Mass Effect 3 face import bug to be fixed in next patch

March 24, 2012

Tali, Shepard and Miranda

Mass Effect 3’s problems importing faces from characters created in the previous two games are well known by now, and the good news is that the next patch is likely to resolve the problem.

Chris Priestly has told the BioWare forums that a patch is on the way, however he doesn’t yet know when it will be ready. Here’s the full quote, which can be found at the bottom of the first post:

Ok, I have what I hope is some good news.

We have fixed the issue of faces not correctly importing into Mass Effect 3. It will be included as part of the next Mass Effect 3 patch.

The not completely good news is that I do not yet have a confirmed date for when the patch will be available. A new patch gets heavily tested by BioWare, EA, Microsoft and Sony before it can be released to the public. We all want to be sure that it fixes the issues it is supposed to fix and doesn’t start any new issues (this is called testing or certification testing ). If a patch fails during testing, it is sent back, fixed again and retested until it passes. Then it is released to gamers. Until we know that the patch has passed certification testing, I don’t want to give even a rough idea of the date, to prevent disappointment should it need further testing.

So I’m sorry I don’t have the full answer you all want and are waiting for yet. When I can give you the date when the patch will be available I will.