About a month ago, Reddit user derptemp6698 made a post on the social sharing site about how the next piece of DLC for Mass Effect 3 was going to take place on Earth. He also leaked that the maps would feature London, Rio, and Vancouver, along with 3 new weapons and 6 new playable N7 classes. While he didn’t release any details as far as when the content would be released, the user also made note of the then unreleased Extended Cut DLC for the game as well. Since then, not much has been heard about the rumored Earth DLC up until yesterday, when users on the forum community Something Awful discovered information in the game files certain details about the six new N7 classes, which are listed below with their abilities.

  • (Adept) N7 Fury: Throw, Annihilation Field, Dark Channel
  • (Soldier) N7 Destroyer: Multi-Frag Grenade, Missile Launcher, Devastator Mode, T5-V battlesuit
  • (Engineer) N7 Demolisher: Homing Grenade, Arc Grenade, Supply Pylon
  • (Sentinel) N7 Paladin: Snap Freeze, Incinerate, Energy Drain
  • (Infiltrator) N7 Shadow: Tactical Cloak, Shadow Strike, Electric Slash
  • (Vanguard) N7 Slayer: Phase Disruptor, Biotic Charge, Biotic Slash, has a sword
Now, a lot of these skills are new to me, although I admittedly haven’t played much of the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer since I finished the campaign months ago. Even then, I won’t say that I’m not interested in playing as the N7 Fury or the N7 Paladin. Thankfully, users on Something Awful also included an explanation of some of the new skills.
  • Fury: Fury operatives use implants to fuel biotics and their incredible movement speed. These operatives wind an unpredictable path on the battlefield, moving in and out of combat before returning to unleash a sweeping biotic attack on their unsuspecting targets.
  • Destroyer: The Destroyer’s T5-V Battlesuit gives these strong-but-slow soldiers mech-like protection. Driven by eezo-assisted actuators, these frontline troopers carry heavy weapons onto the battlefield.
  • Demolisher: The Demolisher uses grenades to attack at range and to terrorize the battlefield. Demolishers can also create a supply pylon that stocks allies with an unending reserve of grenades and thermal reloads.
  • Paladin: The Paladin carries a powerful omni-shield onto the battlefield to block enemy fire. The Paladin also uses the shield as a heavy-melee weapon that, when modified with incendiary or cryo upgrades, creates a devastating combination attack.
  • Shadow: Shadow infiltrators use implants to dramatically improve agility, making them slippery combatants on the battlefield. Their monomolecular blades are a menace from cover and close range.
  • Slayer: Slayers use implants to dramatically improve mobility. Their dizzying sword attacks can hit multiple opponents, and the Slayer’s ability to slip fire makes them hard to pin down on the battlefield.
Additionally, the reports also mention the presence of a new difficulty mode: Platinum! The information has all been compiled on the Bioware forums, and the thread containing all of the information can be found here. So, readers, are you excited yet? I know I am. Expect the DLC to come out on July 17th (just under a week!), as mentioned on an Xbox Live content schedule put out by Major Nelson.
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