Anthem is a shared-world third-person shooter from BioWare. BioWare is the studio behind famous franchises like Dragon Age and Mass Effect. The title launched on February 22, but if you're on PC and an Origin Access Premier subscriber, you gained access to the full game last Friday. Just like Destiny, the developer wants to support the game for the next ten years.

Anthem has been criticized for its lack of compelling content and in order to address this, BioWare has laid out a plan for the next couple of months. The roadmap offers more insight on what BioWare is planning for the game and the community, including new Legendary Missions, events, the Mastery System, leaderboards, guilds, strongholds, and much more. The roadmap also includes regular updates such as quality-of-life improvements, fixes, along with daily, weekly, and monthly challenges and rewards.

Recurring Updates

  • Fixes, improvements, and optimizations.
  • Weekly Alliance Coins.
  • Daily, Monthly, and Weekly Challenges.
  • Prospero Store refresh.

February 2019

  • Outlaw Outrage Freeplay event.
  • There Be Giants Freeplay event.
  • Shaper Surge Freeplay event.

March 2019

  • Focus on evolving world.
  • Elysian Stronghold Caches cosmetics.
  • New items rewards.
  • Phase 1 of Legendary Missions.
  • More unknown Freeplay event.
  • Outlaw Outrage Freeplay event.
  • There Be Giants Freeplay event.

April 2019

  • Stronger Together focus.
  • Mastery System expanded progression.
  • New items rewards.
  • Shaper Surge Freeplay event.
  • More unknown Freeplay events.
  • Phase 2 of Legendary Missions.
  • New Stronghold called The Sunken.
  • Weekly Stronghold Challenge.
  • Leaderboards.
  • Guilds.

May 2019

  • The Cataclysm event.

Hopefully these changes will address the complaints players have. However, it's unclear how these additions will impact the banal story.

A whole new world

Anthem: Legion of Dawn Edition

A new franchise to play with

Anthem is an entirely new franchise for EA, with new game mechanics and new mythos to explore. Its third-person format with emphasis on flying exosuits is something new and exciting. Let's hope it can live up to the hype.

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