Mass Effect: Andromeda Getting Free Multiplayer DLC Maps
Just like Mass Effect 3.
As spotted by IGN, studio GM Aaryn Flynn confirmed this on Twitter and said the maps will be free, just like Mass Effect 3. That game received five multiplayer expansions, containing new maps, characters, and equipment, all of which were free. Also similar to Mass Effect 3, Andromeda will have loot boxes that players can unlock through gameplay or by spending real money.
Free multiplayer DLC for Andromeda was hinted at earlier this year when BioWare confirmed that the game would not have a DLC Pass like many other Electronic Arts-published games.
BioWare had planned to let a group of people play Andromeda's multiplayer mode through a beta, but those plans were scrapped. However, people who attend PAX East can play the mode this week.
Andromeda launches on March 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. A free trial for the game will be available through the EA/Origin Access programs on Xbox One and PC starting on March 16. This 10-hour trial lets players test multiplayer and single-player, though the campaign component is locked to a set number of missions.
In other news, a new trailer was released this week that shows off Andromeda's Golden Worlds--watch it here.