Electronic Arts and developer BioWare hosted the first multiplayer community event for Mass Effect 3 this weekend, an event that had players attempting to defeat the reapers on the Silver (medium) difficulty in multiplayer for a chance to unlock exclusive in-game items. While the Silver difficulty setting is the medium of the three options, it’s no walk in the park and many players had to spend multiple attempts to accomplish the feat.

So, if Silver was a challenge, how hard is Gold? At Game Rant, we’re still fooling around with Silver until we master it but thankfully, for those of us who are unfamiliar with all of the playable character classes in Mass Effect 3, BioWare put together a pair of tutorial videos to detail key differences and advantages of each class as well as the strategies behind combating each of the game’s three types of enemy forces.

The videos are narrated by BioWare’s Senior Combat Designer Corey Gaspur and Gameplay Designer Eric Fagnan. Find out the weaknesses of each enemy faction and the advantages and tricks for some of the classes that you may not have thought of.

Mass Effect 3: Multiplayer Enemies Strategy


The basics:

  • Cerberus: Tactics-focused, low pressure.
  • Geth: Heavy weapons, covertly closing in, weak against sabotage.
  • Reapers: The most aggressive, difficult and varied, always have to be on the move to survive.

Mass Effect 3: Multiplayer Classes Strategy


The basics:

  • Soldier: Heavy weapons, mid-range combat, crazy Krogans.
  • Adept: Crowd control through biotics and biotic combinations for high damage.
  • Engineer: Heavy anti-shield damage through tech powers or crowd control with drones and overload ability.
  • Sentinel: Jack of all trades, can be spec’d for any role.
  • Infiltrator: Team support, cloak to revive, complete objectives, high damage.
  • Vanguard: Up close and personal, run and gun.

When a few of us beat the challenge this weekend, we had three team members playing as a Battlefield 3 soldier, a human engineer, and a Krogan soldier. What classes do you use and which faction is the most challenging to beat on the harder difficulties?

Mass Effect 3 is now available for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Read our Mass Effect 3 review.

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