revealing that the delayed Cataclysm event will be detailed via a livestream tomorrow. After the Anthem
team announced that it was delaying all post-launch content roadmap a month ago
, so they could focus on improving the game and fixing issues - it's been mostly radio silence. Case in point, today's Patch announcement is the first post on the official Anthem Twitter account this month.
And May is just about over. For a live-service game it's a little worrying that there has been no community engagement in 30 days. The Patch notes for the 1.2.0 update are similarly worrying, where outside of some quality of life improvements like being able to fast travel and see loot icons on the mini-map it's fairly uninteresting. The addition of Emerald Abyss Legendary Missions reworks existing content, which no-one is clamoring for. The only real clue that there's an active attempt to overhaul Anthem comes with buffs to every Javelin ability in terms of damage output. Which is definitely welcome.
You can read the full patch notes - here
It doesn't stop there though as the mysterious Cataclysm event is a part of the update, with BioWare noting that the team is still working on it and plans to launch Public Test Servers on PC to allow players to check it out early. In addition to being able to get live feedback on changes moving forward. If the Cataclysm turns out to be an impressive bit of Anthem content, then that will definitely be a minor win for the troubled game.
In fact, we're okay with the radio silence as we'd love to wake up one day and see a revamped Anthem 2.0.