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Mass Effect 3 is adding some new content to multiplayer and it is free for those who activated their online pass. Included is a new objective type “Retrieve.” No hidden meaning here, there are valuable supplies somewhere and the Operatives need to go get them and bring them to different places on the map. There are two new maps: “Firebase Jade” and “Firebase Goddess.” “Firebase Jade” has beautiful landscape at the ancient reservoir the Salarians had built. Good for chokepoints as players work to clear the rooms. “Firebase Goddess” is in the epicenter of a Thessian city. The circular layout begs use of heavy cover and lots of bullets.
There are three new characters and six new classes.
Vorcha are considered vermin by other species inhabiting Citadel space, but their unique physiology and innate aggressiveness make them shockingly durable combatants. A Vorcha’s resilience and malleable DNA allow them to evolve and adapt to any situation, making them formidable opponents on the battlefield. Their lightning-quick pounce is a direct result of their socially ingrained bloodlust.
· Shields 250/250
· Increased Mobility
Male Quarian Infiltrator/Engineer
Quarians have spent centuries at perpetual salvage and ship repair; the survival of their species depends on this technical expertise. Quarians are an elite support specialist with a talent for setting up ambushes and providing cover fire through the use of turrets. Their technical wizardry makes them crucial contributors on the battlefield.
· Shields 600/600
· Combat Leap
· Disruptor Omni-Blade
A result of the Illusive Man’s early experiments in enhanced human physiology, Project Phoenix subjects are highly skilled combat and biotics specialists. When the Illusive Man turned to indoctrination in order to ensure the loyalty of his troops, many Phoenix operatives defected and joined the Alliance in order to stop the Reapers. Phoenix operatives are highly skilled combat and biotic specialists. Their ability to manipulate Cerberus lash and stasis technology, backed up by their powerful skills, make them invaluable assets on the battlefield.
· Barrier 500/500
· Combat Roll
· Cerberus Lash
What would DLC be without new weapons? So, they’ve added three new ones. The “Reegar Carbine” is best for close range. The “Krysae Sniper Rifle” comes with explosive rounds and an automatic scope for all-range fighting. The “Harrier Assault Rifle” has low recoil but high heat generation. Finally, there is also a new gear system. It will allow Operatives to equip a series of elite gear that will upgrade their abilities as long as it remains equipped.
Source and Images: BioWare Blog