Anthem's Cataclysm Event Is Finally Here

After months of delays, Anthem's biggest update so far adds the long-awaited Cataclysm event.
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Anthem's long-awaited Cataclysm event is now live. BioWare

Earlier this week, BioWare launched Anthem Update 1.3.0, which featured new items, new features, and the highly-anticipated Cataclysm event that players have been waiting on since before the game even launched in February. 

Cataclysm is a mode of play in Anthem that, according to BioWare, changes over time and has a heavy emphasis on teamwork and coordination. In Cataclysm, players are encouraged to use their unique abilities to work through various gameplay modifiers, earn seasonal currency, and progress through the integrated leaderboards. 

The Cataclysm event has been live on the Public Test Server for around two months, and many in the community have commended BioWare for the work that was put into the latest content release. However, despite the success of the Cataclysm event, the question that everybody seems to be asking is if it is enough to breathe life back into the game.

Anthem's launch week was dizzying to say the least. By now, everybody's heard of the numerous bugs, the dramatic lack of cool features seen in the trailers and the gameplay reveals, and the downright incomplete state of the game that made it underwhelming and disappointing to a great many of the players who bought it.

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The Cataclysm event adds new missions, new gear, and an all-new ranking and rewards system. Photo: BioWare

However, despite all of these setbacks and the several delays to getting the Cataclysm content out, BioWare has finally launched Cataclysm, and it's looking good so far. While Anthem's gotten much better over the past six months since its release, Cataclysm feels and plays much more like a finished, polished product. It features all-new missions, voiced dialogues, new content, features, and more. Cataclysm adds a lot of depth to Anthem, and overall makes it feel like the game it should have been at launch.

Apart from the Cataclysm event included in the update, version 1.3.0 also makes several significant gameplay adjustments and improvements. The update includes new weapons and masterwork variants for each one, the removal of the Luck stat, a new gear slot for melee weapons, and more.

We're definitely playing a lot more Anthem now than we were in the past six months, but we're still waiting to find out whether or not Cataclysm could be the thing that saves the game from oblivion. 

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