With the worldwide launch of Anthem kicking off today, Bioware has shared the plans for what will be coming to the game over the next three months. Bioware often releases new updates and contents as Acts. Here is what is coming in Year 1, Act 1 of Anthem – Echoes Of Reality.
Bioware has presented what will be recurring updates of Anthem. These include: quality of life improvements, such as fixes, improvements, and optimizations; weekly alliance coin which players will earn every week; new challenges in the form of daily, weekly and monthly challenges; new cosmetics with the Prospero store refresh. Prospero is the NPC you can go to access the store in Fort Tarsis.
Three new free-play events are coming to the game during the launch window of the game. They are called Outlaw Outrage, There Will Be Giants, and Shaper Surge. These events are Anthem’s version of Public Events in Destiny and Destiny 2.
March 2019 is called Evolving World. There will be a new free-play event called Cortex Locked that will occur twice in the month. There Will Be Giants and Outlaw Outrage are returning free-play events that will occur during this month as well. New cosmetics will be introduced called Elysian Stronghold Caches. March also rolls out phase 1 of Legendary Missions.
April 2019 – Stronger Together has a lot happening. Cortex Locked and Shaper Surge are the free-play events during the month. Rewards will come in the form of new items, while Expanded Progression will come as the game will get a Mastery System. Phase II Legendary Missions will arrive as well and the game will get its newest stronghold called The Sunken. Social Play also gets updated with a Weekly Stronghold Challenge, Leaderboards, and Guilds.
Act 1 culminates in May 2019 – The Cataclysm. New items will be available, and Cortex Locked will be the free-play event during this period, including a new mission that you can complete. The biggest event happening is that a Cataclysm will occur. Cataclysms are world events will cause physical changes to the world like extreme weather and changes to the landscape. You will have to face dangerous new enemies and solve new mysteries. Participating in these events will earn you some mysterious rewards.
Chad Robertson, Head of Live Service for the game had a few words to say about the launch of the game. “I look at today from two perspectives. As a gamer, I’m excited by what we’ve created with Anthem and the promise it carries for a long future behind the game’s lush world, immersive lore, rich characters, and core gameplay,” Robertson expressed. “As a developer, I know we’ve worked hard to strike a balance of engaging BioWare story combined with fun action-gameplay and multi-player progression; I also know how much more we want to bring to the game.”