Mass Effect Andromeda’s equipment system isn’t accessible at the start of the game. Players will need to finish the game’s prologue mission before they get access to change their loadout. Additionally, the Mass Effect Andromeda’s DLC equipment are also accessible after progressing farther in the game.
Once done with character creation, players will have a brief tour of their ship and players will be oriented of the game’s early story. Changing equipment isn’t possible this time. Finishing this area will eventually lead the players to the prologue mission. After this, players will eventually be given access to their ship, the Tempest, which works similarly to the previous entries’ Normandy and its other iterations.
In The Tempest
Players will finally be able to change equipment in the Tempest. Switch up your equipment to your heart’s content. Deluxe and Super Deluxe players can claim their DLC equipment and weapons from the “Special Delivery” panel in the Tempest. Like most video games, players are encouraged to wear equipment that optimize their stats.
Other Equipment Change Points
Mass Effect Andromeda does a lot of exploring on planets and fighting hostile aliens which means players won’t always be on their ship every time. Alternative equipment change points called “Forward Stations” are also found conveniently during their travels. Forward Stations can help you optimize equipment especially when about to face a strong boss or just change your equipment to suit the needs of the mission. Lastly, players will be given a chance to change equipment if they’re about to drop down to a planet.
Where to Get Good Equipment
Fans have already pooled some information about where to find rare equipment early in their single-player playthrough. Players have found a weapon chest in the Nexus. This chest has a high drop rate of Rare and Ultra Rare weaponry. Saving your game before opening the chest is crucial as it allows you reroll your starting Rare weapon if you load your save file. Players can keep repeating this trick until they find a strong weapon, or at least one that they’re comfortable using.
Alternatively, players can invest time doing the multiplayer mode first. EA has confirmed that players will be rewarded in single-player and multiplayer as long as they progress in either. Potentially, the multiplayer rewards will give some good equipment to help their single-player character progress smoothly with strong equipment. Outside of these tips, players ought to just play the game normally and use the good ones they can find. Stay updated with more Mass Effect Andromeda guides and news here on TheBitbag.