Mass Effect 3 will be seeing a bout of free DLC in the Retaliation Multiplayer content, to be released on October 9th. The new content is said to introduce “treacherous environmental hazards” into exisiting multiplayer maps, introduce the Collectors as a new enemy faction in the online portion of the game, as well as adding new unlockable weapons and kits.
The free content will be available for download on October 9th on the Xbox Live, Origin, and PSN networks. The newest patch for Mass Effect 3 must be installed in order to use the new content.
The complete list of contents for the free Mass Effect 3 DLC can be found below, as well as a trailer for the Retaliation Pack.
New “Hazard” Versions of Existing Maps – Wage war across six maps as a regular rotation of Firebases will be introduced to different hazards and traps. Survive the onslaught of Acid, Lightening, Meltdowns, Sandstorms, Swarms and Whiteouts!
New Deadly Enemy Faction – Prepare to face off against the Collector Praetorian, Scion, Abomination, Trooper, and Captain. Reports have also come in that Cerberus has enlisted the Dragoon to their ranks and the Geth are deploying new Drones to the battlefield.
New Unlockable Weapons – The Collectors have also brought deadly new weapons to the fight: the Collector Assault Rifle, Sub-Machine Gun, and Sniper Rifle. Unlock these weapons and new equipment upgrades to build to your arsenal.
New Class Kits to Unlock – A host of new characters have joined the war to fight this new threat, including the Turian Havoc Soldier, Turian Ghost Infiltrator, and more added as the weeks progress.
New Powerful Upgrades – Outfit your weapons with three new ammo modifications and fortify your gear with five unique upgrades to defeat even the toughest foes.
New Multiplayer Challenge Feature – Think you are the best soldier in the Alliance? Make sure to track your progress in the new “Challenges” database. Complete various multiplayer assignments and feats of strength to unlock titles and banners to display in-game, and then compare your progress against your friends.