Mass Effect: Andromeda won’t support squadmate weapon customization

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Mass Effect: Andromeda will arrive on March 21 on both the Xbox One and Windows PC. The game takes players into the depths of the Andromeda galaxy. As a player, you mission is to lead humanity’s search for a new home in this uncharted region of space.

Along the way, you’ll battle hostile alien threats, build your crew while trying to stay alive.

Mass Effect: Andromeda’s developers have recently offered more details about the game. Unfortunately, some of these details let down many fans.

Mass Effect: Andromeda squadmate equipment customization

One of the game’s developers recently revealed on Twitter that Mass Effect Andromeda won’t  support squadmate weapon or equipment customization.

Most gamers consider that being able to equip squadmates would actually be very useful. If you ended up with two pieces of really good armor, you could just give one to a squadmate.  Now, due to this constraint, looting is all of a sudden less interesting since players will end up with a lot of irrelevant equipment.

Many users heavily criticized BioHazard’s decision to limit players customization capabilities:

Then what the *** is the point of having a crafting system if its only for my equipment for my character instead of the whole squad? That just makes me not want to waste any time on it and i’m pretty baffled that an RPG won’t let you customize any of the party members equipment that seems pretty basic thing to have in one.

Players argue that this customization limitation removes some of the game’s depth. Each weapon has its own specificity, and some are better at killing certain opponents. Therefore being able to order your squadmates to switch between weapons increases your changes of success.

On the other hand, there are also players who aren’t really bothered by this situation. They suggest that as long as they can choose their squadmates abilities, all is well.

What do you think about Mass Effect Andromeda’s weapon and equipment customization limitations? Which camp are you in?


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