Mass Effect: Andromeda News
News Mass Effect: Andromeda's Multiplayer Is Still Being Updated
Clearly it's making money
Last summer, BioWare stated that it would be -- rather prematurely -- ending support for Mass Effect: Andromeda, and for fans, hopes of any meaningful single player downloadable content went down the drain. However, despite leaving the game's oft criticised campaign behind, the developer's been tweaking the title's...
News New Mass Effect Novel Ties Up One of Andromeda's Unsolved Storylines
Expanding the universe
Remember when a lot of people got mad over the news that Mass Effect: Andromeda wouldn't be getting any story expansions or downloadable content? Well, we hope that you like reading, because that's the only way you're going to bring one of the game's biggest unsolved storylines to its conclusion. BioWare has announced...
Gamescom 2017 People Were Overly Critical of Mass Effect: Andromeda, Says EA
Also says the series could return
Mass Effect: Andromeda didn't deserve the amount of criticism that it was subjected to when it launched earlier in the year. That's according to EA executive vice president Patrick Soderlund, who recently spoke to GameReactor. "I usually don't do this, but this is one of those places where I feel like the game...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda Won't Be Getting Story DLC or Any Further Updates
BioWare has a history of cranking out some pretty great downloadable content for its games, but that won't be happening with Mass Effect: Andromeda. The rather unsurprising confirmation comes from an official blog post, which reads: "Our last update, 1.10, was the final update for Mass Effect: Andromeda. There are no planned...
News Try 10 Hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda for Free on PS4
Progress carries over, too
EA and BioWare have slapped a free trial for Mass Effect: Andromeda on the PlayStation Store. The download offers up 10 whole hours of the divisive sci-fi title, so if you've been on the fence, you might want to give it a shot. The trial will be available until the 1st November, so you've got a good few months to think...
News Mass Effect Andromeda's Single Player DLC Has Been Ditched
It perhaps won’t come as a huge surprise following EA’s decision to put the Mass Effect franchise on ice, but Andromeda won’t be getting any single player add-on packs. The series is well known for its expansive post-release content packs, but with developer BioWare Montreal scaled down and many staff moved to Motive to aid producti
News Surprise! Mass Effect: Andromeda's Development Was a Mess, Says Report
For many, Mass Effect: Andromeda was and still is a bitter disappointment. The title launched back near the end of March, and it was met with largely lukewarm reviews and an absolute thrashing from gamers across the internet. Almost three months later and it's barely being talked about anymore. To put it bluntly, Andromeda has...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 Patch 1.08 Makes Jaal Bisexual, Fixes a Few Things
More bang for your buck
BioWare has detailed Mass Effect: Andromeda's next patch. Update 1.08 doesn't contain the biggest list of fixes that we've ever seen, but there may be a few points of interest for those still playing the game. The headline here is that the patch allows for Angaran squadmate Jaal to be romanced by male Ryder. Previously, Jaal...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda's Cutscene Gun Can Now Be Used in the Game, But It's Crap
So you know that gun that characters are sometimes holding in Mass Effect: Andromeda's cutscenes? Well following the title's most recent update, it's now available to craft and use in-game. It's an assault rifle called the X5 Ghost and the good news is that it looks pretty cool. The bad news is that you may as well be flicking snots at...
Talking Point Was Mass Effect: Andromeda Unfairly Torn Apart by the Internet?
Was BioWare's latest doomed from the start?
Earlier this week, reports surfaced that EA is putting Mass Effect on ice for the time being and downsizing the development team behind Mass Effect: Andromeda. The news perhaps comes as no real surprise; EA isn't exactly a publisher known for its mercy when it comes to studios that underperform or fail to...
News EA Axes Mass Effect as BioWare Montreal Is Scaled Down
Reaper what you sow
You should know the saying by now: release a sub-par game and EA’s going to make you pay the price. Not heard that one before? No, us neither, but it sounds like Mass Effect: Andromeda’s mixed reception may have temporarily put a nail in the coffin of the once excellent sci-fi series. The ever-reliable Jason Schreier of...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 Patch 1.06 Is Live
Loads of performance and bug fixes
Mass Effect: Andromeda update 1.06 is now available to download on PlayStation 4. This is the game's second big patch, and it promises a load of performance and bug fixes alongside some relatively minor tweaks. It weighs in at 1.4GB on Sony's console. To be totally honest there isn't much here that leaps out at...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 Patch Will Address More Problems Tomorrow
We just don't know which right now
It’s been over a month since Mass Effect: Andromeda’s awful eyes were improved, and we’d like to think that BioWare’s been busy behind-the-scenes. The good news is that it’s launching a new patch for its maligned role-playing game tomorrow (or potentially today depending on your timezone); the bad news is...
