Anthem extends the Icetide Season and fixes bugs in its latest update


Why bother making new content when you can just extend what’s running now? That looks to be the case for the latest update to Anthem, which simply extends the features of the Icetide Season and makes some bug fixes… and that’s kind of about it.

To be fair, the fixes and improvements are likely acceptable to many, such as reduced wait times for Time Trial races, adding Tyrant Mine to the seasonal Icetide challenge rotation, and a number of fixes to various issues. However, there’s nothing actually new in this update.

So perhaps that lends credence to the rework rumor? Well not so fast, friend, as there’s some fascinating tinfoil hattery going on in Reddit that surmises the Kotaku piece was actually part of a scam to bloat Black Friday sales of the game. As conspiracies go, it’s rationally written, but it’s still pretty heckin’ conspiratorial. Most people on the game’s subreddit appear to be fixated on disliking the Regulator Store.

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There will be two new cosmetic armors in the “shop” after Friday reset + next week as well.


True. Nothing appreciably new, but they finally have a game worth playing. The event has been, dare I say it, a game changer. Heh. Need a cracker for this cheese.

But, it is true. I appreciate that they extended it. I’m enjoying the event crafting, the better drops, the inventive dungeon games, and even the new Javelins. I have alts now worth playing too.

And I have to think that part of the extension is also to deliver something good as a follow up.

I’ve noticed a lot more people playing Anthem since this event started. I can find groups to run strongholds again and even legendary missions. So the event is bringing players back and may be even creating new players.

They are opening themselves an opportunity… Let’s see if they follow through.

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On a whim, I logged back into the game a few days ago, after not playing since launch and found all the changes to be pretty descent. I am really enjoying myself with it and enjoying the winter event. Although I would have done the time trials a little different but overall I enjoyed finishing the main storyline.

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So perhaps that lends credence to the rework rumor?

Given the spectacular amount of “not much” they’ve released since launch, I’m betting this is what’s going on.

I still don’t think we have a new stronghold and it’s been almost a year, all other content plans were shelved, and we’ve seen this event evolve with some tweaks over time which seem pretty well received by the community. But no real meaty content updates to speak of.

I’m real interested to see when, and what they come up with when they start messaging around the reboot. And if they’re not…then I’m kinda at a loss to explain what the hell is even happening, so I’m choosing to believe the reboot is eating up most of their time.


Well, the other alternative is that “nothing seems to be happening” because nothing is actually happening. Someone is making the minimum effort to feed the server hamsters, patch whatever crippling bugs pop up in code that’s not changing a lot and… that’s all that’s going on.

I have no idea either way. It would make me happy if they were going to do a “big secret reboot” and relaunch the game like Final Fantasy XIV. But EA is the one really calling the shots. And when they had to choose between spending the money to keep fixing Andromeda or taking it out back… Yep, woodshed it was, two in the head and done.