Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer beta is a no go

mass effect andromeda mpBioware has seemingly abandoned its plans to release a Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer beta test ahead of the game’s launch. The announcement came via an update regarding Bioware’s attendance at Pax East, and with the game just 3 weeks away, it looks like those who signed up for the beta will have done so for nothing.

I recall the beta signups last year, and while I didn’t bother with it myself, I remember hearing that it was a lengthy survey. The update from Bioware simply said “While we will have live multiplayer at PAX East, there will no longer be a multiplayer tech test for players at home. Thank you to everyone who signed up. We look forward to seeing you in Andromeda.”

Mass Effect Andromeda’s multiplayer will play out similarly to that of Mass Effect 3, with teams of players working together to defeat hordes of enemies. Doing so will unlock credits to open new card packs, which in turn can unlock new items for your single player story campaign, or to further bolster your characters in the multiplayer game mode.

To make up for it, the game’s producer Fernando Melo also revealed the character selection screen for the online mode, showing that again, non-humans will be playable in the co-op mode.

Mass Effect Andromeda will be available to buy and play on March 21st in the US, the 23rd everywhere else, and EA Access/Origin subscribers will get it roughly 5 days earlier for 10 hours, if I remember correctly.

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