Omega DLC Plot Found on Mass Effect 3 Game Disc

Fans of Mass Effect 3 have been waiting for a chance to retake the criminal-beloved space station Omega from Cerberus hands. But although the DLC was just announced last week, it seems much of the code for it has been sitting on the Mass Effect 3 game disc all along.

Anyway, that’s the claim of one fan, who went digging through disc-based code and found a number of references to the DLC campaign. It seems the ostensible reason for Shepard to join up with Aria T’Loak in an attempt to retake Omega is to gain access to its considerable Element Zero stores for help in constructing the Crucible, and it sounds as though you’ll get a War Asset out of it in the end. Goody.

Here’s some more specifics on what fans say they’ve dug up. Possible spoilers below:

“Aria tells you that Omega is now under a blockade from Cerberus. Since a direct attack didn’t work, Cerberus is now trying to starve Omega into submission by blockading supply ships coming in through the regular Omega relay. The level’s appearance will change to reflect this – the Afterlife has gone quiet, the music is off, the flashing lights are gone, maybe a soup kitchen has taken over the dance floor. Aria requests that you steal into the blockade and board the command ship. Take down the blockade so Omega can be resupplied.

“As punishment for breaking the neutrality pact, Cerberus launches an attack against Omega. The enemy is attempting to destroy Omega’s shields, which will allow asteroids and meteors to smash into the station. You must repel the assault and ensure the shield remain operational.”

Oh, and supposedly, you might have to go up against Zaeed — apparently he’s joined up with Cerberus. Although that doesn’t really jive with stuff we’ve already seen in the game (and in the Extended Cut ending), which makes me a little bit dubious about some of this info.

None of this is particularly spoilery, though. We knew Cerberus took Omega — the story of the attack is actually included in the Mass Effect comic series — in a fairly bloody battle, and just about everyone interested in the game’s universe has been aware that a return trip to Omega was in the offing at some point. With the off-hand mentioning of the DLC last week when Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka announced they were retiring from BioWare, it’s now just a matter of time until it comes out, sometime this fall.

Thanks, OXM.

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8 Comments on Omega DLC Plot Found on Mass Effect 3 Game Disc

sapito

On September 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

Not own the games anymore, so i pass.

R.J.

On September 25, 2012 at 12:55 pm

DLC data already on the disc? I’m shocked! (not really)

I can believe that part of it since this has already happened before, but that bit about Zaeed seems off since it doesn’t fit with what Zaeed is doing in the game. Having this stuff on the disc means that nobody is that impressed by announced DLC. It happened with ME2, as well. People already saw that there were files there, so it was more a matter of “when” rather than “what.”

Wesker1984

On September 26, 2012 at 12:53 am

I supose Zaed would be a teamate for this mission like Liare in Lair of the Shadow Broker. This DLC is also an opotunity to use the rejected ”Salarian reaper enemy type” if the reapers are involved in that DLC.

Roy Batty

On September 26, 2012 at 7:20 am

I want the DLC where Shepard is given a tanto at the start of the game so you can commit seppuku before the stupid ending.

As far as any other DLC for this pig goes…

Because you have been down there Neo, you know that road, you know exactly where it ends. And I know that’s not where you want to be. ~Trinity

Daretoask

On September 26, 2012 at 7:57 am

@Roy Batty: Indeed! Knowing how (infuriatingly stupid) this game ends, I really don’t see the point of pre-ending DLC at all. This whole ending(s)-debacle really killed any replay-value the game had for me, no matter how good the DLC might be. And the fact that the code for the DLC is (presumably) already on the disc brings back that sour ripp-off-feeling I had with “From Ashes” all over again.

Dragon

On September 26, 2012 at 8:19 pm

So charging me for a code/file to unlock DLC I already own. Wow as if Capcom did not get enough flak for when they did that move over and over. Now I learn Bioware has been doing it for some time. Got to love scummy companies. Bioware I used to love your game. Now I will not even touch them. Thanks for putting the noose around your neck. It only a matter of time before you loose your balance and hang your self.

lol

On October 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm

@Dragon

You don’t “own” anything. You’re paying to play the game not own it.

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I hope they have dragoons on Omega, they are fun as to fight.

R.J.

On October 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm

@lol

So you actually buy into the idea that all you’re buying is a license? I hope you never want to trade in a game because going by what you said, you have no right to do so.