Over the weekend, BioWare’s loot shooter Anthem acquired a brand new set of Challenges known as “The Oncoming Storm.” They seem like a precursor to the sport’s upcoming Cataclysm occasion, which is able to introduce a brand new limited-time mode, however gamers have already run into some issue attempting to finish the Challenges on account of bugs and crashes.
“The Oncoming Storm” consists of three elements, all of which occur within the recreation’s freeplay mode. The primary revolves round destroying a brand new set of crystals which have began showing all over the world. The second requires you to finish three separate “Crystal World Occasions,” actions that randomly pop up and reward you with a crystal as soon as completed. And to finish the third, you simply have to kill crystallized enemies, that are successfully Scar fighters with crystals on their backs. Getting all of this finished rewards you with Coin, one in all Anthem’s customary in-game currencies that may be spent on armor and supplies, in addition to some new decals particular to the exercise to customise your Javelin with.
The Challenges are nothing to jot down dwelling about, they usually’re not a purpose to leap again into the sport by any stretch, however they at the least give individuals who have continued enjoying one thing new to do past operating the identical Stronghold mission on loop and complaining in regards to the loot drops on the finish.
When BioWare first confirmed off how elements of Cataclysm would work in late Might, the studio mentioned that the occasion can be preceded by a two-week build-up interval during which the world would slowly change and small issues can be added. “The Oncoming Storm” Problem descriptions briefly went stay within the recreation early final week. Extra lately, a storm has appeared off within the distance on the northern a part of the map. Whereas the Cataclysm mission itself has been stay on a public take a look at server for PC gamers to check out for weeks now, the total occasion, together with new story missions, now appears prone to come to the total recreation in early August. Again when Anthem first got here out, the Cataclysm was scheduled to reach a while in Might.
However even the introduction of those new Challenges hasn’t gone off utterly with no hitch. A number of gamers within the Anthem subreddit have reported that the sport has been crashing greater than standard whereas they’re in freeplay. The Problem that requires killing crystallized enemies additionally seems to be bugged in the meanwhile. The sport solely appears to depend these killed with melee assaults or gunfire, versus Javelin gear or ultimates.
It’s nonetheless not too troublesome to get the 60 kills essential to fulfill that a part of the Problem, nevertheless it does add one other small frustration to a frequently rising pile.