Mass Effect 3: 'Major multiplayer addition' reportedly found in patch data

Fans datamine update and claim to uncover DLC info

Mass Effect 3 fans have seemingly uncovered details on the game's next multiplayer addition, hidden inside a new bug-fix patch.


BioWare's latest title update reportedly includes mention of a major new multiplayer gameplay mode set to use save data from choices made throughout players' single-player campaigns.

This would include data such as paragon/renegade points, reputation and overall progress.

The information comes from Clevernoob forum user TSA_383 (via Eurogamer) and fits with a supposed product description for a new multiplayer pack, 'Reckoning', posted on Reddit.

The description reads: "The Reckoning Multiplayer Expansion brings six new never before seen co-op story missions to the game and new co-op gameplay modes. It provides four new maps to conquer and hazard variations of the Earth maps.

"It also enables reinforcement packs that offer new kits for the salarians, krogans, humans and volus. In-game reinforcement packs now include three new weapons (Chakram Launcher, Blood Pack Punisher and Adas Anti-Synthetic Rifle)."

Both Mass Effect 3's Earth and Leviathan DLC packs were unearthed via similar patch datamining.

Earlier this week BioWare producers teased Mass Effect 3 DLC screenshots, although it's not clear if the images could be related to the rumoured multiplayer addition.