Mass Effect: Andromeda

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Mass Effect: Andromeda
Mass Effect: Andromeda cover
Developers
BioWare
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
Frostbite 3[1]
Release dates
Windows March 21, 2017
Mass Effect: Andromeda at Wikipedia
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2008
Mass Effect 2 2010
Mass Effect 3 2012
Mass Effect: Andromeda 2017

General information

Official site
Mass Effect Wiki

Availability[edit]

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
Origin
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Deluxe Edition also available
Included with Origin Access Basic.
Windows
All versions require Origin DRM.
A trial is available.
Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed from the game with 1.09 patch.[2]

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

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[edit]

MEA Fixpack[edit]

Fixes bugs not resolved by the game's final patch

Skip intro videos[edit]

See Skip Bioware Logo mod.

Game data[edit]

Gameplay settings.
Gameplay settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect Andromeda\Save\

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect Andromeda\Save\
Screenshots are stored in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect Andromeda\Screenshots\

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Origin

Video settings[edit]

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]

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 settings[edit]

Controls settings
Controls settings
Bindings settings
Bindings settings

Audio settings[edit]

Audio settings
Audio settings
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
See Volume is too low.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

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

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

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

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Issues fixed[edit]

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

Disable cursor warp[5]
  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]

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[edit]

Close Steam client background process[6]
  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[edit]

API[edit]

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

Mods[edit]

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

System requirements[edit]

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.

References