Mass Effect 3: Multiplayer DLC Retaliation Announced

BioWare today announced the latest multiplayer DLC for Mass Effect 3, Retaliation which will be released on October 9th for free.

The DLC, which follows the largest patch for the game to date (which is available now), sees the return of the Collectors, Mass Effect 2’s primary enemies.

The expansion will also see the inclusion of Geth Drones and Cerberus Dragoons as well as new allied forces including Turian Ghost Infiltrators. The DLC will also add a new Challenges database to enable players to track their progress.

You can view the trailer here.

According to the announcement:

“The Collectors have returned, in Mass Effect 3: Retaliation! The Retaliation Pack is the newest expansion to Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer experience and the largest upgrade to date. The Collectors have returned and are available as a new enemy in multiplayer matches. 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.

“A host of new characters have joined the war to fight this new threat, including the Turian Havoc Soldier, Turian Ghost Infiltrator, with many more being added on a regular basis.  Wage war across six maps, featuring new environmental hazards and traps. A regular rotation of Firebases will be introduced to different hazards as they come under attack.

“Survive the onslaught of Acid, Lightening, Meltdowns, Sandstorms, Swarms and Whiteouts! 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.

“Think you are the best soldier in the Alliance? Make sure to track your progress in the new “Challenges” database in Retaliation. Complete various multiplayer assignments and feats of strength to unlock titles and banners to display in-game, then compare your progress against your friend.”