BioWare have released the patch notes for the new Anthem update and fewer loading screens are among the notes. Not everything is good in BioWare world, however, since the Cataclysm event has been delayed, among a few other features.
Anthem's update 1.10 has theoretically removed even more loading screens that plagued the game. Players can now access The Forge's features from anywhere in the world which will allow them to switch loadouts on the fly.
This is not the only way BioWare removed the need for loading screens though, as Expeditions can now be entered from anywhere in the world from the menu. Access to contracts without having to pick them up has also been granted.
These three changes should cut the loading time significantly, possibly making Anthem more enjoyable for the players. I said possibly because this is where the good news stop.
The Reddit post that highlighted the loading screen updates also stated several features that were previously announced will be delayed. No ETA was given on any of the features but some yielded more info than others.
In total, there are seven features that will be delayed:
- Mastery System
- Legendary Missions - Part 2
- Weekly Stronghold challenge
- Freeplay events
Cataclysm doesn't have an ETA, just like the rest of the postponed features but BioWare stated players will hear more about it in May 2019.
Needless to say, the reception of this news was anything but positive. Players have burned through Anthem's end-game content that was never abundant and the news about future content are unavailable until further notice.
It remains to be seen whether the game will have a significant enough player base by the time these features arrive as many have already migrated to The Division 2. This was no surprise, however, since both games are looter shooters and the latter launched with pretty much all of the features that are delayed in Anthem, two months after release.