Despite having fallen into silence and very little updates about the game, BioWare has remained hard at work, hammering out their eight-week event called ‘Cataclysm’, which will be the games first-ever limited-time live-event.
It seems that Anthem remains one of those games that’s going to take a No Man’s Sky approach to content delivery. It’s an approach that brings forth the announcement of teasing new content up until its prepared to launch, only giving players an idea of what to expect, before revealing the entirety of the overall event itself.
The latest in-game activities, however, are suggesting at something quite a bit bigger. Recently upon logging in, we were greeted with a flurry of new changes thanks to new in-game activities we spotted in the Freeroam portion of Anthem.
The new activities, mostly side-events, and even atmospheric changes are hinting at the major event itself, an eight-week event that will be a “massive, world-changing” event that comes about with stormy weather, chaotic events, and hopefully some much-needed changes to the game.
However, there’s a downside to this. There’s been a lot of bug reports hitting the official subreddit as of late, many players saying the game has become unplayable, constantly crashing, and servers seemingly being unable to handle the workload they’ve been tasked with; making it near impossible for Freelancers to stay connected.
Meanwhile, PTR players have had a chance to dive into the event itself, testing some of the inner workings, but also some of the latest weapons and gear that will be shipping with the major content update itself. This includes the new Freeplay challenges that have gone live, including a brand-new one called “The Oncoming Storm.” These new missions lasted until today, giving Freelancers a chance to fight off against crystallized enemies, finding shards of crystal, and completing other event-based tasks.
However, these crystalline enemies aren’t the only thing popping up around the Valley of Tarsis. There are even new crystalline formations popping up around the map all across Bastion itself, giving players a good idea of the many things to come. If you do recall, originally BioWare wasn’t scared to mention that the Cataclysm would take place over the course of the eight-weeks total, two in which would feature a pre-Cataclysm series of events.
Currently, this would hint at the fact that the set of new missions – three total – will unfold over the course of this event. The new missions are supposed to allow players to earn a wide array of brand new rewards including weapons and Vanity items when the update ships. the only downside? We have no ETA on when the actual event begins and if it will begin any time soon due to the very fact the original 90-day roadmap has been scrapped.
Watch Anthem Developer Livestream – The Cataclysm | 3pm CT from anthemgame on www.twitch.tv
But, for what it’s worth, it seems that EA and BioWare are sticking to their guns and are preparing for something even bigger than the Cataclysm itself.
You can check out our content for Anthem, including a review, today:
Check out more of our guides for Anthem today:
- Anthem: Things you need to know before starting Anthem
- Anthem: Understanding Combos, Primers, and their Detonators
- Anthem: How to become an elemental fury with the Storm Javelin
- Review: Anthem – An amazingly beautiful, and fun adventure
Anthem is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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