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'Mass Effect 3: Earth' free DLC releasing July 17th, new N7 classes leaked

New Platinum difficulty mode incoming


Mass Effeect 3: Earth coming July 17th, with new information leaked.

Mass Effect 3's upcoming free multiplayer DLC, "Earth," will release to Xbox LIVE and PC on July 17th in North America and the 18th in Europe, Microsoft's Larry Hryb announced.

The Something Awful forum claims to have uncovered information and images extracted from the Mass Effect 3 game files revealing six new N7 classes, maps set in Vancouver, London, and Rio, a new Platinum difficulty mode. The pack will also include three new weapons – a Piranha assault shotgun, an Acolyte pistol, and a Typhoon assault rifle.

Class variants are said to include (Adept) N7 Fury, (Soldier) N7 Destroyer, (Engineer) N7 Demolisher, (Sentinel) N7 Paladin, (Infiltrator) N7 Shadow, and (Vanguard) N7 Slayer.

As detailed by the forum:

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 incindiery 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."

We have reached out to BioWare for confirmation and will update the story when more information is available.