Looking for an excuse to play a bit of Mass Effect 3 this weekend? Maybe you should check out Operation Alloy, a special multiplayer event hosted by BioWare. It's a great opportunity to get your friends involved - train up some new recruits for the war against the Reapers!
The whole event has been designed to take advantage of the multiplayer Promotion mechanic. Create a custom character and complete missions to level them up. Once that character reaches level 20, you can promote them into the single-player campaign, which will boost your War Assets, which will make it easier to achieve the "better" endings.
...there's a catch, though. By promoting a character to singleplayer, you're also resetting them back to level 1.
Your task, soldier, is to promote two characters. The entire Mass Effect 3 playerbase has been asked to promote 50,000 characters total, so every little bit helps. If you get your pair, you'll win a Commendation Pack - and if the whole world reaches its goal, each gamer who participates will receive an increase in their medi-gel capacity, plus a nifty Victory Pack!
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