Mass Effect Andromeda: How To Make Attractive Females
Mass Effect Andromeda Attractive Females
(Last Updated On: March 21, 2017)

The character creation utility in Mass Effect: Andromeda is extremely limited. You’re limited when it comes to the slider variance, the eye shape, the face shape, and the skin tones you can use (i.e., fair-skinned Asians, albino, light Mulatto, and pale whites are not possible until they patch in those skin tones). That’s not to mention that the structure of the female faces in particular are designed so that your characters don’t look very attractive by default.

A lot of gamers have been wondering how to make attractive looking females in Mass Effect: Andromeda, since they’ll be spending about 30 hours with this character and most people want someone aesthetically pleasing to look at during their space journeys. While most gamers haven’t had much luck creating attractive females, some YouTubers and Redditors have been putting together videos and text guides to help others create a character and customize the creation to look somewhat attractive.

Previously, we featured GamePlayUK’s video in an article noting that it’s one of the few Sara Ryder presets that comes close to looking white (based on the way BioWare designed the game, making whites is the most difficult kind of character to make in the game). The video is only five minutes and will show you how to manipulate the sliders to get your female Ryder to look decent.

A few tips for the presets to use:
Head 9
Skin tone: 0.10
Chin Height: 16.00
Lip Thickness: 7.00
Mouth Width: 9.00
Nose Size: 12.00
Hair color: Black
Eye outer color: R: 233, G: 349, B:409
Eye inner color: R: 163, G: 351, B: 356
Eyeliner Style: 5.00
Eyeliner Opacity: 1.00
Eye Shadow Style: 5.00
Lipstick Style: 4.00
Lipstick Color: G 198, R: 565, B: 154
Blush Style: 1.00
Blush Opacity: 0.20
Blush Color: G: 170, R: 930, B: 107

It’s not a perfect female Ryder, but at least she won’t look as displeasing as the default Sara Ryder.

There’s another almost decent looking female Ryder using preset 5.

YouTuber Mopo offers a quick look at their customized preset for Sara Ryder.

There’s another version of an attractive Sara Ryder you can make, but it’s once again using preset 9.

In the YouTube comment section, Godzilla offered up the stats to make a decent looking female Ryder.
Preset 9
Brow Height: 13
Brow Depth: 15
Cheek Height: 17
Cheek Width: 6
Cheekbone Width: 3
Chin Height: 8
Chin Depth: 2
Chin Width: 8
Jaw Width: 10
Eye Height: 14
Eye Depth: 16
Eye Width: 17
Lip Thickness: 16
Mouth Height: 3
Mouth Depth: 6
Mouth Width: 12
Nose Height: 0
Nose Depth: 15
Nose Width: 19
Nose Size: 3
Eyeliner Style: Default Value, Black, Full Opacity
Eye Shadow Style: Slider max right, Black, Full Opacity
Blush Style: 1, Red, .20 Opacity

If you did it correctly she should come out looking like this:

There’s one more worth checking out provided by enigmatikone. It’s based one of the lesser-used presets.

Preset 5
Skin Tone: 0.10
Brow Depth: 8
Cheek Depth: 8
Cheek Width: 9
Chin Height: 10
Chin Depth: 10
Jaw Width: 8
Lip Thickness: 8
Mouth Height: 10
Mouth Width: 9
Nose Height: 9
Nose Depth: 6
Nose Width: 5
Nose Size: 11
Eye Height: 11
Go with brown eyes and black hair.

She should end up looking similar to this here:

Youtuber Dtakes23 also tried beautifying some of the faces in Mass Effect: Andromeda but had a difficult time with many of the presets. If you don’t want a copycat clone of preset 9, you’ll have to work really hard with the limited tools provided in the game. In the video below she attempts to modify presets 3, 5, 6 and 8.

Unfortunately, there’s no ETA on when new customization features will be patched into Mass Effect: Andromeda, assuming they will be patched at all. According to the developers they’re still investigating those possibilities.

Modders may or may not be able to change some of the character creation features given that the game is running on the Frostbite 3 game engine, which is notoriously difficult to mod.

Nevertheless, you can look for Mass Effect: Andromeda to launch officially on March 21st for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

(Main image courtesy of IvorySamoan)


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  • Very odd referencing in this article desperately wanting Ryder to look white. We are talking about outerspace with a vast array of culture and aliens, I am happy I was able to make her look unique and beautiful without a European defaul that locks you in. I do hope it future DLC they expand the hair styles. Way way too limited!!!

