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Mass Effect 3: Operation Exorcist Takes the Fight to Cerberus This Weekend
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It's a tricky multiplayer event for Mass Effect 3 this weekend, as some Cerberus operatives get in on the act and BioWare tasks players with killing a combined community total of 1 million Phantoms, as you exact some payback on the Illusive Man's forces.

With the Allied Goal of killing 1,000,000 Cerberus Phantoms, comes the tough individual Squad Goal of surviving until extraction on any map against any enemy at Gold difficulty. Successful completion of the Allied Goal will grant the entire community a Victory Pack, while achieving the Squad Goal awards a Commendation Pack to all members of your team.

So, gear up as Mass Effect 3: Operation Exorcist will be kicking off this weekend, running from 6PM PST, Friday April 27th until 5AM PST, Monday April 30th.

[Via BioWare Blog | Thanks, Justin]


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Comment #1 by gibby 1995
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:14:45 PM
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should be fun

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Comment #2 by Infomouse
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:15:36 PM
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Talk about online variety!

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Comment #3 by Mattymace666
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:16:03 PM
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I hate phantoms. I scream like a girl every time I see one because I know it's going to kill me. Time for my revenge!

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Comment #4 by DC755
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:17:52 PM
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Phantoms are always annoying for me, so it should be fun to kill them for a Victory Pack. :)

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Comment #5 by BLQQDCQRE
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:20:59 PM
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I still haven't beat the first Mass Erect. I hear Mass Erect 2 sucks, and I hear tons of crybabies crying about Mass Erect 3 ending. I'll wait till this game drops to 4.99 and thrown into the 9.99 and under bin at gamestop.

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Comment #6 by MrBadlove
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:22:51 PM
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#5 411 forum posts and you've never said anything worth reading, huh?

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Comment #7 by Poisonheadcrab
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:22:57 PM
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Still distracting us, I CEE.

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Comment #8 by PhoenixTemplar
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:23:32 PM
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An Asari Justicar (for those who have unlocked her) with a maxed Reave ability can really lay waste to Phantoms. Basically just hit them with Reave then avoid them while it takes their health down to nothing. IMO it's the easiest way to take Phantoms down. I went from fleeing Phantoms with most other classes to dropping two or three a around in later rounds with the Justicar.

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Comment #9 by BLQQDCQRE
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:29:30 PM
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You have ten forum posts and your post today doesn't make sense.

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Comment #10 by Infomouse
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:31:37 PM
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Time travel is sweet then...

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Comment #11 by cstbrophy
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:38:57 PM
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Must be the characters i play, because i have a total lack of respect for phantoms. They are slightly worse than nemisises.

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Comment #12 by Baihu1983
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:44:05 PM
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Sorry ill be taking part on operation turn on/turn off.

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Comment #13 by Legendary enchilada
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:45:36 PM
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That's a lot to kill for 10 people that still play this.

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Comment #14 by Preedatore
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:55:07 PM
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Stasis + widow = dead phantom

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Comment #15 by Timmsy
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 03:55:40 PM
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Comment #16 by merc mcguirk
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 04:10:56 PM
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@14 Amen to that!

Looks like I'll be bringing my Asari Adept into battle this weekend...

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Comment #17 by motoxrider51
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 04:14:27 PM
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Comment #18 by ErmacVersion1
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 04:24:59 PM
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Killing Phantoms makes this even more the worthwhile. They should just make every wave against Cerberus Phantoms this weekend. Kind of like when Gears 2 used to have all Ticker waves.

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Comment #19 by Foreseen 360
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 04:26:13 PM
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@5 You obviously wasn't nurtured as a child, go back to your little corner and play with your G I Joe! tw@!

Mass Effect 3 is amazing, I dont care what anyone said about the ending of the game, I loved it, and as I'm typing this, I am just starting out on my Insanity run :D Roll on the weekend and lets give those bitches a real reason to scream!

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Comment #20 by Hagane
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 04:27:02 PM
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Use biotics or a Krogan, you'll eat em' for breakfast.

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Comment #21 by Louchavelli
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 04:39:03 PM
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Torn between ghost recon beta and this....should be fun. Hopefully they will start dropping some single player dlcs.

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Comment #22 by ViNyLek
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 04:44:19 PM
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Sounds like fun, I'll try to achieve that gold with random lobby. My teammates suck anyway so maybe I will just get lucky=)

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Comment #23 by RHP SAUCE
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 04:57:20 PM
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the only time i played gold i almost got extracted when a phantom sliced me up. this weekend i will kill 2 birds with one stone and get some revenge whilst doing so!

