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Can I play as Batarian, Elcor, Geth, Hanar, Rachni or Volus in Mass Effect 3's multiplayer mode? So far only Asari, Human, Krogan, Quarian, Salarian & Turian have been announced.

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Apparently questions about upcoming releases are off topic. I just found out about this myself.. –  Steve V. Jan 31 '12 at 5:31
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Until the game is out, no one can provide an expert answer. Flag it for reopening come March, and I'll undo this. –  Raven Dreamer Jan 31 '12 at 5:47
    
The demo is out and gives multiplayer options, does that count? Looks like the answer's going to be no, though... –  Shadur Feb 20 '12 at 15:05
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Elcor and Hanar seem rather unlikely considering their physique, and Volus tend to prefer to hire others to do their killing for them. –  hammar Feb 21 '12 at 17:35
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According to the Mass Effect wiki

There are only 7 playable races

As a side note, only humans can be every single class. The wiki also has a table for class/race combinations.


DLCs:

As of the Resurgence DLC pack(free), the following races were added:

As of the Rebellion DLC Pack(free), the following races were added:

As of the Earth DLC Pack (Free)

  • N7(Modified Human)

As of the Retaliation DLC Pack(free)

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Stupid DLC. Now this answer needs updating. <grumble grumble> –  MBraedley Apr 10 '12 at 22:15
    
@MBraedley Done :p –  TylerShads Apr 10 '12 at 22:24
    
@TylerShads: Just a ping to say you might like to update this answer. I've not played MP for a while so don't know what else there might be now but know there was Volus floating about last time I was playing at least... –  Chris Dec 28 '12 at 11:24
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@Chris Thanks, noted and updated. –  TylerShads Dec 28 '12 at 13:50
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Short answer, no. They might release dlc for that, not update.

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http://sticktwiddlers.com/2012/03/12/mass-effect-3-secret-multiplayer-characters-leaked/ You may find that interesting.

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Please don't just post links as answers. Do summarize enough from what's behind the jump to make the answer still useful even when that link will inevitably rot. –  badp Mar 13 '12 at 11:28
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