Mass Effect: Andromeda Finally Does Something Right, Will Have Free MP Maps
Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer Maps
(Last Updated On: March 7, 2017)

The marketing for Mass Effect: Andromeda hasn’t been so great. It’s no shock that a lot of gamers are left leery and questioning whether or not they should even both putting their hard earned $60 down on the game, especially when socially questionable antics like one of the Mass Effect: Andromeda designers going on a racist tirade made a lot of people stand up and say they were canceling their pre-order. Well, they’ve attempted to recover some of that lost goodwill by announcing that the multiplayer maps for Mass Effect: Andromeda will be free.

WWG is reporting that BioWare’s general manager, Aaryn Flynn, announced that the multiplayer map setup will be identical to how they did things with Mass Effect 3. For those of you that remember, they released a lot of free content for the gaming audience as a way to keep them coming back for more, while gamers unwittingly fed into the microtransaction culture of the game’s multiplayer component.

Much like Mass Effect 3, the content that you unlock and earn in the online portion of Mass Effect: Andromeda will have a tie-in with the single-player content.

Producer Fernando Melo has been rolling out details on the multiplayer portion of Mass Effect: Andromeda in order to build hype for mode following a lot of disgruntlement after BioWare announced the cancellation of the multiplayer public test.

They will, however, attempt to compensate by demonstrating the multiplayer for the game during the PAX East weekend and those who attend.

A lot of the marketing for Mass Effect: Andromeda has been lackluster as of late, especially with the janky female Ryder animations taking the stage front and center in one of the more recent promo pieces, and the revelation that only a few planets can be landed on and explored. The game is starting to come across as a $30 half-hearted experiment using the remnants of Mass Effect’s soul in a cauldron of “we don’t give a f**k” and shipped out with a $60 price tag. We’ll see if that’s the case or not when the game launches on March 21st for PC, PS4, PS4 Pro and Xbox One.

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  • Disqusted

    You know gaming is f**ked when having free multiplayer maps is a headline.

  • Alistair

    I saw the trailer that was force on me by YouTube.

    And the 1st opening second of it then i know what bullshit they are.

    Full nudity soft porn, eh you sure about that, as the game is PEGI 16.

    Sure you can have nudity on a PEGI 12 and 16 but it can’t be soft porn.

    And no ecchi games are not soft porn because some are 12 and others are 16.

    But two of them was a 18.

    • Full nudity soft porn, eh you sure about that, as the game is PEGI 16.

      I’m willing to bet that it’s going to be alien d!ck and monster butt. That’s how they get away with it.

      • Disqusted

        Spoiler: Androgyna takes place in a universe where the Reapers rendered everyone sterile by removing their genitals and nipples. That’s how they ensure the death of civilization. That’s why there are no kids in the Mass Effect universe! As far as I can recall.

        And that’s how it’s PEGI16. There’s nothing to see under their clothing. Probably.

    • Disqusted

      “I saw the trailer that was forced on me by YouTube”.

      Pretty good summary of how authoritarian the internet is becoming.

  • durka durka

    “Much like Mass Effect 3, the content that you unlock and earn in the online portion of Mass Effect: Andromeda will have a tie-in with the single-player content.”

    How the fuck is it doing anything right? Forced mp, just like mass effect 3. Say you play it in 10 years from now. NO PLAYERS ONLINE. Which means you get the bad ending,

    • Disqusted

      Forced MP sucks. I hear Gravity Rush 2 tried to force people to do online shit by adding tons of unlockables that require online points. Screw that.

      You know a game’s MP is shit if it revolves almost entirely around incentives to do it. I used to play MP when it was fun, not to earn shit.

      • Phasmatis75

        There was a bunch of lousy content in that game like picture taking, but it’s overtly marxist plot was it’s true killing blow.

    • AlecJ

      Not to split hairs because you are correct in 99.99% of cases, but ive actually been playing Mass Effect 3 MP for the past couple months on and off….it still has a player base bigger than some mp games that came out in 2016. Mass Effect MP is a different animal. If its at least as good as ME3’s people will be playing it for years.

      Again though…your premise is accurate.

      • durka durka

        on what system can you gurrantee that for all systems?

  • GodBowser

    If Biowear want’s this game to sell well maybe they should fire the racist and post a public statement saying that they do not support that sort of behavior from members of it’s staff

    They had an opportunity to step in when he said that they support him on posting racist insults on Twatter but they blew it and now they might suffer because of it

    • durka durka

      Now you sound like a sjw.

      • Richard

        That is not being an SJW, that is being concerned for your companies public image, because bad image can mean bad sales. They do this on dvd extras interviews. “The opinions expressed in this interview do not express the views or opinions of the company. Good Will is an asset, if you have someone hurting your good will with your customers, their hurting your company, in turn hurting profits.

        • Phasmatis75

          I’m with GodBowser, they should have outright fired him. People have said far less worse things and lost their job, but Bioware thinks its a good idea to keep the writer on when he’s going on racist tyrades about white people?

          I also firmly believe he isn’t lying when he says they support him. Look at their games design, it looks like it’s made by a slew of people who only care about identity politics and can’t code to save their careers. Speaking of which, when this game fails, EA is shutting down Bioware.

          Bioware might think its acceptable, but apparently EA will only tolerate it so long as it makes money.

        • durka durka

          Nah, firing people because they dont like what they say is sjw.

  • Gozu Tennoh

    If you’ve got a decent pc then the whole game is free.

    • durka durka

      When cpy cracks it

      • Phasmatis75

        Or anyone else since they released how to do it, so in 3 days.

        • durka durka

          cpy released a way to crack denuvo games?

          • Phasmatis75

            It was in the files of RE7. A complete set of instructions on how to crack Denuvo. That’s why the games are now getting cracked in 3 days, when people want to play them.

      • Gozu Tennoh


  • Pratim Gupta

    Mass Effect Andromeda, more like Assdromeda

    • Disqusted

      I like to call it Mass Effect Androgyna, because the males and females in it seem to look sexless.

      • Pratim Gupta

        In the words of Angry Video Game Nerd, THIS GAME SUCKS MUNKY FUCK!!!

        • Cinj

          It’s so bad it sucks. It’s so fucking suck it fucks. And I can’t take it anymore.

  • SevTheBear

    If I had any hype for this game at any point, I think need a giant drill to ever find it again.