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Anthem Receives Cataclysm Patch Notes 1.3.0

Poorna Shankar | Posted: Aug 6, 2019 4:30 PM
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Anthem finally received the Cataclysm patch 1.3.0 today, bringing with it missions, alliance system changes, bug fixes, and more.

Along with a host of bug fixes, the Cataclysm-specific items are as follows:

Battle Vara Brom and her forces in a dangerous new game mode that evolves over time. Teamwork is heavily encouraged as you battle against the dangerous environment and time itself, unlock secrets, and master the Cataclysm to earn all new rewards and rank up the leaderboard. The Cataclysm is available on the Start of Expedition screen for all players who have completed the “Incursion” mission. 

  • Inversions - Sets of gameplay modifiers that impact how you face the challenges of the Cataclysm.

  • Leaderboards - Finishing content in the Cataclysm mode adds to your score. Your score is updated to the leaderboard at the end of your run.

  • Seasonal Currency - Complete challenges and content to earn Minor and Major Crystals. Spend that currency on the rewards in the Seasonal Store. 

  • Seasonal Store - A new store that features time-limited rewards for purchase with the seasonal currency.

New story missions involve unraveling a mystery of the Cataclysm where you’ll track down Dr. Harken.

It looks like Anthem is receiving a guild app for iOS and Android which will allow you to, “Create, join, and chat with guild members in-app. View your guild from the game to squad up and explore the world of Anthem together.”

Changes to gear involve the following:

  • With this update, we’re starting to introduce additional Masterworks for each of the gear slots on each Javelin to better improve end-game build diversity and introduce new mechanics.

  • Colossus:

    • “Again and Again” - Upgraded Siege Artillery

      • Combo Effect: Explosive. Detonates another explosion briefly after the first.

    • “Venom Storm” - Upgraded Burst Mortar

      • Combo Effect: Explosive. Fires a volley of acidic rounds.

  • Interceptor:

    • “Tesilar Trap” - Upgraded Cluster Mine

      • Deploys a bundle of proximity mines. Mines deal electric damage and electrify targets.

    • “Spectre's Flash” - Upgraded Wraith Strike 

      • Projects ghost to target. Detonates Aura Combos.

  • Ranger:

    • “Relentless Pursuit” - Upgraded Pulse Blast

      • Combo Effect: Impact. Hitting an enemy causes Energy Pulse to bounce to additional enemies.

    • “Arctic Tomb” - Upgrade Frost Grenade

      • Freezes target in place. Defeating frozen enemies will also freeze nearby enemies.

  • Storm:

    • “Steam Vent” - Upgraded Glacial Spear

      • Combo Effect: Chain. Deals both ice and fire damage.

    • “Eternal Squall” - Upgraded Lightning Strike 

      • Combo Effect: Chain. Leaves a field that deals electric damage for a short time.

You can check out the full patch notes here. Thanks for the tip, 3dom!


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.