Anthem players get excited for Cataclysm precursor event that turns out to be a bug

    
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Following its delay back in April and a month-long stint in testing, Anthem’s long-awaited Cataclysm event finally appeared to be ramping up in the live game, but players’ excitement over the new development has been unceremoniously dashed by a developer announcement. The commotion began yesterday when Reddit user Elendel19 posted a screenshot to the r/LowSodiumAnthem subreddit that depicted a new Challenge entry called The Oncoming Storm, which appeared to herald a weeklong event that players speculated was a precursor to the Cataclysm. Although the event itself didn’t appear to be active, players assumed that it would be going live in the subsequent patch.

Unfortunately, however, the excitement was short-lived. Not long after the Reddit post, players tweeted to BioWare Community Lead Andrew Johnson in search of clarification. Johnson replied, “A change went live today that was intended for a slightly later date. That change has now been corrected. Sorry for the confusion, Freelancers.” The community reaction has been understandably dispirited, though some of the more optimistic players see Johnson’s wording of “a slightly later date” as evidence that the event’s actual launch isn’t too far off. Whether that turns out to be the case, however, remains to be seen.

Source: Twitter, Reddit. Thanks, Pasha!
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Greaterdivinity

I see they’re still using precisely zero of the official channels to share this kind of information. At least one of the CM’s remembered to hop onto the Reddit to confirm, even though users had already done his job for him and shared the post.

One day they’ll figure out how to communicate without using their personal Twitter accounts. One day.

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rafael12104

Jebaited: the uncomfortable state after being trolled.

When the best thing you can say about a game is that you are glad that you weren’t around to be jebaited by the last update? You really need to find another pass time.

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ihatevnecks

I came in expecting to see another “you actually get loot” bug they had to fix, so I guess this is an improvement?

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Oscar Morejon

This is both funny and sad. I feel for you anthem fans.

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wratts

As someone whose teams have boinked more than one build and release cycles, I completely empathize

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François Verret

I feel this encapsulates the game pretty well.

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