Mass Effect 3: Retaliation

#1 Edited by SmasheControllers (2553 posts) -

The Collector's are back and they are pissed...

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.
Havoc Soldier

16!!! New classes including the Turian Ghost, Turian Havoc, Batarian Brawler, Korgan Shaman and more. The Six base game maps are now updated with hazards including Sandstorm, Whiteout, Lightening and more. Three new Collector weapons, the Collector Assault Rifle, SMG and Sniper. 5 new kits and a brand new challenge system rewarding players who take the time to complete them.

Havoc Soldier and Huntress Infiltrator fighting Collector Captians
The new Challenges menu
All new player cards and ranking system

Are you excited for more ME3 MP content? I sure am...

#2 Posted by WarlordPayne (706 posts) -

Holy shit, this looks awesome

#3 Posted by HistoryInRust (6407 posts) -

Holy fuck.

I was totally out of the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. This is enough to get me back in.

#4 Posted by Humanity (10123 posts) -

Looks interesting enough for me to pop the disc back in while I wait for Dishonored

Wait, when does this come out?

#5 Edited by HistoryInRust (6407 posts) -

I know the past multiplayer DLCs have been free, but is this? This seems like a big overhaul.

EDIT: Bahaha. Nevermind. Right at the end of the trailer.

#6 Posted by SmasheControllers (2553 posts) -

@Humanity: Same day as Dishonored...

#7 Posted by Undeadpool (4998 posts) -

@HistoryInRust said:

Holy fuck.

I was totally out of the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. This is enough to get me back in.

Likewise. Every time I think I'm out...

#8 Posted by SmasheControllers (2553 posts) -

@Undeadpool said:

@HistoryInRust said:

Holy fuck.

I was totally out of the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. This is enough to get me back in.

Likewise. Every time I think I'm out...

Same I haven't play ME3 MP in weeks but after today's patch and this announcement, I'm gonna play all weekend and save my credits.

#9 Edited by AngelN7 (2973 posts) -

Saw the news this morning and it looks pretty awesome I've been away from the multiplayer since they introduced the N7 classes but this will make me go back for sure... also fuck Pretorians I hope they make them as tough as they were in ME2.

#10 Posted by HistoryInRust (6407 posts) -

@AngelN7 said:

fuck Pretorians I hope they make them as tough as they were in ME2.

I love this attitude. It's pretty much exactly what I said.

"Aw, man. Fuck those things. I can't wait to fight them, though."

#11 Posted by DrFlapjack (257 posts) -

I'm in the same boat as most of you, haven't played in weeks. Too bad this isn't what multiplayer was when it was first introduced as I'm sure the populations is dwindling, but I'm sure this will bring people back, if only for a little while.

#12 Posted by HistoryInRust (6407 posts) -

@DrFlapjack: I tried to follow the patches and user feedback even after I'd tagged out of actually playing, and it seems like they've maintained some steady numbers. Their bi-weekly challenges keep getting accomplished by the community, and none of them would've been especially easy for a small group of players to benchmark.

The community they've got now is super-impassioned, I'll say that much. Bioware does weekly balance updates based on data they're getting from the community. Almost like a live-fire trial and error testing.

A lot of the community has been dying for this update. The Collector faction info was leaked a few weeks back, and truth-be-told, probably wouldn't have been enough to lure significant numbers back to the multiplayer. But these new carrot on a stick challenges might just do the trick.

#13 Posted by Brodehouse (10134 posts) -

They should release the multi for free, get people playing and buying the packs.

#14 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

This makes me want to jump into the multiplayer. I have to purchase it for PlayStation 3 though. I'm not throwing down fifty dollars for multiplayer on Xbox Live.

#15 Posted by HistoryInRust (6407 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

They should release the multi for free, get people playing and buying the packs.

I'm surprised they haven't done this. It seems like a win-win for EA.

#16 Posted by djou (878 posts) -

I haven't went back to the ME3 multilayer since I finished the campaign but this looks awesome.

If any one wants to jump into a game or start with a new character message me PSN ID: jou321

#17 Posted by _Chad (960 posts) -

I haven't played since my friend who I played this with joined a frat. The house has shit internet and we can never connect. I might jump back in now.

