I’m frankly surprised that we managed to exceed the lofty goals of Operation Olympus this weekend, especially given the fact that I only had time to contribute a few matches :)
Victory and Commendation packs are out already so go check yours! I got an N7 Eagle II out of my Commendation Pack, which is pretty useless IMO. But, I bought four regular Spectre packs after redeeming my Victory pack and got a Black Widow IV and Saber VII, so I guess that wasn’t a total loss.
Speaking of leveling up weapons, I’ve been testing out the theory that you get a higher percentage chance at Ultra Rares if you buy Spectre/Premium Spectre packs at :15 past each hour. Having spent over two million credits trying this, I think I can safely say that it does NOT work. I’ve tried buying 8 Premium Spectre packs at :15 past the hour as well as 8 Spectre packs – nothing good.
However, I will say that after I’ve redeemed a Victory or Commendation pack after an N7 Operation, I’ve always had luck with Ultra Rares. I redeem the Victory/Commendation pack and immediately buy 3-5 regular Spectre packs – I’ve consistently gotten at least 2 Ultra Rares in these packs the last few operations.
Coincidence? Give it a try and let me know how it goes in the comments or via email!