Just less than two weeks before “Mass Effect: Andromeda” is officially released on the market, developer BioWare announced the good news that they will not be charging players for the multiplayer maps. There is also mention of the multiplayer missions having another purpose in the action role-playing video game.

Comicbook’s WWG learned early this week that BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn has confirmed that the maps will be added to the game free of charge. Flynn was apparently asked by a fan about the multiplayer content of “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” and the former did not hesitate to share that players won’t have to pay a cent for the forthcoming maps. Flynn even likened the maps to the multiplayer content of “Mass Effect 3” when he said, “It’s going to be just like ‘ME3.’”

Aside from the fact that the multiplayer maps will be free, there’s also new information about the multiplayer missions. The game’s producer, Fernando Melo, has recently revealed that these missions will serve a special purpose, for they can also help in the single player campaign. “On the fifth day of MP-mas, the MP dev team gave to you: a new feature in MEA – Missions. Your link between MP/SP. Play & get rewards in both,” Melo tweeted over the weekend, confirming that there is a feature that will give rewards in both multiplayer and single-player campaigns.

“Mass Effect: Andromeda” is slated for release for March 21 for the PS4, Xbox One and Origin PC. Those who preordered the game will be given access to three bonus content: the Deep Space Explorer armor set, a unique Nomad skin and five 50 percent XP boosters for multiplayers. IGN noted that these preorder bonuses are only for the standard game, since all three are included in the Deluxe and Super Deluxe versions of the game.

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The multiplayer maps for “Mass Effect: Andromeda” will be added to the game free of charge.