BioWare Investigating Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Weapon Relock Issue
BioWare is looking into a bug in Mass Effect 3‘s multiplayer mode that causes players to lose weapons they’ve previously earned and unlocked, according to a post on the company’s official forums.
Mass Effect 3′s multiplayer mode allows players to earn credits that can then be used to purchase packs of weapons, armor, items, mods and characters. The assemblage of stuff in each pack is random, so some packs are better than others. But it seems many players are finding things they’ve already purchased disappearing from their inventories.
That’s a problem because while ME3 lets you earn the credits to buy things (at a fairly reasonable rate, actually), you can also opt to purchase those packs with real money. So some players are finding they’ve traded Microsoft Points or straight-up digital cash, only to have their items vanish.
Here’s BioWare’s response on the issue, as well as some tips to avoid the issue:
Some players are experiencing an issue where kits they have unlocked in multplayer are becoming locked again (eg. Alien kits, weapons, mods, etc).
You can reduce your chances of this happening by:
- avoiding going into the Store while ‘Ready’ for a multiplayer match. It’s best to un-ready yourself before you go to the store.
- not accepting invites while in the store/purchasing
We continue to investigate this issue and will update when we have more information. Thank you for your patience.
Meantime, it sounds like more work is being done to fix things up for players who have already experienced the bug. We’ll keep an eye out for more information.