Mass Effect 3: Rebellion Pack On Its Way

Mass Effect 3: Rebellion Pack On Its Way

No, it's not a new ending

Written by Mr J Muffin on 24 May 12 at 22:17

Good news, everyone! (Yeah, I know you read that in Farnsworth's voice) BioWare has just announced the next piece of DLC for Mass Effect 3. Titled "Rebellion Pack", it's another set of multiplayer DLC, giving players new characters, new weapons, new maps, a new equipment slot and most interestingly, a new objective to complete within a match. I'll give you the details.

Vorcha Soldier

Thanks to their unique physiology and their Bloodlust ability, the Vorcha are joining the fight and are perfectly suited for the utilitarian soldier kit.

Vorcha Sentinel

The innate aggressiveness found within the Vorcha make them shockingly durable combatants, and when coupled with their Flamer skill, the Vorcha sentinel is a force to be reckoned with.

Male Quarian Engineer

Quarians have spent centuries at perpetual salvage and ship repair; the survival of their species depends on this technical expertise. When bringing the new Arc Grenade to the fray, the Quarians prove their prowess as effective engineers on the battlefield.

Male Quarian Infiltrator

The Male Quarian Infiltrator must actively rely on stealth while in the heat of battle, and when they make use of their Tactical Scan ability, they quickly prove their mettle while continuously dishing out the pain.

Ex-Cerberus Vanguard

When the Illusive Man turned to indoctrination in order to ensure the loyalty of his troops, many Cerberus operatives defected and joined the Alliance in order to stop the Reapers. Now that we’re on the same team, Ex-Cerberus Vanguards (along with their new Lash attack) are quickly proving their worth.

Ex-Cerberus Adept

A result of the Illusive Man’s early experiments in enhanced human physiology, Ex-Cerberus subjects are highly skilled combat and biotics specialists. As a result, Ex-Cerberus Adepts can lay waste to the enemy with their Smash and Singularity powers.
As you can see, those of you wishing for male Quarians have now gotten your wishes granted, along with Vorcha and Ex-Cerberus operatives. The weapons included in this pack are:

Cerberus Harrier Assault Rifle – These Cerberus-modified Mattock rifles are fully automatic. Cerberus gunsmiths reined in the recoil issues, resulting in a gun that stay on target, but delivers slightly less punch per round than a standard Mattock. As such, the weapon is typically utilized by Cerberus’ elite troopers, who train constantly to make every burst count.

Reegar Carbine Shotgun – This electrical weapon improves upon the arc pistol’s design by generating a sustained current on its target. This weapon is named for the Quarian Reegar family, whose marines have served valiantly against the Geth.

Krysae Sniper Rifle – This Turian antimaterial rifle is modified to kill Reaper enemies. The Krysae’s scope uses a rangefinder that adjusts to keep the target in proper proportion to the shooter, which comes in useful when the sniper is forced into close range. Its specialized ammunition is both armor-piercing and explosive. In a desperate move, the Turians released its specifications over the extranet so that nearly anyone with a fabricator could manufacture this weapon to help the war effort.
If those characters and weapons weren't enough, here's a description of the two new maps.

Firebase Jade – Surrounded by huge waterfalls, Firebase Jade overlooks an ancient reservoir built by the salarians centuries ago. Set up strategic chokepoints inside the base’s main buildings to get the jump on your enemy, and work with your team to meticulously clear each room to achieve victory.

Firebase Goddess – Nestled in the epicenter of a Thessian metropolis, Firebase Goddess is one of the last strongholds of asari resistance against the Reapers. With its circular layout, Firebase Goddess is a tough location to control. This arena combines heavy cover and elevated firing positions, so stay light on your feet.
Unlike the "Resurgence Pack" which gave players just new equipment items to add to their weapons and armor, "Rebellion Pack" instead adds on an equipment slot, for items that will stay past one match, and a new mission objective.

NEW IN-MISSION OBJECTIVE

Randomly occurring during waves 3, 6 and 10, this new objective will demand that teams retrieve a high priority package and securely escort it to a designated extraction zone on each map.

NEW GEAR SLOT

A new slot will be available on the equipment screen, offering players a persistent gameplay bonus that will not expire after the end of a match. These new items will vary from weapon upgrades to character enhancements and will be available through reinforcement packs.
My goodness, that was a lot to read! If that doesn't have you excited enough already, then maybe these screenshots will.

