Anthem launched on EA Access for Xbox One and Origin Access for PC today. As with any online game at launch, it has some surprisingly strange bugs that BioWare is working on. Anthem is an upcoming shared-world third-person shooter from BioWare. BioWare is the studio behind famous franchises like Dragon Age and Mass Effect. Anthem is expected to launch on February 22 and runs at native 4K resolution on Xbox One X. Just like Destiny, the developer wants to support the game for the next ten years. If you're on PC and an Origin Access Premier subscriber, you can play the full game today. Unfortunately, other platforms will have to wait another week.

Here is a list of all the issues and current fixes coming to Anthem.


Bricking consoles

  • Some gamers are reporting that their consoles won't turn off after Anthem caused a system-level crash which turned them off. Since there are multiple reports of this nature, this may be something to consider. EA is currently investigating the issue, but there doesn't appear to be a solution at the moment. So far this problem seems to be only on the PlayStation 4, but some base Xbox One owners have also reported the problem.

Can't resume on Xbox One

  • According to BioWare's Michael Gamble, "there's a known bug where if you suspend your game on Xbox One and come back later on and resume it, it won't reconnect. When you're done, kill the title and relaunch when you play next. Otherwise it sits on the reconnecting screen forever."

Stuck Javelin

  • An EA community manager by the name of Alexander shared some other bugs on the publisher's forums. He said, "If you're out in the world and your Javelin gets stuck in some foliage, rocks, or other terrain, open your Map and choose the Respawn option to free yourself."

Claiming your Legion of Dawn rewards

  • In-game rewards can't be claimed until February 22 so they don't work at the moment.


  • You need to do a Mission for Prospero to unlock Crafting and access to his store. It doesn't work before that.

Game crashes when you open the Forge

  • Try completing Prospero's mission in Freeplay first, then talk to him again in Fort Tarsis before you go to the Forge. This should fix the problem.

Can't see in-game Shards on PC

  • You'll have to delete the local Origin folders on PC in order for the game to download new files with the correct information.

Delay with Alliance Coin rewards

  • These are not delivered instantly when the timer resets, there are a few hours of processing time before you can use them.

Slow first load into Fort Tarsis

  • If the game doesn't load into Fort Tarsis in the first 5 minutes, try restarting it. If that doesn't work, try repairing the file on PC through the launcher.

Origin Access Premier error

  • If you can't play Anthem if you just upgraded to Origin Access Premier, click on the Anthem tile in My Game Library and choose Upgrade Game. This should let you play the complete game early.

Slow load times on consoles

  • The original Xbox One and PlayStation 4 may have increased load times. You'll just have to wait for it to load. There doesn't appear to be a fix for the matter, but you could try an external solid state drive.

Missing character

  • Sometimes your character doesn't load during certain cutscenes in the game.

Double Javelins

  • If you accept multiple contracts, multiple Javelins may spawn in Fort Tarsis.

Current fixes

Invisible enemies

  • A patch to fix getting shot by invisible enemies is coming soon. This is streaming related on older hard drives.

Disconnections in Fort Tarsis

  • A patch has already been released to fix this on PC. You won't get disconnected while talking to characters in Fort Tarsis anymore.

Infinite loading screens

  • Sometimes a loading screen won't complete. There are fixes incoming to address this.

Audio disappearing

  • A patch which will release closer to February 22 will fix audio cutting off for no apparent reason.

Opening chests

  • Opening chests will have a large radius so everyone gets credit for opening it even if someone else does.

Tomb entrance

  • BioWare has fixed an issue where you completed all the Trials but couldn't get into the Tomb.


  • A series of patches will fix performance problems on all platforms. It seems the game will probably suffer from poor frame rates at launch.

Xbox One settings

  • A bug where Xbox One settings weren't saved has been fixed.

Upcoming fixes

  • When loading into the game for the first time after a patch the Shields and Armor on a Javelin will be incorrect. The first time a player enters and exits Freeplay or any other activity the issue will fix itself.
  • Players are not receiving their Level 20 Match Consumables. Players were granted item blueprints instead of the recipes when they hit this level previously.
  • Some players may experience audio crackling while in Fort Tarsis.
  • There may be some instances where players are unable to quit out of a Quickplay mission through the map.
  • A number of challenges may not be tracking properly, such as the objectives under the 'Legendary Freelancer' challenge.
  • Some players may encounter a bug where they are unable to interact with any objects or players.
  • Visual effects on Javelin thrusters are not functioning properly while stormy weather is present in game.
  • Inactivity messages may not be able to be dismissed after a player returns from being away.
  • There are a number of Origin error messages that some PC players may encounter, including Origin showing that it is offline when it actually online and that the friends list is accessible when in offline mode.
  • The interface may not display events for some players when an event has spawned nearby in Freeplay.
  • There is a bug where armor pips can change in between activities.

As we discover more issues, we will be sure to keep you updated. If you're experiencing any issues too, let us know in the comments.

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Anthem is an upcoming shared world third-person shooter from BioWare. BioWare is the studio behind famous franchises like Dragon Age and Mass Effect.

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