It seems like now that the “Extended Cut” and ending controversies have seemingly been laid to rest, the DLC wheels have been greased as BioWare m,ay be planning on a couple of content drops coming up soon. I’ve got a few updates on a couple of packs coming soon to the Sci-Fi shooter.
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First up is another free multiplayer DLC pack called ‘Earth’. I can see you rolling your eyes back there. Unlike the first couple of updates, ‘Earth’ actually has a good amount of content coming your way. Centered around the battle for Earth, three new maps are coming at you: Firebase Rio, Firebase London, and Firebase Vancouver. Not only that, SIX new classes are being added to multiplayer. First thing to note is that they are all human, but the interesting aspect is all seven are bringing brand new skills with them making for an interesting twist on already established classes. Finally, you’re also getting 3 new N7 class weapons (N7 Piranha Shotgun, N7 Typhoon Assault Rifle and Acolyte Pistol), 11 gear upgrades, 12 weapon modes, a new Platinum difficulty, and a new mid game objective where you’ll have to help escort a targetted agent to the extraction zone in addition to keeping him alive.
Now for those classes. Here’s the full list and their abilities:
N7 Demolisher (Engineer Class): Homing Grenade, Arc Grenade, Supply Pylon
N7 Destroyer (Soldier Class): Multi-Frag Grenade, Missile Launcher, Devastator Mode
N7 Fury (Adept Class): Throw, Annihilation Field, Dark Channel
N7 Paladin (Sentinel Class, carries an omni-shield): Snap Freeze, Incinerate, Energy Drain
N7 Shadow (Infiltrator Class): Tactical Cloak, Shadow Strike, Electric Slash
N7 Slayer (Vanguard Class): Phase Disruptor, Biotic Charge, Biotic Slash
Finally, it seems we’re finally going to get our hands on single player DLC content sooner than later. Recently, voice actor Anthony Skordi has come out and confirmed that he’ll be voicing an outcast Reaper named Leviathan. Turns out, Leviathan was cast out after killing one of his own. Shepard and the gang come across him in an abandoned mine searching for a scientist. Before you get excited about a Reaper squad mate, it looks as though Leviathan will only be able to become a war asset. Ah well, one can dream right? I’m sure we’ll be getting the official word on this DLC pack in the coming weeks.