Feature Have Mass Effect: Andromeda's Weird Eyes Been Fixed?
Everyone's face is a lot less tired
A new patch is out for Mass Effect: Andromeda on the PlayStation 4 which promises to improve the game's weird eyes. As was demonstrated by the slew of GIFs around launch, the title had some dodgy shaders on characters' optics which caused them to look… Well, a bit half-soaked, shall we say? But the latest patch...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 Patch 1.05 Is Out Now, Features Loads of Improvements
Eye eye captain
Mass Effect: Andromeda's first big update is now available on PlayStation 4. Patch 1.05 promises a slew of improvements to BioWare's recently released title, which launched in a rough state. The update weighs in at around 2.2GB. Improvements include better looking eyes for human and Asari characters, increased inventory limits, and...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda Is Getting a Huge Game-Improving Patch This Week
Update 1.05 incoming
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a shoddy game - we don't think that you can really deny that - but BioWare is at least keen to fix many of its issues. The Canadian developer has just released a full rundown of what we can expect from the title's next update, which will release this Thursday. Mass Effect: Andromeda Patch 1.05 Notes::...
News BioWare Will Share Plans For Mass Effect: Andromeda Based on Feedback Next Week
Repairing the damage
It's safe to say that Mass Effect: Andromeda is a divisive title. Some are happy with it while others think it's a disappointment - but as is usually the case with developer BioWare, it's more than happy to listen to feedback. With that in mind, the studio has tweeted out an official statement regarding its current position...
News A Bunch of Mass Effect: Andromeda Bugs Are Being Worked On
Only adding fuel to the 'wait six months before you buy it' debate, Mass Effect: Andromeda launched in a sorry state last week. The game's not outright broken, but it's easily one of the buggiest big-budget titles that we've played on PlayStation 4. Fortunately, EA and BioWare are on the case. A list of known bugs has been posted over on...
Guide Mass Effect: Andromeda Walkthrough - Everything You Need to Know
Tips and tricks! Character builds! Romance options!
Mass Effect: Andromeda has boarded the Tempest and crash landed on Earth, and we daresay a fair few of you are playing it. If you're just embarking on your intergalactic adventure, then you may want to pay attention to our various Mass Effect: Andromeda guides, spanning character builds,
Poll Are You Enjoying Mass Effect: Andromeda?
Another Friday, another poll. With Mass Effect: Andromeda now sitting comfortably inside many a PlayStation 4, it's time for us to ask what you think of the game so far. From what we can tell, opinions seem to be very split on BioWare's latest release; some veteran fans love it, others think it's a huge disappointment, and we've seen...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda Multiplayer Already Has a New Character
That was fast
Mass Effect: Andromeda only launched yesterday in Europe, but its multiplayer mode is already seeing support in the form of a new playable character and mission. The newcomer is the Krogan Gladiator, who likes nothing more than to smash her enemies with her hammer. You can unlock her via the usual card packs. We've played a few hours...
Guide Mass Effect: Andromeda Tips and Tricks for Rookie Pathfinders
Side quests, combat, and co-op tips
The quest to find humanity a new home in an entirely new galaxy is a tough one, and rookie Ryders will likely need all the help that they can get. Mass Effect: Andromeda is a reasonably deep and often complex game; its combat can be quite brutal and its numerous role-playing systems can be difficult to wrap your...
Guide How to Reset Skill Points in Mass Effect: Andromeda
How to find the re-spec station
There are a lot of skills to toy with in Mass Effect: Andromeda. From combat techniques to biotic powers to tech abilities, the numerous skill trees that are available to you right from the beginning of the game can seem incredibly daunting. As such, it's reasonably easy to pump your skill points into areas that you...
Guide How to Change Weapons and Armor in Mass Effect: Andromeda
Equip your new gear
Changing your weapons and armor in Mass Effect: Andromeda takes a little more effort than you might think. You can pick weapons and armor up from defeated enemies or find bits and pieces stored away in containers, ripe for the taking. However, unlike most other games that have some sort of loot system, you can't simply equip...
Guide Mass Effect: Andromeda Romance Walkthrough - All Male, Female Relationship Options
We'll bang, okay?
Ah, so you're eager to bang some aliens, eh? Staples of any good Mass Effect title, relationships and romance make a return in Mass Effect: Andromeda. Whether you choose to play as male or female Ryder, there are several potential love interests for you to peruse. In this guide, we'll be detailing all of your romantic options and...
