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Anthem 1.6.0 Update Brings Tweaks

Poorna Shankar Posted: Dec 12, 2019 3:27 PM
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Anthem has received an update in patch 1.6.0. Here’s what’s new.

New features in the patch include:

  • Seasonal themed strongholds
  • Freeplay time trials
  • New Legendary World Event: Icetide Coolant Harvesting
  • New challenges
  • New hidden collectables
  • Icetide cortex entries
  • More powerful drops in GM3
  • New Tomb of Legionnaires Offering
    • Tomb of Artinia: Legendary Weapons
    • Tomb of Cariff: Legendary Gear
    • Tomb of Yvenia: Legendary Melee Weapons and Javelin-Specific Components
    • Tomb of Gawnes: Legendary Support Gear and Universal Components
  • New seasonal cosmetic items
  • New short stories

Bug fixes and improvements are numerous and include:

  • Fixed various crashes to improve stabilization.
  • Fixed various texture and lighting scenarios.
  • Fixed various art collision issues that allowed players to access unintended areas.
  • Fixed various audio issues.
  • Fixed multiple breadcrumbing trails appearing in Freeplay. Fast Travel to the Tomb of Legionnaires is now enabled. Map pins have been updated to better communicate the ability to fast travel.
  • Added new options to disable various parts of the UI
    • These options are visible under Settings -> Interface -> HUD
  • Added a tutorial for the self-respawn feature.
  • You can respawn yourself closer to your squadmates by holding down the R3 button
  • The Colossus can no longer become stuck in cages within Temple of Scar.
  • The Sunken Cell stronghold mission now correctly appears above the Heart of Rage mission in the journal.
  • Resolved an issue causing the Forge Menu to not appear while in the Forge Screen.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed the Synchronized Frame to trigger without an enemy being hit.
  • The Ranger Combo Augment component craft recipe now displays "Impact Combo Damage".
  • Fixed an issue causing Incremental Archives to not spawn as often as expected.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the fog wall from vanishing after the objective is completed in Temple of Scar.
  • Forge Icons for Barrage, Garroter, and Stampede have been updated to match the default color scheme of the javelin.
  • Increased the health of the generators for the Sleeping Titan event.
  • Legendary Fortress of Dawn now spawns its chest and finishes appropriately.
  • Fixed an issue where Balm of Gavinicus was incorrectly dealing damage on impact.
  • Dev Note: This bug was causing a large imbalance in weapon selection among players due to it essentially being almost 200% stronger than intended. This fix puts it back in line with its expected damage output. The Rainmaker should still be a viable weapon and the fix shouldn't disrupt any current play styles and hopefully makes other weapons more viable choices.
  • Fixed an issue causing Rainmaker to fire more projectiles than intended.


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.