Over the last few days, players were getting worried. Despite promises of better communication from the BioWare development team, all social media for Anthem had gone dark for a month, and the game was mysteriously absent from the EA PLAY 2019 streaming schedule. To debunk those concerns, the team has released update 1.2.0 that adds more Emerald Abyss Legendary Missions and makes preparations for the delayed release of Cataclysm.
There is still no release window for Cataclysm because the team has decided they want to gather feedback from certain players and make changes before it is released to all. They'll be doing this through a PC Public Test Server. Console players will have to satisfy themselves with today's livestream instead, as the team shows off Cataclysm on Twitch and Mixer from 3pm Central Time.
The patch also introduced three new Emerald Abyss Legendary Missions, and load screens that display lore for the location players are entering. Freeplay improvements include collectible items appearing on the compass, target icons for enemies guaranteed to drop loot, and the ability to fast travel to other strider locations from the map. Finally, there's a new non-verbal communication system that uses emotes. To see a full list of all of the gameplay improvements and bug fixes, check out the full patch notes.
Update 1.2.0 is available now.
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