Mass Effect Andromeda guide, tips and walkthrough

Thursday, 27 April 2017 07:00 GMT By Alex Donaldson

Mass Effect Andromeda throws a whole new galaxy at you, but you don’t have to face it empty-handed: we’ve got everything you need right here.

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Mass Effect Andromeda has proved to be a polarising game for many, and though we found that it has a heart of gold that’s worth fighting to find, you might have to do some fairly painful digging to get there. It’s scored a fair bit lower than other Mass Effect games, but we still think it’s worth a look.

One of the things that might make the rougher aspects of Andromeda a little easier to handle is knowing where you’re going, what you’re doing and how to best tackle its various systems. The Helus cluster is bristling with content, and if you don’t go at it systematically with a plan in mind it’s easy to be overwhelmed by your quest journal and the baffling UI.

After over 100 hours of play across the VG247 team, we’ve got some strong feelings on some of Andromeda’s mechanics: so here are our tips, tricks and other guide assistance for would-be pathfinders. Good luck out there!

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Tips, Tricks and other vital information

There’s a walkthrough further down the page, but this section’s for more focused guidance. Kickstart your adventure with some pro tips and strats, work out which romanceable character will be your main squeeze, solve glyph puzzles, sort out that confusing AVP notification business and generally deep dive on Mass Effect Andromeda’s systems and mechanics with these detailed guides.

  • Mass Effect Andromeda romance scenes

    Can’t be arsed jumping through hoops so you can look at someone’s arse? Never mind, shortcut your way to instant gratification by putting your eyeballs on these videos.

  • Frequently asked Questions answered

    How to change armour, your first outpost, respec, best training and more covered in this guide to some of the most commonly recurring questions during the early hours of the game.

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Main Quest Priority Ops Walkthrough

From woe to go, everything you need to do to finish Mass Effect Andromeda – and all the things you don’t have to do, too, since everyone likes a nice round completion number. Key choices and consequences clearly detailed, bosses thoroughly sorted out, guidance on when best to pursue side content provided. What more could you want? We’re not going to come to your house and hold the control pad for you.

A Better Beginning

A Trail of Hope

Hunting the Archon

The Journey to Meridian

Meridian – The Way Home

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Sidequests & Tasks

Mass Effect Andromeda is big, in case you somehow missed that memo. Among so many side quests, there’s sure to be one that has you pulling your hair in frustration. Here are a few of the ones that nearly left us all bald.

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Other Notable Pages

Mass Effect Andromeda Patches & Updates

A rolling log of vital update news.

Got any questions about Mass Effect: Andromeda we haven’t answered here? Drop us a comment and we’ll see what we can do.