Anthem’s been having a bit of a rough go of it lately, with a significant portion of the game’s community expressing disappointment about the game’s loot — or perhaps more appropriately, the lack thereof — but the game’s latest update has brought with it a couple of new features and some tweaks to the loot system.
Unfortunately, the new additions already seem to have gotten off on the wrong foot. Players were dismayed to discover that the newly added Elysian Caches do not, in fact, contain any new armor, despite a statement to the contrary from Producer Ben Irving — a statement for which he has since apologized, saying he misread the question to which he was responding. What the Elysian Caches do contain, however, is “67 unique vanity unlocks […], including vinyls, victory poses, emotes, and arrivals,” so if that’s your bag, then you’re in luck. Otherwise, though, it’s looking like you’ll have to wait just a little longer.
There’s also another new feature, Legendary Missions, which allow players “to replay critical path missions with a much higher difficulty level,” with one mission available each day. The patch notes say that Legendary Missions “offer a new challenge and require team coordination to achieve victory,” but there’s no mention of any rewards to incentivize players to check them out.
It’s not all doom and gloom, though, as the update also makes a few changes to the game’s loot system that, while certainly not a definite solution to the game’s loot woes, are perhaps at least a step in the right direction. Specifically, there’s now a chance to receive “additional items and crafting materials” from chests, and Apex creatures now have a chance to drop additional loot as well. Strongholds should also be at least a bit more lucrative, as bosses at GM1 difficulty and higher “will now drop more loot with a chance at additional Masterwork and Legendary items.” And of course, there’s also the usual array of performance improvements and other fixes, so if you want to read up on everything for yourself, you can find the patch notes over at the game’s official site.