Latest Anthem patch adds 'The Sunken Cell' stronghold

Anthem launched on Xbox One and PC recently. As with any online game at launch, it has some surprisingly strange bugs that BioWare is working on. Anthem is a shared-world third-person shooter from the acclaimed developer behind famous franchises like Dragon Age and Mass Effect. Just like Destiny, the team wants to support the game for the next ten years.

Today, BioWare released a new update which addresses a lot of bugs. However, the biggest addition has to be the new stronghold. "The Sunken Cell" will challenge you in new ways, and might just be the hardest stronghold in the game. You can read about the major changes below.

  • The Sunken Cell stronghold is now available to all players who have completed the main story.
  • Added the ability to select contracts from the start of expedition screen rather than going to the individual contract boards.
  • Added the ability to launch a new mission from the end of expedition screen without having to return to Fort Tarsis or the Launch Bay.
  • Added the ability to access the Forge during Missions, Strongholds, and Freeplay. You can now change your gear without having to return to Fort Tarsis or the Launch Bay.
  • Added additional cortex entries to explain combo, detonator, and primer abilities.
  • Added new Universal Masterwork Components.
  • Extended Sniper Magazine.
  • Extended Special Arms Magazine
  • Friendly player projectiles should now be able to pass through Javelins in your squad.
  • Adjusted environmental lightning strikes to not target javelins directly as frequently.
  • Downed players are now automatically revived when the stronghold boss is defeated.
  • Fixed a problem where the Legion of Dawn rifle disappears from the forge while in the Launch Bay.
  • Updated 'Critical Damage' to 'Weakpoint Damage' in any text descriptions.
  • Updated 'Impact Dmg' to 'Kinetic Dmg' in any text descriptions.
  • Updated 'Impact Resist' to 'Kinetic Resist' in any text descriptions.

It's great to see that significant content is being added to the game, but a lot of these additions, like the ability to change your gear "without having to return to Fort Tarsis or the Launch Bay" should've been there from the start.

What changes would you like to see in Anthem? Let us know. It's great to see that BioWare made the damage resistances clear because now you know what's working on a particular enemy and what isn't.

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