E3 ’11 EXCLUSIVE: First Mass Effect 3 multiplayer details

By on June 7, 2011

We have got exclusive details on the RPG’s yet-to-be announced multiplayer mode.

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BioWare has so far been mum about the multiplayer details for Mass Effect 3, with not even a hint at today’s E3 presentation. However, our secret source today confirmed during wee hours of the first day of E3 that the action-RPG is all set to have a full-fledged multiplayer campaign, which will be unveiled near the end of the year.

Additionally, our source also detailed some parts of the multiplayer campaign. Here’s what we’ve been told:

  • The game will feature a Horde style multiplayer mode with “crap loads” of maps.
  • It will also have the regular modes such as Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.
  • The Horde mode will have objectives like Capture The Flag, King of the Hill, and simple shoot-to-kill ‘waves’ as well.
  • Up to four players can play cooperatively in the Horde mode.
  • Maps are “fairly small” but well designed.
  • Players can choose from 6 different classes, or use a prebuilt one’s. Our source didn’t confirm what those classes were, but we reckon all those from ME2 will be present.
  • There will be a level cap of 60.
  • Some of the enemies were confirmed as well: Geth, Marauders, Husks, and a new enemy type called Brutes. The source described them as insanely “huge ass”.
  • The game will also feature a ‘multiplayer store’. The store will carry upgrades for weapons, etc. and other items.
  • Players will be able to buy said upgrades and items by earning in-game money based on their performance in the multiplayer. Our source wasn’t sure if the in-game money can be earned via the single player campaign as well, “but I doubt it. Seems like the (singleplayer and multiplayer) modes will be separate.”

The multiplayer is still in its early stages and “needs a lot of work.”

BioWare announced today that Mass Effect 3 will release on March 6, 2012 for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Expect more multiplayer details as the year rolls by.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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