Gamers looking forward to Mass Effect: Andromeda can rest assured that the multiplayer component will tie into the single player campaign.
Lead Designer Ian Frazier recently responded to a question regarding Mass Effect: Andromeda’s multiplayer. According to Frazier, gamers can easily join their friends in multiplayer and earn single player campaign rewards:
— Ian S. Frazier (@tibermoon) January 16, 2017
2012’s Mass Effect 3 is the first game in the Mass Effect franchise to contain multiplayer missions. These co-op horde mode missions task players with surviving wave after wave of increasingly difficult enemies, as well as completing randomly assigned objectives such as escorting a drone to safety and defending an area for a set amount of time. Players have access to all six classes and can customize their appearances and playstyles with various item pack weapons and races. One major complaint about Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer is that gamers have to play (and win) numerous matches to obtain the best ending in Mass Effect 3’s single player campaign. Frazier has promised Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t make the same mistake.
In another bit of fun Mass Effect: Andromeda news, Frazier and Senior Designer Justin Perez tweeted that players can craft and name their own weapons. Frazier and Perez also teased players with examples of what they have created in their playthroughs, including Perez’s Fast and Furious assault rifle and sniper rifle, respectively, and Frazier’s krogan-style hammer named Grabthar’s Hammer, a reference to the 90s sci-fi homage/comedy Galaxy Quest. Alexander Dane would approve.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is scheduled to release on March 21st for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.