Tomorrow, October 9, BioWare will be introducing some major updates to Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer, including additional multiplayer content like new enemies, weapons and maps.
Associate producer and the man who oversees’s all things ME3 multiplayer, Nathan Plewes, recently took to the BioWare Blog to give fans an update detailing what can be expected of the brand new challenge system being introduced tomorrow.
“We’re adding hundreds of new multiplayer challenges that can be completed at your own pace,” mentions Plewes. “As you progress, you’ll earn Challenge Points, essentially bragging rights. Completion of the top tier ‘Gold’ challenges will reward you with a unique banner and title to display in the multiplayer game lobby. Gold challenges can be completed multiple times for even more points. We’ve also added an additional leaderboard to keep track of the points you collect.”
The new system offers an in-game way to track your progress as you complete the challenges. But we’ve also built a new N7 HQ web page that offers a ton of information when you’re not playing, including character lists, leaderboards, and gameplay stats. In-game or online, you’ll have a comprehensive way to review your overall multiplayer progression.”
For those wondering what is to become of the bi-weekly N7 Bounty Weekend events, the last one being Operation: Overdrive, Plewes has some news (pardon the masterful rhymes) that you may find interesting:
“We’ll still be running weekend events, but they’ll be a bit different. When you jump into multiplayer, you’ll be notified that there’s a new Weekend Challenge available. Just like the current Operations, these challenges will only be up for the weekend. But now you’ll be able to instantly track your progress. You’ll also get the spoils of your efforts as soon as you’ve completed the event. No more waiting for the next Tuesday (or longer) to get your Commendation Pack!”
He add that “there will be a new Weekend Challenge available every weekend, not every two weeks like our current schedule. On top of the Weekend Challenges, we will be unlocking new kits and other surprises each week to help your squad in that next big push against the Collectors,” he concludes.
What do you think about all this additional content making it’s way to Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer for absolutely free? Do you still play? If not, do you think you’ll revisit after the update? Let us know in the comments below!