#18 Edited by Humanity (10123 posts) -

@SmasheControllers: Damn.

For some reason I thought that was just a picture initially I just realized it was a video - hence not knowing when it comes out..

Man that was a really good score in that trailer!

#19 Posted by Raye (45 posts) -

I haven't touched the multiplayer for a couple of months now. More than a good reason to grab my friends and hop back in. I have to give Bioware credit for supporting the MP as much as they have. Guess having the DLC subsidized by people that spend money on packs is working out for them (no complaints here).

#20 Posted by Humanity (10123 posts) -

@Raye said:

I haven't touched the multiplayer for a couple of months now. More than a good reason to grab my friends and hop back in. I have to give Bioware credit for supporting the MP as much as they have. Guess having the DLC subsidized by people that spend money on packs is working out for them (no complaints here).

I was actually thinking how great that works out. Even though I don't like how you randomly get items - the fact that I can just get access to new maps, new classes and new weapons all completely free is awesome. I remember when I used to play Call of Duty a lot it was a bummer when you didn't have one of the map packs and forced your entire group of friends to play on the old maps with you.

#21 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8607 posts) -

Fucking awesome, I really enjoyed the MP and this is amazing content. You'd think they'd start locking them and selling them right? Nope, new races, classes, spin off classes, weapons and levels...all for free.
 
Is this EA? I can't believe it. But I do love it.

#22 Posted by N7 (3677 posts) -

Playable Volus are also coming, as seen in the data-mined patch released a few days ago. Also a minigun.

#23 Posted by pweidman (2364 posts) -

Haven't played the ME 3 mp in a while but this new DLC will get me back in. Been missing it anyway. The micros must be doing great for them to keep pumping this stuff out for free. All good though for those of us who love this mp.

#24 Posted by Marz (5672 posts) -

wow they are really supporting this multiplayer... looks cool.

#25 Posted by ExplodeMode (852 posts) -

Is that music in Mass effect 3 somewhere, or is it new? That + Harbinger voice = awesome thing.

#26 Posted by ProfessorK (829 posts) -

Fuck, I'm in! Take my money, wait it's free?

I think I need a change of underwear...

#27 Edited by SmasheControllers (2553 posts) -

@N7: Really hope the Volus are only Engineer and Sentinel, I hate that Biotic God bs...

Other than a few small complaints, this DLC looks awesome. Challenges will keep me in this game much longer

#28 Posted by N7 (3677 posts) -

@SmasheControllers said:

@N7: Really hope the Volus are only Engineer and Sentinel, I hate that Biotic God bs...

Other than a few small complaints, this DLC looks awesome. Challenges will keep me in this game much longer

There are actually 4 Volus. Adept and Vanguard are there too.

#29 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (634 posts) -

Is this going to feature on the Wii U version? ...Haven't even played it yet.

#30 Edited by N7 (3677 posts) -

Check out all that Volus sexyness.

EDIT: This photo may or may not be real.

#31 Edited by Ghostiet (5335 posts) -

I can't wait when they retcon the rest of ME2 and bring back the Collectors in the Omega DLC. I'm also not a fan of the fact that they made a big deal about making the multiplayer "canonical" and then putting in volus biotics, but hell, at least it's nuts.

Still, looks like a massive patch. They really should just release the ME3 multiplayer for free after ME3 as a game dies, which should be by the end of the year.

#32 Edited by nathos (79 posts) -
#33 Posted by AngelN7 (2973 posts) -

@N7: Oh man I hope that's real I looove the Engineer pic where he's making a "wrestler pointing finger at you" thing but with his pinky.

#34 Posted by SmasheControllers (2553 posts) -

@Ghostiet: The Collectors weren't really gone, Shepard just killed a ton of them...

