BioWare will keep its promise of relegating its N7 Bounty Weekends for Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode to "every other week" status when Operation Exorcist kicks off this Friday, April 27, 2012 at 6pm PST. The challenge will conclude on Monday, April 30, at 5am PST.
Mass Effect 3's Operation Exorcist may well be the toughest challenge fans have faced yet. The Allied Goal for the weekend is to bring down 1,000,000 Cerberus Phantoms, the barrier-protected, sword-wielding elite of the game's human enemy faction. The Squad Goal is a real bear though: take on any enemy on the game's Gold difficulty setting and survive until extraction. As anyone who's played gold can attest, that ain't so easy.
If you're going to go for the Squad goal, I would personally recommend using Cerberus as your enemy and setting the map to Firebase White. Keep your squad close to the landing pad spawn area, with two positioned against the wall to the right of the pad and two more just outside the hallway leading into the map's indoor structure. Those two can then fall back to support the others when things get too hectic.
Make sure you've got at least one Infiltrator in your group, since Tactical Cloak can make a difference when it comes to nabbing control points during objective rounds. Also bring at least one Adept or some other class with the Stasis ability; it's a great way to freeze up the fast-moving Phantoms long enough for you to concentrate fire and bring them down. Just be aware that you can only freeze each one a couple of times before they become immune.
As usual, the N7 Bounty Weekend applies only to the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the game. Still no PlayStation 3, unfortunately. Also, make sure you've got "Upload Gameplay Feedback" set to on in the game's online options menu. Good luck!