BioWare General Manager Aaryn Flynn announced major patch details for Mass Effect: Andromeda.
The first major patch post-launch will be released this Thursday on April 6th, and will see a number of improvements to the game to address major graphical and technical issues that have been plaguing the title since it was released two weeks ago.
The patch includes smaller changes, such as increasing inventory limits and costs of items in-game, to major fixes such as improving the game’s save system and allowing players to skip ahead when traveling between planets.
The bigger changes are fixing major technical bugs and animation issues. Of note are focusing on the eyes of human and Asari characters and improving the lip sync of characters in conversations.
The full patch notes are located here.
In addition to this, Flynn noted that the next two months will feature major overhauls to the game, in an attempt to address the widespread criticisms including improving the game’s character creation, cinematics and animations, and male romance options for Scott Ryder. All of the patches are designed to clean up the game and improve the performance for players.
BioWare is also hoping to add a lot more cosmetic DLC for free and detailed new content coming for the game’s multiplayer mode, including a new APEX story mission arc, The Remnant Investigation, that will add new maps, weapons, and characters to the mode.
Flynn noted that fan feedback is an important component for the continuing improvements to Mass Effect: Andromeda. “As always, you all play an important role in that,” said Flynn. “We want to hear from you about your experiences, both what you love about the game and what you’d like to see changed. We’re listening, and we’re committed to partnering with you as we continue to explore the Andromeda galaxy together.”
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