Bioware Is Nerfing Loot Drops In Anthem (After Accidentally Boosting Them)

Gamers noticed that Anthem's loot drops seemed like they were nerfed over the weekend, and BioWare confirmed it was an unintended result of a patch.

Gamers noticed that Anthem's loot drops seemed like they were nerfed over the weekend, and they'd have been right to suggest that was the case as BioWare has since confirmed doing so because drop chances had been heightened unintentionally as a result of Friday's patch.

The highly-anticipated title dropped on February 22 and has really split the opinion. Many of the reviews have been negative but there are also gamers who claim to really be enjoying it.

BioWare seems to be committed to improving the experience for players, at least. And they are set to release more fixes in the coming days. Their first set of changes, however, accidentally boosted loot drops, something they sought to correct afterward.

"In our Friday changes, one of the edits we made had the side effect of increasing certain drop chances. This was not intended," lead producer Ben Irvo said via a Reddit post on Sunday. "Once we identified the problem we changed it back to how it was before. That was about 11 hours later."

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Players who noticed the nerf felt that BioWare was being a bit sneaky but Irvo claims that it took a while for the team to communicate internally as they looked to understand what happened while taking measures to prevent a reoccurrence.

"Took a little time for that message to make it around internally and to make sure we understood what happened and how to avoid it going forward," he continued.

"It’s never our intent to make changes without being transparent, so we wanted to come in here to respond and clarify.

"Note: we did intentionally change the drop rates of rare items in certain chests, per the patch notes we posted."

The developers have also promised that more fixes should go live this week. But there's also a long-term future mapped out for Anthem and a 90-day roadmap was revealed on Friday.

March will see "Act 01 - Echoes of Reality" kick off with new world events, more fights, and better social features. We'll have to wait for more information for the two Acts set to follow, however.

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