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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What are the differences between the races in multiplayer?

(Alternate title: How can I float like a turian and sting like a drell)? I know that each race has different abilities available to it (eg. a human adept has different abilities than an asari adept), ...
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In Mass Effect 3, is it possible to reach max level, 60, in one playthrough?

I will be importing a maxed character from ME2 and I want to get an idea of what will be needed to max at 60. Ideally I would like to max in the first playthrough, if DLC is needed that's fine too. ...
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What happens if the Reapers catch me while I'm scanning?

On the system map, I can use the Normandy to scan for interesting items within the system. However, scanning too much draws the ire of the Reapers. They'll chase you back out of the system if this ...
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How can I effectively solo the co-op mode?

Is there a good way to solo the co-op mode? This seems like a contradiction, but I find myself frequently either the last man standing or the only player left after others quit or are disconnected. ...
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Do ammo capacity bonuses stack?

I'm playing a soldier and I've got both Incendiary Ammo and Disruptor Ammo at level 4. I see that at level 5 for each, there's an option for +30% ammo. I'm trying to plan out my build but don't ...
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What are the specific save import bonuses for Mass Effect 3

In Mass Effect 2, importing a ME1 save would grant starting bonuses based on your level and the completion of certain achievements. For example: A portion of the character's Paragon/Renegade ...
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What difference does the starting choices and the difficulty level make?

There are three starting 'difficulty' levels, as well as an adjustable difficulty level. What exactly do these choices make in the game?
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Is there a new game plus for Mass Effect 3?

Is there a new game plus mode for Mass Effect 3? If so, what gets carried over?
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Side quest for Obelisk. Where is the Shrike Abyssal?

I just started a game of ME3, and I got a side quest to find the Shrike Abyssal. However, the quest is not showing up in the Galaxy Map. Where should I be going?
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How do I increase max fuel in Mass Effect 3?

A trip between star systems could easily use up 500 units. How can I increase the maximum fuel capacity?
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How do I replenish grenades?

I'm running around Mars and Ashley started with 6 grenades, as I've got her grenade tree upgraded significantly. I had her toss a bunch in the first combat and she was down to 3, and then later on in ...
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Which abilities don't share cooldowns?

I've noticed that some abilities don't seem to share cooldowns with each other. The various grenade abilities, for instance, and the Vanguard's Nova biotic. The Sentinel's Tech Armor also doesn't ...
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How do I use biotic charge effectively?

Most of the time, using a biotic charge into a group of enemies gets me riddled with bullets extremely fast, what are some ways I can improve survivability and/or effectiveness with this skill?
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Do certain weapons do more damage to shields/barriers/armour?

In Mass Effect 2, some weapons did more damage to a certain type of defence (shields, barriers or armour). Is the same true in Mass Effect 3?
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Does multiplayer level transfer between races for each class?

From the answer to this question, we know that multiplayer races are unlocked by purchasing item packs in the in-game store. If I have a level 10 human infiltrator and unlock the ability to create a ...
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Does multiplayer difficulty scale with the number of players?

In other words, will the enemies in a two player match on bronze difficulty do more damage and have more health than the enemies in a four player match of the same difficulty?
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Is multiplayer progress separated from single player?

During the course of multiplayer you level up characters, unlock characters and unlock equipment and so on, and I know that multiplayer is apparently tied in to singleplayer. So, does progress made ...
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Can you unlock Ability Achievements in one playthrough by using your squad?

Can you unlock all ability achievements (e.g. overload the shields of 100 enemies) with all classes? My character doesn't have some of the abilities, so does telling your squad member to perform it ...
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Do I get to take a unique squadmate power for my character?

In Mass Effect 2, you could unlock certain powers with your squad mates, which you could then choose one of to take and use yourself. For example, I was very partial to Mordin's Neural Shock ability. ...
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Who can you romance in Mass Effect 3?

Unfortunately, the Romance article on the Mass Effect Wikia doesn't have the options listed yet, and I'm a little paranoid about digging deeper on google for fear of running into major story spoilers ...
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Where do I go to investigate the Hanar Diplomat?

I'm currently investigating the possibility that one of the Hanar diplomats on the Citadel is indoctrinated. I scanned a terminal in the Embassies area, but all that turned up was a Hanar making large ...
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What alignment is Action Mode?

In Mass Effect 3, one of the options you have to play the game in is called "Action Mode." In this mode, you don't choose your conversation options, they're instead chosen for you, so the game plays ...
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Does the Imported Level Increase the Difficulty?

When importing a character you start at a maximum level of 30. Does this actually make the game any easier? I understand that you will start off with lot of upgrade points, but will the enemies also ...
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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 ...