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You can skip Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer with Strike Teams - here's how

As the new Pathfinder for all of humanity in Mass Effect: Andromeda, you are bestowed with the ultimate power of leadership: delegation. If you don't want to hop online to do a multiplayer mission but you still want the single-player campaign rewards, you can just send one of your Strike Teams to do it for you.

Wait, you can do multiplayer… in single player? For a more thorough explanation, here are some in-depth snippets from a Twitter Q&A session with Mass Effect: Andromeda multiplayer producer Fernando Melo and lead designer Ian S. Frazier.

Striking out on your own

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Giving more options

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 Assembling your Strike Teams 

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Becoming veterans

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And some similarities to Dragon Age: Inquisition's War Table

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I'm planning to play a decent amount of multiplayer in Mass: Effect Andromeda, but it's cool to know that the option will be there if I'd rather just tell my Strike Team to do it. Or maybe have my Strike Team deployed in one mission while I'm matchmaking for another…

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.