New Anthem Update Adds ‘The Sunken Cell’ Stronghold, Patch Notes Revealed

Anthem Dev Gets Very Real About Current State of The BioWare Game

The folks over at BioWare have announced that a new Anthem patch is now live and available for download. Revealed as update 1.1.0, the latest content drop sees the addition of the new ‘The Sunken Cell’ stronghold, as well as the usual load of bug fixes and adjustments. Fans can also look forward to some quality of life features that should make launching missions just a bit easier.

Revealed over on the official Anthem website, those that have completed the main story can now access The Sunken Cell stronghold. Additionally, players now have the ability to select contracts from the start of the expedition screen, rather than hoofing it to the contract boards scattered around Fort Tarsis. Anthem has also received a few new Universal Masterwork Components, one that improves Sniper ammo storage and two that target automatic weapons. Check out the patch notes below, sans bug fixes:

New Features

  • The Sunken Cell stronghold is now available to all players who have completed the main story (critical path).
  • Added the ability to select contracts from the start of expedition screen rather than going to the individual contract boards in Fort Tarsis or in the Launch Bay.
  • Added the ability to launch a new mission from the end of expedition screen without having to return to Fort Tarsis or the Launch Bay.
  • Added the ability to access the Forge during Missions, Strongholds and Freeplay. You can now change your gear without having to return to Fort Tarsis or the Launch Bay!

General Notes

  • Added additional cortex entries to explain combo, detonator, and primer abilities.
  • Added new Universal Masterwork Components
    • Extended Sniper Magazine: Adds specialized storage for enhanced sniper rifle ammunition. Increases damage by 30% of base damage. Increases maximum magazine size of sniper rifles by a large amount.
    • Rapid Hollow Points: Adds specialized ammo storage for machine pistols and autocannons. Increases damage by 30%. Increases weak point damage of machine pistols and autocannons.
    • Extended Special Arms Magazine: Adds specialized ammo storage for heavy pistols and grenade launchers. Increases damage by 30%. Increases maximum magazine size of heavy pistols and grenade launchers by a large amount.
  • Added primer/detonator icons in the cortex next to gear entries.
  • Fixed a bug where “Legendary Freelancer” Javelin challenge objectives weren’t completing correctly in the challenge journal.
  • Resolved an issue where players were being kicked back to Fort Tarsis when loading into quickplay missions.
  • Fixed a problem where the “Arcanist Loyalty 3″ trophy could not granted on Playstation 4.
  • Fixed an issue where notifications for challenges were not appearing correctly.
  • Resolved an issue where after respawning, you could be downed again prior to re-loading back in fully.
  • Added STT (Speech-to-Text) and TTS (Text-to-Speech) on all platforms.

GAMEPLAY BALANCE ADJUSTMENTS

Masterwork Weapons

  • Retaliation of Garretus – Trajector Machine Pistol
    • Increased bonus from 200% to 400%
  • Rolling Carnage – Vengeance Shotgun
    • Increased bonus from 50% stacking 3 times, to 83.33% stacking 3 times.
  • The Last Stand – Mauler Autocannon
    • Increased bonus from 200% to 225%
  • Fist of Stral – Cloudburst Autocannon
    • Increased bonus from 10% stacking 10 times, to 16% stacking 10 times.
  • Unending Battle – Fulcrum Machine Pistol
    • Increased bonus from 110% to 135%
  • Death From Above – Guardian Marksman Rifle
    • Increased bonus from 65% to 235%
  • Wyvern Blitz – Deadeye Sniper Rifle
    • Increased bonus from 40% to 185%

Masterwork Gear

  • Colossus:
    • Final Judgment – HE Mortar
      • Increased bonus from 35% to 55%
    • Fist of the Crucible – Flamethrower
      • Increased bonus from 12% *10 to 24% *10
  • Interceptor
    • Serpent’s Veil – Venom Bomb
      • Increased bonus from 100% to 202.5%
    • Ruthless Stalker – Searching Glaive
      • Increased bonus from 60% to 110%
    • Bitter Harvest – Cluster Mine
      • Increased bonus from 60% to 110%
  • Ranger
    • Cold Blooded – Frost Grenade
      • Increased bonus from 235% to 270%
    • Avenger’s Boon – Pulse Blast
      • Increased bonus from 210 % to 220%
  • Storm
    • Ponder Infinity – Lightning Strike
      • Increased bonus from 60% to 165%
    • Chaotic Rime – Frost Shards
      • Increased bonus from 125% to 250%

Gear

  • Friendly player projectiles should now be able to pass through Javelins in your squad.
  • Colossus’ Firewall Mortar should now more reliably spawn the Firewall effect when directly hitting enemies, sloped surfaces, or next to walls.

Status Effects / Combos

  • Delay between when players and creatures are frozen and when the visual effect is applied has been reduced to improve readability of the status effect.
  • If a player applies a status effect that already exists on a target, but the new status effect has a higher damage than the existing one, the damage will now scale to that higher value.
  • Players who prime targets for combos will now also see the “Combo” text when detonated by another player.
  • Increased the damage of the Electric status effect when applied to creatures.

For those that won’t have a chance to check out the new stronghold until later, BioWare is also planning on showing off The Sunken Cell in a livestream on Twitch at 1pm PST / 4pm EST. Anthem is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

So, thoughts on the latest Anthem patch? When do you plan on diving into The Sunken Cell? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier1626 Posts

Ryan is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't reading and writing, Ryan is likely considering yet another playthrough of Final Fantasy IX. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.

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