When can you no longer do the Citadel DLC?

Answered by Willie Powers

Once you reach Act 3 of the game and start the mission “Priority: Cerberus Headquarters,” the Citadel DLC content will no longer be accessible. This means that any unfinished missions, conversations, or interactions related to the Citadel DLC will be unavailable.

The decision to end the availability of the Citadel DLC at this point in the game is likely due to the narrative structure and progression of the main story. By Act 3, the player is approaching the climax of the game and the final confrontation with the main antagonist, Cerberus. The focus shifts towards the resolution of the overarching plot and tying up loose ends, leaving little room for additional side content.

It’s important to note that the Citadel DLC is considered a bonus or additional content rather than an integral part of the main storyline. It offers a light-hearted and humorous experience, allowing players to spend time with their squadmates, engage in social activities, and enjoy some downtime from the intense events of the game.

The decision to end the availability of the Citadel DLC at a specific point in the game is a design choice made by the developers. They likely intended for players to experience the DLC as a sort of farewell or celebration with their companions before the final battle, creating a sense of closure and camaraderie.

While it may be disappointing for players who haven’t completed all the content in the Citadel DLC, it’s important to remember that the DLC is optional and not crucial to the main story. It’s meant to be a fun and lighthearted addition to the game, providing players with additional character interactions and moments of levity.

It’s worth mentioning that the availability of DLC content can vary depending on the game and its specific design choices. Some games may allow players to access DLC content even after completing the main story, while others may restrict access at a certain point in the game’s progression.

In my personal experience, I found that completing the Citadel DLC before reaching Act 3 added to the overall enjoyment of the game. It allowed me to fully immerse myself in the story and build stronger connections with my squadmates before the final battles. However, I can understand how some players may prefer to save the DLC content for after completing the main story as a way to extend their time in the game and provide a sense of closure.

Ultimately, the decision of when to complete the Citadel DLC is up to the player and their personal preferences. Whether you choose to experience it before Act 3 or save it for after completing the main story, the DLC offers a unique and enjoyable addition to the Mass Effect 3 experience.