Anthem Reveals Incredible Loot System Changes Based On Feedback

Though BioWare’s Anthem is quite a delightful experience that’s not to say it isn’t without its issues. Thankfully, the developers are well aware of the problems that the game faces and are actively working to improve upon them. A new update brings with it much needed changes to the game’s loot system such as inscriptions on Masterwork items and more.

Many of the perks players can find through inscriptions on items don’t provide any benefit to what they’re attached to, something that doesn’t work all that well in a looter shooter like Anthem. A recent post on Reddit reveals that the upcoming changes will make it so items will now have weapons specific inscriptions as well as some that will benefit Javelins as a whole.

  • Inscriptions are now better for the items they are on
    • This applies to new items earned in Anthem (not existing ones in your Vault)
    • If an inscription applies only to the item it is on (gear icon), it will be useful to that item. Otherwise the inscription will provide a Javelin wide benefit
    • For example, an Assault Rifle will not have an item specific +pistol damage inscription. It may have a +electric damage suit wide inscription (cool for a lightning build)
    • Some more information below
  • Removed uncommon (white) and common (green) items from level 30 drop tables
    • This was a highly requested change and we agree, so that’s that.
  • We have reduced the crafting materials needed to craft a masterwork from 25 masterwork embers to 15 masterwork embers
    • As you salvage or harvest, you should be able to craft more masterwork items to get the inscriptions you are looking for
    • Now that inscriptions are more relevant to their item, this should yield better results for players

It will be interesting to see the changes in action given that fans will no longer have to worry about getting a pistol inscription on a sniper rifle, rendering the weapon less effective than it could be. It is worth nothing that the changes won’t affect weapons that have been previously acquired by players, only those that are obtained after the changes go into affect. The shiny new update is set to arrive on February 28th or March 1st, so be sure to stay on the lookout for new updates that might need to be downloaded.

Anthem is currently available for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Let us know your thoughts on the loot system changes and more in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.

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