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Mass Effect 3: Retaliation DLC Releasing On October 9th For Free

October 4, 2012 Written by Jason Dunning

Touted as ‘the largest downloadable content pack to-date for Mass Effect 3 multiplayer’, Mass Effect 3: Retaliation will be releasing on October 9th for free on the PSN. The add-on will bring environmental hazards to existing maps, feature Collectors as an enemy faction, and a challenge system that rewards you for your multiplayer accomplishments.

Check out the full list on content within the pack below:

New ‘Hazard’ Versions of Existing Maps

Wage war across six maps as a regular rotation of Firebases will be introduced to different hazards and traps. Survive the onslaught of Acid, Lightening, Meltdowns, Sandstorms, Swarms and Whiteouts!

New Deadly Enemy Faction

Prepare to face off against the Collector Praetorian, Scion, Abomination, Trooper, and Captain. Reports have also come in that Cerberus has enlisted the Dragoon to their ranks and the Geth are deploying new Drones to the battlefield.

New Unlockable Weapons

The Collectors have also brought deadly new weapons to the fight: the Collector Assault Rifle, Sub-Machine Gun, and Sniper Rifle.  Unlock these weapons and new equipment upgrades to build to your arsenal.

New Class Kits to Unlock

A host of new characters have joined the war to fight this new threat, including the Turian Havoc Soldier and Turian Ghost Infiltrator. Additional class kits will be added as the weeks progress.

New Powerful Upgrades

Outfit your weapons with three new ammo modifications and fortify your gear with five unique upgrades to defeat even the toughest foes.

New Multiplayer Challenge Feature

Think you are the best soldier in the Alliance? Make sure to track your progress in the new “Challenges” database. Complete various multiplayer assignments and feats of strength to unlock titles and banners to display in-game, and then compare your progress against your friends.

The pack will no longer be free as of October 9th, 2014, so don’t feel as though you have to rush to download this and if you don’t happen to own Mass Effect 3 yet, it will be included in the Mass Effect Trilogy which launches (most likely) this year.