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You can solve most problems by making sure your game and your system are both up to date.


If you haven’t already, run through our checklist to make sure you’re ready to play.

If you’re still seeing a problem, check if we’ve got it covered below: 


All Platforms: Trouble Finding A Match In Multiplayer

After creating a multiplayer lobby the remaining slots may not fill with new players. In particular, if a lobby has only two players, the additional slots will not fill.

We are aware of this issue and are investigating it.



  • Have one player solo queue for a match. Once they find a game, so long as there are empty slots the other player can join via invite or “Join Game” feature from your friend’s list.
  • Starting the match may result in others joining once the match is active.
  • Matchmaking as a full group.

PC: I'm getting a black screen on start-up, or the game is only running as a background process


Check to see if you have the Corsair Utility Engine installed on your system. (This issue should be resolved for the full game release.)

  • If you do, try uninstalling it and then relaunching the game. [RESOLVED- you can re-install your Corsair software now]

If you have a UC-Logic Drawing Tablet installed. (Could also apply for other Drawing Tablets)

  • Try to deactivate the tablet in the Windows device manager. If that don't helps uninstall the Drawing Tablet.

If you have TeamViewer installed and it runs in the background.

  • Close TeamViewer.


Press alt-enter to switch to windowed mode.
Changing your settings to run in windowed mode or borderless windowed mode will allow you to alt-tab more freely.


PC: Can’t create new saves.

Deleting or moving the save game folder (C: > Users > [Your Username] > Documents > BioWare) while Mass Effect: Andromeda is running will prevent new saves from being made. This can also occur if the logged-in account does not have write access to Documents.

To solve this:

Go to My Documents (C: > Users > [Your User Name] > Documents)

Create a folder path: BioWare/Mass Effect Andromeda/Save in Documents.


PC: My game is stuttering or the performance is very bad in general.

Check to see if you have the "AsusGameFirstService.exe" installed on your system.

  • if you do, try uninstalling it and then relaunching the game.


All Platforms: Ryder is stuck in an animation and won’t respond to commands.



  • Switching between Combat and Exploration mode.
  • Opening and closing your scanner.

If these don't help, try saving and restarting the game.


All Platforms: Ryder is stuck somewhere in the game and can’t get out.


Use fast travel to extract Ryder.


PC: I turned on HDR and changed my display mode and now my graphics look weird



  • Alt-tabbing away from the game and back again.
  • In your Radeon settings, turning HDR off and back on again.




How multiplayer connections work in Mass Effect: Andromeda

Multiplayer games use peer-to-peer connections. Once you leave the Lobby and start a match, it’s hosted on the machine (and connection) of one of the players – the one marked as host in the lobby.


If you’re having trouble with multiplayer outside of the lobby, remember that your internet connection is only part of the equation – the connection of the host player matters, too.


What happens if the host disconnects?


If the host loses their connection, the game will set one of the remaining players as host.

You won’t lose any progress (XP, credits or challenges) if a host disconnects—you’ll just restart the match at the beginning of the wave you were already on previously. 

Any player who joins your in-progress match will earn rewards from the point they join.


Quick connection tips:


  • First things first – try restarting your router to refresh your connection.
  • If you’re on Xbox One, you need Xbox Live Gold membershipto play online.
  • If you’re playing on PlayStation, you need to have PlayStation Plusto play online.
  • If you’re playing on PlayStation or Xbox, check your network settings and make sure your NAT typeis open.
  • Seeing an error code? Find out what it means:
    • PC
      • We don't support the use of proxy servers and similar technologies with Origin or our games.
      • If you're using a proxy or a Virtual Private Network (VPN), our systems might be getting confused and think there's a security issue.
      • Disable your proxy or disconnect from your VPN and try again.
      • This works particularly well for these errors:
      • 10044, 5800, 5801, 5802, 5803, 9001
    • Xbox One
    • PlayStation 4
      • Go to the PlayStation support site.
      • Click on My system.
      • Choose PlayStation 4.
      • Click Error Codes.
      • Enter your error code (including dashes) and click Submit.

Need something more in-depth?


Work through the steps here to clear up any problems with your connection.


You may also need to open (forward) some ports on your system to clear up any lingering connection problems:


TCP: 443, 17503, 17504, 10000-19999, 42210, 42130, 42230

UDP: 3659, 10000-19999


One thing that may help is to check your IPv settings. 


If you're having frequent disconnections on a peer-to-peer connection, it's possible that your network is using newer IPv6 IP addresses rather than the more common (and previously standard) IPv4 type.

  • IPv4 IP addresses are 32-bit numerical strings separated by periods. For example,
  • IPv6 IP addresses are 128-bit hexadecimal strings separated by colons. For example, 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334

Unfortunately, IPv6 and IPv4 are not yet at the point where they work well together on peer-to-peer connections. If you find that you lose your connection every time you play against a particular friend or whenever you join a match, chances are that you or your opponent are using IPv6.

You may need to speak to your ISP if you suspect this is the case, as they can advise you on any hardware or router firmware changes you might need to make to switch to IPv4 for gaming. 

Here's how to change your IP version on a PC:

  1. Open the Control Panel and search for adapter.
  2. In your search results under Network and Sharing Center, click View network Connections.
  3. Right-click your active network connection and select Properties.
    •  In Properties you should see check boxes for both Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (TCP/IPv6).
      • If you've been having frequent connectivity problems and IPv6 is checked, uncheck it.
      • If you've been having frequent connectivity problems and IPv4 isn't checked, check it.

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