Mass Effect 3 "Earth" free multiplayer DLC due next week

According to a large blog post from Xbox Live's Major Nelson, we now know when we'll be able to expect the next batch of DLC for Mass Effect 3's multiplayer component. 

Now that the epilogue DLC has officially launched, the focus is shifting back to multiplayer. The DLC pack subtitled "Earth" will be launching on July 17, and is rumored to bring new locations like Rio, London, and Vancouver as well as adding several new classes. Nothing is confirmed yet though.

Major Nelson's blog post also gives out a huge amount of information on the coming week of Xbox Live including a big Bethesda sale covering Fallout 3 and Oblivion DLC, as well as Ubisoft's RUSE and Scott Pilgrim DLC. We'll also be getting 50% off deals on Toy Soldiers: Cold WayHydrophobia and several others.


  • NullG7 - July 10, 2012 7:08 p.m.

    Dam Canadians making me want to play there game more (grumbles to self)...
  • needles - July 10, 2012 3:29 p.m.

    I almost cried when Tali killed herself. I'm done with that bitch anyways.
  • TheGuy0526 - July 10, 2012 1:03 p.m.

    That's a bit harsh, isn't it? I think we can all agree the multi-player isn't anything special, but it isn't bad if you're looking for a game to play with some buds. I just appreciate that they're improving it at all. You'd expect Bioware to let it die and solely improve the single-player instead.
  • Darkhawk - July 10, 2012 12:31 p.m.

    I'd like to see some story content. Shadow Broker and Overlord were two of the best DLCs ever, and it would be nice to have some more fun with my own Commander Shepard.
  • FOZ - July 10, 2012 11:16 a.m.

    Combat isn't the main reason Mass Effect is where it is, but ME3's is still pretty good. The real problem with the multiplayer is that it's an absolute grindfest. Your only options when you start are human characters (just dumbed-down versions of the single-player classes), and boring weapons with no upgrades. The only way to get more is to keep playing, but you can only do so many (not many at all) Singularities while firing your dinky smg before it gets boring. Meanwhile, everyone else is running around as level 20 Krogan headbutting everything, or playing as Geth with badass guns like the Black Widow.
  • slimjim441 - July 10, 2012 12:36 p.m.

    The random unlock system is the worst possible thing they could've done. I don't mind having to earn the credits to buy shit, but I would've liked to be able to buy the shit I wanted. My N7 rank is about 1000, and I still haven't unlocked a few characters and a handful of weapons, not to mention, most of my good weapons are below level 5. That's a broken unlock system. I just want to be able to buy the shit I want to buy.
  • Clovin64 - July 10, 2012 11:14 a.m.

    As much as I enjoyed ME3 overall, I can't stand another second of the multiplayer, nor do I understand why Bioware keep releasing Multiplayer DLC expansions. C'mon Bioware get started on the single-player DLC, thats what Mass Effect is about!
  • db1331 - July 10, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    I think the MP sucked, just as I knew it would. I could only stand about 30 seconds of it. Combat has never been the strong suit of Mass Effect, and it's even worse when you have to do it with sub-AI-skill-level players. I wouldn't have even bothered looking at it at all if they hadn't tricked me into thinking it would have some effect on my SP ending. The only reason they are coming out with so many free updates for the MP is that they don't want kids trading in their copy of the game before the paid DLC comes out.
  • Viron - July 10, 2012 9:47 a.m.

    You knew that'd you'd think MP would suck? That's uncanny.
  • db1331 - July 10, 2012 10:23 a.m.

    So is your reading comprehension.

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