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Comment #24 by MasterDaywalker
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 04:59:04 PM
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Nice, sounds great

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Comment #25 by mjc0961
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 05:04:38 PM
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@13: I think you mean 3 people who still play this.

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Comment #26 by mercianix
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 05:26:45 PM
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Time to bring out my Asari Adept & Stasis all Phantoms FTW!

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Comment #27 by II griever II
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 06:04:04 PM
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Challenge Accepted!!

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Comment #28 by Jesuit007
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 06:34:51 PM
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I see a lot of Geth, Firebase White missions this weekend, heh.

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Comment #29 by b-radicate
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 06:48:07 PM
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I just ordered this off Amazon yesterday since it was half price. Hopefully I'll get it in time to give the multiplayer a whirl and take part in the action. Really looking forward to it.

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Comment #30 by AboveHunter
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 07:36:14 PM
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time to own with my geth engineer.

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Comment #31 by Solomon Fuere
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 08:32:25 PM
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Mass Effect 3 sucks.

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Comment #32 by aosiding
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 11:11:26 PM
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Why do people like to troll on a game that most likely they haven't even played -___-

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Comment #33 by Garrmondo
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 @ 11:28:05 PM
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Phantoms are hilarious now that there are so many way to lock them in place. Stagger + submission net is usually how I handle them with my batarian sentinel.

But I'm really curious about the wording on the squad-based challenge. Does it mean to simply extract in a Gold mission or to not be downed and/or killed before extraction?

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Comment #34 by Wolverine674
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 12:13:19 AM
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@33: I was thinking the same thing. Does survive mean simply make it through the 2 minute countdown or don't "die" during any wave including the extraction wave? What about being downed? Specifics would help here.

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Comment #35 by Devil Sora
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 12:26:10 AM
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Wow. . . . . Phantoms? The things I kill in one hit? Really Bioware? Eh I'll take a freebee I guess. As for the surviving till Gold. . . ohhh that will be fun I just have to coax my brother into participating.

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Comment #36 by eiVaL
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 01:10:57 AM
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when are they going to explain the ending

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Comment #37 by Solomon Fuere
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 01:48:14 AM
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@32 Yeah, because having a dissenting opinion makes you a troll.

You're a fucking manchild.

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Comment #38 by skaghead
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 03:34:24 AM
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@37 while having a dissenting opinion does not make a troll , your comment didn't really elaborate on why this game "sucks" and came across as trolling.Nice finish to your comment as well.

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Comment #40 by PandaWatch
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 05:40:57 AM
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Spaff on my face?

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Comment #41 by Zalabar22
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 06:14:04 AM
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To those who think the gamers who play Mass Effect 3 are "No longer interested in playing such a horribly made game", and to those who have nothing better to do with their time but post negative comments about games they haven't even played, (you know who you are... and if you don't look at the 75 thumbs down by your comment. 75! You should get an achievement worth -75 for that lad!) I would encourage you to either try it, or just accept that there are people in this world who like different things then you. ;P Anywho, I know a lot of you probably don't like shotguns, but a found that the Geth Plasma Shotgun does wonders against Phantoms. As the Geth Infiltrator I usually charge my shotgun, cloak, walk up to Phantom, and let it rip. I can kill a Phantom on gold with less then a clip. Anywho, this will probably be a pretty easy challenge and i'll contribute as many kills as I can this weekend! Happy hunting!

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Comment #42 by Shin Hitokiri
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 06:43:02 AM
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Very excited to even have a challenge this weekend! Always happy to play some ME3 Multi-player and to those who don't like it...Don't even read the article or post and just play the games you like!!!!!

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Comment #43 by MasterDaywalker
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 01:27:03 PM
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Sounds great!!

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Comment #44 by Tom Bick
Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 02:44:35 PM
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Anyone else here one of the unlucky few who lost their multiplayer data after the first few days of launch? I think we can all say that Bioware still want to work on the multiplayer, and why release free DLC if they're not gonna do it again? I'll buy anything Bioware makes because you're buying quality.

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Comment #45 by TheSolitary 133
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 @ 02:51:54 PM
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Got absolutely nothing out of my victory pack. All common items and didnt even get my commendation pack which is bs cause i know i met the requirement.

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Comment #46 by hotdogenigma
Thursday, May 03, 2012 @ 11:59:45 AM
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@45 I'm with you on that one. I went on last night, had my victory pack waiting, which was shit, but no commendation pack.

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