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Questions tagged [mass-effect-3-multiplayer]

The multiplayer mode for BioWare's Mass Effect 3. Use in combination with [mass-effect-3] for questions about the multiplayer.

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Mass Effect 3 public match locked [duplicate]

So I was playing Mass Effect 3 online yesterday’s and everything was fine. I tried playing again today and there is a lock on the side of the Team settings in the quick match menu. Does anyone know ...
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What attacks can I block with the Paladin's Omni-Shield without taking damage?

The N7 Paladin class has a special Omni-Shield that can block incoming attacks, at least until it breaks. When fully upgraded, the shield has 5,250 points of health. I'm curious if it's worth ...
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Can ammo powers override other powers as combo primers (or block them)?

According to the Wikia page on Mass Effect 3 power combos, ammo powers (incendiary, disruptor, and cryo) can prime combos as rank 1 powers in multiplayer mode (emphasis mine): Note that for ...
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Do equipment bonuses stack?

In Mass Effect 3's multiplayer, you can equipment bonuses for your character in the equipment screen: My question is, if I equip two bonuses that effect the same stat, will they both stack with each ...
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Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer - can't find other players

I bought Mass Effect a while ago and I didn't play multiplayer. Shepard died, I was unhappy with the ending, so I reloaded and now I'm trying to play multiplayer. I played at first without any of the ...
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Are there any good Salarian Engineer Specs.?

As of now my Level 8 Salarian Engineer who was promoted not only two hours ago, resetting his rank, is equipped with the M-4 Shuriken V, along with the SMG Magazine Upgrade I and the SMG High Caliber ...
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Multiplayer mode glitches, including “lost connections” and inaccessible weapons

Yesterday I was playing ME3 multiplayer for PS3. I usually use an N7 demolisher engineer with an M-7 lancer, but today when I logged in into the multiplayer, some of my weapons were gone, including ...
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Does which character you play affect weapons drops in Mass Effect Multiplayer?

Does anyone know if the character you play a Mass Effect multiplayer round with affect what drops you get in a packs bought in the store between games? Me and my friends, we have not gotten weapons ...
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How can I disable banshee screams in Mass Effect 3 multiplayer?

I play a ton of Mass Effect 3 multiplayer and I can't take the banshee noises anymore. How can I disable them, and if possible, only do it for multiplayer mode? I've tried just deleting the .afc/....
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I downloaded the 4 dlc in Mass Effect 3, and now i cant find any players

When I played Mass Effect 3 on PS3 before, without the free dlcs I could always find other players online. Then I saw a post in google about free dlcs and I downloaded them. Online pass Retaliaton ...
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Is it possible to get the best ME3 ending without Live Gold membership?

I'm playing with XBox360, no XBox Live Gold membership. 2nd-hand game, but there was free download of EA online pass, so I just redeemed that (but of course can't play multiplayer without Gold), and ...
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Does it count towards an extraction if you miss extraction?

In Mass Effect 3 there are challenges that want you to extract 10 times with a certain character or 15 times on a specific map. If you die (so really die, not just downed and revived) or miss the ...
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Is extraction counted as a round?

In Mass Effect 3 there are some map challenges like "Complete 100 rounds at map X on difficulty Y". Every game consists of 10 rounds and an extraction round. Does this extraction round count towards ...
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Does the detonator of a power combo get extra points?

I just unlocked the Alliance Infiltration Unit, which has the (imo so far) amazing ability Snap Freeze. I checked if I could source or detonate any power combos, and it turned out I could detonate ...
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Map challenges is bronze and higher?

I was just playing Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer, on the map Firebase Reactor Silver. Halfway I got a notification that I was on 75% completion on the challenge Firebase Reaction silver waves. However, a ...
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How does the Venom Gauntlet poison damage work?

In Mass Effect 3, the Cabal Canguard character has a class power Venom Gauntlet. A passive bonus is the following: 30% of melee damage is applied as poison damage over 5 seconds. If I attack an ...
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ME3 MP: Actual damage reduction for the N7 Typhoon?

According to this thread the Typhoon fills the player's DR up to 50% minus whatever DR the player already has. Question: is this true and if so, are there other sources confirming this? If not true, ...
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Playing Mass Effect on multiple consoles

I obtained Mass Effect 3 as a free game for the compensation for the Sim City downtime, more than a year ago. I liked ME3 quite a lot, and even played it more than SC itself. Now I still play it ...
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Do melee mods increase biotic charge damage?

In Mass Effect 3 multiplayer, do melee modifications affect/increase the biotic charge damage?
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Mass Effect 3: Levels and cooldowns

Does the level in single player in any way affect the Multiplayer game? Because i have been playing and even tho i chose to go mainly for cooldowns they just won't go lower than 3,7-4,2 seconds. And ...
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PC Mass Effect 3: Local Profile transferred to Online Profile

Can you transfer your saved game/achievements from your Local Profile to an Online Profile so I can play multiplayer?
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Roughly how much data is used when playing Mass Effect 3 muliplayer online?

Roughly how much data does Mass Effect 3 multiplayer use, assuming that I use voice chat? Is it even possible to get a reasonable estimate for this?
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Does multiplayer progress carry over between platforms? [duplicate]

I play ME3 on xbox and a friend has it on PC. I know we can't game together between platforms but I was wondering if I bought ME3 on the PC is there any way that I can use the same profile that I use ...
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Do all weapon mods work on all weapons?

Do all weapon mods for a class of weapons work for all weapons of that class? For example, does the Assault Rifle Piercing Mod work on a M-37 Falcon? If the answer is no, is there a list of all ...
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What does the red Arrow in multiplayer weapon select mean?

