Rumors Of Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer DLC Explode On The Extranet

By now the whole world is aware that disappointed fans are demanding a new ending for Mass Effect, one that, presumably would be delivered via DLC. Alas, while BioWare has remained distinctly mum on that question, it appears they will be releasing some kind of DLC soon. At least if an image posted posted on Reddit pans out.

That image, seen at the top of this page, is apparently from the DLC, which will unlock a number of new playable classes in Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer. As you can see, it’s two Geth classes, two Batarian, a Krogan and an Asari class. This is actually kind of cool, if you’re into the Multiplayer. Then again, BioWare’s managed to stir up some bad blood with recent DLC strategy, not to mention the controversy over the ending, and speculation is high that BioWare has something in store for DLC far bigger than mere multiplayer content. We’ll see if this checks out over the next few days, when BioWare resumes making official statements on the staategy for Mass Effect 3. In the meantime, would you even want to play DLC after finishing the game once? Let us know in comments.

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18 Comments on Rumors Of Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer DLC Explode On The Extranet


On March 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm

After that ending message we received telling us to buy dlc, i’m really not interested in buying any sort of dlc like this one. Remember back when Bungie gave an ending game message for Halo 3, thanking their player base for following them all these years and playing their games? I really think Bioware didn’t realize how much of a slap in the face that final message would actually be. Regardless, i’m still waiting to see what their response will be over all the players upsets over ME3′s endings.


On March 13, 2012 at 10:12 pm

The multiplayer alone isn’t really good enough to go back and play much after you beat the game, in my opinion, also with that ending … why would a lot of us -want- to?

Hans Cummings (@JediSoth)

On March 14, 2012 at 5:48 am

I won’t be buying any multi-player DLC. Though I would be loath to do so, I would buy a DLC that fixes the end. I think Bioware could gain a LOT more goodwill by releasing THAT DLC for free, though.

I don’t think it’ll happen, but you never know. Bethesda fixed Fallout 3′s end. Honestly, I expect Bioware to release a statement at some point (after ME3 is available world-wide) that says something to the effect of “The fans just don’t understand what we were trying to say with the ending, and we’re sorry for that, but that’s how the story ends.”


On March 14, 2012 at 7:39 am

I won’t buy DLC for the multiplayer and neither for the singleplayer as long as it won’t change the ending

the way it is right now we’re left with nothing… 34 hours of great gameplay and ingame-closure… only to get some spacemagic mumbo-jumbo during the last 10 minutes and then left in the dark… great work… the ME-Universe is dead now…

I had planned to replace ME1,ME2 and ME3 as one long playthrough… but why should I bother to do so… my decissions had no meaning anyway (space-magic… yay…)


On March 14, 2012 at 8:23 am

reminds me of “drink more ovaltine.”

I purchased ME and ME2…zero interest in ME3 at this point.


On March 14, 2012 at 3:17 pm

The ending was actually brilliant. If you don’t get why I won’t get into it here but the writers know what they are doing. They put all the necessary clues and dialogue in there to make it a perfect ending, albeit open ended.


On March 15, 2012 at 9:22 am

As some of you might know, there is the secret ending were Shep gasps awake in some ruins. Not Citadel ruins mind. More like stone ruins. Also, am I the only one who, when I first entered the sequence, knew exactly that it couldn’t be real? It really d


On March 15, 2012 at 9:38 am

As some of you might know, there is the secret ending were Shep gasps awake in some ruins. Not Citadel ruins mind. More like stone ruins. Also, am I the only one who, when I first entered the sequence, knew exactly that it couldn’t be real? It really didnt feel right, even before the game got all Deus Ex on us. I mean, über pistol? There are many, many hints that the ending we received is more of a fever dream of our poor Shepard. Also, the final transmission you here when you first wake up is explainable as when you are asleep you can sometimes hear external stimuli. By the way, why do people say that your squad isnt there after you get lazered? In my game, I saw both Liara and Garus dead. Of course, having my love interest in a pool of her own blood made me feel just a tad hollow. And, how come Shep doesn’t even acknowledge that his squad has Perished, not even a single mention, to Anderson or otherwise. It’s actually more like a nightmare, tbh. Everything is going completely wrong, thousands are seen dead on the crucible all lumped together, but what happened to the Aliens? Also, what in the world was up with the Keepers? Anderson dieing, Illusive Man becoming like that rouge spectre in ME1( name escapes me atm) even goin as far as shooting himself, unless you renegaded his ass. And then we get the AI, who takes the form as the little boy haunting him in his dreams? The little boy just about blames Shep, which is obviously something that weighs heavily his soul.

