The third installment of BioWare's Mass Effect series, which concludes the story of N7/Spectre operative Commander Shepard's battle against the Reapers.

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How do Detonation power upgrades work?

My character has 2 biotic powers with a "Detonate" upgrade in their trees. The upgrades are described as increasing the force and damage of biotic detonations by 50%. Will purchasing both give any ...
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Will changing class make any difference when importing a character?

Will importing a Mass Effect 2 character and changing class (e.g. ME2:Soldier -> ME3:Engineer) make any difference? Will it be without any penalties?
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Why am I receiving a “cannot determine custom face code” error when importing my character?

I am trying to import my face from Mass Effect 2 (which was originally from Mass Effect 1) and I get the following error: Mass Effect 3 cannot successfully determine the face code used by this ...
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I beat up that annoying reporter. Again. Is that going to be a problem?

Those who have played Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 will remember Khalisah al-Jilani. The first time I met her, I let her conduct a leading, malicious interview. She smeared my good name, and made a ...
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Where are my model ships?

I've been exploring the Normandy SR2, and I've been finding boxes squirreled away containing the model ships I purchased in Mass Effect 2. Where does each model ship end up (assuming you purchase it ...
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Which actions in past games affect War Assets in Mass Effect 3?

In assessing my War Assets from the Normandy's war room, I'm already seeing the results of my decisions in past games. For instance, the First, Third, and Fifth fleets are at diminished strength ...
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How many resources do I need to own in Mass Effect 2 to receive a bonus in Mass Effect 3?

In the War Room of the Normandy SV2, Commander Shepard can check the current state of galactic readiness. While perusing the list, I noticed that I was reciving 25 readiness points from having a high ...
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Should I gift my squadmates Chocolates or Tennyson?

I was in the Heurta Memorial Hospital on the Citadel when I discovered a Sirta Corp shop that sold miscellaneous items: Chocolates, Books, and collections of Poetry. Judging by the nature of these, ...
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What is the default level for new, non-imported characters?

Judging from the answer to this question, imported characters benefit by being able to start at level 30. What about freshly created, non-imported characters? Do they also start at level 30, or do ...
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How do I modify my weapons?

So I've found several weapon mods that sound pretty awesome, like a scope for my SMG, and improvements for my Shotgun. Rad. And I've found a 'Weapon Bench' which, when I go to alter my loadout, also ...
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How can I plan how much weight capacity I'll need?

I'm trying to decide how to spend my skill points and I see "Weight Capacity" mentioned. I have no idea whether or not this is something I need. Does it affect the amount of ammo I can carry? ...
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Do I need ME2 and all DLCs installed on my PC to transfer my ME2 saves to ME3?

There are have been some speculations that some ME2 saves cannot be imported by ME3 because those saves uses DLCs in ME2 (such as Overlord or Shadow Broker). Will reinstalling ME2 and those DLCs help? ...
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What is this Galaxy At War stuff on the main menu?

I see this when I start up the game. What does it represent? What makes the percentages change?
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What DLC and unlockable items are available for Mass Effect 3 by playing other EA titles?

I know you can get some free Mass Effect 3 items from the Kingdom's of Amalur demo. I was wondering, are there other titles that give you some items for use in the game? For example; something like ...
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What upgrades transfer from Mass Effect 2?

Is there any benefit into maxing your Weapon, Biotic, or Tech upgrades in a Mass Effect 2 save before importing to Mass Effect 3? Credits are at a premium in Mass Effect 2, and if there's no benefit ...
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Is there a playable postgame?

Can you continue to play the game after beating it, completing any missions you haven't done yet, or does the game lock you in if you've saved at the end, forcing you to play through again to get back ...
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Are there any important points of no return?

Very often in a game like this, you hit certain landmarks in the plot beyond which a large portion of the content becomes locked out. In Mass Effect 1, there was a sort of dual one when unlocking ...
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Where are the achievements in Mass Effect 3?

I'm pretty new with Origin so forgive me if this is obvious. I playing Mass Effect 3 and I'm trying what are the achievements. Problem is: I can't find an "Achievements" menu item in-game, and I can't ...
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Is the Shadow Broker the same character in Mass Effect 3 even if you haven't done the DLC?