#35 Edited by SmasheControllers (2553 posts) -
  • Turian Havoc - Soldier (Love Soldiers, mores always better)
  • Turian Saboteur - Vanguard (Not a huge Vanguard fan, but love the idea of more Biotic Turians)
  • Turian Ghost - Infiltrator (Now everyone can live out there Gurrus fantasy)
  • Asari Valkyrie - Sentinel (Other than her wearing the ugly commando leather I'm down, Asari's my favorite race)
  • Asari Huntress - Infiltrator (Same as above)
  • Quarian Male Marksman - Soldier (All the Quarian Males make up for the fact that the Females are terrible)
  • Volus Engineer (I'm not stoked about the idea of Volus but a Volus Engi makes more sense that the Biotic God BS...)
  • Volus Adept (No...)
  • Volus Mercenary - Sentinel (If he's a Sentinel without Biotics I'm cool)
  • Volus Protector - Vanguard (No...)
  • Drell Assassin - Infiltrator (If they break the "rules" and give an Infiltrator Biotics I'm totally down, Thane would be proud)
  • Geth Trooper - Soldier (If he gets Defense Matrix than yes)
  • Krogan Shaman - Adept (Shaman!!!)
  • Batarian Slasher - Adept (Batarian become one of my favorite races in Multiplayer so I'm completely down for more awesome, Falcon Punch!!!)
  • Batarian Brawler - Vanguard (Same as Above)
  • Vorcha Hunter - Engineer? (Not much to say, Never really got into the Vorcha)
#36 Posted by N7 (3677 posts) -

@SmasheControllers: OneTrueShot, the guy who leaked this over a month ago on the BSN said that there would be a new class that uses Dominate. But who could it be? 16 new classes.

#37 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1857 posts) -

Aw shit. I read this, started up ME3 and played five or so rounds and the first Spectre box I purchased gave me an N7 class. Looks like I'm stuck again. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FIND TIME FOR BOTH THIS AND XCOM

#38 Posted by SmasheControllers (2553 posts) -

@Artemesia: I know... XCOM...

#39 Posted by TheHT (11819 posts) -

Free?! Wow, that's really awesome. I'll play some more ME3 coop, sure.

#40 Posted by N7 (3677 posts) -

By the way guys, in case you weren't quite aware of if that picture is legit or not, turns out it is 100% real. All of those files come from the Bioware Social Network themselves.

Also, in case you were thinking "WTF 4 Volus classes at once!?", nope. Only 4 classes will be available at launch, with the other 12 rolling out slowly but surely. Who knows, we might not even get one Volus at launch.

#41 Posted by csl316 (9499 posts) -

Man, they must be making a ton of money to keep supporting this. Which is cool, ME3 mp was awesome (though I've been away from it for months)

#42 Posted by SmasheControllers (2553 posts) -

@N7: I believe the four launching with the DLC are Havoc, Ghost, Shaman and Huntress.

#43 Posted by mrpandaman (872 posts) -

The only thing that has kept me from playing again is that I would constantly get kicked because of my N7 level being too "low." Other than that, I might get back into it with the Volus being playable characters.

#44 Posted by SmasheControllers (2553 posts) -

@mrpandaman: The new ranking system will make that a thing of the past, never understood why people kick others for a low N7...

#45 Edited by DeShawn2ks (1058 posts) -

Crazy how much they are supporting this. I thought the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer would end up being some throw away thing. I love it though and even though I end up not playing for a while I always end up coming back to it. They must be making all kinds of money to be releasing these multiplayer packs and this one more than the others for free. When I get pissed off on the 9th because my XCOM squad got wiped out I will be checking this out.

#46 Edited by Ghostiet (5335 posts) -

@SmasheControllers said:

@Ghostiet: The Collectors weren't really gone, Shepard just killed a ton of them...

Then why weren't they present during the crux of the war? This is a weak-ass explanation, oozing with lazy writing. ME2's getting retconned mercilessly and this is a good example of it.

#47 Posted by Daneian (1251 posts) -

I really hope there aren't MP achievements or I know I'll go back to get that S rank

#48 Posted by N7 (3677 posts) -

@Ghostiet said:

@SmasheControllers said:

@Ghostiet: The Collectors weren't really gone, Shepard just killed a ton of them...

Then why weren't they present during the crux of the war? This is a weak-ass explanation, oozing with lazy writing. ME2's getting retconned mercilessly and this is a good example of it.

They were off doing other things. It says in the Codex even that Collectors are still up and about doing their own thing. Shepard wiped out their base, not their species. Remember James Vega talking about taking down a Collector Ship? There's more than one. More than two.

#49 Posted by jaycrockett (492 posts) -

I got in a match this weekend with a Volus Adept. I followed him around just to hear him talk. Loving it!

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