Mass Effect 3 From Ashes DLC in a Nutshell

Are you one of those Mass Effect 3 fans that need their eyes peeled open? Or, perhaps you just want a recap of the DLC controversy surrounding the From Ashes? Either way, the video below sums up everything rather nicely.

Again, the From Ashes ME3 DLC includes the Prothean character as a squad mate. Prothean’s play a major role in the plot, which goes back to the first Mass Effect game. As you can see in the video, it was stated that the DLC was not included with the game and the “extra” content was made after the game was finished by a separate team. Furthermore, you notice that you can change a few lines of code in the PC version of the game, which gives you access to the DLC without any additional work needed. So, those against the day one DLC score a point and now it’s your move EA.


EA has responded to an inquiry from Kotaku.

From Ashes is a 600 MB+ download with all new content, including the mission on Eden Prime, new dialogue options and conversations with Javik, new cinematics, the Prothean weapon, and new appearances for all squad members. All of the above content was completed while the main game was in certification and are not available on the disc.

As stated previously, in order to seamlessly integrate Javik into the core campaign, certain framework elements and character models needed to be put on disc. We did something similar with Zaeed and Kasumi in Mass Effect 2.

So, perhaps the code tweak from the video does not unlock every aspect of the From Ashes DLC, but it is rather interesting that such a simple tweak can add the character right into the game in the first place.