Mass Effect 3 - N7 Challenge Weekend

By Jonathan Barnes, 6 years ago
Gamers may be used to seeing special weekend events from the Epic Team that consistently is cranking out events for BioWare has decided to throw their hat into the special weekend ring with the first ever, N7 Challenge Weekend for

As revealed on their blog, this weekend's event is codenamed "Operation Goliath" and is focused on taking down the Reapers in multiplayer.

Starting at 5 PM (Pacific Standard Time) today (Friday, March 16th) and extending through 5AM on Monday, March 18th, Mass Effect 3 MP squads are going to be challenged to take on the Reapers in the Silver difficulty level. Furthermore, a community challenge is being issued to take down as many Brutes as possible.

As always, it's best to hear such details from BioWare:

Any player who is part of a squad that beats the Reaper faction on Silver difficulty or better will unlock one Commendation Pack. This means that at least one member of the squad must be extracted at the end of the mission – this will earn all squad members the reward. Each player can earn a maximum of one pack, and each pack contains a random N7 Arsenal Weapon. Originally only available as single-player weapons via the N7 Collector’s Edition, these multiplayer variants will be exceptionally rare and are NOT obtainable through regular purchasable Reinforcement Packs. The Commendation Packs will contain one of the following guns at random: N7 Crusader Shotgun, N7 Eagle Pistol, N7 Hurricane SMG, and N7 Valiant Sniper Rifle.

Destroy as many brutes as possible – if the multiplayer community kills a combined 1 MILLION brutes within the hours of the challenge, ALL players will receive a Victory Pack as a reward.
Note: Rewards will unlock on Tuesday, March 20th at 5 PM PST. You must redeem (open) your packs in the multiplayer store menu within seven days. At which point the packs will expire and cannot be restored.

To aid you in accomplishing these goals, BioWare has started to release a series of Multiplayer Strategy videos. The first two deal with Enemies and the Multiplayer Classes.

I know that I'm going to be throwing my Level 19 Turian Soldier into the fray. Who's coming with me?

As always, be sure to check out BioWare's blog for all of the rules, details, and FAQ.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.