The weeks leading up to launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda, as well as immediately after have been tumultuous for BioWare, as there were a number of issues the next game in the Mass Effect series that fans of the series were well aware of.
The animations for Andromeda were lauded, many ridiculing the developer for what the final game represented as a whole.
Now, it seems, BioWare has plans to right the issues of Mass Effect: Andromeda starting on this coming Thursday with patch 1.05.
What does this patch entail? The full patch notes are below, as well as being available in a blog post on BioWare’s website.
Patch 1.05 Notes
Improved tutorial placement
Increased inventory limits
Single player balance changes: Ammo crates, armor, weapons, nomad, profiles, attacks, and progression
Multiplayer balance changes: Weapons, cover, and enemies (check back for detailed notes on balance changes)
Improved matchmaking and latency in multiplayer
Added option to skip autopilot sequences in the galaxy map
Decreased the cost of remnant decryption keys and made them more accessible at merchants
Improved logic, timing, and continuity for relationships and story arcs
Improved lip-sync and facial acting during conversations, including localized VO
Fixed an issue with Ryder’s movements when running in a zig zag pattern
Improved the appearance of eyes for human and asari characters
Fixed various collision issues
Fixed bugs where music or VO wouldn’t play or wasn’t correct
Fixed issue where global squad mate banter sometimes wasn’t firing on UNCs
Fixed issue where player was unable to access the Remnant Console Interface after failing decryption multiple times
Fixed issue where fast travel is sometimes disabled after recruiting Drack until the player reloads a save
Fixed issue where Ryder can become stuck in the start of Biotic Charge Pose
Fixes issues related to some saves
Fixed issue where objective sometimes becomes un-interactable for players in multiplayer
Streaming and stability improvements
As for what’s to follow after the above patch is released on Thursday? BioWare teased major updates to both single player and multiplayer in the near future. It really looks like BioWare has taken heed of feedback given to them and begun the process to get things in order. In the meantime, I’ll wait until the game is patched up and ready to be consumed at a later date!
Over the next two months we’ll be rolling out additional patches which will go even deeper and look to improve several areas of the game:
More options and variety in the character creator
Improvements to hair and general appearance for characters
Ongoing improvements to cinematic scenes and animations
Improvements to male romance options for Scott Ryder
Adjustments to conversations with Hainly Abrams
These upcoming patches will also address performance and stability issues. And we’re looking at adding more cosmetic items to single player for free.