Cerberus Ups Your Mass Effect 2 Arsenal Tomorrow

Registered Cerberus Network members will be receiving a special treat tomorrow, when the Cerberus Assault Armor and M-22a Eviscerator Shotgun become available for free download.

According to a post in the BioWare community forums, the two new pieces of equipment will be available to download free for Xbox 360 and PC players tomorrow at noon Mountain time. All that's required is an active membership in the Cerberus Network, which you should have, unless you somehow picked up a copy used, in which case you are made of magic.

Here are the stats for the new equipment:

Cerberus Assault Armor

Cerberus Assault Armor is designed for shock troops, turn the tide of battle against creatures or forces that would decimate normal soldiers.

Increases heavy weapon ammo capacity by +10%

Increases shields by +10%

Increases health by +10%

M-22a Eviscerator Shotgun

The M-22a Eviscerator Shotgun is a longer-range shotgun with armor-piercing loads. This design also violates several intergalactic weapons treaties, so the M-22a is not distributed to militaries.

Being a firm believer in the power of longer range shotguns, I approve wholeheartedly.

You can see more shots of the Cerberus Assault armour in action at the Mass Effect 2 arsenal page. I wonder if the helmet comes off?

Cerberus armour and Eviscerator Shotgun DLC Available Tomorrow Feb 9 [BioWare Community Forums - Thanks Luke!]

  • Comments

      Agreed. I understand shotguns are meant to have a short range but you basically had to get within point blank range to make an impact.

      Ooo, sweet. Both look pretty damn handy.

      I've gotten over the perma-helm thing. When you get past the stage where anyone who will recognise you for some reason recognises you with a helmet on, it's not so bad having a helmet. Then again, I used that +10% headshot dmg helm so for the latter part of the game so I didn't actually have a perma-helm to bug me.

      This is awesome. Just got my dsl2 hooked up today, got my ME2 stuff all downloaded, got my Blood Dragon Armour for free as well as the normandy crash site for free (is it normally meant to be free???) Zaeed as well obviously...

      Bioware, you sure do know how to look after your customers well :) your DA:O dlc is all top quality stuff, your ME and ME2 dlc is all fantastic. Keep it coming and I'll keep buying it. It's great.

        As I understand it, everything that's distributed through the Cerberus Network is and will be free, hence the need to pay for a code to the Network if you didn't get one with the game. Paid DLC will be available as usual through the Xbox Live marketplace.

        It's quite a good strategy, I think. It provides anyone who bought the game brand new with some free content, while not keeping that content from pre-owned buyers (or pirates) so long as they're willing to pay for it.

          Actually I believe there will be a mixture of free content and content you need to pay for. For instance if they make a small expansion, they will still charge for it, the Cerberus Network could be seen as paying for the service that will allow you to get the DLC. In exchange for the price of it, there will be some DLC that will be on offer for free.

            Either way it's a genius move by a company to recoup money lost to the trade-in industry. At least this way they say 'Its ok to trade your games! But you still have to pay us a nominal fee to use the privilige of dlc...' which I think is fair.

      This is awesome news!!!!

      I get the fact that what EA are doing and probably alot of other publishers will follow suit CAN and WILL prevent a lot of trade-ins and used game sales cause more people will keep their copies or not buy used.

      BUT considering the fact that their taking this approach seriously and in a great way, is just awesome. It's giving us a lot back for investing in their (pure awesome) game. I don't care if others whine about them trying to prevent others from buying a game cheaper.

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