Guide Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Builds
Skill and profile recommendations
Mass Effect: Andromeda may not be BioWare's best game overall, but there is one area where it excels, and that's combat. Gunfights are punchy and full of cool abilities - and its these skills and powers that we're focusing on with this guide. Unlike Commander Shepard of the original Mass Effect trilogy, Ryder isn't...
Round Up Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 Reviews Fail to Set the Universe Alight
Ticket to Ryder
Mass Effect: Andromeda's reviews are out, and while it's by no stretch a bad game, it's not the inspired action RPG that many fans may have been hoping for. We pointed out plenty of flaws in our hands on impressions piece – a full review will follow here on Push Square in due time – and it seems we aren't alone with our thoughts...
Hands On Is Mass Effect: Andromeda Really That Bad?
No, not quite
We've spent around 20 hours with Mass Effect: Andromeda, and within that time, our belief that the internet can make things seem much, much worse than they actually are has been greatly reinforced. BioWare's latest intergalactic tale is nowhere near perfect, but from what we've played so far, we reckon that the series' spacefaring soul...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda's Animation Thing Has Gone Too Far Now
Fans go on the offensive and force BioWare to respond
The Internet has an unfortunate habit of taking a joke too far, and that's exactly what's happened with Mass Effect: Andromeda's goofy animations. The title's weird expressions – which have tired faster than a certain crew member's face – have been ridiculed for several days now, but the...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda Performance Isn't Perfect on PS4
It's not quite a mass defect, though
Digital Foundry have got their hands on Mass Effect: Andromeda, so that can only mean one thing: plenty of performance analysis videos. In the one that we've embedded above, the publication goes over how the sci-fi title runs on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but naturally, we're only here for the former. The...
Poll Has the Mass Effect: Andromeda Backlash Put You Off the Game?
Deep space, deeper trouble?
This has really blown up, hasn't it? Arguably the biggest story of the week, Mass Effect: Andromeda has some rather terrible animations - we're talking worse than usual BioWare animations kind of terrible. Naturally, the gaming sphere is currently flooded with gifs, videos, and clips of the game's shoddy human faces and...
News No, Mass Effect: Andromeda's Questionable Animations Aren't Being Patched
At least not anytime soon
In case you haven't heard, Mass Effect: Andromeda has some rather dire animations. "Par for course as far as BioWare is concerned," you may say to yourself, but based on what we've seen, Andromeda is somehow worse than the developer's previous efforts. Some of it is just downright awful. Obviously, stuff like this isn't...
News Blast Off with 40 Minutes of Mass Effect: Andromeda PS4 Pro Gameplay
Into the void
Hey, Mass Effect: Andromeda really isn't far off now, and if you're struggling to contain your intergalactic excitement, then you may want to keep yourself busy with the 40 minute gameplay video that we've embedded above. Running on PS4 Pro, the sci-fi role-playing release looks the part - although at this point we're still struggling...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda Has Some Pretty Funny Scenes
But we don't think they're intentional
We jumped on Horizon: Zero Dawn for that cut-scene pretty quickly, so in the interests of keeping things fair, this Mass Effect: Andromeda clip that's doing the rounds probably deserves a post. If nothing else it had your humble host in stitches of laughter, so maybe it'll brighten up your day:
News Mass Effect: Andromeda Teams Up with a Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer
It's safe to assume that most people who play Mass Effect: Andromeda won't be in it for the multiplayer component - and that's totally fine - but we were fans of Mass Effect 3's co-op offering, so we're actually quite looking forward to seeing whether this new entry in the series can live up to the legacy. Fortunately, things do look...
News You Can Spend Up to £80 on One Mass Effect: Andromeda Multiplayer Microtransaction
Co-op point prices confirmed
Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer offering was always going to have microtransactions. EA's box-buying system seems to have spread to almost all of its properties over the last few years, and BioWare's latest is no different. Much like in Mass Effect 3, you'll be able to purchase packs of randomised items within the...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda's Jaal Means Business in New Gameplay
What does the scouter say?
