The EA Sports UFC 3 beta is currently going on (our preview of the mixed martial arts title will be up soon), and that means that there are plenty of people playing the yet to be released title. Since there’s still some time until its February 2, 2018 release, it also means that players are encountering some hilarious glitches.
One of the funniest glitches I’ve seen online was captured by Twitter user @SCFLHighlights. In the clip, it shows Anthony Pettis fighting the 209’s Nathan Diaz. Things are going well for Pettis until he suddenly freezes while punching Diaz in the face. This allows for the charismatic Stockton fighter to escape, and then taunt as much as he wants. It’s quite the sight.
Check out the hilarious EA Sports UFC 3 glitch below (note: there are some vulgarities, so mute if you’re at work):
— Let Liu Hi (@SCFLHighlights) November 29, 2017
For even more on the game (and what sets it apart from its predecessors), take a look at how Electronic Arts describes the new real player motion tech (which quite possibly caused the glitch above):
Groundbreaking Animation Technology
Powered by Real Player Motion Tech, EA SPORTS UFC 3 features cutting-edge animation technology that makes every move, every strike, and every combination more realistic, responsive, and rewarding.
Strategic Risk vs. Reward Damage System
The new Damage System introduces more tension and thrill based on risk-vs-reward strategy. Fighter positioning, stance, and vulnerability now has an even greater effect on the impact of each strike, making every punch thrown an opportunity to finish the fight, or leave yourself open to a devastating counter blow.
Footwork is now at the forefront of tactical fighting in EA SPORTS UFC 3. New animations brought to life through RPM Tech replicate uninterrupted fighter movement. UFC fighters now move across the mat, close gaps, and manage distances with seamless fluidity.
Authentic Fighter Styles
The biggest stars in the UFC now move and feel exactly as they do in real life, thanks to replicated fighting personalities. From Conor McGregor’s four-hit combo to Demetrius Johnson’s strike-to-takedown combinations, UFC 3 now realizes the life-like tendencies of some of the biggest fighters of the UFC, allowing you to execute their most dangerous combinations just as they do.
Thousands of new strike animations mean that every strike can be thrown while maintaining fighter momentum, allowing you to circle your opponent while throwing a hook, hit them with a counter straight on the retreat, or pressure them against the cage with combinations. Every fighter in the game has a variety of strike combinations at their disposal, making them a weapon you can learn to master inside the Octagon. Strikes can also be thrown out of slips and lunges, or feinted by pressing the block button, allowing you to bait your opponent into making a mistake and creating strategic opportunities for devastating counter attacks.
EA Sports UFC 3 is set to launch on February 2, 2018. We’ll have a preview up on the site tomorrow!