Fans who pre-ordered Mass Effect Andromeda may get themselves a special downloadable content (DLC) pack as well. If its contents are any indication, the DLC’s freebies may give players a competitive edge both in the story and multiplayer. However, is this worth the purchase?
Mass Effect Andromeda is the latest installment in the Mass Effect franchise. Interestingly, it has a plot separate from the “core” trilogy. This means the first three games will not affect Andromeda‘s story.
Fans may consider Andromeda a good move on the part of BioWare. Mass Effect Andromeda boasts a host of new features that will hopefully bring gamers back to the franchise. It appears BioWare wants to make this Special Edition DLC part of the new experience.
Mass Effect Andromeda: Special Edition DLC
This news came courtesy of Game Rant, which elaborated on the various features of the new DLC. It appears the Special Edition DLC is, in fact, part of BioWare’s multiple post-launch updates. Unfortunately, only fans with the Special Edition can get these DLC.
This set contains the Deep Space Explorer Armor and a Nomad Skin. This equipment can augment the cosmetic appearance of the protagonists. It can be remembered that Andromeda will, in fact, include a unique feature that allows players to customize the colors of their cosmetic items. This was something not included in previous games.
Aside from these, players will also get five 50-percent experience boosters for Multiplayer. This can give them an advantage against other gamers. Interestingly, this reflects BioWare’s push to emphasize Andromeda‘s improved multiplayer.
However, this particular post-launch DLC is only included in the Deluxe and Super Deluxe Editions. The particular features embedded with each edition is elaborated below. Additionally, fans ought to remember that each iteration of Andromeda comes at a particular price range.
New Updates, Features
The Standard Edition ($59.99) will have a copy of the game. VG24/7 advises that it may be helpful to remember just what the various digital and retail editions will contain. However, fans may want to remember that buying these other editions may come at a hefty cost.
Meanwhile, the Deluxe Edition ($69.99) will have a myriad of bonuses. These include the Multiplayer Deluxe Launch Pack, a copy of the digital soundtrack, and new equipment sets. Players who buy the retail Deluxe Edition ($99.99) can get a diecast Nomad Model along with the aforementioned features.
Interestingly, the Super Deluxe Edition ($99.99) has a Multiplayer Super Deluxe Booster Pack set. Players availing this edition will get one booster pack for 20 weeks. No one knows the full extent of bonuses inside these boxes. However, fans may expect these to be very rare commodities.
There is a Collector’s Edition ($200) for die-hard Mass Effect fans as well. This has a remote controlled Nomad vehicle that appears in Andromeda. Unfortunately, this does not contain a copy of the core game.
Moreover, the booster packs themselves appear to be customized per month. For instance, players who get the May 2017 DLC will have two custom Nomad Skins and the Pathfinder Casual Outfit. BioWare has yet to announce if there are story-related DLCs in the making.