Mass Effect: Andromeda introduces a new race to BioWare's series: the Angara. Naturally, your perception of these new aliens will be shaped by a member of your squad - namely the rather serious Jaal. And, if you'd like to know a bit about this relatively strange looking ally, you may want to give IGN's new video a watch,...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda Has a Crazy Amount of Dialogue
As you'd expect
Mass Effect: Andromeda will have "over 1,200" speaking characters, according to creative director Mac Walters. When you stop to think about it, that's a lot of chatty extraterrestrials. During a recent livestream, the BioWare boss said "when you look at the dialogue options, we're basically the equivalent of Mass Effect 2 and 3 put...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda's Marketing Machine Finally Kicks Into Gear with a Good Trailer
And it's the launch one
Now you see, if Mass Effect: Andromeda had been revealed with a trailer like this, we wouldn't have had to rag on the game's marketing for the past year and a half. EA and BioWare have left it late, but we finally have a great trailer to get us hyped for the upcoming release. Why the heck has it taken this long? Head shaking...
News Take a Tour of Mass Effect: Andromeda's Version of the Citadel
Home sweet home
Those lucky sods over at IGN have got another video first for Mass Effect: Andromeda, this time taking us on a tour of the Nexus, which is essentially this game's version of the Citadel from the trilogy. It's got everything you'd expect: social areas, research labs, and a commercial district, but the twist here is that the Nexus...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda Will Get Free Multiplayer DLC
Just like Mass Effect 3
It seems as though BioWare has some steady plans in place for Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer component, as GM Aaryn Flynn has revealed that the co-op portion of the release will be "just like Mass Effect 3". That supposedly means free downloadable content in the form of new maps, equipment, and characters, as well as...
News Here's the First 13 Minutes of Mass Effect: Andromeda
If you're into that kind of thing
IGN have uploaded another first look video, this time sharing the initial 13 minutes of Mass Effect: Andromeda. Obviously, there are early story spoilers here, so if you're looking to play the upcoming sci-fi title blind, then we'd advise against clicking that play button. For everyone else, though, you should find...
News New Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer Is All About Exploration, the 'Heart of the Game'
The final frontier
Mass Effect: Andromeda has popped out another gameplay trailer, this time focusing on exploration and discovery - the "heart of the game", says the narrator. The video shows a load of new footage as Ryder and the team go about their business on an especially dusty planet. It looks like it'd be quite a nice place if it didn't bake...
News Mass Effect: Andromeda Beta Cancellation Explained, BioWare Apologises
In case you missed the earlier news, BioWare has cancelled the Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer beta. Potential participants signed up for the beta a while ago, but a confirmed starting date never came. The cancellation came as a bit of a surprise, but with the full release now only a few weeks away, we suppose that it makes some degree...
News By the Way, Mass Effect: Andromeda's Mutliplayer Beta Is Never Happening
Just like some of you, we've been patiently waiting to hear about the long awaited Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer beta, but our hopes and dreams have just been shot to pieces by a BioWare blog post. In said post, the Canadian developer casually writes "while we will have live multiplayer at PAX East, there will no longer be a multiplayer tech...
News Here's 20 Minutes of Mass Effect: Andromeda Mission Gameplay
Fair warning: There are obviously some optional story spoilers in the video that we've embedded below. Watch at your own risk and all that. IGN's grabbed almost 20 whole minutes of Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay, taken directly from one of your squadmate's loyalty missions. The footage features a bit of everything, including dialogue,...
News BioWare Confirms Mass Effect: Andromeda Is Ready For Takeoff
Sci-fi RPG goes gold
Crack open a few bottles of space beer and get ready to chat up some aliens at the wrap party, because Mass Effect: Andromeda has gone gold. Developer BioWare has confirmed over on Twitter that the anticipated sci-fi role-playing release is ready to ship, meaning that the game ain't going to get delayed again. Hurrah! Andromeda...
News Mass Effect: Andomeda Details Its Deep Skill System and Squad Tactics
Now we're cooking
BioWare's released a second Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay information trailer, this time focusing on skills, favourites, and squad tactics. As was the case in the previous video, the sci-fi title is really starting to show promise. The revamped skill system seems to have a good amount of depth to it, as you're able to pick and...
News Combat in Mass Effect: Andromeda Looks Like a Huge Step Forward For the Series
New gameplay trailer reveals all
As far as we're concerned, Mass Effect's trademark blend of third person cover shooting and unique class-based abilities has gotten better and better with each instalment. Although Mass Effect 3's combat was still a little clunky, it had enough punch to it that it felt like a solid step in the right direction - and...
News Narrative Difficulty Returns to Mass Effect: Andromeda for Those Who Just Want Story
Insanity is back as well
Much like Mass Effect 3, Mass Effect: Andromeda will feature a very easy difficulty option named 'Narrative', lead designer Ian Frazier has revealed over on Twitter. In Mass Effect 3, Narrative Mode made Shepard incredibly hard to kill - you'd essentially have to position the protagonist in front of a group of enemies and...