BioWare has confirmed that last weekend’s special Operation Raptor multiplayer event in Mass Effect 3 was a huge success, as players managed to go above and beyond the goal set by the studio and promote over 350,000 characters.
Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer mode didn’t impress that many people when it was announced but, once fans got to play it, a lot of them started enjoying the online experience.
In order to keep fans hooked on the multiplayer, BioWare started organizing special weekend operations. These ranged from challenging players to complete difficult matches, to rewarding them with extra XP.
Last weekend’s Operation Raptor asked each player to promote
two of their multiplayer characters and tasked the community with promoting, overall, more than 150,000 characters.
The response was overwhelming, according to BioWare, as the studio has confirmed that more than 350,000 characters were promoted over the weekend.
“I am pleased at the number of promotions achieved during Operation Raptor,” said the fictional Admiral Hacket on the BioWare blog. “The influx of veterans and leaders is already proving invaluable in our fight against the Reapers. While our comrades spread across the galaxy to carry on the fight, you must reconstitute your forces and bring new fighters to the fore. The N7 cadre has never been an easy calling, but your guts and determination have made you the most feared fighting force the Alliance has ever known. Prepare yourself; there will be more challenges in our future. Good fortune favors the prepared mind… and arsenal.”
As a result, every Mass Effect 3 multiplayer user will receive a special Victory pack tomorrow, April 4. Those who promoted two characters will also be able to redeem their Commendation pack via the Store in the multiplayer mode.
The studio confirms that “expert soldiers” will be needed for next weekend’s Operation Beachhead, although no other details are known as of yet.