During the conversation with the Illusive Man at his base, Shepard's character model keeps flashing. What is causing this, and is it possible to fix?

I am playing on the PC with all graphics on max. My GPU is a Radeon HD 6870.

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This might just be a case of needing to upgrade your graphics card drivers.

AMD Graphics Card Drivers

nVidia Graphics Card Drivers

Edit: Just for clarification, this usually happens when the subtle movement of a model, in this case Shepard, is having its lighting updated inappropriately. This could be a restriction on older graphics chipsets too.

  • I just updated them an hour ago.
    – rshea0
    Mar 13, 2012 at 1:16
  • As per my recent edit, I am using a current chip.
    – rshea0
    Mar 13, 2012 at 1:20
  • Strange I have the same chip.
    – Resorath
    Mar 13, 2012 at 1:44

Well upon some more research, it seems that this is just part of the game, and no fault on my end.

Hopefully it gets fixed in a future patch.


Have you tried playing around with the video settings? I'm actually using the same card, bought it specifically for ME3 and Skyrim. I was having this issue as well while talking to garrus and liara, but I fixed it by lowering the graphical settings, playing for a bit, restarting the game, and then raising them again. I am unsure whether this will work for you or not, but it can't hurt.

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