According to a developer at BioWare, the multiplayer mode for Mass Effect: Andromeda will be peer-to-peer, rather than using dedicated servers.
As revealed on Twitter by Andromeda producer Fernando Melo, the news confirmed how many believed the multiplayer connections would work. Previously, BioWare had used P2P for the multiplayer in Mass Effect 3, so a change to dedicated servers would have been an interesting choice.
@oliverhadjilary it is P2P
— Fernando Melo (@DiscoBabaloo) March 3, 2017
Along with the news, Melo posted an image featuring the character selection screen for the multiplayer. This shows off 20 different characters—from salarian to asari—each with what appears to be individual experience bars. If you look closely, though, there are also arrows to the left of the 20, meaning there could be even more. Additionally, at the bottom of the screen is an option to “select and customize,” which we assume would allow you to tailor the loadout for each character.
Mass Effect: Andromeda arrives March 21st on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, but you can hop into the multiplayer on March 16th on Xbox One if you’re part of EA Access.