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Revision as of 10:41, 6 August 2020

Mass Effect: Andromeda
Mass Effect: Andromeda cover
Developers
BioWare
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Frostbite 3[1]
Release dates
Windows March 21, 2017
Reception
Metacritic 72
OpenCritic 72
IGDB 73
Taxonomy
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, Shooter
Vehicles Automobile
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi, Space
Series Mass Effect
Mass Effect: Andromeda on HowLongToBeat
Mass Effect: Andromeda on IGDB
Mass Effect: Andromeda on MobyGames
Mass Effect: Andromeda on Wikipedia

Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2008
Mass Effect 2 2010
Mass Effect 3 2012
Mass Effect: Andromeda 2017

General information

Mass Effect Wiki

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Only comes with a download code on PC.
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
Amazon.co.uk
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Windows
Gamesplanet
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Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
Origin
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Deluxe Edition also available
Included with EA Play.
Windows
Steam
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Deluxe Edition.
Windows
All versions require Origin DRM.
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed from the game with 1.09 patch.[2]

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Deep Space Pack Pre-order bonus
Windows
Digital soundtrack Included in Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions
Windows
Multiplayer Deluxe Launch Pack Included in Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions
Windows
Multiplayer Super Deluxe Booster Packs Included in Super Deluxe edition
Windows
Pathfinder Casual Outfit Included in Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions
Windows
Pathfinder Elite Weapon Set (4) Included in Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions
Windows
Pet Pyjak (Monkey) Included in Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions
Windows
Scavenger Armor Included in Deluxe and Super Deluxe editions
Windows

Essential improvements

MEA Fixpack

Fixes bugs not resolved by the game's final patch

Skip intro videos

See Skip Bioware Logo mod.

Game data

Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect Andromeda\Save\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1238000/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect Andromeda\Save\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1238000/pfx/[Note 1]
Screenshots are stored in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect Andromeda\Screenshots\

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Origin
Steam Cloud

Video

Video Output settings
Video Output settings
Graphics settings
Graphics settings

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9 (see the WSGF topic).
Ultra-widescreen
Cutscenes are pillarboxed to 16:9 (see the WSGF topic).
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Appears to be turned on by default. If not see Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
FXAA, TAA.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Via driver-API, so also on Windows <10. Also supports Dolby Vision.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Edit config file[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open ProfOpts_profile in text editor.
  3. Set this value GstRender.AnisotropicFilter 4
  4. Save the file.

Input

Controls settings
Controls settings
Bindings settings
Bindings settings

Audio

Audio settings
Audio settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
See Volume is too low.
Surround sound
Also supports Dolby Atmos HRTF.[4]
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Brazilian Portuguese
Russian
Spanish

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
4 Co-op

Connection types

VR support

3D modes Native Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
See Helix Mod: Mass Effect Andromeda (Partial-Fix).
vorpX
G3D, Z3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.

Issues fixed

Mouse cursor permanently visible and stuck at center of screen when not in use

Disable cursor warp[6]
  1. Install Special K by following the Special K Unofficial Guide.
  2. Start the game and press Ctrl+ Shift+← Backspace to toggle Special K's Control Panel.
  3. Confirm that "No Warp (cursor visible)" is enabled under "Input Management".

Volume is too low

Edit config file[3]
  1. Go to the configuration file(s) location.
  2. Open ProfOpts_profile in text editor.
  3. Find any of these lines and edit them to your desired values
GstAudio.Master_Volume 1.000000
GstAudio.Volume_Music 1.000000
GstAudio.Volume_SFX 1.000000
GstAudio.Volume_VO 1.000000
  1. Set them to higher values such as 2.000000 or 3.000000 (which are 200% and 300% of in-game volume respectively).
  1. Save the file.

While using a controller, the right stick causes the camera to pan down while moving

Close Steam client background process[7]
  1. Exit to desktop.
  2. Open Task Manager.
  3. Find the Steam background process and close it.
  4. Return to the game. The gamepad controls should behave normally.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Mods

Various visual and gameplay modifications are available at the NexusMods website. General enhancements to the game include:

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3570
AMD FX-6350
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 55 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 660
AMD Radeon HD 7850
2 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1238000/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1238000) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References