I was looking through weapons on my Geth soldier and noticed some had a red arrow-ish thing in the background and wanted to know what that meant. My first assumption was it were weapons that ...
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Will playing Mass Effect multiplayer from one account affect every profile on the console?

My husband and I are using one Xbox 360, but different profiles. I want to play multiplayer in Mass Effect 3, but the Xbox Live account belongs to my husband. The only thing I want from the ...
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Characters with good synergy in ME3 Multiplayer

Yesterday I happened to play with my N7 Fury and one of my teammates had his Drell Adept, with both characters at, or close to L20. I have to say that the game had never been this fun! :) Those two ...
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How can I use shotguns effectively in multiplayer?

I have been playing ME3 for a while now, and I have been trying out different classes and different builds. So far I have to say I can't really find any use for the shotguns, even as vanguard an SMG ...
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How do I unlock privacy in multiplayer modes mission settings?

Ever since I started playing Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer, the privacy setting in mission settings is locked. I own the legendary or best edition so if there was a code in there I missed it. Is there ...
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Does the “Structural Ergonomics” equipment increase power recharge beyond 200%?

The description for the "Structural Ergonomics I" gear bonus equipment states that it increases power recharge speed by 5%. Will this increase your power recharge rate beyond the normal 200% max? ...
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Cover penetrating powers in Mass Effect 3?

Certain powers in Mass Effect 3 are able to penetrate cover such as Shockware and Smash. These powers are incredibly useful for spamming enemies without exposing yourself to damage. Are there other ...
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Power build and play strategy in mass effect 3 - Radius/Range vs Damage?

As I've got more into the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer and experimented with various different characters and powers I've noticed that many powers evolution trees often include choices between damage and ...
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When do you get upgrades for the Promotional weapons?

Regarding the promotional weapons, as defined on the Mass Effect 3 multi-player manifest page online (Collector Rifle, N7 Valiant, N7 Crusader, N7 Eagle, N7 Hurricane), where do you get the level-ups ...
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Is it possible to earn individual medals of the same type multiple times in mass effect 3 multiplayer?

In the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer you can earn individual medals for things like number of kills. These medals are divided into bronze, silver and gold levels - in the case of kills these correspond ...
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ME3: unlocking Rebellion and Resurgence pack characters and weapons?

How do you unlock the new characters and weapons in Mass Effect 3's DLC packs? I've seen plenty of other people playing with them, and I can see the new characters greyed out in the selection menu, ...
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Strategies for obtaining weapon/character/equipment upgrades in Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are Spectre or Veteran packs more cost effective? So in the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer you start with a pretty limited selection of character classes, equipment and weapons. ...
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How does weapon damage work?

I have noticed that in the multiplayer, the weapon customization meters are not reliable. For instance the harrier rifle on level one has a decent amount of damage per second when the weapon ...
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Do unlockables run out?

In multi-player, if you get all of the weapons, mods, characters and appearance mods of a rarity what happens? Do you get those of the lowest other available level? Do you just get consumables?
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Why does cloak sometimes fail?

While playing Mass Effect 3 multiplayer as an infiltrator, about 30% of the time that I use Tactical Cloak it turns itself off within a second, triggering the cooldown again. Is this a bug that other ...
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When are Galaxy At War N7 Operation Bonuses awarded?

I would like to know when do you get the commendation pack for completing an N7 Operations weekend -- immediately, or after the operation ends? Also are the bonuses cumulative?
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Recommended builds for Geth Engineer

With the new resurgence DLC, the Geth Engineer was introduced. What are some good builds for the Geth Engineer? How do builds differ depending on play for Bronze difficulty versus Gold difficulty?
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Editing and changing the crosshairs with coalesced.bin

I have been playing a lot of multiplayer on Mass Effect 3 and I have trouble seeing the light blue crosshairs when I am not zoomed in. Since aiming is difficult this way, I waste a lot of ammo ...
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How do I get players to join a custom match in me3 multiplayer?

Whenever I try to create a public match so I can play with an Xbox live friend, public players never join. What am I doing wrong?
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What is a good strategy for Reave?

I cannot find any good uses for Reave. From what I understand, it absorbs a little health and weakens them (and while they are weakened, I get a little bit of extra defense). But it does not work on ...
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Why do my proximity mines sometimes prematurely detonate?

When I play my Turian solider in multiplayer, sometimes when I launch a new mine the old one detonates. Sometimes, I can spam them freely even right on top of each other. I'd like to place as many ...
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Close quarters infiltrator weapon of choice

I have been trying to play as a close quarters infiltrator and I've been wondering what the best weapon would be. I have yet to unlock the Tempest, is it useful for this purpose or would I be better ...
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Does Mass Effect 3 multiplayer care about platform? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I play multiplayer across different platforms? Do XBox players and PC players play together in ME3's multiplayer mode? Or are they relegated to distinct games per platform?...
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What are the differences in HP/Shield/Barrier and damage stats between multiplayer difficulties?

I see a lot of assumptions and guesswork, but can anyone confirm (with a source) the differences between HP/Shield/Barrier pools, and the damage output modifiers applied in each separate challenge? ...
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Maximum amount of war assets from “promoting” level 20 multiplayer characters

Promoting a level 20 multiplayer class adds 75 in single-player war assets to your TMR. If I get to level 20 again (whether its with the same class or a different one), can I promote again to get an ...
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Permanent readiness from promoting multiplayer characters in ME3?

I heard that promoting a character in ME3 multiplayer permanently increases your minimum readiness value. Is that true? By how much? Can you promote enough characters that you stay at 100% forever?