Mass Effect 2 gets surprise weapon DLC

Those who’ve activated Mass Effect 2‘s in-game DLC portal aka Cerberus Network will find a new toy to download today; the Arc Projector.

“The Arc Projector ionizes targets with a non-visible laser to ready them for a high-voltage electrical attack,” explains the official game site, apparently resulting in a Raiders of the Lost Ark flashback, “As the lightning-like bolt hits its first target, a sophisticated auto-targeting system paints succeeding targets with the ionization laser, allowing the electricity to take the path of least resistance and arc between them.”

“An entire enemy strike team can be shocked to death with a few pulls of the trigger. Careful aiming will also allow the user to arc shots to nearby explosives as well.”

More free content — the Firewalker DLC — is expected later in the month.

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