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Anthem To Follow “Seasonal Updates,” Ditches Previously Announced “Acts”

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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In a blog post, it appears BioWare have announced that Anthem will be ditching previously announced acts in favor of seasonal updates.

The blog outlines changes made to Anthem, including,
  • Combat balancing improvements

  • Adjustments for minor-to-major crystal economy

  • Additional types of reward crates, providing more player choice

  • UX tips in load screens to better explain Cataclysm mechanics

  • Final Score Banners to show how much score was gained from playing on higher difficulties

However, Head of Live Service, Chad Robertson, then discusses the future.

“We hear your concerns on core issues in Anthem and are acting on it. Those systems require a more thorough review and re-working versus quick fixes. We’ve got a team working on that now, and early results are promising.

In order to address these long-range plans, we are moving away from the Acts structure for updates. Instead, we have additional seasonal updates planned for this year that we think players will enjoy. These events will deliver challenges and chases similar to what you’ve seen, and are built around some fun themes we’re bringing to the game.

As I’ve said previously, we want to be transparent with you that we know more work needs to be done to make Anthem better. We also want to ensure we’re backing up our words with a great game you can play.  So I don’t have any news today to share about the long-term changes we are bringing to Anthem. What I can say is that we will continue to engage with you, our community, through PTS when we can show you what is coming.”

Check out the full post here.


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.