Aria T’Loak has been kicked off Omega by Cerberus General Oleg Petrovsky, and she’s recruited Commander Shepard to help reclaim the station. The DLC begins with Aria’s fleet ambushing the Cerberus forces guarding Omega, but General Petrovsky reveals that he’s upgraded the station’s defense network. The fleet comes under heavy fire, forcing Aria and Commander Shepard to abandon their vessel in an escape pod. After shutting down Petrovsky’s upgraded defense network, Aria and the Commander rendezvous at a secret bunker.
“Mass Effect 3: Omega” was released on Nov. 27 for Xbox 360 and PC. It was released for PlayStation 3 on Nov. 27 worldwide, except for Europe where it was released on Nov. 28. It is available for $15.
“Mass Effect 3: Omega” includes three new side missions with the invasion of Omega: assist the hacker, assist the mechanic and assist Harrot. The player can trigger these side missions while in Aria’s bunker.
Aria’s hacker asks Commander Shepard to trigger flagged terminals located within Cerberus territory. Players can find the first terminal at the beginning of the Talon Territory mission next to the lift controls.
The mechanic needs a Kehri power inverter, because the power inverters in Aria’s bunker keep shorting out. A Kehri power inverter can be obtained at the Talon outpost next to a pile of boxes.
Harrot, an Elcor who made his first appearance in “Mass Effect 2”, rewards Commander Shepard with a finder’s fee if he/she can find Aria’s couch. The couch can be found near the start of the Assault on Afterlife by taking the first ladder down.
Upon completion of the DLC, players will receive three out of four new war assets.
Players must complete “Mass Effect 3: Omega” to receive the Eezo Hoard and the Omega Raiding Fleet. Omega’s legendary supply of element zero adds 300 points to the total military strength, and the RUM fleet adds 75 points.
Based on Shepard’s choices in the DLC, Aria either kills or spares General Oleg Petrovsky in the end. If the General is killed, the Alliance First Fleet war asset is updated by Aria’s hacker. If the General is spared, he is taken into custody by the Alliance and interrogated as a prisoner of war. The hacker and the General are both worth a 30 point increase to the total military strength.
New cabin item
Petrovsky’s chess set is a momento that can be obtained after the liberation of Omega and stored in Shepard’s cabin. Aria sends the Commander a message to his/her private terminal informing them that it’s been sent to the Normandy SR-2.
“Mass Effect 3: Omega” includes two weapons that were originally only available through retail and promotional content: the N7 Valkyrie and the Chakram Launcher. The N7 Valkyrie has good damage and high accuracy, and players can charge the Chakram Launcher to inflict more damage. There were rumors that the DLC would make the Collector Assault Rifle available for single player, but they were false.
The Cerberus occupation of Omega triggered a second invasion by the Adjutants. The Adjutants are husks that resemble the cosmic entity Cthulu from H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulu,” and they are fast, evasive, and launch singularities at the player. They have strong armor and barriers, making them difficult to kill. Adjutants have the ability to transform any creature they infect into another Adjutant.
The Rampart mech is a faster version of the LOKI mech that is equipped with an omni-blade, a shotgun, and an energy shield. The Rampart mechs were designed to control the lawless masses of Omega and are first encountered by the player at an orange barrier.