Mass Effect 3's Operation Exorcist launching soon, PS3 still not invited

BioWare's issued a briefing on its next Mass Effect 3 N7 Bounty Weekend, assigning Alliance forces to put down an army of Cerberus's sneakiest unit, and keep a squad together through the toughest missions.

Entitled Operation Exorcist, the multiplayer promotion runs this Friday at 6pm (PST) until Monday, April 30, at 5am (PST). Collectively, BioWare is challenging the ME3 online community to kill 1,000,000 of Cerberus's ninja-like Phantoms. Individually, it's daring entire squads to stay alive until extraction on any map set on Gold difficulty.

All players who participate in the N7 Bounty Weekend will receive a free Victory Pack, assuming the Phantom purge is successful. Meanwhile, teams who achieve their Gold map goal will limp away with a Commendation Pack.

Unfortunately, PS3 soldiers will have to watch the fun from the sidelines yet again, as Sony has yet to greenlight the ME3 N7 Bounty Weekends on the PlayStation Network. There is word this might change for future ME3 multiplayer weekends (read: ME3's next N7 Bounty Weekend teased, Sony “working” on PS3 inclusion), but for now it appears Operation Exorcist is an Xbox 360 and PC-only party.


  • inkyspot - April 26, 2012 2:14 p.m.

    This is going to be a hard challenge. But I survived on Gold a few times with just me and my brother, barely though.
  • ptb - April 26, 2012 12:54 p.m.

    does the whole squad have to be extracted or are the people who survive given the pack
  • ptb - April 26, 2012 1:15 p.m.

    never mind I checked a bioware forum and it seems like you can get a sole survivor extraction and everyone should still get the commendation pack
  • Bloodstorm - April 26, 2012 7:23 a.m.

    I hate Phantoms (and Banshee). Enemies that can magic-grab you even while trying to run away, and instantly kill you is just bull crap. I once rolled away from a Banshee, then slide back across the ground I had just covered because the game decided she grabbed me even though I was a god distance away from her by then.
  • slimjim441 - April 26, 2012 9:39 a.m.

    Atlases and Brutes can insta-kill you, too. It's just not as common. I once had a banshee pull me out of a biotic charge like, mid-charge. It was retarded. I don't mind the insta-kills, I just don't think the CPUs should be able to magic-grab you like with the players' cover-grabs. i.e. The banshee would scoop her hands to lift a victim, but would miss if you weren't in the way. The fact that if they execute the insta-kill move, it lands, is retarded as shit.
  • Person5 - April 26, 2012 11:14 a.m.

    I once rolled away from a banshee, jumped over some cover and ran a good distance away, i then started sliding backwards towards the banshee and it killed me. THAT was bad, I even slid over the cover I jumped over.
  • Sjoeki - April 26, 2012 12:10 p.m.

    Yesterday I rolled away from a banshee after wich I turned off the playstation and went grocery shopping, I was about to pay, and I started sliding backwards to my playstation wich turned on and started the game just so that banshee could kill me, THAT was bad, I even got arrested for shoplifting.
  • slimjim441 - April 26, 2012 6:26 p.m.

    You, good sir, are hysterical. Just wanted you to know that. I thought about taking this further, but then I remembered this isn't Reddit and probably still wouldn't have been funny. And you'd need a crane to get it out.
  • MarcTheCreator - April 26, 2012 8:20 p.m.

    I laughed very hard and long (LOL) at this.
  • Bloodstorm - April 27, 2012 8:13 a.m.

  • slimjim441 - April 26, 2012 6:43 a.m.

    *sigh* Hopefully we'll still get the repercussions like we did from the Bounty weekend. Little/no Phantoms would make Cerberus on Gold a cake walk. I'll be taking advantage of that for sure.

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