The Mass Effect 2 Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC sees Liara assume the role of the Shadow Broker. Will Mass Effect 3 assume that she took over that role even if you don't import a character in which ...
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How many skill points will I have at max level?

What is the maximum level in Mass Effect 3? How many skill points will Shepard have at max level? If NPC companions earn a different number of skill points than Shepard, what's the number they'll ...
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Does the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer component has any effect on the Single Player component and vice-versa?

Do you unlock anything for the single player campaign when playing multiplayer Mass Effect 3 or vice versa, or are the modes completely separated?
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How can I respec Shepard?

I've imported my Shepard from Mass Effect 2, and it looks like he starts at level 30 and has skill points already spent. They seem to match the skills I had on him in Mass Effect 2. Is there a way ...
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What's the minimum required number of playthroughs needed to get all trophies/achievements?

I'm the type of person who likes to get all the trophies/achievements when playing games. Setting out to play Mass Effect 3, which is probably a rather long game, I'd wish to get all ...
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What squad upgrades transfer with a Mass Effect 2 save-file import?

Credits are at a premium in Mass Effect 2, and it is impossible to research every upgrade for every weapon in the base game. Is there any benefit imported into Mass Effect 3 by maxing your Weapon, ...
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Why was Commander Shepard relieved from duty?

In the opening prologue, when the Reapers are first invading Earth, Captain Anderson and Shepard are talking. Anderson has the following line: What is Anderson referring to? Last thing I remember ...
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Does anyone step in to fill the holes in your roster?

I deliberately have not named names in the title to avoid spoilers, but in Mass Effect 2 it's possible for and it's very possible that your playable roster could be rather small. If you're ...
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What's the backstory if you don't import a save?

In Mass Effect 2, if you created your Shepard from scratch, the game assumed you'd mostly made Renegade choices in the first game. I'm wondering what the lay of the land looks like for Mass Effect 3 ...
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How does Reputation work in Mass Effect 3?

The change to the Paragon/Renegade system between Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 was pretty significant. In the first game, you could eventually unlock the entire Charm / Intimidate trees, and ...
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How are race/class combinations unlocked in Mass Effect 3 multiplayer?

This ME3 wiki page has a list of possible race/class combinations, but by default only the human options are available. How are the other races unlocked?
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How do I know who is talking?

In Mass Effect 3 multiplayer, I have run into a few screaming 12-year-olds. And while they are just a delight to talk to, and so well mannered, on occasion I feel that their mature and thoughtful ...
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Does the German version of Mass Effect 3 contain an English language pack?

As the German localizations of computer games are usually not up to the standards of the English original, I'd like to play Mass Effect 3 in English. Getting the retail English versions is often ...
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Do bonuses to power damage affect damage from grenades?

I'm playing an infiltrator in Mass Effect 3 multiplayer, and I want my sticky grenades to be very damaging. Does anyone know?
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How do you get each of the levels for the Killstreak medal in Mass Effect 3?

I've seen the Killstreak medal appear a handful of times and yesterday learned there are actually three levels to it (just like most medals) but have never been able to figure out what triggers them. ...
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How can I counter enemies with Riot Shields in Mass Effect 3

What are the best ways to deal with enemies using full body shields in Mass Effect 3? I've resorted to grenades, but are there any good powers to get these guys off balance?
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How do I do a grab in ME3?

I've seen medals awarded for successfully completing a grab in ME3 multiplayer. So what is a grab and how do I do one?
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Is there a limit to the number of enemies spawned during the timed waves of the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer?

During several of the waves in the multiplayer component of Mass Effect 3, the players are tasked with shutting down a number of stationary objectives throughout the level in a set time limit instead ...
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Will anything (gameplay wise) be missed in 3 if one does not play the DLC in 2?

I have barely played any of the DLC in Mass Effect 2. If I do not get around to playing it (and thus no save file containing data about the DLC events), will I miss anything in Mass Effect 3 (such as ...
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Can I play as Batarian, Elcor, Geth, Hanar, Rachni or Volus in ME3 multiplayer?

Can I play as Batarian, Elcor, Geth, Hanar, Rachni or Volus in Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode? So far only Asari, Human, Krogan, Quarian, Salarian & Turian have been announced.