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Mass Effect: Andromeda

10 Reasons to Be Excited for

Humanity is about to embark on the greatest journey yet in the history of space exploration. In 2185, the Andromeda Initiative, a privately funded organization, set out from the Milky Way. Their destination – the Andromeda Galaxy. On March 21 in North America, and March 23 in Europe, you’ll arrive in the Heleus Cluster, launching an original adventure in the Mass Effect universe. Here are the top ten reasons to be excited for Mass Effect™: Andromeda!



  • As the Pathfinder, you won't have to shoulder the responsibility of humanity's future by yourself. To explore the galaxy and find a home, you'll build a team with members of various species and backgrounds. New friendships, rivalries, and more await.


  • Your task is to determine the right planet for humanity to thrive on, and that takes exploration. One of the best tools for discovering a planet's environment is The Nomad, a top-of-the-line scout rover. It's equipped with twin hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells that power an element zero core and an interchangeable four- or six-wheel drive, among other planet-traversing features. Be sure to take advantage of its many customization options to make it your own! 


  • A Pathfinder needs a spaceship, and you'll have the best the Andromeda Initiative has to offer. The Tempest is light, stealthy, and the fastest ship in her class. Capable of doing 13 light years per day, the Tempest will be a second home for you and your crew. 


  • Building a home is more than setting a foundation. To sustain a working colony, resources are needed, and that's where the Pathfinder teams come in. Explore the Heleus Cluster using the Galaxy Map, and send probes from the Tempest to locate valuable material that can help the Andromeda Initiative secure its place.


  • Four Arks will launch in 2185, arriving in the Heleus Cluster of the Andromeda Galaxy 600 years later. Initial scans from the Milky Way reveal 7 promising habitats in the cluster, rich with life-sustaining resources, representing our best chance of finding a new home. 


  • You're the Pathfinder, the tip of the spear of humanity's search for a home in a new galaxy. You'll need to be ready for any danger. You'll receive training in tech, biotics, and a multitude of weapons, and create combat profiles to quickly adapt to different situations and environments! 


  • Mass Effect: Andromeda allows you to utilize both new and familiar weapons with an assortment of play styles. Whether you prefer Milky Way, Heleus, or Remnant weapons, you can choose your favorite from a wide range of equipment. 


  • Upgrade your weapons and gear or create entirely new ones with the unique crafting system – and customize them with your own names! Exploring the Heleus Cluster in the Andromeda Galaxy, you'll come across schematics and resources to help upgrade your Pathfinder's equipment, ensuring you’re always be ready for a fight. 


  • Play with friends and repel waves of enemies. Customize your character's equipment and expand your arsenal with Multiplayer packs, purchasable with in-game credits or Andromeda Points in the in-game store.  

Play First

  • Play Mass Effect: Andromeda first with EA Access and Origin Access. The Play First Trial launches today, allowing you to play up to 10 hours of the full game before launch. You can play as the Pathfinder in the single-player campaign, or join up with friends to try out multiplayer! Even better, your progress transfers over when the full game unlocks on March 21 in North America and March 23 in Europe.


Sign up for the Andromeda Initiative now to receive pre-departure training information and exclusive in-game rewards.  We’ll see you in the Andromeda Galaxy!

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