While we’ve been having a blast with Anthem, it’s not without its problems. EA and BioWare have been listening to player feedback and scrambling to fix a whole host of issues across the game.
We were expecting the next patch (Anthem Update 1.0.3) to rollout sometime on 12th March. However, it looks like the patch is ready ahead of schedule and EA say it will be going live between 7am-9am Central Time (1pm-3pm GMT) later today (9th March).
Watch the Anthem launch trailer below:
As usual with these patches there’s too many fixes and improvements to list here. The high level fixes are as follows:
- Respawn restrictions have been removed – Respawn timers are now based on the activity a player is in. Crit-Path, Agent Missions and other non-end game missions now have a respawn timer of 10 seconds. Strongholds, Legendary Contracts, and other end game missions now have a respawn timer of 30 seconds. The respawn timer Freeplay remains unchanged.
- Loot Changes – Common (white) and Uncommon (green) drops will no longer appear for players that are level 30.
- Improved stability for all platforms – this includes fixes for a number of issues that were causing crashes or connection problems.
- Audio Improvements – Fixed a number of issues that could cause audio to drop out.
Check out the official changelist to see all the fixes in Anthem Update 1.0.3. The developers are already hard at work on the next patch, if you check out the bottom of the changelist there’s a list of some other issues they are working on.