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Mass Effect Andromeda guide, tips and walkthrough

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.


Mass Effect Andromeda has a lot to offer ambitious Pathfinders. It starts off rough, but if you're aching for a bit of space action with a bunch of comrades who might climb into your space bunk, ignore Mass Effect Andromeda's reviews scores and dive right on it.

To help you get over the rough spots that kick in when your quest journal starts to fill up and SAM starts shouting at you about radiation every three seconds, we've put together a Mass Effect Andromeda guide packed with tips, hints, and guidance on how to tackle the many possibilities of the Heleus Cluster in a sensible order. We want to help you avoid fatigue and burn out, while efficiently scooping up every quest out there and minimising backtracking. We also want to help you make enemies explode.

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!


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.


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


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.


Other Notable Pages

Mass Effect Andromeda Patches & Updates

A rolling log of vital update news.

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