Mass Effect Andromeda Update 1.04 & Early Access Patch Offers Performance Improvements and Bug Fixes

mass effect andromeda update 1.04

Bioware has published the release notes for the day-one Mass Effect Andromeda update 1.04 alongside the notes for the previously released early-access patch.

Over the past week, a lot has been written about BioWare’s latest Mass Effect installment. Since the game’s early access trial went live last week, players have been complaining about severely lacking facial animations, and early reviews paint a disappointing picture for a game that has been in development for quite some time. As covered earlier today, BioWare has promised that the RPG will be “strongly supported”, and patch notes for the game’s day-one and early access update have now been released by the developer.

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Based on the patch notes, fixes for progression bugs and animation tweaks have been the priority for BioWare. Check out the full notes below:

Patch 1.04 


  • Fixed an issue whereby players were unable to land on Ark Natanus
  • Fixed an issue whereby the game loaded to a black screen or ran as a background process when Corsair Utility Engine or similar programs were running


  • Fixed an issue causing players to stop hearing their character’s audio and start hearing another player’s instead
  • Fixed an issue causing the game to crash when using the Human Male Soldier and F key

Early Access Patch


  • Overall performance improvements
  • Fixed an issue with the title only accepting input from the last controller synced when two controllers are assigned to the same profile
  • Fixed various collision issues
  • Fixed a few rare audio issues


  • Improvements to many cinematics, conversations, and other character interactions
  • Improved quest rewards
  • Fixed an issue whereby a door could become jammed in mission 5
  • Fixed issues with objective markers not appearing correctly
  • Minor performance improvements after some Tempest transitions
  • Fixed an issue whereby the combat music was not functioning as designed
  • Fixed some minor quest-related issues
  • Fixed a small cinematic issue during the Drack loyalty quest
  • Minor balancing change to the “Remove the Heart” quest
  • Improvements to quest tracking and waypoints


  • Improvements to Strike Teams UI screens
  • Additional multiplayer tutorials implemented
  • Balance changes to guns, reward packs, and objectives scoring
  • Improved appearance of character portraits
  • Added new artwork for MP characters, armor, and challenges in menus and codex entries

Mass Effect Andromeda was released yesterday and is available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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