Egad, humans have played 1,800 years of Mass Effect 3 in just 10 days. It still has an annoying bug , but hey, lord knows I've done my part. EA just released some numbers related to Mass Effect 3 multiplayer. Come inside for a full-screen image of the stats, and details on a "Challenge Weekend" in-game event BioWare is holding this weekend.
Click here for a full-screen image of the stats, which represent the aggregate worldwide data across all platforms. I'm surprised the class composition seems to be pretty even—I thought Soldier would be much more popular.
But hey, EA and BioWare aren't just releasing an horn-tooting infographic. Already underway is ME3's first multiplayer event, EA has announced. During the "N7 Challenge Weekend," which ends Monday 3/18 at 5 AM PST, you can unlock a unique supply pack, the Commendation Pack, by beating the Reapers (the hardest enemy group in the game right now, if you ask me) on Silver or harder. If the community kills 1 million Reaper Brutes collectively, everyone gets another unique pack. Here's EA's explanation:
EA tells me that all rewards will unlock on Tuesday, 3/20 at 5PM PST . Hard instructions From the press release: "You must redeem (open) your packs in the multiplayer store menu within 7-days of receiving. If you do not redeem these packs within the allotted 7-days, the packs will expire and cannot be restored. To participate, all players must enable the data tracking option in the game (options? online? upload gameplay feedback? make sure it's “ON”). If this is set to “OFF” your completion and/or contribution to the challenges will not be tracked and you will not receive any unlocks."