Mass Effect: Andromeda's Multiplayer Details - Five Maps, All Races On Launch

Just like Mass Effect 3's multiplayer offering, Mass Effect: Andromeda will feature a 4-player co-op mode with your team facing hordes of enemies from a specific alien race. 

On launch, the multiplayer will have 25 character kits with all the major alien races from the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy, and over 40 unique weapons to choose from. There will be no class restrictions this time around. So we can go nuts with the loadout customizations. 

There will be 5 playable maps on launch - Firebase Zero, an outpost built into an asteroid; Firebase Icebreaker, a fuelling station on an icy planet; Firebase Magma, a foundry on a river of lava; Firebase Derelict, in an abandoned kett ship; and Firebase Sandstorm, a vacated outpost in the desert.

During the single player campaign, you can engage in multiplayer missions by initiating Strike Team missions. These missions will give you rewards that you can earn for your single player game and can be completed by sending an apex strike team or going to multiplayer and doing it with a friend or three. 

This is an optional feature in Mass Effect: Andromeda, if you simply want to explore the new galaxy. But if it plays just like their last attempt in multiplayer, it's going to be a good distraction with friends. 

In a Twitter reply from Bioware's Aaryn Flynn regarding multiplayer, he confirms that all post content like maps and such will be free just like how they did it with Mass Effect 3.

Mass Effect: Andromeda will launch on March 21 in North America and on March 23 worldwide. It will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Pro, Xbox One, and PC.