Anthem update version 1.1.0 will be released today on April 23rd at 10 am PST, 12 pm CST and 1 pm EST following five-hour server maintenance. You will be able to download the update when servers are back up.
Bioware’s Andrew Johnson took it to Twitter to confirm that the next update will bring new content, a new stronghold called Sunken along with various gameplay improvements, bug fixes, and tweaks.
The content included in Anthem’s new update will be discussed by the developers during BioWare’s official live stream (delayed from last week). In addition to that, the developer will also give us an update on the Anthem’s current 90-day roadmap.
The developer is expected to talk about delays since BioWare hasn’t talked much about the features that were supposed to arrive in April. Considering that a week is left in the month, it’s expected that most of the promised features will not make it to the game in time. Below are the features that were supposed to arrive this month.
- Mastery System expanded progression.
- New reward items.
- Shaper Surge – Freeplay event.
- More Freeplay events.
- Phase 2 – Legendary Missions.
- New Stronghold: The Sunken.
- Social Play – New Weekly Stronghold Challenge.
- Social Play – Leaderboards.
- Social Play – Guilds.
Currently, there are no patch notes available for Anthem’s upcoming update. Patch notes are expected to be unveiled ahead of the game’s update so players won’t have to watch the full live stream. You can also start playing ahead of the live stream.
Despite the rocky launch of Anthem, BioWare has done a great job to support the game as promised and to address player complaints by releasing a series of updates. The game’s recent update came with various bug fixes and UI improvements. We also saw the addition of Legendary missions and Elysian caches in the game’s March update along with loot drop changes.
The looter shooter from creators of Mass Effect series is not dead yet but it is surely plagued with bugs, glitches, and infinite loading screens. These are the issues that most of the players are expecting to be fixed in the upcoming patch.
Nevertheless, BioWare’s Anthem has a long way to go in order to win the trust of fans back. A survey tells that half of the game’s player base has stopped playing the game which is something neither Electronic Arts or BioWare want. Fans over at Reddit are highly skeptical about Anthem’s roadmap and BioWare’s ability to fix the game.
We hope that the upcoming Anthem patch takes the game into the right direction for the players and developers both.
Anthem published by EA is now available to play on Microsoft’s Xbox One, PC and Sony’s PlayStation 4.