  • Very odd referencing in this article desperately wanting Ryder to look white. We are talking about outerspace with a vast array of culture and aliens, I am happy I was able to make her look unique and beautiful without a European defaul that locks you in. I do hope it future DLC they expand the hair styles. Way way too limited!!!

  • Very odd referencing in this article desperately wanting Ryder to look white. We are talking about outerspace with a vast array of culture and aliens, I am happy I was able to make her look unique and beautiful without a European defaul that locks you in. I do hope it future DLC they expand the hair styles. Way way too limited!!!

  • Very odd referencing in this article desperately wanting Ryder to look white. We are talking about outerspace with a vast array of culture and aliens, I am happy I was able to make her look unique and beautiful without a European defaul that locks you in. I do hope it future DLC they expand the hair styles. Way way too limited!!!

  • Madaras Rape Face

    Were these before patch 1.05? Because Godzilla’s Ryder looks like an absolute dog when you try to make her. I have all those settings to the LETTER and she has a very long unattractive face.

    • You may have to make some minor adjustments. “Attractiveness” is in the eye of the beholder and even these supposedly “attractive” females still aren’t all that attractive.

  • MC_Escher_on_the_mic

    Poor virgins can’t play a game unless they can jack off to it!

    • Cinj

      How can I jack off to a game that won’t even let you have sex with a Krogan? That was the straw that broke the camel’s back for me.

  • Gawdzila

    I know there are complaints about the female characters, but I have to say that I actually had a really easy time making an awesome-looking and attractive female character for my twin sister; it was the dudes I had a real issue with. Nearly every last one of them came with some god-awful feature that couldn’t be changed, from complexions to eyebrow textures, to weak neck-chins and lumpy faces. For the first time ever in a BioWare game I ended up using the default male face. Word is they’re looking into upgrading it. Here’s hoping they do it soon!

  • Member Berries

    I finally made a female Ryder which I am not repulsed when viewing. I am going to finish a playthrough with her. I hope the devs have added a better character creation option before long, but I won’t hold my breath. The picture was taken while playing and not in the creation mode.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/553f0562f57763db952904a65838137b7e53d3b626708b3e2dfeb3e388890db1.jpg

    • Member Berries
    • leiamoon

      hi! what preset did you use? She’s very pretty and maybe I would like to use her look as a base for mine 🙂

      • Member Berries

        I used preset 9. I followed some of Godzilla’s presets, but changed several of the settings enough to make one I liked more than the one they created. My suggestion is to follow their presets and then tinker with it enough to get a look you like. I was shocked that the nose height and size worked well, because it looked like it would be awful until it was all changed. I changed the nose, eyes, cheeks, chin a couple clicks after I set it to the settings above. I also made her mouth less wide and not as deep set. She doesn’t look bad in cut scenes and conversations aside from the one after she becomes Pathfinder. I can’t imagine any character looking nice through those facial expressions.

        • leiamoon

          thanks the advice 🙂

  • Gaijin-

    Man, the lady on the last video seems to really understand how facial features work together and that’s why she is able to create an ok character starting from any of the black ork presets, but people lacking that knowledge / sense of aesthetics… we’re screwed.

  • kleve89

    How do you make the one on the very top? Is that the one by Godzilla

    • No, that one is similar to Mopo’s face. You just have to give her default Sara’s hair and make it red.

      It looks very different given that it was a screenshot taken during the cinematic while the lighting looked good in that angle.

  • RockstarRepublic

    Africa…in space!

  • Phasmatis75

    Got to love the reviewers lying about the game. At least now those that pirate it will be able to make a half way decent looking character before puking their guts out over everything else Bioware made.

  • SevTheBear
  • John27

    If Bioshit thinks pandering to SJW landwhales is a good business strategy they’re going to have a bad day.

  • So it’s at least not impossible to make a good looking female character… But it’s still far harder than it should be.

    Plus, well, the anims are still shit.

  • Gozu Tennoh

    I know you’re trying to make the best of a bad situation here but theres just no point. This shit doesnt deserve anyones time.

    • Cinj

      The fact that you can’t create white people says everything that needs to be said about this cucked game right from the outset.

      • Mia

        Had you read Mass Effect: Revelations, you’d know that half the human race was racially mixed pre-ME1. 700 years later and you’re surprised that you don’t see pure-whites walking around? Come on.

  • Pratim Gupta

    Wait for Cyberpunk 2077, CD Project beats Bioware again

    • Phasmatis75

      Their real city engine will revolutionize gaming and because of grants it will be available to all polish developers. Gaming is looking good.

      • Pratim Gupta

        Still no news on Elder Scrolls 6.

        • Michael P

          Todd said it’s in early stages of development but we won’t be hearing specifics for a while yet.

