Mass Effect 3: Leviathan DLC Walkthrough

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  1. When you get your feet on the ground, you can explore the rain soaked area a bit. You’ll find more of those spherical artifacts as well as data pads, a broken ATLAS mech, star charts and medi-gel. If you search the left side next to the water you can find a “Pistol Cranial Trauma System III”.
  2. As you explore further after exhausting your search for more creds, you’ll see a Reaper begin to touch down from the sky above. Head back to the shuttle and defend it as Cortez makes repairs. Expect marauders, cannibals, husks and brutes.
  3. Cortez will eventually repair the shuttle and provide cover fire, but it doesn’t last long. He’ll crash land across the platform. Fight your way to him, then head up to have a chat with him. Behind him is a hydra missile launcher and some medi-gel.
  4. Cortez mentions that the ATLAS model behind glass can traverse underwater, but to open the cargo door, the power needs to be restored.
  5. From here, Cortez says that you need to bring power to the sockets on the platform. He’ll keep providing power cells for you to carry. All you need to do is head to a socket and charge it up. You’ll have to go back and forth from cell to socket, to charge it fully. From my experience, you only need to charge one socket. Choose the one closest to the cargo door.
  6. As soon as the door is open, hop into the ATLAS, then take out swarm of enemies on the platform, especially those brutes, which can be taken out easily now.
  7. After the platform is clear, head to Cortez and Shepard will prepare to descend into the watery depths.
  8. When the ATLAS touches down. Move forward. Shepard will launch flares to light to way. Move forward, then head right.
  9. Follow the sandy path, then drop down. You’ll see a huge drop. Drop down all the way.
  10. When you land, continue forward past the probe on the right.
  11. Levaithan will eventually appear as you see it ascend.
  12. This final part is essentially a long cut-scene. This is your chance to learn the history of the Reapers by asking questions.
  13. Eventually, you’ll convince Leviathan to help you in the fight against the Reapers, but on their own terms considering they are an apex species.
  14. Enjoy the final revelations. You’ve just beaten Mass Effect 3′s Leviathan DLC!
  15. At the end, you’ll receive the Dominate ability, and some war assets.

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7 Comments on Mass Effect 3: Leviathan DLC Walkthrough


On August 28, 2012 at 10:31 am

There should be an article that says is this worth buying because mass effect 3 sure wan’t.


On August 28, 2012 at 10:38 am


Keep watching the front page, we’ll have a review up soon!


On August 28, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Hum lee, despite the flaws of the endings of Mass Effect 3 the game itself is still worth buying and for me the Leviathan DLC is a good addition to ME3 if your still a fan of the franchise.

Myself i have two copies of Mass Effect 3 one on Xbox360 and the other on PS3. It not because i’m a tool to Bioware but i’m still a big fan of the Mass Effect series and also because i bought the two games at the same time before playing it.

Jim Henman

On August 29, 2012 at 5:59 am

Wesker1984 – no, you are a tool for BioWare. You’ve made that abundantly clear with your repeated ad hominem attacks on other users who disliked aspects of the game or its ending, going so far as to say that Gamefront’s article on the reasons why fans hated the ending was “Gamefront’s own unique interpretation” as opposed to the collective anger of tens of thousands of gamers, and while commenting on stories that you claim that you don’t care about. You are literally the last person on here (apart from maybe Lilith or Hunter) that can give an objective analysis of the DLC.

Frankly, given how much EA has gone out of its way to spit on the foundations of the series in order to appeal to the casual market, and BioWare’s spineless acceptance of this fate as well as their outright lying over the nature of the product they were selling, coupled with the months-long systematic slander of anyone with a critical eye from those in the mainstream media whose very job it is to scrutinise these things, I don’t know why anyone would ever want to spend so much as another second on any of this dross. Even the original Mass Effect is difficult to enjoy any more, knowing how badly it was ripped apart. Still, as long as it sells copies to the testosterone junkies and pretentious bellends who think that manipulative musical cues and fiat drama is a good substitute for an actual plot and development, it looks like we can ‘enjoy’ more of the same. Whoop de do.

Leviathan is what it is. A DLC pack for a flawed game. It’s fun to play but it’s not going to challenge you, either with its difficulty or its narrative. Whether or not you think it’s worth playing depends on whether you want to go back to a universe that has been irreversibly tarnished, and whether you want to forgive BioWare for all the crap they’ve pulled over the course of this year. Even if you can forgive BioWare for being spineless hypocrites, do you really want to put more money into EA’s pockets? If none of that bothers you then go ahead, I played it at a friend’s house and it’s a decent enough pack on a purely individual basis.


On August 31, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Are you blind Jim? I clearly said ”For ME it worth buying”. And even if i’m a tool for both Bioware or Capcom what it change in your life? This is my problem not yours. I take whatever those two compagnies who have developed my two favorite franchise will throw at me. It because i’m a renegade blinded hardcore fan.

And for your information i never said it was ”gamefront unique interpretation” and i was part of the collective anger of tens of thousands of gamers before the release of the Extended Cuts. I even participed on the Retake Mass Effect 3 movement and i know exactly the angry fans are the majority. But after the release of the Extended Cuts i realised i liked so much Mass Effect 3 as a game and my only problem was the flawed endings who is now potable and not so bad with the nice extended cuts added.

Its clear you dont know me and your making judgement on me just by readings my incoherent babling comments.


On September 20, 2012 at 9:40 am

Do you really need to number every individual event, including cutscenes? I came here because I don’t want to watch an entire video guide on how to do it, I want to be able to see which filter I’m missing. This is just as much as an information overload, though, in a mass of text. Also, the info is wrong. Prothean Artifacts doesn’t seem to be a valid filter in my game. Maybe it’s different from game to game but it feels like you should check this first.


On January 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm

If you keep talking to to James on the Last Stop at Bryson’s Lab eventually you will be able to interact with the husk head. You will then have the option of taking it back to the Normandy.