Mass Effect: Andromeda update gives Scott Ryder another romance option

June 06, 2017 1 min read

With the latest patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare is fleshing out the character creator (couldn't help myself) and opening up a path for Scott Ryder to romantically pursue the squadmate Jaal.

For the character editor, there will be two new head types (one male, one female), a complexion option, more skin tones, fully unlocked hairstyles, and good ol' baldness. Existing players won't miss out, either, as it'll be possible to alter Ryder's appearance right on the Tempest. You won't need to start fresh.

Also, "for fans of Alec Ryder's iconic [hah!] appearance, you can now choose to keep the default Alec, rather than having his appearance be based on your custom Ryder."

As for the new opportunity with Jaal, BioWare says "Scott Ryder did not have a same-sex squadmate available as a romance option, nor could the achievement for completing three romances be achieved with only male same-sex partners. And as the angara have expressed their fluidity in how they perceive gender, it seemed only natural that Scott could have a relationship with Jaal."

The developers also said that they "consulted with members of the LGBTQ community, both externally and within our own studios. After carefully considering all feedback, we decided this was an important change to make, and one that made sense for Jaal, Scott, and the angara."

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