Mass Effect Andromeda Patch 1.08 Focuses on Improving Ryder

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Say what you will about the state of Mass Effect Andromeda at launch but at least the developers are doing a decent job at constantly improving the game with new patches. The most recent one, dubbed Patch 1.08, continues to bring improvements to the game’s single-player campaign, as well as its multiplayer. Perhaps more importantly, though, the patch also focuses on making it a bit more interesting to play as Ryder. While Mass Effect Andromeda’s protagonist is still light years away from Shepard, the new improvements are definitely a nice addition.

There are two main points to discuss when it comes to Ryder, the first of which is related to customization. Thanks to Patch 1.08, Mass Effect Andromeda’s character creator will soon feature two new heads and a new complexion option along with new skin tones and hair styles. This applies to both the male and female version of Ryder. Interestingly enough, the patch also makes it possible to change the appearance of your character at any time while aboard the Tempest. As for the second major addition, it looks like Jaal will finally be added as a romance option for male Ryder.

“The relationships with your crew are some of the most loved and cherished parts of our games, so we wanted to make sure we got it right, said Bioware’s Conal Pierse. “We consulted with members of the LGBTQ community, both externally and within our own studios. After carefully considering all feedback, we decided this was an important change to make, and one that made sense for Jaal, Scott, and the angara.”

Those were the main highlights of Patch 1.08 but if you want to take a look at all the changes coming to Mass Effect Andromeda, make sure to check the full patch notes on the official website.



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