mission and I seem to have arrived at the location of the bomb. However... the waypoint for it is floating in the air above Shepard's head and there doesn't seem to be any bomb there.

This is what it looks like from a few paces away:

invisibomb

I've searched the immediate vicinity, but I don't see anything else to interact with here. What can I do?

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I seem to remember the bomb being outside. Are you sure you're at the bomb site? –  Dave McClelland Mar 12 '12 at 21:07
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The bomb is... not subtle. You're not there yet :) –  agent86 Mar 12 '12 at 21:08
    
Are you suuure you're at a dead end?I'm sure there's a way to get there but I don't know exactly where you are in the level. It's pretty linear... –  Ben Brocka Mar 12 '12 at 21:10
    
That's definitely not the bomb site. Like @agent86 said, it's hard to miss. You'll know it when you see it. =P –  Fluttershy Mar 12 '12 at 21:11
    
I see... I know it's hard to tell from the screenie, but you can actually walk around underneath it and the center of it is actually just floating here in the air, it's not just pointing through the wall. I hadn't run into any other waypoints this bad yet. –  FAE Mar 12 '12 at 21:23

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The bomb is outside, the waypoint is accurate. You've got to make your way outside. If I recall correctly, you have to climb up some ramps and you make your way outside.

The waypoint system isn't great, this is a case where it's making a longer-term goal visible instead of saying "Head in this direction!"

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I'd hesitate to call it "accurate" considering where it was pointing. :P Stupid shifting waypoints... muttergrumble –  FAE Mar 12 '12 at 21:49

I found an abstract sketch as to try to minimize spoilers

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Don't worry, you won't miss it. Try to keep exploring.

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Those markers do not take walls into account, it's most probably behind it. They mark the location in a straight line from you.

They are generally all this bad (for not saying almost useless), and they require some getting used to.

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