OK folks, it's time to shift the hype machine into overdrive. We are now less than two weeks from Mass Effect Andromeda's launch. Toot the horn. Rev your engines and all that. Suffice to say Mass Effect fans have had to wait a while to see how Mass Effect 3's awesome ending would ever be topped, but on March 21st we'll finally find out. Before then though, we've got our hands on the Mass Effect Andromeda PC graphics settings, revealing all the bits and bobs we'll be able to tweak to achieve our desired performance.
Mass Effect Andromeda Graphics Options and Advanced Video Settings
- Screen Calibration
- Safe Zone Adjustment
- Film Grain
- Chromatic Aberration
- Overall Qaulity
- Resolution Scale Mode
- Resolution Scale
- Texture Quality
- Ambient Occlusion
- Post Process Quality
- Texture Filtering
- Lighting Quality
- Shadows Quality
- Effects Quality
- Mesh Quality
- Shader Quality
- Terrain Quality
- Vegetation Quality
The great news is that Mass Effect Andromeda runs on the illustrious Frostbite engine. It's already powered the likes of Battlefield 1, Star Wars Battlefront, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Mirror's Edge Catalyst. We know from these past experiences that Mass Effect Andromeda is likely to run fantastically on PC, barring any major mishaps from BioWare.
There are also a decent amount of graphics settings to mess around with in Mass Effect 4. BioWare has got just about all the usual bases covered. It's actually a very similar setup to Battlefield 1, so if you're familiar with tweaking DICE's shooter it's a similar process here for Mass Effect Andromeda.
In total there are 16 different graphics options in Mass Effect Andromeda, with quite a few of these offering several unique settings each. Some of those at the top are toggles however, offering players the choice of whether or not to enable Chromatic Aberration or Film Grain. I know the former in particular isn't a very popular a choice so at least the option is there to remove it.
What Graphics Settings and Resolution the Minimum and Recommended System Requirements for Mass Effect Andromeda Will Get You
In addition to the graphics options we've also got wind of what graphics settings and resolutions the minimum and recommended system requirements for Mass Effect Andromeda will get you. This comes courtesy of Nvidia so make of that what you will.
If you meet the Mass Effect Andromeda minimum system requirements, which are a GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7850 with a Core i5-3570 / AMD FX-6350 then you can play the game on Low settings at 1280 x 720p resolution.
If you meet the Mass Effect Andromeda recommended system requirements, which are a GeForce GTX 1060 / Radeon RX 480 with a Core i7-4790 / AMD FX-8350 then you can play the game on High settings at 1920 x 1080p resolution.