Mass Effect: Andromeda’s multiplayer will reintroduce a player race

By Marshall Lemon
5 July 2017 13:31 GMT

BioWare is bringing a classic Mass Effect race to the Andromeda galaxy.

We’re still not quite sure what’s happening with Mass Effect: Andromeda’s single-player DLC, but it’s clear that multiplayer updates are full speed ahead. BioWare recently proved as much in an announcement for Platinum difficulty APEX multiplayer, complete with a reveal that batarians would be introduced as a playable race.

Batarians were introduced in the original Mass Effect trilogy as a notoriously unfriendly, but not necessarily villainous species. What’s unusual is the batarians were never featured in Mass Effect: Andromeda, presumably left behind to deal with the Milky Way Galaxy’s ultimate fate.

It’s not clear whether batarians will bring any benefits to multiplayer – perhaps better accuracy thanks to their many eyes – but we’ll find out once the Platinum difficulty update rolls out.

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