Bassically, what I’m saying is that Bioware has left all the clues necessary to discover the prescense of a false ending! Thus, I think we can expect this DLC at some point. Oh, and even if it’s 10 dollars, In still buying it, same as I did with Proty the Prothean. I love the games to bits and would happily pay just a little bit extra. If you don’t really analyze the end scenes, thy are actually very deep and meaningful and stand up in their own right. Anyway, with a group of friends, Multiplayers actually quite fun :3


On March 15, 2012 at 10:19 am

Bottomline :
I own ME1 + DLC, ME2 + DLC and ME3… I will not buy anymore DLC’s because BioWare let me down, BIG TIME. So no more Mass Effect untill the ending has been changed. I’ve played throu ME1+2 and I’ve got over 400(!)H of gameplay. So disapointed.

Tali (@Locolobo_2)

On March 15, 2012 at 10:31 am

Octo, I figured more people would be on to this ‘Indoctrination Theory’ by now… I hated the ending at first cuz it just didn’t feel right… I started supporting @Retake Mass Effect and the Child’s Play thing, and I wanted the ending changed.. but then I read up on the Indoctrination Theory, and it made complete sense to me as to why I HATED the ending as it stood… But then it made sense… Of course I hated the ending cuz it just didn’t feel right… Things didn’t make sense, and Shepard was saying things that didn’t make sense… The whole game had turned upside down… But that’s why it makes sense! We hate the game cuz it doesn’t make sense and doesn’t feel right at the end… THAT WAS THE PURPOSE! Cuz it’s NOT the end… We were being tested and Indoctrinated by Bioware themselves! and if they pull this all off correctly, this will definitely go down in history as one of the most amazing and ballsy stunts ever pulled by a game dev. I’m so excited and proud to be a Mass Effect fan.


On March 15, 2012 at 10:45 am

Bought day one DLC and it wasn’t what I was expecting. The extra mission is generic and short. Inferior compared to ME2 big DLCs. Not buying any extra DLC. Even if they change the end, I just can’t erase the one I saw. It’s just like an extra ending you get with special editions of DVDs: you see it, but it doesn’t matter because you know that’s not the “true” ending.

James Halsey

On March 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Long version: I always read the reviews for a game before I buy it. Not the fan boy rants about why a game is the “best/wort game in the ENTIRE FRIGIN UNIVERSE!!!11!!” (I was making fun of fan boys, I don’t talk like that) instead I read reviews from professionals about a game. That said… after I heard there was some sort of controversy about mass effect 3′s ending I had to find out exactly what it was and why it was controversial, and after seeing the ending for myself, I know why.

Almost everything the developers said about the game was not just misleading, but an outright lie. No matter what anyone says, any professional writer can tell the writing was bad, it’s not “mature” or “sophisticated”, its fatalist and depressing! I understand that it’s developers that make the games and they have a right to make what they want, but when you make bad games you go out of business.

The only reason Bioware made any money at all is 1. Mass effect already had fans, and they bought the game when it came out with no way to know how the game was going to end. 2. There are people out there that prefer bad endings (everyone has different taste, SOME like it but MOST don’t, and both have every right to what they like) and 3. People are buying it without knowing the ending is bad whether because they don’t know but are still fans, or they aren’t fans and wouldn’t know.

if bioware had said “in the end, Shepard dies, there are no options regarding the ending, even though we said there would be, and the whole mass effect canon is destroyed regardless of what you did in ALL the previous games.” most people wouldn’t have bought it and bioware wouldn’t have halve as much money as they have now.

When Casey Hudson said “we wanted the ending to be bittersweet” he was just covering his ass because people didn’t like a sad, cheap, halve ass ending with no choice whatsoever. (even though it’s a decision based game) unless bioware creates a new ending for mass effect 3, there is no way I’m going to play the multiplayer, or the story at all! As I said above bad games don’t make money, so there is no way I’m going to buy the game and make it seem to them like the ending is okay! It’s not okay! Alright bioware!! Just because YOU like it doesn’t mean anything at all!! Damn near everyone else doesn’t and THEY’RE the ones this game is for! That’s like a cook changing your order because HE doesn’t like YOUR favorite food! (as well as say, almost everyone else in the restaurant) if we had any idea the ending was going to be like this we would have never bought the game, and you’d be bankrupt because of it, just like every last bad game!!

Short version: No


On March 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

The more I hear about the ‘Indoctrination Theory’ the more the ending makes sense but it still is a very unsatisfying ending. It will be interesting to see how Bioware handles this.


On March 21, 2012 at 9:46 am

Maybe the ending is an april fools joke…


On March 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm

The indoctrination theory was debunked by Bioware employees on Twitter…anyway I asked masseffect on twitter if I could play as a batarian and they told me to “w8 and see”. Okay.


On March 21, 2012 at 8:29 pm

It doesn’t prove anything…except that the probability that the rumors are factual increased from 20% to 50%


On March 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Endings will be altered though…I was tweeted that we should expect to hear more content changes announced in April.


On March 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm

This sounds an awful lot like the Chewbacca defense… That does not, make, SENSE!!