Mass Effect 3 Readies Multiplayer DLC

Rumored for almost a month, Mass Effect 3’s first post-launch downloadable content is set for release this upcoming Tuesday. No, it’s not the extended cut everyone is waiting for. It’s a multiplayer pack that will include six new characters, three new weapons and two new multiplayer maps. Best of all, it’s completely free! Well maybe not entirely free as you will need to unlock most of the new weapons and characters through the random multiplayer packs, but the multiplayer maps will be available to everyone! Titled “The Resurgence Pack”, this slew of additions will be released April 10th.

The specifics:

Characters:

Asari Justicar Adept: Asari are fierce, graceful warriors. They are incredibly powerful natural biotics. The asari excel at hit-and-run tactics that ruthlessly eliminate their opponents from the battlefield.

Krogan Battlemaster Vanguard: Krogan Vanguards are a brutish specimen. These fully mature krogan might be old and slow, but their biotic charge ability makes up for it. Their heavy shields and ability in close makes them a menace on the battlefield.

Geth Infiltrator: Geth Infiltrators converge quickly on a target while remaining undetected. Their unique perception systems give Geth Infiltrators an unsurpassed understanding of the battlefield.

Geth Engineer: Geth Engineers are elite support specialists. Their unique perception systems give Geth Engineers an unsurpassed understanding of the battlefield.

Batarian Soldier & Sentinel: Batarians are large brawlers that use nets and spiked weapons to capture targets… or to bleed them dry on the battlefield. If an opponent gets too close, a Batarian bludgeons them with spiked armor and enforcement gauntlets.

Maps:

Firebase Condor: A warzone outpost located on one of Palaven’s moons, Firebase Condor represents a crucial asset in the defense of the Turian homeworld, providing the beleaguered turian fleet with a place to refuel and repair. Its loss could grant the Reapers unparalleled access to the Inner Council Theatre.

Firebase Hydra: Firebase Hydra is located in an old abandoned Quarian colony which humans took over when they originally settled the world of Ontarom. It has since been converted into a massive dam facility which powers the communications hub located at Firebase Dagger and the kinetic barrier which protects it. Without this critical power source, Systems Alliance communications within the entire theatre would go dark.


Weapons:

Striker Assault Rifle: Krogan rifle with explosive rounds. Its rate of fire increases when the trigger is held.

Kishock Harpoon Gun: Deadly one-shot batarian weapon. Causes bleed-out or disruption of target.

Geth Plasma SMG: Fully-automatic geth submachine gun. Its rate of fire increases when the trigger is held.

 

I have to say, it’s about damn time we got a Krogan Vanguard; the only real class I’ve wanted to play as in my multiplayer sessions.

Fore more, head over the official announcement.