Fixes incoming for some of Mass Effect: Andromeda's biggest problems

Mass Effect: Andromeda has enjoyed a fairly rocky launch to say the least, but it looks like BioWare is working quickly to remedy some of the game's more prominent quirks. In a new blog post, BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn laid out some of the fixes that the developer plans to roll out to the game this Thursday, April 6, addressing some of the bigger complaints from fans in the process.

The patch, which will tick the game up to version 1.05, heralds a smattering of fixes and tweaks across the board. The one most likely to induce raucous cheering, though? An option to skip the tedious animations that play when traveling between planets on the galaxy map. If you've spent any serious time in Andromeda at all thus far, that's sure to be good news.

Other changes include a larger inventory, improvements to the wonky appearance of human and asari eyes, and much more. Here's a look at the highlights:

  • Allowing you to skip ahead when traveling between planets in the galaxy map
  • Increasing the inventory limits
  • Improving the appearance of eyes for humans and asari characters
  • Decreasing the cost of remnant decryption keys and making them more accessible at merchants
  • Improving localized voice over lip sync
  • Fixing Ryder's movements when running in a zig zag pattern
  • Improving matchmaking and latency in multiplayer

On top of Thursday's patch, BioWare promises some more improvements are in the works for patches over the next two months. Here's a look:

  • More options and variety in the character creator
  • Improvements to hair and general appearance for characters
  • Ongoing improvements to cinematic scenes and animations
  • Improvements to male romance options for Scott Ryder
  • Adjustments to conversations with Hainly Abrams

It's all just a small look at what BioWare has planned for Andromeda, but things are looking much better for the prospects of the game already. As we found in our review, Andromeda is generally a good game hampered by some distracting bugs, optimization issues, and a fair share of bland filler content. If BioWare can continue to rectify some of the bigger criticisms levied at the game so far, Andromeda will be in a much better place.

For more of what's coming in Thursday's patch, you can read over the full 1.05 patch notes.

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