Are Mass Effect 3's Multiplayer N7 Bounty Weekends Nearing An End?

By Masoud House

March 5, 2013

I could be wrong, but it’s interesting to see that this particular Mass Effect 3 N7 Bounty Weekend will last nearly a week, and comes with a personal message from Admiral Hackett himself regarding bringing all of the forces together for “the largest-scale attack in the brief history of this war.” I’m not saying there will be an end to the ME3 multiplayer anytime soon, just wondering–what with the final DLC out and the undertone of “the end” resonating from all things Mass Effect 3 lately–if we’re seeing a creative end to the Mass Effect Trilogy universe as the next Mass Effect game gets ready to be unveiled fully.

Check out the Lodestar Operation below, and give us your thoughts in the comments section.

Operation: LODESTAR (Mar 5th-10th)

We are coordinating the largest-scale attack in the brief history of this war. N7 unit actions will pave the way for resistance and conventional forces trying to retake the population centers of our homeworlds. There is no retreat. When an objective is finished or a target destroyed, you will immediately focus on the next. Our assets will provide cover to network ships that will update your targets in real-time. Rally points are at your disposal in the event that all space assets meet with catastrophic casualties. From there, you will fight as your CO sees fit or until further orders arrive.

I cannot fully express my deep respect for all of you, the sapients of the Milky Way who serve together under our banner. When future generations look back on this war, they will see the courage and commitment it takes to change the fate of a galaxy. It has been a hard road, but at last: the end is in sight.

Finish it.

–Admiral Steven Hackett

Individual Goal: This challenge is tiered:

  • Participation (extracting on any difficulty) earns the 1st-tier reward.
  • Extracting against all four enemy factions on Silver difficulty or higher earns the 2nd-tier reward.
  • Extracting against all four every enemy factions on Platinum difficulty earns the 3rd-tier reward.
  • Rewards:
    • 1st tier – Commendation Pack.
    • 2nd tier – A second bonus Commendation Pack and a banner, (“Stood Fast, Stood Strong, Stood Together”)
    • 3rd tier – A third bonus Commendation Pack.
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Masoud House

Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.

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