          • Pratim Gupta

            Its going to take a long time if they wanna make something that could top Skyrim. Doom (2016) took 12 years to created after Doom 3.

          • fromanarmchaireasytojabberV2.0

            Elder Scrolls 6 will come in 2022.12.12

          • Pratim Gupta

            Lets hope it comes out before that.

        • Phasmatis75

          Aside from “we learned our lesson” (translation: sales of Fallout 4 were equal to that of New Vegas, we’re putting RPG elements back in our games) and it’s in development, there really hasn’t been that much news.

          • Pratim Gupta

            Fallout 4 was a good game but not a traditional Fallout game like F3 or FNV, or even the older games. but it was a pretty good game

          • Phasmatis75

            Objective quality no it wasn’t.

            Combat was decent, but every other aspect of the games design is subpar by series and industry standards.

            Story wise the game is an absolute mess. Poorly constructed lore, horrible factions, absolute lacking any basic bits of science that has been established as series staple since Azimoths writings.

            Visually the game world is too crowded and lacks a coherent appearance. Focusing on smaller high detailed items doesn’t fix the overall aesthetically issues the game has.

            Replay value is nill because of the new perk system, and poor writing.

            It at best is a mediocre game objectively, arguably a bad game because of genre and series standards. You’re free to subjectively enjoy it, but feels don’t equate to objective reality.

          • Pratim Gupta

            in the end, just play the game and enjoy it, download some mods.

    • Member Berries

      CD ProjektRed is the best game dev company. I would go into mourning if EA ever bought it.

      • Pratim Gupta

        They are a Poland based company, i hope they team up with Bethesda to create something Ultimate RPG

        • Member Berries

          If Bioware, Bethesda, and CD ProjektRed could join forces to make a game it would be the game to end all other games.

          While I am saddened by what Bioware did with the new ME, I am still going to be in denial and believe they won’t flub up bringing Tevinter to life in the next Dragon Age.

          I know CDPR is a company in Poland, and I know they are safe from the clutches of E.A. I just said it because that is my gaming nightmare.

          • Pratim Gupta

            if CDPR wants to join up with someone, i suggest Zenimax, parent company of Bethesda and Id Software (creator of Doom and Quake).

        • Gawdzila

          I don’t. Bethesda sucks and CDPR kicks their teeth in at everything. Bethesda is bad at stories, and characters, and animation, and their games feel 100% soulless to me. It’s like they concentrated on making a toolset and then just made a really big mod to show it off, rather than them having a vision about a game they want to make and using whatever they needed to do it well. That was especially true in FO3 and Skyrim.

          I mean, I usually do mess around in the sandbox for a while, but after a while it all just feels kind of pointless. I do have to say that FO4 was better in the character department than say, Skyrim (which was awful). I liked Piper and the gang, but ultimately I never even bothered finishing the game. Every time I turn it on to mess around, after 20 minutes I feel like I’m wasting time.

          • Pratim Gupta

            Bethesda games are all about create your own adventure, play as whoever you want, Nordic warlord, Orc chief, Dark Elf cultist etc.. be whatever you want, plus gigantic mods, you can create your own C0da or lore. this is the freedom Bethesda gives us, be and do whatever you want.

          • youthattack

            Great and all that in a game with shitty uninspired quests and bad main story. What fun. Get the fuck out of here. Bethesda is cancer just as much as EA is. What the fuck do mods have to do with the developers? Yes it’s cool that you can mod their games more easily than others but that’s also a way for those incompetent lazy devs to not do it themselves. If you have even a shred of common sense and love for CRPGs you pray that CDProjekt gives all these sell outs a wide berth.

          • Pizza guy

            you deserve a pizza bro I wish ppl actually realized that all you say is true
            *gives you a pizza*

    • Ana C J Carvalho

      Been following their page since the teaser release.. Long Live CDPR

  • Skin Tone, Brow Height, Brow Depth, Cheek Height, Cheek Width, Cheekbone Width, Chin Height, Chin Depth, Chin Width, Jaw Width, Eye Height, Eye Depth, Eye Width, Lip Thickness, Mouth Height, Mouth Depth, Mouth Width, Nose Height, Nose Depth, Nose Width, Nose Size, Eyeliner Style, Blush Style

    The tools of the sexist and misogynistic Patriarchy.

    • Kropolis

      Your comment is nothing more than more nonsense fueled by media hysteria and masquerading as some kind of stand against a societal wrong that needs to be fixed.

      • Barclay Rowland

        Agreed.Nothing wrong with women as I love them but the beauty of them are being overshadowed by left wing feminism. PC and Social justice is a joke.