Mass Effect: Andromeda will have free DLC expansions

Worried about getting bored with Mass Effect: Andromeda’s multiplayer component? If it’s anything like the previous game in the series, it should be robust, but eventually the maps and abilities will get a bit stale… but much like its predecessor, you can count on getting free DLC periodically to keep the multiplayer feeling fresh. There will be no multiplayer season pass or anything of the sort, either, so you can just jump in and enjoy each new multiplayer update as it happens.

There’s no firm announcements on how many multiplayer DLC releases will happen, although Mass Effect 3 had a total of five large multiplayer updates. Players will be able to pick up lockboxes through play or by dropping a couple of dollars, but it won’t be mandatory to progress through the game. The game launches on March 21st, with an early trial version available on March 16th including both multiplayer and single-player gameplay.

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rafael12104

Yeah, I’m that guy. I’m the guy that is going to wait until at least the very first DLC release before jumping into one of my fave franchises of all time.

Why? Well, funny that I asked myself that question. Because I’m not still not over the colossal cluster frak that the original ME3 ending created.

Nope, not getting over it. Once bitten twice shy.

So, sure their free, cool. Is that because the original ending sucks?

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Buchi Buci

Is it just me or is EA not being EA when it comes to the game?
Everything is just too…perfect and not EA-ish. O_O

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Peregrine Falcon

I haven’t really been able to find out much about this game, other than the usual trailers and short review-ish videos.

Are we sure that this game is an MMO? Will the world be like a standard MMO or a hybrid like The Division? What will be the maximum team size? Will the single-player version be online-only as well?

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Malcolm Swoboda

Not MMO. 4-man co-op matches.

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GoJammit

It’s not an MMO at all. Not no way. Not no how. It’s just a very popular game MOP is following.

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Tobasco da Gama

Any multiplayer shooter that locks maps behind paid DLC is doomed to die a slow death. It never pays to subdivide your player base like that.

Fortunately, it seems like ME:A won’t be making that very dumb mistake. (Not that I expected them to, ME3’s multiplayer was handled very well.)

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Denice J. Cook

I’d like to say I’ll play through the campaign, but in reality I’ll probably just barrel straight into the multiplayer ASAP and never look back, as per usual in the games I play.

*ducks*

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Wendigo Runner

Even as much as I enjoy Mass Effect (and love me some Sci-Fi), something just seems off about Andromeda. I’m holding off on this one for awhile. Plus, squad AI looks dumb as rocks.

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Brother Maynard

Same here. This is the first ME game in the series that I’m totally indifferent about and if I end up buying it, it will be for a few $ on sale 2 years from now, with all DLCs included.

ME3 multiplayer was to me by far the best part of the game, while the SP part was pretty mediocre in all aspects except maybe combat.

After watching a handful of Andromeda videos, I have a 100% Dragon Age: Inquisition déjà vu. It’s a downward spiral for both series and I would be genuinely surprised if ME:A does not continue the trend. My guess is the same DA:I 5 – 5.5 Metacritic user score 6 months from now.

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Greaterdivinity

Will any of them fix BioWare’s terrible animations? : 3

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Alex Js.

Yea, it’s kind of sad – it’s 2017 and Bioware still has characters with extremely unnatural-looking facial/head animations… Majority of other RPG’s aren’t much better but for example the Uncharted 4 has much more better animation system, and it was released a year ago.

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Targeter

Sorry, they really need to finish those calibrations first.

I’m Commander Shepard and this is my favorite joke on the Citadel.

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hugmonster

Having played over 100 hours of ME3’s multiplayer, this is exciting news for me.
Can’t wait for March 16th to arrive so I can try out the multiplayer for Andromeda :D

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Targeter

The MP part of ME3 was actually very well done. You didn’t need to do it (though it did help a bit with the galactic readiness level) and making it co-op was a brilliant stroke. I found myself helping my teammates out, constantly on guard, and praying we could make it to the dropship. It was intensely fun and I can’t wait to give it a try in Andromeda.

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hurbster

Initially you HAD to do it to get high enough War Readiness to get the ‘Shepherd Breathes’ ending.

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Totakeke

You can do it without. It just made it much much easier. Small things from the past games contribute to it more then what people made out too. Small stuff like freeing the Rachni Queen in the first game, but then killing them in the second game would screw the player over in space points at the end of the game.

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Malcolm Swoboda

The numbers have already been crunched and no you couldn’t. Whether with or without ME1-ME2 save import. It required MP or Extended Cut later on.

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Targeter

Well the “Shepard Breathes” ending was a secret ending, so therefore not what I would consider ‘required’ to complete the game as intended. But yeah, you had to do extra to get that special ending; I remember doing it at the time and having a blast.

Edit: Actually, are you sure? Now, I’m dredging up my memory banks, but I distinctly remember you being able to complete all the requirements to get galactic readiness maxed out w/o the MP at launch; it was just very, very time consuming and hard. Or am I just getting my wires crossed?

DOUBLE EDIT: Actually, you’re right. I’m going through old forum posts and articles and you had to get readiness to 5K initially, which was impossible at the launch of the game w/o MP. You’re right. I am properly admonished.

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Alex Js.

Eh… Don’t really care for multiplayer part, just hope the singleplayer would be interesting enough to NOT make me feel like I just wasted $60. And from all the videos I’ve seen I’m not really enthusiastic even about singleplayer part – none of the companions (including female protagonist) look attractive to me (previous character artist did much, MUCH better job with previous ME games) and even the combat looks kind of …”off”, like it’s too fast, especially with all new jumping abilities.

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Wendigo Runner

Yep, something definitely seems off about this one, and the combat in particular — from what I’ve seen — is concerning.

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blah blazh

Really? I feel the combat looks pretty darn good. A definite improvement on the other 3 games IMO

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xpsync

I’m on the sidelines for awhile with this one. Once it’s finished as in done (meaning all paid DLC has been released) it’s been fully patched up, the complete edition is on sale, and player feedback has been super positive, at that time I’ll think about it.
Not in anyway trying to down MEA here, i hope it’s freaking awesome, but lately I’m finding sp titles kinda lonely, lol.
I know this sounds weird but i was playing whatever flavor of the month MMO’s and got into Skyrim, but it felt lonely.
Long story short my match made in heaven of MMO meets ES i thought was going to happen 3 years ago, happened after ESO update 12 and Skyrim kinda set this all in motion i suppose.

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xpsync

Played ME countless times, played ME2 i think even more times than ME, ME3 I’m picking away at a third run which i may never finish?
Read all the Novels even the one Drew didn’t write.
And…
Zero excitement for this???

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blah blazh

My biggest concern is whether I can connect with the protagonist like I did with Shepard. Perhaps that is your lack of excitement?

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semugh

My biggest concern is Fryda Wolff can’t fill the shoes of Jennifer Hale. She’s simply not able.

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Richard de Leon III

Mass Effect and Fallout IPs are prolly the only ones I would unsub/stop playing MMOs for. I already planned to take 4 days off for MEA’s release >.<

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xpsync

Awesome!

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