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 weapons and armor from the inventory menu. We know, it seems a bit weird.
How to change weapons and armor in Mass Effect: Andromeda
Here's how to switch your Mass Effect: Andromeda equipment out:
Establish a forward base
Essentially, you need to access a loadout screen to swap your gear. The easiest way to access one is to plant a forward base on a planet. Once the little shuttle has come down, you should be able to walk up to it and open the loadout menu through a prompt. You may have to look around each side of the shuttle to find the prompt.
Once on the loadout screen, you can change weapons, mods, armor, and even squadmates.
Or visit the Tempest
Aboard your ship, the Tempest, there's a room right next to the cockpit that has a loadout station in it. Walking away from the galaxy map, it's the first room on your right. Simply go up to it and use the prompt.
You also get an automatic loadout screen when you choose to land on a planet from the galaxy map.
Check out our Mass Effect: Andromeda character builds guide and Mass Effect: Andromeda romance walkthrough. We also show you how to reset skill points in Mass Effect: Andromeda. Finally, if you're struggling with the game, check out our Mass Effect: Andromeda tips and tricks.