Today’s Mass Effect: Andromeda patch enhances characters and fixes frame rate issues

Update: Another patch is available as of July 6 which enhances facial animations and improves cutscenes. There are other changes like additional difficulty settings in there too. It’s similar to the one which rolled out for PC players a few days ago. The patch also fixes almost all of the frame rate problems from what we can tell after spending a few hours with it.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is finally getting an update which enhances character customization. Today, BioWare stated that with patch 1.08, players will receive greater control over the way they look. In a post the studio said:

“We’ve expanded the options available in the character creator, giving you greater control over your Ryder’s appearance. Two new heads were added, one male and one female, as well as a new complexion option and a greater range of available skin tones. We also unlocked all hairstyles for both sexes, and added a new bald option…For players wanting to adjust their look mid-game, we added the ability to change your character’s appearance on board the Tempest…And for fans of Alec Ryder’s iconic appearance, you can now choose to keep the default Alec, rather than having his appearance be based on your custom Ryder.”

This is welcome news because Mass Effect: Andromeda was quite limited when it came to making a truly unique character. While this update won’t give players as much control as say Fallout 4, it’s still better than nothing. Patch 1.08 also brings with it more romance options for male Ryder and a series of tweaks to the multiplayer mode. We don’t know when the patch will deploy but we’ll keep you posted as soon as it does. Until then, you’re allowed to covet the update as much as you want.

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