Skip to main content

Anthem finally gets long-anticipated 'Cataclysm' event

Anthem cataclysm
Anthem cataclysm (Image credit: EA)

What you need to know

  • Anthem had several features delayed in order to fix bugs, including the Cataclysm update.
  • Today, the Cataclysm update has finally gone live.
  • This update brings new quests, new currencies, new enemies and more for players to enjoy.
  • Anthem: Legion of Dawn Edition is currently $20 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

Earlier this year, Anthem's Cataclysm update and some other new features were delayed, as BioWare wanted to focus on improving or fixing issues that needed to be addressed in the game. Today, the Anthem Cataclysm update has finally gone live and players can download the update right now. It is a 12GB update, so it shouldn't be too hard on your hard drives.

In order to begin exploring in the Storm, you'll need to choose "Cataclysm" in the Game Modes menu. From there, anyone of any level is free to begin. This update isn't just adding the Storm however, as there are new enemies such as the Bristlebacks and Dominion Crystal Troopers. There are three new story missions to take on, starting with "Tip of the Spear." Finally, there's also new currencies to use in the form of Major Crystals and Minor Crystals. Major Crystals are big mission rewards, while Minor Crystals can be used to purchase Major Crystals and War Chests.

Loot in Anthem has also recieved a major update and if you want more details on that, you can check our guide here.

Xbox accessories you'll love

Every one of these quality accessories is guaranteed to enhance your Xbox experience.

PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One (opens in new tab) ($20 at Amazon)

PowerA's take on the Xbox One controller is an attractive pickup for budget-conscious gamers that nails all the basics.

Talon PDP Xbox media remote (opens in new tab) ($20 at Amazon)

The Talon PDP Xbox media remote is great for watching shows on your console.

Xbox One S vertical stand (opens in new tab) ($10 at Amazon)

Stand your console upright with this accessory.

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.