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‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ patch to make big changes, promises BioWare

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‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ patch to make big changes, promises BioWare

/ 05:07 PM April 05, 2017
Mass Effect Andromeda patch 1.05

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“Mass Effect: Andromeda” was one of the most awaited games for 2017. Sadly, it was not as well received as its creators hoped it would be. Numerous bugs and performance issues plagued the released game to the dissatisfaction of fans of the Mass Effect franchise.

Fortunately, BioWare has not been turning a blind eye. A recent blog post announced that major changes are coming to Andromeda. Starting April 6, patch 1.05 will be rolled out to address a myriad of player concerns.

Some of the things the patch will adjust include lip-syncing and facial animations, multiplayer matchmaking, and voice over bugs to name a few. Check out this list for the complete lineup of changes.

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Patch 1.05 notes

  • Improved tutorial placement
  • Increased inventory limits
  • Single player balance changes: ammo crates, armor, weapons, nomad, profiles, attacks and progression
  • Multiplayer balance changes: weapons, cover and enemies
  • Improved matchmaking and latency in multiplayer
  • Added option to skip autopilot sequences in the galaxy map
  • Decreased the cost of remnant decryption keys and made them more accessible at merchants
  • Improved logic, timing and continuity for relationships and story arcs
  • Improved lip-sync and facial acting during some conversations, including localized VO
  • Fixed an issue with Ryder’s movements when running in a zigzag pattern
  • Improved the appearance of eyes for human and asari characters
  • Fixed various collision issues
  • Fixed bugs where music or VO wouldn’t play or wasn’t correct
  • Fixed issue where global squad mate banter sometimes wasn’t firing on UNCs
  • Fixed issue where player was unable to access the Remnant Console Interface after failing decryption multiple times
  • Fixed issue where fast travel is sometimes disabled after recruiting Drack, until the player reloads a save
  • Fixed issue where Ryder can be stuck in the start of Biotic Charge Pose
  • Fixes issues related to some saves
  • Fixed issue where objective sometimes becomes un-interactable for players in multiplayer
  • Streaming and stability improvements

Kotaku, after reaching out to BioWare, notes additional changes that will be applied overtime. These are:

  • More options and variety in the character creator
  • Improvements to hair and general appearance for characters
  • Ongoing improvements to cinematic scenes and animations
  • Improving the appearance of eyes for humans and asari characters
  • Improvements to male romance options for Scott Ryder
  • Adjustments to conversations with Hainly Abrams

Despite the hiccups, “Mass Effect: Andromeda” has had mostly positive reviews from sites such as Metacritic, Gamespot, IGN, and TrustedReviews. Users would be delighted if the patch can address most, if not all, of the negatives pointed out in the reviews. Alfred Bayle/JB

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