Latest Mass Effect: Andromeda Gameplay Provides An In-Depth Look At Multiplayer


BioWare has released yet another gameplay video for Mass Effect: Andromeda, this time trading single-player previews for an in-depth rundown of the sci-fi RPG’s multiplayer. Thanks to various previews shown previously, we’re already well aware that Andromeda‘s multiplayer is going to follow the same general structure first established with Mass Effect 3 – you’ll be tasked with completing various objectives while fending off waves of increasingly difficult enemies along with a handful of other players – but today’s video provides some additional details about the other features that will complement the core gameplay.

One such component will be customization, which has received particular attention. Now able to choose between 25 different character kits, various alien races from both the Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies will be available at launch, with more presumably scheduled to arrive at a later date. Weapons too, just like in Andromeda‘s campaign, will be split between three different archetypes, with each having their own strengths and weaknesses depending on the foe. There won’t be any restrictions on what weapons you’ve access to depending on class, so feel free to go with whatever loadout you wish.

Five maps will be available on release day, including Firebases Zero, Icebreaker, Magma, Derelict and Sandstorm, the latter of which you can see in the video above.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is out March 21 in North America and March 23 in Europe for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Up until now, I was concerned about how much attention the highly-anticipated title’s multiplayer component would receive, considering the series’ reputation is built on the high quality of its single-player experiences, but so far, it’s certainly shaping up to be a great go-to option for when you fancy just blasting aliens in the face.

Roll on next week.