Mass Effect 3 'N7 Challenge' this weekend, unlocks bonus weapons

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer takes the spotlight with the N7 Weekend Challenge beginning this evening. Grab you gear and prepare to kill some Reapers.


Electronic Arts is boasting 1800 years of multiplayer gameplay time in Mass Effect 3 so far. And that number is likely to go up even further thanks to a new promotion starting this weekend. Electronic Arts has announced the "N7 Challenge Weekend," starting today at 5PM PDT and going through Monday at 5AM PDT. The challenge will offer PC and Xbox 360 players some rewards from "Operation: Goliath":

To receive the unlocks, "any player who is part of a squad that beats the Reaper faction on Silver difficulty or better will unlock one Commendation Pack." So long as one member of a squad is extracted at the end of the mission, all squad members will receive the reward. "Each player can earn a maximum of one pack and each pack contains a random N7 Arsenal Weapon: (1) N7 Crusader Shotgun, (2) N7 Eagle Pistol, (3) N7 Hurricane SMG and (4) N7 Valiant Sniper Rifle."

Additionally, the community is being encouraged to kill as many brutes as possible. "If the multiplayer community kills a combined 1 MILLION brutes within the hours of the challenge, ALL players will receive a Victory Pack as a reward."

The only stipulation to the rewards is that they will unlock on Tuesday, March 20, at 5PM PDT, and you must claim them within seven days or lose them with no chance of restoration. Players must also have data tracking "on." If it is off, participation cannot be charted and rewards will not be given.

For some multiplayer tips and tricks, check out these new videos released by EA:

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    March 16, 2012 1:45 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Mass Effect 3 'N7 Challenge' this weekened, unlocks bonus weapons.

    Mass Effect 3 multiplayer takes the spotlight with the N7 Weekend Challenge beginning this evening. Grab you gear and prepare to kill some Reapers.

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      March 16, 2012 2:16 PM

      May need to fix weekend in the title.

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        March 16, 2012 2:18 PM

        We've deployed a patch that updates the headline. Thanks.

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      March 16, 2012 2:17 PM

      PS3 players not included?

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        March 16, 2012 2:19 PM

        Unfortunately, no. It's odd that PS3 has missed out on a lot of these promos.

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          March 16, 2012 2:27 PM

          Damn that's a bummer. I'll be helping kill Brutes on Silver and Gold then, hoping to make it game-wide!

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      March 16, 2012 2:34 PM

      Well, there goes my hopes of playing Silent Hill: Downpour this weekend...

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      March 16, 2012 2:37 PM

      Oh shit! we need to get some shit going tonight! Who's up for some tonight????

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        March 16, 2012 5:38 PM

        HamChowder and I will be around tonight.

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      March 16, 2012 2:46 PM


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      March 16, 2012 5:53 PM

      wait, so how do I know if I have data tracking on?

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        March 16, 2012 6:07 PM

        It must be a PC thing. I don't remember seeing that option anywhere on the 360 version. Though, I'll have to look when I play tonight

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          March 17, 2012 2:33 PM

          Extras->Options->Online. Make sure Feedback is on.

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            March 17, 2012 4:59 PM

            It's on by default I believe

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      March 16, 2012 6:10 PM

      What is up with people not using medkits

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      March 16, 2012 6:11 PM

      who cares

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        March 17, 2012 8:57 AM

        Hmm, probably gonna have to use my Asari Vanguard vs reapers. Stasis bubble is pretty effective.

        I've already beat the Geth on Gold with my Quarian Infiltrator. Sabotage and Geth plasma shotgun makes quick work of them.

        Hopefully if we complete their goal they'll give us a real ending, lol.

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