The free trial of Mass Effect Andromeda is now live on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It allows you to play the game for a total of ten hours, much like the free demo that has been available on Origin for quite a while. This one, though, is open to all. You can explore the first planet in the game up to a point, and all your progress will carry over if you end up buying the game.
If you’ve held off on Mass Effect Andromeda, you now have a chance to test it out and decide for yourself. Players that have an Origin subscription have had this privilege since before the game released. Now, however, everyone can have a go. You can start your free trial by going to the official Mass Effect Andromeda website.
In the demo, you’ll be able to play for up to ten hours. You can explore the first planet, Eos, more or less freely. If you decide to follow the plot, the game will block your progress at a certain point. It happens when you attempt to enter the first Remnant vault. Other than that, you can spend your ten hours driving around Eos, seeing what you can do on the side (hint: it’s not that much).
On the other hand, you can also have a go at the various multiplayer modes. In fact, according to the website, all game modes will be available to you in the trial. Additionally, all the progress you make will transfer automatically to the full game if you decide to purchase it. Now that the game has been patched up with Update 1.08 and Update 1.09, it’s a little better now that it was at launch.
If you get stuck somewhere in the game, you can check out our Mass Effect Andromeda guide list.