Mass Effect: Andromeda Gets Companion App For Multiplayer
Introducing Apex HQ.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will let players stay connected to the game while they're out and about through a companion app for the game's multiplayer mode.
Called Apex HQ, the app tracks your progression in the mode, displaying information like which characters you've unlocked and what items and rewards you've collected. All the widgets on the home screen can be customized, so you can choose which ones show up and the order that they appear.
You can also use the Apex HQ app to choose a loadout that will appear in the game the next time you log in. Additionally, you can see how you stand compared to friends and the community at large through leaderboards, while there is a store where you can buy cosmetic packs for multiplayer.
Importantly, in order for your stats to be tracked, you need to log into Apex HQ with the same EA Account that is linked to the platform you're playing on.
The app launches on March 20 for iOS and Android devices. Go to the Apex HQ website to learn more.
GameSpot will have a lot more on Andromeda in the coming days. The first part of our new video series, The Story of Mass Effect: Andromeda, airs this Saturday, March 18. You can watch a trailer for that here.
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