'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Stuck on Loading Screen: The fix is simple, but frustrating


So you just completed a massive, triumphant story mission in Mass Effect: Andromeda, only to find your game has completely locked up on a seemingly endless loading screen. What gives? 

Unfortunately, that's just one of several bugs Mass Effect: Andromeda players have experienced in the short time since the game's release. There's a solution, but it's likely going to set you back a bit.

Mass Effect: Andromeda stuck on loading screen: The solution

Unfortunately, it seems the only way to get past this bug is to close the game altogether and restart it. If you were in a dialogue sequence right before the game got stuck, you'll probably have to redo it. Luckily, Mass Effect: Andromeda is pretty good about auto-saving along the way, so you shouldn't lose too much progress.

It doesn't look like BioWare has commented specifically on this loading-screen bug, but it released a statement via Twitter indicating it would be announcing plans Tuesday to make improvements to the game. Hopefully, it will issue a fix for this loading-screen problem before then — but if not, the issue will likely get addressed soon.

If you experience any other technical issues in Mass Effect: Andromeda, you can report them to Electronic Arts here and see a list of known issues here.

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