The official OXM magazine says:

Recruit Packs will help you flesh out your arsenal, but it's probably worth saving for the better Reinforcement Packs. Rare weapons make a big difference in battle, and you'll also have a better chance of unlocking new characters like the surprisingly cute Volus Adept. Unlike in the world of football stickers, duplicate items aren't a problem - get the same gun twice, and it will merely upgrade the original weapon. If you've already unlocked the character on a card, you'll get training instead, giving that class a whopping XP bonus and unlocking new appearance options.


How do you unlock this race, or how rare is it?

  • I've seen no other source for a Volus Adept (or room for it on the selection screen), I'm not sure this is real – Ben Brocka Mar 15 '12 at 15:46
  • There doesn't have to be room; I believe there is no "room" for the Battlefield class but that is still real and gets added to the side if you have it. – Zeno Mar 15 '12 at 15:47
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    This feels like a joke, as volus make for incredibly bad ground soldiers when not in their native environment (hell, even in their native environment). Puncture a volus' enviro suit in a nitrogen/oxygen environment at 1 atm, and a volus will explode. Not the kind of person you want on a battlefield – MBraedley Mar 15 '12 at 15:54
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    @MBraedley I dunno about you, but I'd sure want a Biotic God on my side... – LessPop_MoreFizz Mar 15 '12 at 16:02
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    Well... Um... Yes? – LessPop_MoreFizz Mar 15 '12 at 16:28

As of the Retaliation DLC there actually is a Volus adept for multiplayer along with the DLC's content. I believe it is unlockable like the other classes via random items but I'm not sure of the specifics yet.

(Earlier answer retained for posterity; in the base content no Volus Adept existed)

There's no such thing as a Volus Adept in multiplayer.

As you can see from the list of Multiplayer objects from ME3, this class/race combo doesn't exist (note the "secret" Battlefield 3 character IS in the list): enter image description here

The magazine was probably trolling or wasn't familiar with the race names, I assume they're referring to the Asari adept. It's been noted in the series that the Volus are terrible ground troops in low-pressure environment (eg anything a human can survive in), and there's never been a Volus in combat in the whole series, so it's extremely unlikely they'd implement one.

In addition, the only mumblings of a Volus Adept are in reference to this exact magazine piece, so I'd say Successful Troll is Successful.

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    Woo, science. +1 – Matthew Read Mar 15 '12 at 16:13
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    I do remember a certain drugged up volus attempting a puny little bio push in ME2 though, that scene was funny :) – l I Mar 15 '12 at 17:31
  • Since this was bumped, but this is a good answer, you should update this - there actually ARE playable Volus in the Retaliation DLC. – Shinrai Dec 11 '12 at 3:43

While it is possible that a Volus Adept was once a consideration, they are not in multiplayer, so it is likely a joke and a reference to Niftu Cal, the drugged-up self-proclaimed "biotic god" found during Samara's recruitment in Mass Effect 2.

  • that was the one I was thinking of, good old Niftu, he sure didn't last long though. – l I Mar 15 '12 at 17:34

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