|This article is about Mods and their functions in Mass Effect: Andromeda. For the semi-permanent customization components in Mass Effect: Andromeda, see Augmentations. For weapon upgrades in Mass Effect, see Weapon Upgrades. For weapon mods and their functions in Mass Effect 3, see Weapon Mods.|
Mods are weapon customization upgrades in Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Andromeda Initiative equipment is designed to be modular and adaptable to any situation. Weapons and armor, in particular, are built with the understanding that they will be customized multiple times in the field over their operational lifetime.
Gun modifications can be purchased from appropriate locations, or recovered in the field. Each weapon's targeting computer also contains an adaptive integration VI that analyzes a mod on installation, adjusts the weapon's balance, heat sink requirements, and ammunition block accordingly, and sends a list of any additional components to the user's omni-tool for minifacturing. The process typically takes only a few minutes.
Each Mod counts as one item towards the Inventory item limit.
- Each gun has two circular-shaped Mod Slots that are used to apply Mods to the gun.
- Melee Weapons have no Mod Slots and are unable to use Mods.
- Each Mod comes in three different versions: 1 basic and 2 enhanced versions.
- The basic version of a Mod increases positive stat benefits.
- Each enhanced version of a Mod has increased positive stat benefits over the basic Mod but also has a negative penalty associated with it.
- The positive benefits and negative penalties with Mods aren't always reflected in the stats of a weapon. The benefits and penalties still apply though.
- Mods are available from Rank I - X like weapons and armor in Mass Effect: Andromeda. Mods follow weapons and armor with higher Ranks becoming available as Ryder's level increases.
- Only Basic Mods are available at Rank I. Enhanced Mods start at Rank II.
- Only one Mod type per gun is permitted to be applied to the gun.
- Not all Mods are used by every weapon type. Some weapons are unable to use specific Mods.
- Each and every Mod changes the look of a weapon in different ways. (Refer to each weapon and applicable Mod type for specific details)
- Increasing the number of Mod Slots is possible by applying a Mod Slot Extension or a Double Mod Extension augmentation during development.
- Deconstructing a weapon with Mods applied to the weapon returns the Mods to Ryder.
- Deconstructing a Mod destroys the Mod and no resources are returned to Ryder. Ryder can sell unwanted Mods for credits.
Mod Types Edit
There are 9 Mod Types available for guns in Mass Effect: Andromeda. No weapon type can use all 9 Mod types.
- A check mark (✓) in a Mod Types column implies that the Mod can be used by that weapon type.
- Any Mod with a check mark that has an asterisk (✓*) has issues or restrictions. (Refer to the specific Mod section in question for details)
|Barrel Mod||Rare||✓||✓||✓||✓||Enhances a weapon's barrel, creating greater gunfire velocity and impact.|
|Choke Mod||Common||✓*||Adjustable servo motors tighten or loosen pellet spread for maximum accuracy.|
|Clip Mod||Uncommon||✓*||✓*||Adds sockets to increase thermal clip capacity, increasing number of spare shots.|
|Magazine Mod||Uncommon||✓||✓||Increases magazine capacity, allowing more shots before reloading.|
|Materials Mod||Common||✓||Superior lightweight alloys replace weapon parts, making the weapon less obtrusive and easier to handle.|
|Melee Mod||Common||✓||✓||Integrated VI improves synergy between melee weapon and firearm computer systems, allowing increased melee damage.|
|Receiver Mod||Uncommon||✓*||✓*||✓*||✓*||Capacitor boosts kinetic coil generators, increasing shot penetration through solid objects.|
|Scope Mod||Common||✓||✓*||✓*||Simple optical scope to enhance stability while zoomed. Also increases accuracy while moving.|
|Stock Mod||Common||✓||Distributes recoil with sliding system of counterweights compatible with kinetic coil generators. Reduces weapon kickback.|
Pistol Mods Edit
Pistols in Mass Effect: Andromeda are able to use 5 of the 9 Mod Types.
Pistol Barrels Edit
Pistol Magazines Edit
Pistol Melees Edit
Pistol Receivers Edit
Pistol Scopes Edit
Assault Rifle Mods Edit
Assault Rifles in Mass Effect: Andromeda are able to use 5 of the 9 Mod Types.
Assault Rifle Barrels Edit
Assault Rifle Magazines Edit
Assault Rifle Receivers Edit
Assault Rifle Scopes Edit
Assault Rifle Stocks Edit
Shotgun Mods Edit
Shotguns in Mass Effect: Andromeda are able to use 5 of the 9 Mod Types.
Shotgun Barrels Edit
Shotgun Chokes Edit
Shotgun Clips Edit
Shotgun Melees Edit
Shotgun Receivers Edit
Sniper Rifle Mods Edit
Sniper Rifles in Mass Effect: Andromeda are able to use 5 of the 9 Mod Types.