Rebellion Pack Vorcha

Rebellion Pack Ex-Cerberus Agent

Rebellion Pack Ex-Cerberus Agent Biotic Whip

Mass Effect 3: Rebellion Pack


BioWare is going down the same road they did with the "Resurgence Pack" DLC and putting this on the marketplace for a whopping ZERO Microsoft Points. This add-on is absolutely free, and is due out May 29th, 2012.
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Joe da Immortal
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:21, Edited on 24 May 12 at 22:22 by Joe da Immortal
Well, at first I was thinking "Why would I want to buy this?". I'm not much of a Mass Effect Multiplayer fan. But then I see that it's free. Nothing can go wrong if it's free!
Fear the Immortal!
Reaver Liem
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:21
Yesssss!!!!!!
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Hybridchld
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:22
Loving the look of the new Vanguard! This and Infiltrator being released for Android will probably get me back playing ME3
TickTockRob
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:24, Edited on 24 May 12 at 22:26 by TickTockRob
Well done on putting yet another DLC pack out for free, Bioware. I know you sell equipment packs, but since that's optional, I think this really could be the way forward for DLC as far as I'm concerned.

They may have messed up the ending to ME3, but others could learn a lot from the way they've handled multiplayer DLC and the multiplayer aspect of the game as a whole.

Good work! clap
Bazzer247
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:27
Did suggest this story quite a few hours ago =/
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:28
Still think they should add a button in the airlock that Sheppard can use to say "to hell with it" and blow himself into space with. Would be an awesome feature in a game franchise that's all about choices.
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:29, Edited on 24 May 12 at 22:31 by Princeypooooooo
Looks interesting, that ex-Cerberus vanguards lash attack looks pure badass though.

I'm still waiting for the extended cut info though...
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Nice, its just going to be a pain to unlock it all. They say free but they know people are going to pay for the reinforcement packs to speed things up. Still I guess it is technically free.
If they say "Ha! I killed you, you suck" they really said "Ha! You suck because even I can kill you"
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:37
I don't know anyone who still plays the multiplayer. I guess it's a sound business strategy to placate the rest of the SP fans by distracting them with more throwaway DLC for the mode not many of them wanted in the first place.
Demand a better ending to Mass Effect 3!
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:38
ok so im so glad that mass effect knows how to keep there fans happy cuase this IS ABOSLUTELY AMAZING FREE DLC EVERY TIME ? I LOVE IT I LOVE YOU MF3 YOU MY FAVE GAME EVER YOU DONT MAKE US PAY FOR STUPID DLC AL THE TIME YOU MAKE ONE :)
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Pretty awesome.
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:38, Edited on 24 May 12 at 22:39 by osubluejacket
Bazzer247 said:Did suggest this story quite a few hours ago =/Thanks for giving us the tip, but the story was already being written at the time of your submission. Any delay in publishing was due to a few things on our publishing back end.
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:40
Bazzer247 said:Did suggest this story quite a few hours ago =/I was online as soon as the story came out, but had to go to classes. I had already started the story about 6 hours or so ago.
Serve Up Some Justice!
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:40, Edited on 24 May 12 at 22:40 by osubluejacket
Infomouse said:I don't know anyone who still plays the multiplayer. I guess it's a sound business strategy to placate the rest of the SP fans by distracting them with more throwaway DLC for the mode not many of them wanted in the first place.I, and many others, still play and enjoy it.

While I was skeptical about the MP at first, I found that it is one of the most satisfying, integrated experiences in a long time. The only thing I'm disappointed about is that they're not adding new achievements.
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osubluejacket said:Bazzer247 said:Did suggest this story quite a few hours ago =/Thanks for giving us the tip, but the story was already being written at the time of your submission. Any delay in publishing was due to a few things on our publishing back end.You ninja, you!
Serve Up Some Justice!
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:44
I played the hell out of MP. Love the addition; truly got my moneys worth. Haven't played in over a month & I'm okay with that. I'll check out these additions but I welcome the ME break till some SP DLC arrives.
UrJudge
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:44
From what i heard you need to have the online pass.
but w/e still appreciate free dlc any day
Forwardone
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Posted on 24 May 12 at 22:46
holy crap! i am soooooo picking this up. same day as the batman DLC but who cares i will defiantly make time for both. Bioware is defiantly on my favorites list right now. GO BIOWARE XD
got it memorized?
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id rather pay for singleplayer dlc than get free multiplayer. i didnt buy the game to play horde all day, or even have the choice of playing multiplayer.
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