Anthem update news, DLC, tips, patch notes and more

by admin March 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Anthem, BioWare’s cooperative, team-based shooter is a change of pace for the makers of Dragon Age and Mass Effect. With a focus on cooperative PvE combat popularised by the likes of Destiny, it landed amid a swirl of hype and expectation, which it has so far failed to meet.

Anthem has a big challenge in front of it then – with arguments that its endgame content is weak, its loot system broken and its story not up to scratch when compared with previous narrative-driven BioWare RPGs, it’s fighting to win back the hearts of those who were initially in awe of its promise.

With EA backing it and BioWare’s heritage at its heart, there’s hope yet that Anthem will be redeemed. It’s being touted as a “living” game after all – one that will evolve over time to keep its fans entranced long after launch – and the likes of behemoths such as Destiny and Fortnite all went through rough launches before becoming gaming juggernauts.

So what’s the latest Anthem news? When’s the next update? And what does the future hold for Anthem? Read on for everything you need to know about the Iron Man simulator.

Anthem: the TechRadar verdict

Anthem is an immensely fun game wrapped up in a dull story and a repetitive end-game. It will no doubt get better as time goes on, but this isn’t a great starting point:

Great customization

Beautiful visuals

Great use of team interaction 

Definitely not a single-player game

Predictable story

Frequent bugs

As we said in our full Anthem review:

“It is a game of oxymorons and inconsistencies. The story is designed to be single-player but the game is clearly not. The gameplay is an absolute joy but is stifled by the repetitive nature of the end-game. The character animations are truly sublime, but most of the characters themselves are cliché and predictable. 

“Anthem is a fun game, and a stunningly pretty one, but with flaws in nearly every other aspect of its design. It will improve with patches, updates, and a strong community, but it isn’t a particularly strong foundation. This is less an anthem, and more an annoying earworm…”

  • Anthem review: check out our complete, in-depth verdict in our full review