Operation: OVERDRIVE Success!

From: Admiral Steven Hackett
Re: Operation OVERDRIVE
Confidentiality Classification: XB-PRIME
Distribution: N7 Forces Only

Soldiers of the Milky Way –

Congratulations must be extended to the troops that helped pull off Operation OVERDRIVE. Through your ability to mobilize quickly and work under pressure, many lives were saved. I want you all to take strength from your accomplishments today. You will need that strength in the days to come.

We have received eye-witness testimony of Collectors on the battlefield. This has been confirmed by our researchers who have been busy analyzing the Cerberus data recovered from Operation PATRIOT. The Collectors emerged from dark space on relatively low-velocity transport ships, allowing them to maintain a low profile while our attention was focused on the Reapers. It is believed that their arrival was meant to function as deadly reserves, wiping out pockets of resistance while our troops engaged the Reapers.

The Collectors are formidable enemies, but they will not find us so easy to wipe out. When the time comes, you must all be ready to face them.

–Admiral Hackett

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Congratulations, soldiers! Pack grants will begin today and should all be paid out within the next 24 hours. And when you hop online to claim your reward, be sure to grab the new Mass Effect 3: Retaliation multiplayer DLC. The Collectors have returned!