The Mass Effect Andromeda has been released today in North America, with this Mass Effect: Andromeda patch 1.04 is also available for download as a day one patch.
Early reviews are mixed for the new sci-fi title, with many players criticising the bugs and glitches, although some praise has been reserved for the size and scope of the game, not to mention the combat and visuals.
This has led to fans playing the game through EA Early Access to know for themselves whether there was the chance of a Day One being deployed to help smooth out some of the stutters spotted so far.
While Andromeda’s lead designer, Ian Frazier, ruled out improving the character models so soon, “At day 1? No, that ship has sailed,” other problems are being fixed before launch.
Frazier added today
“We released a Mass Effect: Andromeda patch 1.04 today which, among other things, fixes the Corsair black screen,”
Frazier further stated.
“The team’s working very hard to address issues. More patches to come,”
The new Mass Effect: Andromeda patch 1.04 will be followed by other updates focusing on server side data fixes, which will address some challenges that can currently not be completed.
While the first reviews of the game have been mixed, focusing on both its gameplay and glitches, there is one controversy that BioWare look set to avoid.
To get the best ending for the single player campaign in Mass Effect 3, players had to take part in multiplayer missions, this together with the controversial original endings for Mass Effect 3 faced a lot of criticism from the players.
Mass Effect Andromeda will have multiplayer missions that tie into the single player campaign but unlike Mass Effect 3 this will not be mandatory.
For Mass Effect: Andromeda patch 1.04 BioWare did not provide any patch notes, and the PS4 update history only mentions the typical “bug fixes and stability improvements.” The download size is 2GB on PS4, and 775MB on Xbox.