Just recently, the developers at BioWare decided to release a fresh trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda that provides fans with a quick run down of the basic elements of the game’s combat system and how certain weapons will work within the title. To be specific, this latest piece of footage discusses the four main types of weapons – that is, pistols, shotguns, assault rifles, and sniper rifles – while also touching on melee attacks, special skills and abilities, and more.
As seen below in the video courtesy of the official Mass Effect YouTube channel, Liam Kosta – the Security Response Specialist for the Pathfinder team and one of the game’s new companions – gives viewers a crash course in some basic firearm mobility training. As it happens, the footage is surprisingly helpful when it comes to assisting players in determining which of Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s weapons will be right for their play style.
First, Kosta begins with Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s pistols, declaring them to be the standard medium-to-short range weapon that affords quick, on-the-go attacks thanks to their lightweight design and fast reload times. Plus, he even showcases pistols’ explosive grenade rounds. Then, he moves on to shotguns, by detailing their powerful blasts at short range, and showing off their laser shell rounds.
After shotguns, the Andromeda Initiative member touches on assault rifles and their effectiveness at a distance, their high rate of fire, as well as their ability to speedily diminish enemies’ shields. One assault rifle ammo modifier presented is Avenger with electrical conduit, which eliminates enemies with what look like blue lighting blasts. Kosta then goes on to mention the high-powered shots and incredible range of Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s sniper rifles.