How To Switch Weapons In 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'

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How do you switch weapons in Mass Effect: Andromeda? As you explore new worlds in Mass Effect: Andromeda, you’ll come across all kinds of new baddies and new weapons to blast them with. But switching weapons in the game isn’t as intuitive as it could be. So, how do you do it?

For a quick swap, say if you suddenly run out of ammo or simply want to change weapons on the fly, hit Square (PS4) or X (Xbox One) in order to switch to the last weapon you used. This is a good way to make a quick change without disturbing the flow of the game.

You can also change Ryder’s weapon by bringing up the weapon wheel, for a more comprehensive selection. To do so, tap the View button on the Xbox One, or the central touchpad if you’re playing on PS4. From there, use the left analog stick to highlight the weapon you want, and select it to equip it. This option does rip you out of the action somewhat, but in some situations it’s well worth the trouble to have the best possible item in your arsenal to hand.

Unfortunately, these steps only apply to Ryder. Mass Effect: Andromeda doesn’t allow you to change your allies’ armor or weapons.

If you want to change your loadout, including your armor, you’ll have to visit specific locations, like Loadout Stations and Forward Bases. After all, Ryder can’t just hold onto every piece of equipment in his wardrobe at all times!

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