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BioWare Provides Update on Anthem Loot & Equipment Goals

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Poorna Shankar Posted:
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In a new BioWare blog, the team provided a new update on Anthem, specifically touching on loot.

It looks like the team is focused on creating a “satisfying loot experience” in an attempt to fix on the glaring criticisms with Anthem – the lack of quality loot. To that end, outlined several overarching themes they’re focusing on including:

  • Respect Your Time
  • Embrace Choice
  • Create a Rewarding Loot Experience
  • Keep it Accessible and Immediate
  • Reliability of Equipment and Rewards
  • Scale for the Future

There’s also focused on some other areas, such as gunplay,

“Gunplay is overall more responsive with enemies reacting to hits near instantly with improved client-side prediction, we are looking into the role of melee items and builds, and of course, being able to spend skill points to unlock new types of equipment and synergies. One of the things I am most excited about is seeing all the awesome new weaponry concepts based on our factions.”

Anthem’s reboot is still in the prototyping process and has a long way to go. But this is the first time we’ve seen any indicator on what specifically the team is looking to address. Stay tuned for more.


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.