Mass Effect 3's N7 Bounty Weekend starts today, brings bonus XP

It's been a week since EA challenged Mass Effect 3 online players to take down brutes in Operation Goliath, and now the publisher is celebrating that success with an N7 Bounty Weekend, aka Operation Fortress.

The Mass Effect 3 multiplayer promotion starts at 5pm (PST) tonight and carries on until 5am (PST) on Monday, March 26. Like last week's N7 Challenge Weekend, players will need to log on to Mass Effect 3's multiplayer and take part in the Galaxy at War missions therein. Doing so will net them an XP bonus of 25% on top of the experience earned for all enemies, maps, and challenge levels.

Last week's challenge, Operation Goliath, promised a free Victory Pack for all participants if over 1 million Brutes were killed. According to EA's press release, over 3 million of the big baddies were felled by Alliance Forces. EA doesn't list any unlocks for this weekend's event, but the whole bonus XP thing is a prize in itself, no?


  • ZhugeLiang - March 23, 2012 11:23 a.m.

    But can I get DOUBLE XP by buying Mountain Dew?
  • BladedFalcon - March 23, 2012 11:13 a.m.

    I wonder is PS3 users will be left out once again.
  • slimjim441 - March 23, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    Yeah, that was total dildos. Nevertheless, I still beat Reapers on silver 3 times that weekend.
  • BladedFalcon - March 23, 2012 12:09 p.m.

    Well, apparently, the XP bonus does seem to apply to PS3 users this time as well, yay! ^^ They are also hinting to another big event next weekend, hopefully PS3 will be included for that one.
  • PolarBearsInHeat - March 23, 2012 12:20 p.m.

    i'd reckon next weekend is gonna be gold challenges or something, because they were hinting at us needing the extra levels
  • Person5 - March 23, 2012 1:42 p.m.

    According to Bioware that was all Sony with them not being able to include PS3 players so I would blame Sony first, also why play any Mass Effect on PS3? you can't play ME1 on it!
  • BladedFalcon - March 23, 2012 2:18 p.m.

    ...Because the console I own is a PS3? Besides, considering I did play the first one back when my 360 still worked, There's no real downside to the PS3 version sans a few minor choices from the first game. Otherwise the game performed just fine, and was able to get it day one from my hard drive without have to camp midnight anywhere.
  • slimjim441 - March 23, 2012 5:14 p.m.

    This is what I tell everyone when they ask me why I don't have an Xbox: It's not worth it just for Mass Effect 1. That is the only game I would buy for a 360. Buying a PS3 for MGS4 is worth it, however. Plus, there's still Uncharted and Silent Hill, and so on.

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