Mass Effect Multiplayer Improved

So BioWare has been busy adding to their award wining Mass Effect 3 title. You may have played the campaign story, seen the new extended ending but have you played the multiplayer much? From conversations that I have had with people, not many have played or got into the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. So far BioWare released 4 Multiplayer DLC packs that are free to download. The packs are called, Resurgence, Rebellion, Earth, and Retaliation. With each pack adding to a stunning multiplayer experience.

Resurgence pack

The Mass Effect 3 Resurgence Pack adds new unlockable content: deadly weapons, new consumables, and powerful characters for each class in multiplayer, including the Asari Justicar, Batarian, Geth, and Krogan Battlemaster. Additionally, the Mass Effect 3 Resurgence Pack also includes 2 new maps, Firebase Condor and Firebase Hydra.

Rebellion Pack

The Rebellion Multiplayer Expansion opens two new fronts against the Reapers: Firebase Jade’s jungle reservoir and Firebase Goddess on Thessia. In-game reinforcement packs now include three new weapons (Reegar Carbine, Krysae Sniper Rifle, Cerberus Harrier) as well as equipment, consumables, and six new characters: Quarian Engineer and Infiltrator, Vorcha Soldier and Sentinel, and the Ex-Cerberus Phoenix Adept and Vanguard.

Earth Pack

Mass Effect 3: Earth adds mods, gear, and new maps for Rio, Vancouver, and London. It features 3 new weapons: Piranha assault shotgun, Acolyte pistol, and Typhoon assault rifle. Six new human N7 classes are also available: Destroyer Soldier, Paladin Sentinel, Demolisher Engineer, Slayer Vanguard, Shadow Infiltrator, and Fury Adept! Each come complete with new and powerful abilities and melee attacks.

Retaliation Pack

The Collectors have returned, in Mass Effect 3: Retaliation! The Retaliation Pack is the newest expansion to Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer experience and the largest upgrade to date. The Collectors have returned and are available as a new enemy in multiplayer matches. Prepare to face off against the Collector Praetorian, Scion, Abomination, Trooper, and Captain. Reports have also come in that Cerberus has enlisted the Dragoon to their ranks and the Geth are deploying new Drones to the battlefield.

New characters have joined the war to fight this new threat, including the Turian Havoc Soldier, Turian Ghost Infiltrator, and many more being added on a regular basis. Wage war across 6 ‘hazardous’ maps, featuring new environmental dangers and traps. Each week different firebases will come under attack introducing different hazard maps into the rotation. The Collectors have also brought deadly new weapons to the fight: the Collector Assault Rifle, Sub-Machine Gun, and Sniper Rifle. Unlock these weapons and new equipment upgrades to build to your arsenal.

Think you are the best soldier in the Alliance? Make sure to track your progress in the new “Challenges” database in Retaliation. Complete various multiplayer assignments and feats of strength to unlock titles and banners to display in-game, then compare your progress against your friends.

Now that you have read through what was added, I am sure you are excited to go live and fight for Mass Effect Universe. For those who are not informed about how unlocking new items works, I will explain. You have to play missions to earn credit. The idea is to buy the veteran packs of better to unlock new weapons, gear items, and characters. So it is always a gamble on what you will get once you purchase a pack. This is one major problem I have with the Mass Effect Multiplayer.

Now I have played many hours of Mass Effect multiplayer, especially on special mission weekends. And in doing so I have unlocked a good number of the new DLC stuff. So far I have only unlocked 1 N7 earth character, more than half of the resurgence characters, one rebellion character, and none of the retaliation characters. So out of the characters I have unlocked I do have some favorites.

The Geth Engineer can handle its own on the battlefield. Being able to see where enemies are taking cover can be helpful. If you like biotic blasts and protection then the asari jusitcar will be one of your favorites. And if you want to brute through your enemies the Batarians are tough and can pack a hell of a punch. From what I have seen the N7 characters can do some major damage but don’t have strong shields. While the Mass Effect games have been a great series, and playing as Commander Shepard is rewarding. The most fun I have had with Mass Effect is this new and improved multiplayer. This is mainly because you are pick and choose what race and character you want to play as for a mission or 2.

The new weapons are awesome as well. I don’t really have any favorite weapons. But I will say they all do pack a punch, some at a faster rate than others. And the gear add on’s are a very helpful add on.

While there is enough people playing on Mass Effect Multiplayer now I can only hope that with all the new games that are coming out this holiday season that there will still be enough players to game with. So if this article sparked your interest then download the DLC and log into the server fight for the resistance. Until next time game on….


~ by rjslick88 on October 16, 2012.

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