April 27, 2012 // 6:27 pm
- Today Bioware Community Manager Eduardo Vasconcellos
has announced that Mass Effect 3: N7 weekly challenges are coming to PSN this weekend!
To quote: Priority transmission to alliance soldiers of the playstation network: reinforcements are coming...
From: Admiral Steven Hackett, Citadel Allied Command
Re: Operation EXORCIST
Confidentiality Classification: XA-PRIME
Distribution: N7 Forces Only
Soldiers of the Milky Way - By now it is no secret that the Reaper War has had its share of logistical SNAFUs. It is to the galaxy's credit that, when we put out the call for volunteers, we were answered by individuals of every species from Citadel, Traverse, Terminus space, and most significantly for this operation, the PlayStation Network.
Unfortunately, the diversity of equipment sources meant our allies ran into hardware and software incompatibilities.
These brave men and women have been fighting beside you and, in doing so, have gone above and beyond normal duty. Because their units were not properly tracked, they fought without pay and sometimes without proper training, equipment, even rations. It is a mark of their character that these warriors of the PlayStation Network took the grave task set before us and stuck it out through sheer determination.
It is time to honor the service of the soldiers of the PlayStation Network. A volunteer task force has fabricated the necessary hardware and is rolling out compatibility software.
When these installations are complete, these soldiers will benefit from being properly equipped and combat-ineffective troops will get off the bench. We'll all have more comrades watching our backs, and we're now watching theirs. Reinforcements are coming. Soldiers of the PlayStation Network: Welcome to the fight.
MAJOR MISSION UPDATE: Good news Spectres: Reinforcements are coming! Starting with Operation EXORCIST, N7 Weekend Challenges will extend to the PlayStation 3 platform. Operation EXORCIST begins today, April 27th at 6:00PM PST until April 30th at 5:00PM PST for all N7 Operators on the PlayStation Network. Please remember to set the "Upload Gameplay Feedback" setting to "On" in the online options to be able to participate in this N7 Operation.
When it comes to retrieving classified data, Cerberus has been beating the allied forces to the punch. New intelligence has tipped us off to one of their offensives, and it is time to give the N7 teams the payback they want.
Allied Goal: Kill 1,000,000 Cerberus Phantoms.
Squad Goal: Survive until extraction on any map and any enemy on Gold difficulty.
Successful completion of the Allied Goal will grant all players a Victory Pack.
Successful completion of the squad goal awards a Commendation Pack to all squadmates.
Play Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer on GOLD difficulty with two different goals: The first goal will be the overall objective for this operation between all Mass Effect 3 multiplayer matches (under the GOLD difficulty), which is otherwise known as the "Allied Goal." In the case of Operation EXORCIST, the "Allied Goal" is to have all players kill a combined total of 1,000,000 Cerberus Phantoms over the course of the maneuver.
For the "Squad Goal" during Operation EXORCIST (as with all operations moving forward), players must simply survive the enemy onslaught on GOLD difficulty until a safe extraction can be made. That's 10 waves of the most tenacious of enemy forces you'll have to stave off, so this is something all forces must prepare for.
If you're unsure you're ready and you're curious if you require additional training, all N7 operators are welcomed (and encouraged) to analyze the troops at your command. To let you do that outside of the battlefield, we've created a brand new feature for the BioWare Social Network: the Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Manifest.
The Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Manifest
will allow you to inspect your multiplayer avatars without having to boot up your copy of the game. In this new manifest, players will be able to view which characters, weapons, mods and consumables they've unlocked in MP, and what's more, you're able to compare your stats with your friends!
To use the Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer Manifest, simply head to the BioWare Social Network
and log in using your EA Origin Account you use to play Mass Effect 3.
Once you're logged in, you'll be able to use the great features found in this new program to help you prepare for battle. Good luck and see you on the battlefield.