Mass Effect 3 Glitches Are Outright Bizarre & Hilarious

We take a look at sixteen of the bugs and amusing glitches we've found in Mass Effect 3.

by on 9th Mar, 2012

Mass Effect 3 Glitches

mass effect 3 glitches

Mass Effect 3 is finally out, and despite complaints to the quality of the demo, the game itself is easily the best game BioWare has ever made, to date. The game manages to enthrall players with its gripping, and uniquely emotional narrative populated by a cast of characters with whom some players have even fallen in love with over the years. Mass Effect 3 offers the perfect end to Commander Shepard's trilogy, which began in 2007.

Despite the game's overwhelming polish, a few bugs and glitches managed to slip past the quality assurance testers in the game's release. It's no surprise that some of these bugs made it out, given the size of the game. That said, it is quite surprising that a game of this magnitude doesn't have more glitches than the few we've decided to compile.

These bugs come in all manner—and many of them are amusing.

#16 Shepard flying Glitch

By stumbling into the VI, Shepard earns the power of flight.

#15 Dancing Escape Glitch

How do you escape the reapers? By busting a move across this parking lot.

#14 Elevator Glitch

This elevator sometimes stops early, allowing the player to leave through a wall you're not supposed to go through.

#13 Walking Through Walls

This glitch has Shepard walking through a wall, as it appears the developers forgot to set a boundary.

#12 Monitor Glitch

I don't think the monitors in Liara's room are supposed to do this.

#11 Dr Chakwas Head Glitch

Dr. Chakwas appears to be suffering from some bizarre neurosis.

#10 Hanging Man Glitch

Biotics. Not even once.

#9 Wall Glitch

This player enjoys being trapped in the wall far too much.

#8 Bug, Fail girls

Liara's turned into a kind of puppet in this video. This seems to happen in multiplayer for whatever reason.

#7 Planet Scan Glitch/Bug

Tuchanka is a planet resilient to scanning. I guess those Krogan don't want anyone getting their hands on their resources.

#6 Weird Multiplayer Glitch

This particular bug locks players out of the multiplayer game by forcing them to view everything from an overhead camera.

#5 Prissy Shepard Glitch

When you load into a savegame in a battleground where the enemies are already defeated and fire a weapon, this tends to happen because Shepard isn't supposed to have a weapon equipped in some scenes.

#4 Sliding Turian Glitch

This Turian appears to be moving around with a pair of rollerskates. It's the way of the future.

#3 Camera Glitch

The camera doesn't always play nice with the player. Whoever uploaded this video is a whiny bastard, though.

#2 Out of Citadel and Normandy Glitch

This glitch allows you to drop out of the Citadel by walking through some unmarked barriers.

#1 Liara, Don't Look at ME! Glitch

Liara and Shepard just can't stand to look at each other, but it appears they're still on speaking terms.

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